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The Flight of The Eisenstein

The Horus Heresy, Book 4
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
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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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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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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  • 匿名
  • 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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  • Mateo
  • 07-03-2019

The Action Movie of The Heresy!

While some of the glory posing character development and fluff gets worse with a narrator, this is overall the high point for myself and I am on book 6 overall.

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  • Kameron
  • 06-03-2019

Great

Loved it
Narrator well done, Story not very predictble.
Light on the action in my opinion compared to the previous books.

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  • 匿名
  • 27-02-2019

Voices

I did not coy this authors voices for Euphrates or Kyril. Other than those, the performance was good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-02-2019

My boy keeble again delivers

The flight of the Eisenstein is the intermediate tale linking the initial turn of Horus and the intrinsic quest to warn the wider imperium. The story itself is widely predictable but written and read with such grander and intricate detail it elevates it far above your average read.

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  • gc
  • 02-02-2019

Garro's Journey

Great story of what was taking place above Istvaan III. Introduction to plague infested astartes and other Death Guard scum

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  • eric
  • 25-01-2019

Another great installment.

I don't write reviews often, however I felt compelled this time due to my sheer enjoyment of Jonathan Keeble's delivery. It was an adjustment after listening to the first 3 books, however Keeble's passionate and intense delivery of emotion and action was incredible! Absolutely brought intense action sequences to life! I look foward to more of his narrations.

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  • malcolm
  • 13-01-2019

love it

this is where the book series said. when are done with ground work. let the battles begin

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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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  • 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.

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  • Benjamin Martin Sadler
  • 20-03-2019

very enlightening, well told and with redemption.

Very good follow on from the last book, more story and better character insight than prvious books. Garro is an excellent character.

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  • 匿名
  • 14-03-2019

Emperor protects

This was better towards the end. Dorn was an interesting character. The church of the emperor is formed by survivors and true believers. I wonder when it all goes towards intolerance and absolute divine purity as in 40k

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  • 匿名
  • 02-03-2019

Superb

Best story of the series so far. The turmoil Garro had to endure was never-ending

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  • Jamie Mckenzie
  • 22-02-2019

Tragic story of betrayal

A tragic story of betrayal and hope that leads to total damnation and ultimate salvation

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  • Martin Lewis Hudson
  • 13-02-2019

Incredible!

one of many in the series but defiantly stands out as not only one of the defining books for the whole 40k universe, but also as an edge of your seat story.

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  • Karl T.
  • 05-02-2019

good

great listen would highly recommend looking forward to more books in the black library si

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  • Jonathan Alarcon Fuentes
  • 28-01-2019

Yet another great book

Love the books so far and the voice is so fitting for the characters, one of the best so far and gives a much deeper understanding of the 30k/40k universe