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  • Eisenhorn: Warhammer 40,000, Book 1
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (761 ratings)

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Xenos

By: Dan Abnett
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
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Publisher's Summary

Book 1 in the Eisenhorn series

Inquisitor Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of daemons, all racing to recover an arcane text of abominable power - an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch.

Listen to It Because:

The classic novel returns in a brand new edition. Inquisitor Eisenhorn gathers allies to unravel a conspiracy and hunt an alien threat. Relive the adventures of some of Warhammer 40,000's most beloved characters, or experience the beginning of Eisenhorn's remarkable adventures for the first time.

The Story:

The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with uncompromising ruthlessness. When he finally corners an old foe, Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn is drawn into a sinister conspiracy. As events unfold and he gathers allies - and enemies - Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of daemons, all racing to recover an arcane text of abominable power: an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch.

©2001 Games Workshop Ltd. (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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Phenomenal

Absolutely amazing performance! I've only dipped a toe into the 40k universe, but I think this just made me hooked! So excited to see what comes next for Eisenhorn.

Toby has great consistency with his characters.

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an amazing experience

I read Xenos a few ages and thought it would be a good choice to start getting into audio books and I must say it was amazing. Toby Longworth does an amazing job narrating and keeping my attention, I never wanted to stop listening.

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Toby is the embodiment of The Emperor

Fantastic story with incredible Narration by Toby Longworth. Long live the God Emperor of Mankind!

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First warhammer novel

Amazing. Great narration and story. Most immersive fantasy book I’ve read in a while. Highly recommend, especially to those with no history with warhammer.

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Fantastic intro to the 40k verse

I was intimidated trying to find the best book to pick as my first , this was a perfect first story.

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Great but odd quality audio

Another great book by Dan Abnett. I'll confess I was a little bored by the setting of the scene early in the book. The latter stage of the story more than makes up for it however.

The audio is less than ideal. It seems to be either too soft or too loud.

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If you are wondering what is warhammer 40k

This is a great place to start, Eisenhorn is an inquisitor which is the imperium of man’s (humanity in 40k) secret police.

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Compelling story, told well

Xenos is a fantastic window into the world of Warhammer 40k good for both starters and fans of the franchise. Capable of crime-novel intrigue, chilling elements of thriller, and clearly described yet elabourate action scenes, tied together with a gifted narrator that gives life and clarity to dialogue.

While enriched by the knowledge, Xenos is told as such that it can be enjoyed with no prior knowledge of the universe. Conversely, franchise knowledge will not spoil all its secrets, leaving a developing mystery to grip all readers.

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How I learned to stop worrying & love the Emperor

If you're new to 40k or just want a nice snapshot of the setting, get this book. It presents the overall theme of humanity in 40k from the (totally not biased and completely sane) perspective of an Inquisitor, and it does so excellently. Intriguing plot and interesting characters with an excellent narrator.
I give it 10 dead heretics out of 10.

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One of the better 40k novels

Eisenhorn is an enjoyable character to follow and the adventure element of the story is quite strong. Some predictable moments but quite a satisfying story nonetheless

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