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False Gods

The Horus Heresy, Book 2
Written by: Graham McNeill
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The Great Crusade that has taken humanity into the stars continues. The Emperor of Mankind has handed the reins of command to his favoured son, the Warmaster Horus. Yet all is not well in the armies of the Imperium.

Horus is still battling against the jealousy and resentment of his brother primarchs, and when he is injured in combat on the planet Davin, he must also battle his inner daemon. With all the temptations that Chaos has to offer, can the weakened Horus resist?

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Excellent introduction to the series

If you’re planning on reading any books in the series the first five books are essential reading. Luckily they are all quite good, though this introduction does stand above the others. Really gives a good sense of the difference between the humans and Astartes. Does a great job developing Loken as a character and builds suspense for what is to come. If you have any interest in the deeper 40k mythology you could do worse than starting here.

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I was there the day horus fell.

I was there the day horus fell.

I
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Epic story and reader

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RISE OF THE RENEGADE WARMASTER

#Audible1 This is the second book in the Horus Heresy saga and is the story of the Warmaster's ascent to treasons leadership of the rebellion against his father, the Emperor of Mankind. Picking up from where Dan Abnett left off, Graham McNeill does a good job of continuing the story, adding to it his own particular flavor of wording and storytelling. His ability to portray the now corrupted side of the legion is excellent however I found the jump between the once fanatically loyal marines in book 1 to the openly hostile and treasonous forces tainted by chaos to be somewhat jarring in the suddenness. This may simply be my own personal feelings for the change in author between the two books but do not let it dissuade you from listening. Toby Longworth is one of my favorite narrators for the Horus Heresy Series and does an excellent job giving each pertinent moment the dramatic flair it deserves.

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nice

reader does an amazing job. good follow up tothe first book as well. will continue reading.

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Excellent!

Even though I knew the story would take this turn. I held out genuine hope that all could be made well. The twists and turns were powerful. A great follow up to a previous and equally great book in this long running series!

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  • Chris
  • 2018-05-23

Fans of Warhammer won't be disappointed

Toby Longworth does an excellent job of taking you into the action as the Warmaster Horus begins his ascent.

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  • Psuedo Giest
  • 2019-06-14

intrigue adventure and war

great continuation on the story from the first book. great variety of characters in the expansive Warhammer universe.

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  • Adam J Hoffman
  • 2019-06-07

Audio Issues

Audio levels for the reader need to be adjusted. Multiple instances when narrator will drop to a whisper and his words will be inaudible for lengthy periods of time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-14

My opinion so far

amazing story, perfectly renditioned. overall a very enjoyable story to listen to when you want to relax.

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  • Kinomed_Knyght
  • 2018-04-24

Great Series Decent Book

This book moves a little slow in the beginning but man does it pick up. I am reading this series for a second time AMAZING even still knowing what happens. The detail these authors put into their work is just top notch.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-23

Superb performace!!!

I read "Horus Rising" and loved every bit of it. Unfortunately, life has been busy and I haven't had much time to read. I purchased "False Gods" on Audible, so I could continue with the series. Toby Longworth has given an amazing performance. His narration is one of the best I have ever listened to. I was glad to see that Longworth is the narrator throughout the series. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-11

Primarch Down

Great continuation of the previous book even with the author change. I was impressed by how much sympathy I had for one of the greatest villains of the franchise. Horus is a truly tragic character and even though I knew how it ends for him I couldn't stop from rooting for him to succeed. That's proof of good characterization. Make no mistake though, this is a character story, not action. The action scenes are kind of hand waved and the final act of the book is definitely a bit abrupt. This needed to run another 2 hours to really let some things breath properly. Still, a very worthwhile book and a definite recommend to fans of the franchise.

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  • D.Day
  • 2019-08-22

Good voice characterization.

Great story depicting the lore. Narration was distinct enough to know speaking characters before attribution.

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  • Christopher Heintz
  • 2019-08-16

confusing

it was a little hard to follow in places if you weren't paying attention, jumping forward and backwards in time as well as between characters. either hard to follow or didn't hold my attention.

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  • Anthony Adamczyk
  • 2019-08-16

Wow...fuck Erebus.

what an amazing book! It paints a great story, and the pace is incredible! In short, fuck Erebus.