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The Flight of The Eisenstein

The Horus Heresy, Book 4
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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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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A must

this is a amazing story, a must read / listen for anyone interested in the 30k universe.

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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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Jaw Dropping

Every interaction Garro has with not only his fellow Battle Brothers but the normal human characters really shows the depth a Space Marine can have, how they are not simple killing machines. Outstanding writing/performance make FoTE a must read for anyone involved with the 40K hobby.

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SIMPLY AMAZING.

This is a MUST READ for any Horus Heresy beginner. This along with the first 3 books and Fulgrim.
The VOICE IS SUPERB. Especially during intense passages. God damn this gave me goosebumps.
I recommend reading this while looking at pictures of Astartes legionaries on google images to make the book much more vivid.

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needs a better mic

everything was great, except for anytime there was a word with an s or a c. my ears can only take so much ear peircing pronunciation. please get this man a mic filter

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Amazing

I absolutely loved this book. Excellent writing and an outstanding performance, truly a work of art.

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A good read

loved it ... exciting and intense at times.. narrator was easy to listen to... .

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Great story but baffling choice of voice actor

It's an epic story and I am happy with how it is written. It gives great insight into the time period and completes the missing parts of the previous books.

The main issue I had is the voice actor, but not due to his skills but rather the discrepancy of the voices of past characters that were voiced in the previous audiobooks. It would have been much appreciated if they had kept the same voice actor for the iconic characters.

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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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  • Christopher Youngblood
  • 07-03-2019

Great book, narrator could use some work

The narrator has some hard "S"es in his reading. Makes it hard to listen with headphones.

Some of the character renditions weren't particularly great either, like the primearchs and the saint.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-07-2019

It feels like he didn't read the first three book

Terrible wouldn't recommend! Dorn forgets Garviel Loken the man he suggested to be the fourth member of the Mornival. And super Mary Sue takes up too much space in the novel when they should have Reserve some more time Mercity Alton and Sidermen.

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  • Peter M.
  • 25-06-2019

stunning

loved it as usual, these books keep me enthralled and busy at work, exploring the treachery of Horus

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  • Matthew
  • 15-06-2019

Good story, buuut... audio.

There were painfully sharp vowels and 's' pronunciations early on. Otherwise phenomenal story and narration.

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  • András Lantos
  • 09-06-2019

Mediocre story, the narration is weird

The story was nothing special, there were some interesting bits of lore, but in my opinion, Graham McNeil does a much better work at describing the corruption a Chaos.
The narrator goes pretty much overboard with the acting; half the Death Guard (even in their uncorrupted state) sound like zombie orcs, there are some that speak like Gollum (Kaleb, most notably), and some are so posh (Voyen maybe), that such an acting could only fit an arrogant playboy like Fulgrim. Towards the end it got better, or maybe I just got used to is (hence the 3 stars for the narrator.)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-05-2019

Brutal.

Amazing lore Warhammer40K.

Telling the past of war.
In the future there is only war.

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  • Sir_Allanon
  • 15-05-2019

Awesome!

I loved it! Everything except the voice of the saint was awesome, she sounded like a dying old toothless man :P

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-2019

The best series!

Love, love, and loved this book! I have enjoyed this book and the previous three.

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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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  • Mark Phillips
  • 19-07-2019

Simply Brilliant

Great from start to finish, easy to follow and characters you can get immersed in.

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  • Gerry
  • 20-06-2019

A prelude to the forthcoming conflict.

OK book, a bit slow at times. Narrator was very good and I will listen to the next book in the series.

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  • James
  • 20-05-2019

Plot flaw

Story was flawed Dorn met loken in a previous book but forgot here good otherwise.

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  • Shades of Blue
  • 28-04-2019

It just gets better.

For me it is the best book so far, without taking anything from the previous books which have all been brilliant. Yet the exploits of Garro and the 70 Astartes and Euphratey take it above and beyond the call of duty and faith. Jonathan Keeble's narration is superb and helps each character blend YOU the listener into the fray with them. You keep wanting to hear the next chapter and Mr Keeble keeps you there. You will not be disappointed with this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-04-2019

keeps getting better

ever book so far in the Horus Herecy has been great and this is no exeption

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  • Sean Blicher Marschall
  • 10-04-2019

Great story.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, only drawback was the voiceof The Saint that sounded like an old woman hence the 4 stars.

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  • Moriarty
  • 29-03-2019

Another great listen

loved the listen the only thing is that the narrator was a tad different from the previous ones so it took me a couple of hours to get used to the pronunciation of some of the previously mentioned names.

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  • Alec Stratton
  • 20-03-2019

A great book!

I love these book, well write and well read the new voice actor did a great job.