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A Horus Heresy audiobook anthology

When Horus rebelled against the Emperor, the ensuing civil war nearly destroyed the Imperium. War raged across galaxy, resulting in a struggle where death was the only victor.

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Events from the Great Crusade and the early days of the Heresy are explored in a series of short stories covering the Space Wolves, Word Bearers, World Eaters, Dark Angels, Sisters of Silence, Custodian Guard...and the Emperor himself in a unique tale that will you have questioning all your assumptions about the Master of Mankind.

When Horus the Warmaster rebelled against the Emperor, the ensuing civil war nearly destroyed the Imperium. War raged across galaxy, pitting Astartes against their battle-brothers in a struggle where death was the only victor. But long before that, the Legions struggled with their identities and the demands of the Great Crusade. From battles with alien invaders to conflicts within a Legion, and even dealing with a wayward primarch, these stories show the battles fought as the Great Crusade draws to a close and the Horus Heresy begins....

Contents:

  • "Blood Games" by Dan Abnett
  • "Wolf at the Door" by Mike Lee
  • "Scions of the Storm" by Anthony Reynolds
  • "The Voice" by James Swallow
  • "Call of the Lion" by Gav Thorpe
  • "The Last Church" by Graham McNeill
  • "After Desh'ea" by Matthew Farrer

Narrated by Gareth Armstrong, Emma Gregory, Jonathan Keeble, Toby Longworth and Peter Whickam

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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excellent stories, erotic almost, my warhammer hardon was strong with these short stories. I enjoy the bundles like this book rather than buying separately

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So much lore you need to know!

From Sisters of silence to space wolves, emperors children and world eaters. If you are looking for a book that has lore from the Horus Heresy that you want to know about, but haven't been able to find this is the book for you!

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Few times narrator made mistakes example called the space wolves the 13th legion when they’re the sixth legion the ultramarines are the 13th legion but still love it

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All 7 stories were good

I really enjoyed all the stories, of course some were better than others but none were boring for me. The shortest was roughly 1hr and the longest roughly 2hr45mins so none felt insubstantial or rushed. Every narrator did a wonderful job as always. This is a good anthology book to listen to.

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  • 04-06-2019

A solid read

The last church was awesome story, and the book as a whole is real good too

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  • Alpharius77
  • 15-06-2019

Not worth an Audible Credit

Gareth Armstrong, Toby Longworth and Jonathan Keeble should be the only narrator's used by the Black Library. everyone else? Not a fan. The stories were, in my opinion not the best in the Horus Heresy series.

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  • Matias Lopez
  • 03-01-2021

The right amount of story telling

An amazing book, telling some awesome stories about some of the most importants characters of this Amazing universe I cant wait for the next book to start!!

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  • Brendan Carrion
  • 12-11-2020

3 out of 6 ain’t bad?

Stories 1, 4 and 6 are baller af. Loved them, couldn’t get enough. Stories 2, 3 and 5 are pretty rough. A mixed bag.

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  • Andrew
  • 24-10-2020

Short Stories are the best stories

Luetin09 was absolutely right when he said that 40k short stories are the best place to start. They are succinct, and full of facts about the Imperium of Mankind. I wish I had known about them when I got started because they would have answered so many of my questions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-2020

emma Gregory #1

a great collectiom of short stories. im particular, emma Gregory was incredible reading" the voice. "

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-07-2020

Somewhat Regurgitating

Most of the lore insights had already been covered and some of the parts are really not worth the money.

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  • Shawn M Burke
  • 10-07-2020

All Were Good

Several great stories in this audio. So worth the listen. I recommend picking it up.

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  • TJ
  • 08-07-2020

Not unlike other HH collections

It makes sense that the short story collections vary in quality, but that isn't to say any of these particular stories are bad. A few are forgettable, but there are bits that really add to the larger story arc at play.

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  • Martin Hrádela
  • 15-03-2020

Great overall, varying quality

The First and Last stories are truly great. The story of Angron first meeting his legion and the hammering down of the idea that the anguish at the loss of his gladiator comrades and the denial of perishing with them is as much a source of his anger if not more, than the Butcher's nails implants. It brought me to tears. All the voice actors are great but Toby Longworth is in a league of is own.

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  • Luke T.
  • 22-07-2020

An excellent selection of short stories!

I really enjoyed every one of these short stories. However, I particularly enjoyed Blood Games, Wolf at the Door, The Last Church & After Desh'ea. There's such a wide and dynamic range of storytelling here which opened my eyes to a lot of how the early days of the Imperium, as well as the many sub divisions of administrations and chapters all work cogs within the greater Imperium of Man. I found this to be a nice little palette cleanser and semi-conclusion to the first 10 books of the Horus Heresy series and am eagerly loading up book 11 to carry on my journey into the Heresy. Highly recommended - especially for Space Wolves fans - Wolf at the Door is a must!

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  • JacksUsername
  • 29-06-2020

Interesting anthology.

The contents of this anthology are as follows; Blood Games by Dan Abnett Wolf at the Door by Mike Lee Scions of the Storm by Anthony Reynolds The Voice by James Swallow Call of the Lion by Gav Thorpe The Last Church by Graham McNeill After Desh'ea by Matthew Farrer A very interesting selection of stories, from various times of the Imperium. A couple I found to be weaker than others, but none were bad. It will come down to personal preference as to how the listener rates each tale. For the record, I think The Last Church was a wonderfully crafted story, and possibly my favourite. Very recommended for fans of 40k books.

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  • Moriarty
  • 25-07-2019

Great little collection of short stories.

Really loved it. Great little collection. And for the first time a female narrator for the horus heresy at least. really gets you immersed in the story of the sisterhood. also by God I loved the wolf story so much I listen to it on repeat 3 times.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-07-2019

Good collection of stories

I like the books made up of short stories, although I wasn't that keen on one of them the rest more than made up for it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-2020

worth a listen

These stories are well worth a listen mainly because they flesh out the 40k setting

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-2020

Love it

Top book great stories fantastic tales of the heresy war well worth the subscription aa+

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  • Joseph Troon
  • 28-10-2020

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2 good 3 bad and 1 really good story Matthew Farrer 👏👏👏 I wish Gav Thorpe would stop writing fiction though

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  • Mortungus
  • 16-07-2020

A mixed bag

There are a few really good stories here... and a few average ones. Definitely worth a try

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-05-2020

A good mix of many

This was overall a great mix, with some minor bits here and there that in general does not fully live up to the quality of a full novel. Nothing horribly bad, but only due to stories being compressed and as such loose some of it's depth. Very digestible however due to shorter stories, so can be a good place for people to start.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-05-2020

must have if you like 40K

nice short stories and easy to listen to. I think this is a great starter book for 40k stories

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