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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
4.8 out of 5 stars (393 ratings)

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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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An ultramarines book dressed up as death guard

The death guard in this book straight up aren’t the death guard, they’re just a painfully generic band of marines. Everything people know about the death guard is completely disregarded, turning them into essentially repainted ultramarines. And Garro is essentially void of any personality beyond “emperor loving hero man, but oh no he don’t like them dumb barbarans because they don’t love the emperor as much as him”. An utterly bland and painfully generic character. Much like the entire book, an insult to death guard fans.

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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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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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great story

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

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Best so far!

This was my favourite in the series so far. It seemed kinda average at first, but then the story really takes off after the first few chapters. Highly recommend! Had me totally engrossed!

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Narrator not suited

this is one of the best books in the HH series, and the narrators voice cheapens the entire content. the variations in volume are incredibly frustrating, as are his pitch and delivery. I've liked Jonathan Keebles other narration work, but unfortunately for me, his voice does NOT fit the 40k universe. buy the physical copy of this book.

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A fun, fast paced space adventure

Didn't quite match my expectations but an enjoyable experience none the less and I found myself being further intrigued into the world of the horus heresy by the end.

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Absolutely satisfied

gripping from start to finish. Great plot, lots of action and truly vile/bile foe. A must for warhammer fan.

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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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  • 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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  • Aaron
  • 19-09-2019

Just ok.

The book is fine by itselft but as part of a series it struggles. Story wise there is tremendous overlap with the other books, making it impossible to have any excitment or sense if urgency. You already know whatas going to happen from the other books. The performance while not bad by any stretch of the imagination was a stuggle to listen to as the voice and sytle of speech does match the same character s from the previous novels. They should have kept the same actor or dobe some research to immitate the voices from the other titles.

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  • Matt
  • 11-04-2019

My favorite of the series so far.

Was so sad to see that Toby wasn’t narrating this book, but Jonathan did it justice. The transition from the last book to this one was so well done. Hell, I got excited just from reading the description before I started it. Top notch series and I’m so glad that there’s plenty more in store. Onto book five I go!

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  • Travis
  • 26-09-2019

Good writing, great voice acting

Narration and voice acting is AMAZING. this book felt a little slow, maybe because it overlapped story from the last book.

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  • Luis A.
  • 02-09-2019

The emperor protects!

At first it wasn't able to get as involved as wih previous books, but once the heresy finally unfolded, i couldnt stop listening!

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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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  • Crunkal
  • 01-10-2019

Great book.

I love the book, and almost all the narration. Although it must be said, I really disliked the way he voiced Rogal Dorn. Perhaps its just a personal preference though.

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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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  • Robert
  • 24-04-2019

Good Liste

The weakest story and narator thus far into the series. Still both are very enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-04-2019

5 Stars.

Exceptional story. Must read for anyone interested in the Death Guard. James Swallow's descriptions are impeccable. Keeble's reading is both engaging and hypnotic.

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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
  • 31-07-2020

Probably the best one of the series so far.

Especially enjoyed the narrator on this one. I felt almost like watching a movie. Would recommend to anyone interested in 40k.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-2020

Sssssssssss

Fucking cannot listen to it so many S pronounced with a sharp lisp unenjoyable furiating.

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  • Hans Christian Færgemann
  • 13-04-2020

Great book, but.... sssSSssSSSssss

Don't normally write reviews. But it has to be mentioned, that the every time the narrator encounters an 's' - your headphones are going to explode. This somewhat distracts from the otherwise great story. I've had to listen to this at 50% volume, compared to the previous books in the series.

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  • Thomas
  • 26-11-2019

Is ok

Story was written quite differently I felt than the previous three. They seemed to talk like the nights of old rather than other Astartes in previous books. Not too sure about the narrator either.. his bad guys all sounded like a season one Blackadder. Talented chap for sure, but perhaps just not my cup of tea.

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  • Matteo Cirone
  • 28-09-2020

Gripping story and great interpretation!

Action packed story, great episode of the Horus Heresy saga. Gives you an amazing picture if Garro and leaves you with a sense of great curiosity for his future role in this war. The reader's interpretation is fantastic and his reading style and tempo will grip you and drag you into this book. Highly recommended for all wathammer 40k fans.

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  • Magic Inc.
  • 25-09-2020

The best Horus Herecy books

This book is still my favourite Horus Herecy book. Story is great, action is great and it helps my favourite legion is the Deatb Guard.

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  • stephen
  • 23-09-2020

Stunning

Absolutely loved it. the story continues to grip my attention, can't wait for book 5.

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  • m. berry
  • 11-09-2020

better than expected

thought it would just be filler. I had got so used to Toby Longworth I was reticent about a new narrator but I found him to be excellent. the telling of the virus bombing from another angle was interesting.