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Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus' treachery.

But when the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, it becomes stranded in the warp - the realm of the Dark Powers. Can Garro and his men survive the depredations of Chaos and get his warning to the Emperor before Horus' plans reach fruition?

©2007 Games Workshop Limited (P)2012 Games Workshop Limited

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great story

jonathan keeble was born to narrate 40k. i hang on his every word while his narrating this story

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  • Daniel Clifford
  • 15-04-2018

Great continuation of the Horus Heresy

What did you love best about The Flight of The Eisenstein?

The rich language and detailed descriptions Swallow used in this book impressed me and Keebles performance kept me engaged.

What other book might you compare The Flight of The Eisenstein to and why?

Galaxy in Flames : The Horus Heresy. This book provides a deeper look into plot from other character's perspectives.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

Overall Voice and characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but I often found myself listening to 1 more chapter than intended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-2017

The Emporer Protects

get into this series. now. the Emporer demands it. he demands that you listen with all intent

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  • Clayton Guerry
  • 12-04-2018

Amazing Story and Performance

This became my favorite entry in the Horus Heresy series quickly. The performance was masterful, and really did the book justice.

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  • Jacob m Herrewyn
  • 30-03-2018

Great book! Must read as part of the Horus Heresy

This is one of the best books of the Horus heresy series I have read. It really ties all of the other books together as well as giving insight into Terras reaction to the heresy. Also Nathanael Garro as a main character is great!

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  • John M McMillin
  • 20-03-2018

Solid 40K novel

Another good continuing story of the Heresy. A good mix of good guys and bad guys. Also the rare inclusion of female warriors in the story. (rare in 40K at least)

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  • Ryan
  • 13-02-2018

This book is even better in audio form.

Great production quality. Some claim it starts slow, but in audio form it flies by.

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  • Christopher Laginja
  • 05-02-2018

Fun, Dramatic, and Exciting Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would absolutely recommend this book. Flight of the Eisenstein is a different take on the events of Galaxy on Fire. It broadens the scope of the listener's perspective of the Imperium compared to the three previous books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Flight of The Eisenstein?

The introduction of the Sigilite, thanks to Keeble's narration and the writing, had a sense of gravity that made it distinctly memorable.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

Keeble's vocal performance was great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, that'd take a long time to do in one stretch.

Any additional comments?

OKAY! The reason for the non-perfect score. Keeble was great, but it's either his voice or the audio mixing that made his "s" sounds like nails on a chalkboard. The sibilance was frustrating to deal with. I wanted to listen to this book so badly I pushed through and eventually I forgot about it. My complaint about it literally has nothing to do with Keeble's performance, but everything to do with my ears hurting due to certain consonants being pronounced, that I think weren't properly altered during recording.

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  • Taylor
  • 03-02-2018

Great wrap up to the last 3 in the series

Where does The Flight of The Eisenstein rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Good performance, a fitting rendition for a 40k novel.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Flight of The Eisenstein?

The finale, I'm not going to spoil it, but make it to the end.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

His variance in voices, it really sold the Death Guard to me.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The finale, revealing of unseen characters and the foreshadowing. This audible template just encourages spoilers.

Any additional comments?

Get it, it's an easy listen but pay attention the first few chapters to get your bearings.

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  • Devin
  • 24-01-2018

a great follow up

slow at first then quickly unable to be put down! great work recommend to all

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  • Michael Elias
  • 20-01-2018

best so far!

this is my favorite so far! love the death guard characters! I'm excited to see where they go!

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  • 451
  • 15-10-2017

The best Heresy novel to date

For newcomers to the 40k universe, the Heresy novels are set - much like the Clone Wars - in the build-up to the most pivotal moment of the saga. The known universe is controlled by the Emperor and his sons control legions of super-soldiers that fight for survival against alien races and ultimately, each other. This last is where the Heresy novels focus.

The Flight of the Eisenstein tells of a moment where one of the soldiers is faced with a moment of choice and a matter of conscience. Ordinarily the hero would be a cypher, ultimately doomed to die and serving little purpose except to drive the arc forward. Here instead, we're given a book of fully-fleshed characters with dreams, desires and motivations, set against a backdrop of war, intrigue and a literal fight for one's soul.

The Heresy series is not easy to get into without a little understanding of background of the 40K universe but as with False Gods (Book 2) this is a fine place to start. It works almost as well as a standalone as it does in the series and I would rate it as high as Fulgrim or Legion as the best of the series. Garro is a fascinating character, bound to serve but with his own scale of morality that sets him apart from the dour, unimaginative heroes of most space operas.

As the book goes on, we're treated to glimpses inside a fascinating society, great battles and a tense chase before things really start to get nasty. Flight of the Eisenstein is one I often come back to. Jonathan Keeble does an outstanding job given the sheer number of imposing voices he has to conjure and never lets interest falter for a moment. Buy and savour with confidence

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  • Elizabeth Redrup
  • 13-11-2017

Epic

This is an awesome book, the heresy really starts to take off. The performance is spot on ad always

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-2018

Best book of the series so far

Easily the most entertaining of the series, impossible to switch off, Garro is the man.

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  • Anon
  • 21-03-2018

Could be better

after flying through the first 3 books, this book was a slog to get through. The first two parts are basically repeating the story of the previous books in the series. I would advise starting from part 3 if you have already read these. The issue is that the characters need to be more defined. In the previous books the astartes have personality shown in the dialogue and the actions and physical characteristics. I just don't get that in this book. The characters are indistinguishable from each other. I just didn't care what happened to them. I've noticed Swallow has trouble with this in his other books like the Marc Dane series as well. The other thing is the plot of the story is a bit plodding. It is completely predictable and could do with some twists. also I think when an Astartes goes through the process they get half their brain removed. For some reason they seem incapable of questioning why Horus sent individual Astartes to be slaughtered on Istvan. the characters don't seem to have any common sense whatsoever. There are a few contradictions in the characters too. For example the House Karl who is a former aspirant astartes seems really weak. But compared to the other books where the Imperial Guard soldiers are mostly gruff and arrogant you would think an aspirant would be at least the equal of this. in the dialogue all the characters do is shout at each other. I know you need conflict but could do with some witty exchanges! the narrator must have had a really sore throat after recording this book, his voice is guttural throughout. advise skipping this book.

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  • christopher
  • 14-03-2018

brilliant experience

first experience with an audio book and with audible absolute brilliant experience. looking forward to my next listen

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  • David C.
  • 26-02-2018

This was a great listen.

Fantastic performance and the story was really enjoyable. When i listen to the series again I will not be missing this one out.

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  • M. L. Higgins
  • 16-01-2018

absolutely amazing.

such a great story and an excellently executed by the narrator. highly recommended, worth every penny.

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