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The Flight of The Eisenstein

The Horus Heresy, Book 4
Written by: James Swallow
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
5 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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  • Raj
  • 2018-03-23

great

Excellent book and a great performance by the reader. will definitely get the other books in the series.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-11-08

The Emporer Protects

get into this series. now. the Emporer demands it. he demands that you listen with all intent

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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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  • Matthew
  • 2019-06-15

Good story, buuut... audio.

There were painfully sharp vowels and 's' pronunciations early on. Otherwise phenomenal story and narration.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-15

Brutal.

Amazing lore Warhammer40K.

Telling the past of war.
In the future there is only war.

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  • Sir_Allanon
  • 2019-05-15

Awesome!

I loved it! Everything except the voice of the saint was awesome, she sounded like a dying old toothless man :P

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-11

The best series!

Love, love, and loved this book! I have enjoyed this book and the previous three.

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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.