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Galaxy in Flames

The Horus Heresy, Book 3
Written by: Ben Counter
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Having recovered from his grievous injuries, Warmaster Horus leads the triumphant Imperial forces against the rebel world of Isstvan III.

Though the rebels are swiftly crushed, Horus' treachery is finally revealed when the planet is razed by virus bombs and Space Marines turn on their battle brothers in the most bitter struggle imaginable.

©2006 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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Predictable ending... but I don't care.

The thing that makes this book so great is (if you know the history of the heresy) it can only end in one way, but you've grown to love the characters so much that you still hold a futile hope that they will triumph.

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awesome reader

I'm loving the book series by this reader.
I hope he's reading them all.

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A great story of the grim dark future...

An amazing story well written and read, would highly recommend it to long time fans, or anyone new to 40K.

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Darkness falls

An intense trilogy finale!! This has the most horror and brutality of the first three books. There is a nice feel of darkness gathering behind the scenes and the growing sense that something is going deeply wrong until it's all unleashed at the end.

You can feel the desperation of the human characters as they struggle to comprehend what is happening. Watching the growing rift between the Astartes characters has a true sense of loss.

Darkness is falling yet there are slivers of hope as some still chose to fight on in the name of loyalty!

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Great story

Strong story telling, good performance and overall an interesting book that I would recommend for Warhammer fans.

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LET THE GALAXY BURN!!!!!!!

#Audible1 This book picks up where the second one left off with another change in authors. Ben Counter did a fine job in writing this story and is able to capture the personal drama of those loyalists struggling to survive in a fleet filled with traitors and agents of the Chaos entities. the book sets up a number of story arcs that will come to the forefront of the series several books later however it is this book that begins the divergence of many different tales that must be told. Toby Longworth is again at the narration helm and as always brings his dramatic presentation to bare giving to the story a sense of dramatic storytelling that few other narrators can. I found the book to be a very good listen. A must for those who wish to know what happened at Istivan 3

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good story

the narrator is still killing it. great story amd characters also. will keep listening to this one

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nice.<br />

I liked this book. it was good. I liked the story it was good stuff.

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A modern Tragedy.

Loved it. tragic yet epic. The war will continue in the next book. I am looking forward to it!

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  • Nicholas Stenkamp
  • 2017-11-10

Fantastic

Great Book, narrated masterfully. As a science fiction lover I have high standards, this has met them in most areas and surpassed them in a few others.

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  • eric emerson
  • 2018-11-09

only a bazillion more horus heresy books to read.

i am loving the story. been a 40k junky since the beginning but never took time to read the novels.

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  • CombatMuffin
  • 2019-08-01

The Music in-between parts of the book is way too

The Music in-between parts of the book is way too loud, had to take off head phones at parts of the audio book because of this.

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  • Derrek H.
  • 2019-07-28

the emperor protects

Heretics, loyalists, planetary bombardments, collosal warriors wielding chain axes. what more do you need to know?

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  • acespartan88
  • 2020-08-08

Gripping!

Well written and voiced, this series has done a great job at entertaining and informing me on the lore of the 40k universe. I'd say it's required reading for anyone who likes 40k

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  • Jon H
  • 2020-08-03

great story and narration, horrible music scores.

as in the title, I wish I could have just turned it off. but, I like the story enough to put up with it.

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  • Randy
  • 2020-07-22

Very well done!

Toby Longworth is a legend in voice acting! Book is great part Of Horus Heresy!

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  • Nic Mills
  • 2020-07-06

getting good

story is ramping up, diving straight into the next one. well narrated, good pace, good stuff.

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  • 2020-07-02

I wish I had no Warhammer knowledge coming in

This was fantastic space opera/science fantasy. I wish I had no fluff knowledge coming in. I enjoyed every moment.

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  • Brendan Carrion
  • 2020-06-30

Not as good as HH1 or HH2

The first two were so good, and the close of what could be the first trilogy (sort of) ends up being a disappointment by comparison. That said, the final arc is well worth the wait, even if the build up is a bit eye-rolling in places.

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  • lordaltharien
  • 2020-07-21

amazing voice - epic battle

I started the heresy of Horus to listen to epic battles. this one was epic.