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Publisher's Summary

An audio drama collection.

For the first time, get seven classic audio dramas from the Horus Heresy in one fantastic collection - including a brand-new audio drama edition of Dan Abnett's short story 'Little Horus'. 

If you don't know where to start with Horus Heresy audio, this curated collection is the perfect beginning - and if you just want to reexperience these exciting adventures, this is your chance!  

For more than 200 years, the armies of the Emperor of Mankind fought to reconquer the galaxy - led by the superhuman primarchs, the Space Marine Legions brought countless worlds back under the rule of ancient Terra. Now Horus, once honoured Warmaster and favoured son of the Emperor, has been corrupted by the whispered promises of Chaos. At his command the Imperium is torn apart by a terrible and bloody civil war, the likes of which the galaxy has never seen.... 

This audio drama anthology contains seven stories, detailing brutal wars - from the aftermath of the Isstvan V massacre to the horrors of the Shadow Crusade and even the doorstep of Terra itself - and bringing new insights into the heroes and villains of the Horus Heresy. It also includes a brand-new audio drama version of Dan Abnett's classic short story 'Little Horus', specially converted into a script and recorded for this collection. 

Performed by Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Tim Bentinck, Steve Conlin, Rupert Degas, Martyn Eliis, Chris Fairbank, Andrew Fettes, Jonathan Keeble, Angus King, Toby Longworth, Charlotte Paige, Jamie Parker, Richard Reed, Tania Rodrigues, David Seddon, Ramon Tikaram, David Timson and Tim Treloar. 

Contents:

  • Raven's Flight by Gav Thorpe 
  • Butcher's Nails by Aaron Dembski-Bowden 
  • Templar by John French 
  • Thief of Revelations by Graham McNeill 
  • Hunter's Moon by Guy Haley 
  • The Sigillite by Chris Wraight 
  • 'Little Horus' by Dan Abnett
©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Don Summers
  • 26-02-20

Okay, but not worth it.

Waste of money in my opinion. Plus the stories in this collection are given to you out of chronological and release order so also makes if difficult to listen to if your trying to listen to it in either form.

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  • Herb
  • 06-08-19

If Michael Bay did an audio book

The writing is solid, as you would expect from the authors listed. But the background audio production was so over the top as to be distracting.

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  • Trioxin245
  • 28-04-19

Excellent!!

Having all these stories broight together and relased in this format is wonderful. I've wanted to get into the Horus Heresy for a while, and this was the perfect way to do it.

The production values are sky high, you're not just listening to someone reading a story. The music and sound effects are very well done and put you right there in the moment.

The performanes match the production in excellence, again adding to the immersion you feel as.you experience these stories.

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  • Belicimo
  • 07-08-19

A smattering of imperium.

Some of my most favorite tales from the Horus Heresy great for longtime fans of the lore but might be over the heads of the uninitiated.

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  • Christopher Statton
  • 28-01-19

Amazing!

This was so very well done! Each short story had me on the edge of my seat and sucked me right in.
My favorite was the small glimpse into Void combat in ‘Butchers Nails’. And getting info on what the Primarchs were doing and what they were like during the Horus Heresy. The cast was great all around! Hopefully there will be a Vol. 2

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  • Jason
  • 02-07-19

excellent story but one story was too quite.

the stories were great. fighting described in great detail. one story was too quiet I had to turn the volume way up. not Good on a phone.

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  • Rich Depro
  • 24-06-19

very good. audio is excellent

immersive, well read grouping of 7 different stories. You won't be disappointed getting this. Audio is excellent.

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  • Pieter Veen
  • 05-04-19

I love the audio books with sounds effects

The books with accompanying sound effects for the narrative are well done in this collection. Thank you all for the production.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-02-22

Excellent storytelling

Loved it. good for intro to WH40k universe. kept my attention and red listened a few times.

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  • J
  • 22-06-21

grew on me

Wasn't a huge fan at first but I came to understand how the story was being told about halfway through the book and its ok. Will try another.

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  • Ward Butt
  • 27-11-20

Get the Horus Heresy Books in order before reading

I got this thinking this would be a nice way to introduce myself to the Horus Heresy as I am unfamiliar with all the details. The stories themselves are fine, it wasn't so difficult to understand what was going on. However, I definitely did not know where I was at in the Horus Heresy, who had betrayed whom and so on. I think I'll next time just get the Horus Heresy books in order and then go from there.

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  • Creag
  • 22-01-20

wow

I normally don't like audio dramas bit my god this was amazing. the pacing and voice acting was outstanding!
only issue was rather than naming the stories they are just listed as chapter 1 2 etc

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  • Michael
  • 03-12-19

Atmospherically told tales from the 40K mythos.

Well dramatised stories. But hard to understand if you are unfamiliar with the 40K background.

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  • jason mellor
  • 03-06-20

Put together very well

Some stories better than others, but all great.
love when you can listen to short stories and get a glimpse of different legions you wouldn't tend to listen to.

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  • zprettypolly
  • 31-03-21

Love love love!

I used to enjoy Warhammer 40k books purchased from the GW Glasgow store as a teenager back in the 90's. Classics such as 'Space Marine' by Ian Watson, 'Deathwing' and 'Inquisitor', before quitting the hobby back in 1996.

I heard good things about these Audible dramatised readings and in particular this collection of short stories set in the 30k universe around the time of the Horus Heresy. I was completely blown away by how absorbing and professionally done this was. It was like watching a fantastic film, but still allowed me to do the washing up and hoovering at the same time :-)! 10/10 (I've already purchased the 12 hr 'Horus Rising' on Audible and can't wait to get stuck into that). Thanks!!

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  • Mr Edward Marshall
  • 10-12-20

Fantastic collection

I was expecting it to be a series of normal audio books and was very pleasantly surprised to find it's instead a collection of incredible audio dramas with incredible voice actors, sound design and narration. I only wish all the Horus Heresy stories could be done with the same immersiveness.

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  • Geoff Fairbourn
  • 14-04-20

Good but mainly narration

Some good stories but more narrated rather than full cast drama. worth the credit however.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-09-21

Collection of good stories

Collection of good stories done to the same high quality as always. Bunch of the stories are sections from other horus heresy books though but do work as seperate inclused stories. Still well worth it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-21

First Audible & First WH40k Novels

Great value, few different stories and really gives some personality to the lore. Easy to imagine yourself watching it all unfold.

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  • Kasey
  • 26-07-21

Just want more.

Every Chapter made me want more about those involved, from Sigismund to Angron. Amazing.

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  • Ambernadine
  • 05-06-22

Absolutely terrible.

The voice acting is good, the sound effects mean this isn’t so much a reading of literature but rather a cacophonous symphony aimed, presumably, at a child. The writing is awful, there’s no characterization, no proper context setting, the combat is about as inspiring as watching someone else repeatedly hammer a piece of steak into a bench. Save yourself a valuable credit and more importantly, time, but simply deleting Audible rather than downloading this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-22

The best HH collection

All the HH collections through 1-4 are amazing, but the first one is the best. Particularly the first story, “Little Horus”. Epic on a scale that words can’t describe.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-21

The sound design is impeccable

Absolutely fantastic. Having sounds to back up the stories adds a whole other level to these stories. Stories are all well written, and the voice acting is superb. Well worth the purchase.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-11-20

the best performance and effects

the best performance and effects I have ever encountered in an audio book.a a a

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-05-19

Fantastic listen

Great first experience with the Horus heresy series, can't wait to listen to more. Some of the character dialogue needs to be turned up to match the volume of the main narrator though.