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The Lost and the Damned

Siege of Terra: The Horus Heresy, Book 2
Written by: Guy Haley
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
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Siege of Terra, Book 2

The Solar War is over. The Siege of Terra has begun. As the Traitors unleash their deadliest weapons, the defenders of the Throneworld face nightmare and plague - but Terra must stand.   

Read it because: discover the lengths to which Horus will go to claim Terra as his own - and the horrors he is willing to set upon its defenders.  

The story: on the 13th day of Secundus, the bombardment of Terra began. With the solar defences overcome through the devastating strength of the Traitor armada and the power of the warp, Horus launches his assault on the Throneworld in earnest. After withstanding a ferocious barrage of ordnance, an immense ground war commences outside the Palace, with every inch gained paid for in the lives of billions. The front lines are beyond horrific, and the very air is reduced to poison and blood. Bodies are thrown into the meat grinder, but the outer redoubts cannot possibly hold for long, even with the loyal primarchs to reinforce them. 

For Horus has his own generals to call upon. Between the plague weapons of Mortarion and the fury of Angron, the defenders face a losing battle.  

Written by Guy Haley. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Calghar
  • 18-10-19

Missing chapter 16

Chapter 17 is repeated? It’s missing chapter 16, story is great but I say fire the guy in charge of proof listening this audio book.

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  • David
  • 27-10-19

One star for a missing chapter

Seriously, is it that hard to check and make sure it’s done right? I’ll change the rating when it’s fixed.

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  • Ivan
  • 23-10-19

Missing chapter 16

The story and performance are great, but it's missing chapter 16. In its place, it just plays chapter 17 twice. I've submitted a support ticket, but you should probably skip it until it's fixed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-10-19

Ongoing war

The second book of the siege of Terra was better than the last in my opinion. Action with no flashbacks to possibly confuse readers, I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions of Horus and his brothers as well as the POV of primarchs, space marines, normal humans, etc. Once I heard Angron talking, I was reminded of the Decepticons and I couldn't un-hear it. It brought a touch of humor to his parts which were macabre (understandable because you know...Angron.) I'd recommend this book for sure.

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  • LegitMelonhead
  • 22-02-20

Why three stories?

Not sure why BL is trying to turn every novel into the last 15 minutes of Phantom Menace with 3+ stories going and none of them done well, but it's a trend and it's time to stop.

There are interesting parts, but besides the Primarchs no one gets developed properly. It's not that they're not distinct or they're not developed enough, it's just that every scene is separated with the next scene from a different story and it's almost entirely unnecessary to do it.

Just present a book with three shorter stories. If the timelines need to coincide, use a chronological landmark.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-19

Typical Black Library

You’d never know that space marines were superhuman amazing warriors with how badly written they are.
Black library writers need some understanding of war, small unit tactics and both armed and unarmed combat before they try and write about it

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  • Matthew D.
  • 19-10-19

awesomesauce

chapter 16 is repeated in 17? dunno what's up with that. FREAKEN AMAZING BOOK 2 IN THE SOLAR WAR!!

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  • Tyson Danger
  • 23-03-20

guy haley can be.. difficult.

lots of Primark interactions but some of guy Haley's personal politics woven in as well. misleading title as well as a lack of General payoff but overall not bad.

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  • Skerfrigma
  • 05-03-20

A lot happens but not a lot of advancement

This is a good book with good characters. Its only problem is its book 2 of 8. A lot happens in it but in grand context not much advancement in the story happens. Still a good listen.

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  • Carrigan W.
  • 02-03-20

Magnificent

loved it cant wait to order the next one in the series. luetin 09, and wolf lotd rho lead me here!

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  • Anthony Scott
  • 15-10-19

Brilliant.

As ever J.Keeble delivers an amazing story with incredible talent.
One issue, it misses chapter 16 and gives us 17 twice! WTH?

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  • Alex
  • 18-10-19

Great second chapter to the siege!

For people who thought Solar war didn't have enough bolter porn action have no worries here with Lost and the Damned, it goes through great lengths to give you a picture of just how monumental the scale of the fight is and at the same time it's still very clearly just the start with many characters and threads being left for the future books.

I knocked off a star because fo some reason there's a technical glitch with chapter 17 being repeated and thus the book not being as long as my app says it is. Should probably get that looked at.

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  • Juraj M.
  • 25-10-19

they stretched it again

i guess there will be a couple of more books till Sanquinius makes a dent in Horusis armor... a total skipp. You dont learn anything new and revealing. The most intrresting story is the one of Skraivok... its starting to turn into a disney star wars. i dont get how anyone can give it 5 stars.

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  • james johnson
  • 17-11-19

Lost and the damned

Fantastic naration as usual from Keeble but what the help happened to chapter 16?we get 17 repeated twice!!!!stars dropped because Audible can't get their act together

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  • Michael King
  • 03-04-20

Fantastic

Another heart pounding installment of the siege of terra! The story is just getting better and better and Jonathan does the best deamon voice I have ever heard. Thank u!!!

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  • AllenKeys
  • 22-02-20

Awesome!

Amazing, very balanced. Deep characters, so looking forward to the next one. Can not wait!!!

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  • Dougie & Lee
  • 21-01-20

love it

fantastic listen, really good performance from the voice actors, and great insight into the siege

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-11-19

fantastic.

from start to finish, a very captivating book. superbly written and an outstanding performance.

thoroughly looking forward to the next installment.

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  • brian proctor
  • 17-11-19

Great story from the walls of terra

loved the story especially the conscripts outside the walls ,very grimdark plus a host of other great charaters and primarchs included,this was much more interesting then book 1

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  • Owen Thomas
  • 13-11-19

really good chapter of a long tale,

loved it, looking forward to the next parts of this saga. a very well told tale.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-20

Fantastic

Great Voice work and the story itself was fast paced and kept me very invested

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-12-19

Primarchs ,primarchs, primarchs!!!!!

Went threw a range of emotions with this story and a truly great (as always) narration by Johnathan Keeble.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-19

best HH novel yet

loved it, easily one of the best HH
Keeble is an amazing narrator, really entertaining

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  • Dale Leech
  • 27-11-19

Not quite enough.

While this story follows interesting characters that hook me in well enough, it seems to meander around mysteriously without actually doing anything. I'm intrigued, but through the whole novel I feel like I'm waiting for something that happen that never does. It feels like Guy Haley was writing one big book and an editor cut it in half and gave us this little one.

The ending is unsatisfying in that it is clearly setting up a sequel that we all knew was coming but I feel that that's no reason to leave every question unresolved in -this- book.

That said, it's got good characters to follow and does a decent job of describing the boring parts of a siege in an interesting way that includes the science fiction elements without breaking immersion. As an audio medium, Jonathan Keeble does an admirable job putting a different nuance on each character.

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  • Matthew Nagle
  • 03-11-19

No cracks in this wall

written well and another grand performance. Guy Haley defiantly captured to essence of the legions and Primarchs with his writing style. Jonathan Keeble continues to bring his artistry to bringing the characters and setting to life. a true one man show of voices.
a great audiobook.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-10-19

amazing best one yet

one of my favourite ones so far. can't wait for the next one. great listen