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Mechanicum

The Horus Heresy, Book 9
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

As the flames of treachery spread throughout the Imperium, Horus plots to subvert or destroy all those who would stand against him.

On Mars, home world of the Mechanicum priesthood, the great manufactory-cities have long produced much of the weaponry required for the expeditionary fleets across the galaxy - making the world invaluable to whoever controls it in the coming war.

Now, the Warmaster's agents begin to stoke the fires of rebellion, turning the loyalist forges and the mighty Titan Legions against one another. And, with whispers spreading of an ancient terror lurking beneath the Red Planet's surface, the Dark Mechanicum rises....

©2008 Games Workshop Limited (P)2015 Games Workshop Limited

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amazing

would listen again, beautifully narrated and gripping story. Worth listening carefully right to the end

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this book kept me literally entranced. seriously

i loved the book, story and characters. liked some, disliked others. a worthy buy!! if you like the Horus Heresy do not miss this

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  • 匿名
  • 23-05-2018

great book, essential as well

This book is a pleasure to listen too, and its essential for understanding the nature of the Mechanicus, and its role in The Horus Heresy

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  • Robert K. Vaughan
  • 15-05-2018

Not bad!

It not best HH book (it is no Betrayer, Know No Fear, Master of Mankind or The First Heretic) but it is also not the worst either (which IMHO is Vulkan Lives...a truely dreadful book). But still...worth a listen! Toby Longworth is a great narrator as always.

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  • Kinomed_Knyght
  • 16-01-2019

Great book

I always love a good book about the Adeptus Mechanicus. Especially when it takes place on Mars.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-12-2018

titans

there is a massive titan battle in a volcano, what more do you need. awsome

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  • Troy
  • 16-12-2018

Good story, slow start

The same slow start as all the novels but concludes very interesting with some cosmic horror thrown in at the end as well. Also fills in lots of lore for what happened on mars during the heresy.

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  • Jon P. Applegate
  • 18-11-2018

Great book! Mechanicum and Knight battles!

Great book from start to finish. This book does a great job detailing life on mars and how this race of humans separates themselves from Terra. Also if you love knight battles it is a must read!

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  • alex
  • 01-11-2018

good book

one major story flaw. the author doesnt explain one important peice of the story very well. otherwise great story and written well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-10-2018

War comes to Mars

This is a great story on what happened on mars at the beginning of the heresy. It adds another piece of depth to the series.

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  • Lawson
  • 21-09-2018

Great Book

Another great book in the Horus Heresy series. great voice acting and writing. it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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  • 匿名
  • 13-09-2018

A medieval fantasy tale on steroids.

Intriguing and epic from start to finish. Knights and Titans battle at the end of world.

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  • Adam
  • 05-12-2017

Favourite heresy book so far

Probably due to my love of Titans, this was my favourite book thus far in the series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-2018

A must for any fan of the mechanicum

loved every moment. makes me want to buy a not so small mortgage worth of models

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  • 16-01-2019

Incredible

10/10 Worth listening.

Incredible interpretation and delivery, very important passage of the adeptus mechanicus lore.

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  • Stephen Kemp
  • 12-11-2018

Fantastic

Epic listen, fantastic audiobook my favorite sofar and the first time ive been genuinely upset when it finished

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  • Jake
  • 31-10-2018

The best self-contained novel in the HH series.

It takes an especially talented writer to take a 30K/40K novel away from the genre's pulp roots, but McNeill is such a writer. The plot is water-tight, the pacing akin to a screenplay, the description appropriately verbose, and the characters humane and relatable. Don't expect a grand exploration of themes, instead adjust your expectation for a story that is perfect in its concision, simplicity, and humanity. This audiobook wouldn't nearly be so strong if not for the multiple voices of Toby Longworth. It is astounding how he can make every character unique, how he can immerse and excite you with a wide range of tempo and volume. The perfect narrator, in my opinion.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-10-2018

If you like Titan's then you'll love this

The good points:
Titan battles are pretty good
Mars is really cool

Bits that could be better:
Character development
The main girls quest
actually caring for the Titan pilots

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  • Craigie
  • 14-09-2018

The Red Planet Burns

One of my all time favourite books based in the 40k universe. Okay it's 30k but I mean it's not just a Heresy fave.
Excellent story with some very interesting reviles. Also features House Teranis which is my inspiration for a new army for the tabletop.
Like the mechanicum? You'll love this book.

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  • mr m a french
  • 29-08-2018

Not too bad.

quite a good listen, performed very well. of you like mechanicum and titans you will love it. if you want Bolter porn, this isn't for you.

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  • 匿名
  • 16-08-2018

A story that lacks a focal point

After picking up the paper back and trying to read. I found the story did not grab me. It should have, with big reveals, an epic plot line and look into the fall of the mechanicum.

So I decided to listen to the story. And again I found it a hard listen. What was lacking was a focal point of the story. It felt like Graham Mc Neill was trying to fit to much story and setting up future plot lines.

However for a look at the secrets of the Mechanicum this is a must read and the voice narration was good. If not sometimes repetitive.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-08-2018

Fantastic book, best one yet.

Fantastic book, the best from the first 9 so far.
Great story and gripping from the start.
The Horus Heresy has been a little hit and miss, with the performance letting down a couple of books. The stories are still the strong point.
This story narreted by Toby Longworth adds an extra layer to the set so far.