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The Flight of The Eisenstein

The Horus Heresy, Book 4
Written by: James Swallow
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus' treachery.

But when the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, it becomes stranded in the warp - the realm of the Dark Powers. Can Garro and his men survive the depredations of Chaos and get his warning to the Emperor before Horus' plans reach fruition?

©2007 Games Workshop Limited (P)2012 Games Workshop Limited

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Good Book, better tea kettle.

The story was great but something about how the narrorator pronounces his "S"'s keptke from binge listening. Is like the start of a tea kettle boiling every single time!

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Flight of the Eisenstein Shines with flying colour

This excellent installment is a gripping tale of betrayal and brotherhood, of horror and faith.

with a stunning and dynamic narration that varies from calm and soothing to intense and energetic based on content but never ceases to immerse the listener in the heart wrenching struggle that the desperate heroes of the far future must brave constantly.

the only notable downside is that the prose can be somewhat repetitive at times; this is, however, due mostly to the authors adherence to the specific terminology of the setting rather than any inability to demonstrate an extensive vocabulary.

All in all, Flight of the Eisenstein was a spectacular addition to the Horus Heresy saga and well worth the attention of both seasoned black library fans and newcomers alike.

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My first love.

I was recommended to the 40K universe by a friend who told me to start here. I'm hooked. This story put to play all of the suspicions and ideas I had about the universe, as well as giving me a thirst to know more. Introductions to the major players and rules of the universe are encapsulated herein, but you won't even realize it. It just flows, makes sense, and you absolutely find yourself reeling with hope for Garro in every move he makes throughout the book. Perfectly written. Need more.

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I was there the day the inquisition came to be

This book is just epic.
Honestly i eat this book in a week and i can’t wait to see what happens with Garrot.

The Sigillite, pure awesomeness

Chaos is also described with such putrid devastation and consumption that i cant wait to see it again


The actor who reads (audiblr) is also great


I loved this boom

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Masterful

ploughed through this in about 2 days. love this series and loved how the plot unfolded in this book while setting up the rest of the story.

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thrilling<br />

i loved it, it was gripping. As always, the heresy was on point. Looking foward for the next one.

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Science fiction at its finest

Great dialogue, well narrated, great story line, realistic plot, overall a joy to read! Listening to the pervious three books definitely helps 👍

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One of the best 40k audiobook, very good. Garo

One of the best 40k audiobook, very good. Garo is a great character, need more of him.
Can we have more real woman voices in the audiobooks in general however.

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best so far.

best of the series up to this point. and I'm sure for the next bit. would be hard to top, exceptional performance and great story.

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The Legend of Nathaniel Garro begins

#Audible1 First let me say that I am a huge fan of Nathaniel Garro's story which gets its start right here in this book. The book is one of my favorite and James Swallow joins Dan Abnett as one of my favorite HH authors for the black library. Jonathan Keeble does a good job narrating it, however, my own personal preference would have been to have Toby Longworth. This book is a MUST for any Garro Fan.

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  • Daniel Clifford
  • 2018-04-15

Great continuation of the Horus Heresy

What did you love best about The Flight of The Eisenstein?

The rich language and detailed descriptions Swallow used in this book impressed me and Keebles performance kept me engaged.

What other book might you compare The Flight of The Eisenstein to and why?

Galaxy in Flames : The Horus Heresy. This book provides a deeper look into plot from other character's perspectives.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

Overall Voice and characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but I often found myself listening to 1 more chapter than intended.

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  • Christopher Youngblood
  • 2019-03-07

Great book, narrator could use some work

The narrator has some hard "S"es in his reading. Makes it hard to listen with headphones.

Some of the character renditions weren't particularly great either, like the primearchs and the saint.

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  • Crunkal
  • 2019-10-01

Great book.

I love the book, and almost all the narration. Although it must be said, I really disliked the way he voiced Rogal Dorn. Perhaps its just a personal preference though.

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  • Travis
  • 2019-09-26

Good writing, great voice acting

Narration and voice acting is AMAZING. this book felt a little slow, maybe because it overlapped story from the last book.

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  • Aaron
  • 2019-09-19

Just ok.

The book is fine by itselft but as part of a series it struggles. Story wise there is tremendous overlap with the other books, making it impossible to have any excitment or sense if urgency. You already know whatas going to happen from the other books.
The performance while not bad by any stretch of the imagination was a stuggle to listen to as the voice and sytle of speech does match the same character s from the previous novels. They should have kept the same actor or dobe some research to immitate the voices from the other titles.

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  • Luis A.
  • 2019-09-02

The emperor protects!

At first it wasn't able to get as involved as wih previous books, but once the heresy finally unfolded, i couldnt stop listening!

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  • András Lantos
  • 2019-06-09

Mediocre story, the narration is weird

The story was nothing special, there were some interesting bits of lore, but in my opinion, Graham McNeil does a much better work at describing the corruption a Chaos.
The narrator goes pretty much overboard with the acting; half the Death Guard (even in their uncorrupted state) sound like zombie orcs, there are some that speak like Gollum (Kaleb, most notably), and some are so posh (Voyen maybe), that such an acting could only fit an arrogant playboy like Fulgrim. Towards the end it got better, or maybe I just got used to is (hence the 3 stars for the narrator.)

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  • Robert
  • 2019-04-24

Good Liste

The weakest story and narator thus far into the series. Still both are very enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-22

5 Stars.

Exceptional story. Must read for anyone interested in the Death Guard. James Swallow's descriptions are impeccable. Keeble's reading is both engaging and hypnotic.

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  • Matt
  • 2019-04-11

My favorite of the series so far.

Was so sad to see that Toby wasn’t narrating this book, but Jonathan did it justice. The transition from the last book to this one was so well done. Hell, I got excited just from reading the description before I started it. Top notch series and I’m so glad that there’s plenty more in store. Onto book five I go!

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