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The Magos

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn has spent his life stalking the darkest and most dangerous limits of the Imperium in pursuit of heresy and Chaos. But how long can a man walk that path without succumbing to the lure of the Warp? Is Eisenhorn still a champion of the Throne, or has he been seduced by the very evil that he hunts? 

Warhammer 40,000’s most beloved antihero finally returns in a stunning new novel that pits him against his oldest and most constant foe and forces him to confront the true darkness of his own self. For the first time ever, the Black Library presents the definitive casebook of Gregor Eisenhorn, collecting all of Dan Abnett’s celebrated Inquisitor short stories into a single epic volume. The stories, some of which have never been released before, have been compiled and introduced by the author to serve as an indispensable companion to the acclaimed Eisenhorn trilogy and to act as an essential prologue to The Magos, a brand-new full-length Eisenhorn novel.

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Eisenhorns back!

I've always enjoyed Eisenhorns adventures but thought his solo stories were done. So I was very interested when I saw The Magos. And I was not disappointed. Good story with some familiar and some new characters. A wee bit drawn out towards the end but somewhat necessarily I suppose.
Great narration by Toby Longworth.

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An absolute masterpiece

I have been a fan of Dan Abnett’s work for quite some time. The work he has done in the Horus Heresy novels, Gaunts Ghosts, and now the Ravenor and Eisenhorn series has been nothing short of brilliant. This last audiobook, The Magos, is a perfect culmination of the work he has done so for with the last two series mentioned. It draws 6 books together in a seamless culmination that I am honestly in awe of. To me, thus far, is Dan’s finest work. It was an absolute privilege to hear this story and I cannot recommend it, and this work in these series highly enough. Also Toby Longworth deserves every prize there is for his exceptional work narrating these works.
The combination of these two working together creates without doubt, one of the finest selections audible has to offer.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-2018

One of Dan Abnett's best

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

Yes, although I would say to fully enjoy the book you have to have read the others in the series

What did you like best about this story?

Wrapped up the character Eisenhorn. There is a wee bit of deus machina towards the end but otherwise fantasic book

What does Toby Longworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Yes, I love him as a voice actor.

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

Magos Dursha was the best. Seeing a normal imperial citizen thrust into the enormity that was the closing of this chapter in Eisenhorns career gave the whole story charm and contrast.

Any additional comments?

Read the others in the series (Xenos, Hereiticus, Maleus) before you read this one.

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  • Daniel J Spaulding
  • 18-09-2018

A weak part of a great series.

I really wanted to like this book. The narration, as usual, was fantastic. I just felt the book was kind of jumbled and the tone was all over the place. I enjoyed most of the short stories, but things began to fall apart with the actual new novel. In particular, the title character, the Magos I found to be very annoying and out of place in the overall story. His tone was way too comedic and quippy in a way that wouldn't be out of a place in a Marvel movie. I just don't feel like it fit. Also, I had no idea what he was even doing in the novel, as he didn't seem to have any purpose to the mission the inquisitor was on as opposed to being a contrarian to Eisenhorn. Also, the central...device at the heart of the story felt like a McGuffin that was never explained despite it's importance.

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  • Ryan
  • 31-03-2018

I loved it.

The short-stories seem disconnected at first, just fun filler to flesh out the world, its characters and Eisenhorn himself.

But all of them, in greater or lesser degree, build up the Magos story in ways unseen fully until the end. It felt like going through a short series and as somebody who never read or listened to a single thing in the Eisenhorn series, I damn well will now.

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  • damien glenn
  • 28-03-2018

amazing book

after warmaster i was pretty worried about Abnetts future work but this was amazing. truely one of my favorites of his work, I'd highly recommend to anyone that enjoys the eisenhorn/ravenor series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-2019

Another Fantastic Eisenhorn Novel

loved it. maybe my favorite Eisenhorn novel. short stories good as well. Amazing narrator. Definitely recommend it. Just make sure to read original trilogy first.

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  • Ben
  • 12-02-2019

great listen, worth the credits.

great perfomance by voice actors.
fantastic story continuation.
fun twists and turns throughout.
Recommended for any aspiring inquisitors or enemies of.

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  • Jesse T. Spurgin
  • 08-02-2019

10 out of 10

Will listen to this again. Will buy for friends. Great job by the reader with those voices.

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  • Esko
  • 06-02-2019

Best book in the series imo.

Some of the short stories were really good. Some maybe had less action but told very nice full meaningful stories. There was definitely enough action too if that is all you want. It was very nice to see the older Icenhorn from the outside too. The story arc's were stronger in this one than on the trilogy I think. I really got invested on the characters and felt immersed to the stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-02-2019

A brilliant collection. Worth hearing again

A brilliant set of stories that are worth hearing over and over. All weaving into one another at the end with some of best heart felt moments in Gregor Isenhorn's life.
I would adore to hear it again and again.
Listening to the complete series before this is a must

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-01-2019

good book

it has all thing in the right amount, it was a blast! recomended for all warhammer biginners!

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  • Mr. Sp Howley
  • 16-03-2018

The best 40k book

A return to form for Dan Abnett, this is the best work of his for years. Going into it blind it first seemed to be a collection of short stories, but they do all come together eventually.

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  • Lertimo
  • 08-01-2019

Intertwining, lucid and highly entertaining epic

Dan Abnett is generally regarded as the standout author of the Warhammer 40k stable, and rightly so. His contributions to the canon are characterised by quality writing, tight plotting and three-dimensional characters. This set of stories is no exception, though I was initially wrong-footed by the description of 'The Magos' as a collection of short stories featuring Abnett's Imperial Inquisitor, Gregor Eisenhorn. This doesn't really do justice to what is in fact a complex set of intertwining stories that come together ultimately to pose a series of philosophical and moral questions.

Eisenhorn is a sci-fi hybrid of totalitarian secret police officer, Vatican exorcist and Sherlock Holmes. He's featured in several books by Abnett previously but they were standalone stories with beginning, middle and end. This sprawling set of stories spans a galaxy, several decades and is written in several voices, not only Eisenhorn's. Abnett cleverly weaves an overarching narrative that slowly draws the threads of the various stories together. Firstly as repeating characters, ideas and themes in the stories, and then ultimately bringing all the stories together as one in the eponymous 'The Magos'. It's clever, literary stuff and a thousand light years removed from the leaden prose and wooden characters often found in The Black Library's more militaristic output. Such work often feels created purely for consumption by diehard fans of the Warhammer canon. Yet I'd recommend The Magos to anyone with an interest in dystopian science fiction. The stories variously cover ground trodden previously by the likes of David Mitchell, William Gibson, HG Wells and HP Lovecraft. It certainly doesn't require the reader to have previous knowledge of Eisenhorn or the Warhammer 40k universe.

As this is an audio book it makes for something of an epic, totting in at a little over 20 hours. Toby Longworth is a veteran Abnett-narrator and it's easy to see why. His deep, doom-laden yet precise delivery is perfect for this kind of material. The only criticism one could level at his narration is that due to the huge cast of 'The Magos' his range of voices runs a bit dry after a few stories. Several characters are provided with very similar voices or accents which was confusing at times once the narratives begin to converge. This is a very minor point though. Longworth is, like Abnett, a class act and their combined contributions here differentiates 'The Magos' from the standard fare of the genre and places it on a level approaching that of modern sci-fi classic.

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  • Mark Roper
  • 12-04-2018

Fantastic

truely awesome, the segmented shorter story's we're great as travelling tales for listening to when you haven't got poodles of time, Toby again the true voice that shines in any Warhammer performance.

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  • Josh Mitchell
  • 14-03-2019

Satisfying and Exciting Ending

A great ending to a spectacular series I urge anyone to read if you like warhammer

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  • Mrs Gail Williscroft
  • 12-03-2019

Buy this!

A great collection of stories that tie into a gripping final. Characters old and new will make appearances and each one is shown in an amazing way.

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  • Mr. Dean S. R. Mancell
  • 29-11-2018

great!

a great end to the series, really sells 40k as a lore rich narrative! love the short stories

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-10-2018

I want more

again toby gives the best performance.

this is most likely the only book that made me cry. youl know the scene when you hear it.

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  • Kieran Gwynnette
  • 10-10-2018

WOW

It's been a while since I last had an audio book that made me late

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  • Kieran Williams
  • 01-09-2018

absolutly amazing

this was a amazing story would recommend this book to anyone best one yet can't wait for the next one.

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  • Owen Fussell
  • 17-08-2018

the usual.

As pet usual for this pairing, Dan Abnett's outstanding work is narrated and performed to an extremely high level by Toby Longworth. A hugely enjoyable experienced all round.