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Betrayer

The Horus Heresy, Book 24
Written by: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins

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The Shadow Crusade has begun. While the Ultramarines reel from Kor Phaeron's surprise attack on Calth, Lorgar and the rest of the Word Bearers strike deep into the realm of Ultramar.

Their unlikely allies, Angron and the World Eaters, continue to ravage each new system they come across - upon the garrison planet of Armatura, this relentless savagery may finally prove to be their undoing. Worlds will burn, Legions will clash and a primarch will fall.

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  • Sterling Routson-Thomas
  • 02-11-17

Excellent

The story stands up there with the best in the series. narration is good. Would have loved some auto tune or something on the dreadnought voices though. I really am developing a bad habit of listening to these too quickly though.

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  • Ivan Drieter D. Eusebio
  • 10-10-18

A deep and insightful look at two traitor legions

"Get up." - Kharn, 8th captain of the World Eaters to Erebus, Dark Apostle of the World Bearers

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  • Devin
  • 08-12-18

Eye Opening

This book was the 1st I read that priced into the heart of the World Eater's Primarch, and what a eye opening insight it gave. I never thought I'd agree with Angron.

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  • Spencer
  • 10-10-19

The Final Duel is Catharsis of the Best Kind

ADB again does a magnificent job of making the traitors nuanced and complex. Argel Tal and Kharn have a true friendship.

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  • Sitpaintandplay
  • 22-08-18

Incredible that’s all I can say

The relationships and the character building in this book was amazing. I would actually like to go back for another listen soon simply to catch everything I could of possibly missed.

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  • charles craft
  • 21-04-18

Angron the Oathbreaker, Angron the Betrayer!

Cannot recommend this Horus Heresy novel enough, ADB is fantastic in his writings as always and the amped up level of comedy alone makes this a great novel in its own right not just one of the best in the series. Jonathan Keeble also really sells the characters to a point of near realism. Like First Heretic Lorgar is a greatly interesting character usually keeping his machinations close to the chest, his obsession with truth(however ugly) leaves him a semi relatable demigod in good contrast to Angrons depravity from The Butchers Nails. Angron is simply amazing, wont even describe because everything about him is central to the plot and Lorgars plans of both brotherly love and supreme conquest. This is an absolute must for those plowing through the series and easily rivals ADBs near perfectly executed Night Lords trilogy.

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  • NikEliJoe
  • 03-03-20

"BUTCHER'S NAILS"

Wanna Know About The Nails?
Wanna Know About Angron?
Wanna Hear About Blood For The Blood God?
Wanna Hear About Skulls For The Skull Throne?
Than U Found The Book U Been Looking For.

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  • Shawn
  • 15-01-20

Amazing book

If I could give 10 stars for performance I would! Excellent work! Word word word

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-20

The Betrayer - best of the Horus Heresy so far

This is probably the best in the Horus Heresy so far, A beautifully written story where every part is tied together. This book shows the rebellion side when it really fell to chaos.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-12-19

Jonathan Keeble is the best

First, Jonathan Keeble is the best narrator Black Library has, his range of voices and the emotion he puts into his voice is absolutely fantastic, when Angron is having a breakdown due to the way he was treated by the Emperor actually pulled at my heart and made me feel for him. Aaron does a great job making Angron a tragic figure who never knew the Emperor like the other primarchs did, nor was he treated like the others. Aaron shows how truly broken Angron was from the beginning. Fantastic listen 10/10 would pity the Ultramarines again.

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  • Mitchellious
  • 10-10-18

Absolutely brilliant

A fantastic addition to the horus heresy series. follwing kharn and argel tal during the shadow crusade a must read after First Heretic and know no fear.
ADB at his finest

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-18

Perfect

Keeble is THE narrator. Perfect intonation etc. Aaron writes a truly epic tale. Must read

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  • Mike
  • 17-10-19

Get up.

The best book in the whole horus heresy collection, gives an excellent look into the Primarchs interactions with each other and the astartes are relatable. Also Kharn.

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  • mr james phip
  • 02-07-20

A must read!

Epic novel of the Horus Heresy with the world eaters which explained lots about there legion and the shadow crusade.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-20

Best Horus Heresy book yet

I especially like the books that tell the story from the Heresy side and this one is the best for me. All the characters are interesting and memorable and for a book that deals with the World Eaters, the dialogue and exposition are surprisingly complex and well thought out. Last but not least, Jonathan Keeble gives an outstanding performance giving each character the voice and life it deserves.

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  • samuel john brindley
  • 14-04-20

A must listen!

Don't miss this one out! it completes the character arc of a few fan favourites. If that isn't enough, the story is brilliant and the narration is fantastic - one of my favourites in the series. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-20

A must buy for every fan of the Horus Heresy

This was an excellent book to listen to. Especially if you’re a World Eater fan.

The Voice performance is good and the story fantastic from start to finish.

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  • paul sparks
  • 31-03-20

Dark and bloody

I have to admit I actually felt empathy for Angron and his upbringing, this is a great story detailing more of the lore and history of the heresy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-01-20

great listen!

Fantastic all aroung, the voice acting in excellent all around,
Great story, thoroughly recommended to anyone interested in the lore, I was lucky I listened to 'The first heretic' and angron story about a month or less before. So if you're interested in word bearers and world eaters then this is a must read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-20

Incredible

One of the best from the Horus Heresy series so far. Gave real depth to two of the legions

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-20

Blood For The Blood God

Excellent all way rounded, one of the best books I have listened too. If your a true world Eaters fan then this book is for you. Well done 10/10

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  • Avon Carter
  • 02-03-20

Fantastic

Fantastic story
Especially for kharn and lorgar,
The history of aggron and russ was also great

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-04-19

Blood for the blood God

Blood for the blood God, and skulls for his throne.

can't wait for the next book on the World Eaters

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-03-19

100% my most favourite HH novel!!!!

kharn is a beast and loved the story of Angron! really well written and performed.

easily listen to again

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  • steven ronayne
  • 31-01-19

Great book!

This is the book for all world eaters and khan lovers. This is why they are the way they are. Blood for the blood god!

Find out what happen with Argal Tarl :)

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  • Blake Walters
  • 20-10-18

Wonderful

The books in the Word Bearers/Ultramarines storyline always seem to be a cut above, and Betrayer continues that trend.

The author again does an excellent job with Lorgar and his sons, and the narrator is fantastic - I wish GW had gotten Jonathan Keeble to do First Heretic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-18

Glorious!

A grand story, intense, tragic, heroic. The characters are artfully molded and given life with their own personalities, views and beliefs. Love me a tale about Warhammer^^