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Pharos

The Horus Heresy, Book 34
By: Guy Haley
Narrated by: John Banks
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 34
Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
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With the noble Emperor Sanguinius ruling from Macragge, Imperium Secundus stands as a lone beacon of hope even as the Warmaster's forces continue to ravage the rest of the galaxy.

Roboute Guilliman, still Master of Ultramar, has convinced his brother that Terra has fallen and that the mysterious Mount Pharos on Sotha now holds the key to mankind's future. But the Night Lords, those cruel and pitiless sons of Konrad Curze, have been watching from the shadows and make ready to launch their long-planned attack on the Pharos itself....

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited
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  • A.J
  • 07-07-2019

In Memoria

At the end , i cried
im the epilouge, i was shaken by the dread to come

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  • 匿名
  • 26-07-2019

One of my Favs in the series

Lengthy and meaningful conversations between characters (Primarchs, SM, humans) are the highlight of this book

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  • Evan Keller
  • 03-05-2019

pretty good, nothing special

The title says it all. This isn't a literary masterpiece, but it was fun to listen to for a few hours.

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  • Per
  • 20-04-2019

Boring.

There is a lot going on in this book, but events are mostly just described. Character interaction is without surprises and tension, and dialogue is often infantile. In sum, a lot of relevant information but way too boring to be readable.

The performance is a tad too inspired. With every marine sounding gruff, every adult human sounding like a child and every villain sounding like a... muahaha villain, the performance really did not help the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-06-2020

The History of the Pharos

Great book about the Horus Heresy, but scan better if you go on to read/listen to the Belisaurius Cawl book.

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  • 匿名
  • 22-05-2020

dark, gritty and great

i like the story imensely.. an enjoyable and riveting listen.. i can only recommend it

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  • Jacob Raun
  • 29-04-2020

meh...its alright. not a lot of primarch lines.

it's ok, there's not a lot of primarch lines. They don't show up until much later into the book.

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  • Rachel Martinez
  • 24-03-2020

Great edition to The Horus Heresy

If you like this universe and have followed the story this far you will enjoy it. There is a lot of night lords edgy stuff in this one but it’s nice to see that this book fleshes them out more mindless muderers.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-03-2020

Great whole book

It’s a great overall story with many stories that are interlinked together which makes it that much better.

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  • DB
  • 30-01-2020

awesome book

this is one of the best in the series, great characters and performance. I highly recommend it.

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  • paul sparks
  • 02-06-2020

Bloody and brutal

Primarchs fighting again and the absolutely awful night lords, I really dislike their self pity and ideology, John Banks does an outstanding job narrating but even his dulcet tones can’t make even pity them

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  • Daniel Large
  • 01-02-2020

Best performance in the series.

There's a good chunk of these horus heresy audios I struggle with who the characters are and sometimes where the story is as they jump about various ships, planets, cities etc but this one is superbly read as the performer gives individual voice to each character and you can feel the energy of the individuals in his performance. Kurze and Sanguinius especially are personified wonderfully. I hope to find that many more of the series are read by this performer.

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  • Travs
  • 30-12-2019

WOW

Honestly one of the best (top 4 Horus Heresy Books upto this point). The ending is epic and the relationship between Dantioch and Pollux is one of the best in 30k/40k.

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  • The Bearded Bookworm
  • 05-11-2019

Too damn quite.

While the story and performance are good the recording seems about a 1/3 of how loud it should be.

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  • Nicholas facer
  • 22-10-2019

great book

love the Horus heresy series and this book is an awesome continuation of that. highly recommend.

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  • 匿名
  • 23-06-2019

Fantastic

A truly gripping story in the Horus Heresy, beautifully narrated by John Banks, each chapter draws you in and every step of the way was just as immense as the last, with an intense start followed by a nail biting build up and perfectly finished with an epic battle, full with gore and stunning detail that puts you there in the thick of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-06-2019

Great book, only for fans of Unremembered Empire

I enjoyed this book. Particularly how will fleshed out the night lords were. Curzes philosophy about the warp, the emperor and his own role was fascinating and the action is all well and good. However, it fails to move the main story forward and can be skipped if your more interested in what Horus is up to.
If you enjoyed Unremembered Empire and Fear to Tread, then I recommend this to you.

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  • ark
  • 31-01-2019

ominous ending

The ending was great, really revealed some background to the nightlords, made me want to collect them

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  • Terryy
  • 25-01-2019

Ok Story well read

Overall I enjoyed the story, not the best but good none the less. four out of five.

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  • 匿名
  • 10-01-2019

A diverse and compelling story

This book has been one of my favourite in the series so far, the reader brings a different take on a lot of the voices but once I’d got used to it I was thoroughly immersed. The story deals with human, scout, space marine and primarch threads , and weaves them wonderfully. It actually manages to build a sense of foreboding and tension, something not as common as it should be in the Heresy series.