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The Magos

Warhammer 40,000
Written by: Dan Abnett
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn has spent his life stalking the darkest and most dangerous limits of the Imperium in pursuit of heresy and Chaos. But how long can a man walk that path without succumbing to the lure of the Warp? Is Eisenhorn still a champion of the Throne, or has he been seduced by the very evil that he hunts? 

Warhammer 40,000’s most beloved antihero finally returns in a stunning new novel that pits him against his oldest and most constant foe and forces him to confront the true darkness of his own self. For the first time ever, the Black Library presents the definitive casebook of Gregor Eisenhorn, collecting all of Dan Abnett’s celebrated Inquisitor short stories into a single epic volume. The stories, some of which have never been released before, have been compiled and introduced by the author to serve as an indispensable companion to the acclaimed Eisenhorn trilogy and to act as an essential prologue to The Magos, a brand-new full-length Eisenhorn novel.

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they all conect!

The short stories seem really disjointed at first, particularly the first one. I cept thinking back to it wondering why it was in this colection, but they are all bilding up to the final story, and it is great!

I am a huge fan of this auther, and the preformer adds some sweet voices to it as well.

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pretty rad

in the grim darkness of the far future, there are still some down to earth people with down to earth concerns. the short stories comprising the first half of the story offer glimpses of imperial life from different perspectives while the main story ties them all together.

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Excellent works from Dan Abnett

I have always enjoyed all the Eisenhorn books, but this one really is a great piece of work and the value is out of this world. There is a good 10 hours of other stories relating to Eisenhorn and his cases before the feature title 'The Magos' even begins. And rest assured, all these little stories are very good and many tie right in to main story itself. The narrator is also superb. Very pleased with this purchase. Dan Abnett has done it again!

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Inloved every second of it.

I got to see a side of the 40k universe i never thought I would get to see.

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Brilliant Addition to Eisenhorn and Ravenor Series

Fantastic book. Dan Abnet manages to deliver many short stories with a single longer narrative, more importantly the finally ties all the short stories together to make them meaningful and relevant. Toby Longworth is a master of his craft and makes it really difficult to listen to anyone else by raising the bar. I will recommend that this is a solid follow up after you've finished the Eisenhorn trilogy.(which are all phenomenal, same writer, same narrarator) because a lot of what's included here will carry more weight and sense, both with characters and timeline.

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  • 2018-03-30

One of Dan Abnett's best

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, although I would say to fully enjoy the book you have to have read the others in the series

What did you like best about this story?

Wrapped up the character Eisenhorn. There is a wee bit of deus machina towards the end but otherwise fantasic book

What does Toby Longworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Yes, I love him as a voice actor.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Magos Dursha was the best. Seeing a normal imperial citizen thrust into the enormity that was the closing of this chapter in Eisenhorns career gave the whole story charm and contrast.

Any additional comments?

Read the others in the series (Xenos, Hereiticus, Maleus) before you read this one.

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  • Daniel J Spaulding
  • 2018-09-18

A weak part of a great series.

I really wanted to like this book. The narration, as usual, was fantastic. I just felt the book was kind of jumbled and the tone was all over the place. I enjoyed most of the short stories, but things began to fall apart with the actual new novel. In particular, the title character, the Magos I found to be very annoying and out of place in the overall story. His tone was way too comedic and quippy in a way that wouldn't be out of a place in a Marvel movie. I just don't feel like it fit. Also, I had no idea what he was even doing in the novel, as he didn't seem to have any purpose to the mission the inquisitor was on as opposed to being a contrarian to Eisenhorn. Also, the central...device at the heart of the story felt like a McGuffin that was never explained despite it's importance.

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  • Ryan
  • 2018-03-31

I loved it.

The short-stories seem disconnected at first, just fun filler to flesh out the world, its characters and Eisenhorn himself.

But all of them, in greater or lesser degree, build up the Magos story in ways unseen fully until the end. It felt like going through a short series and as somebody who never read or listened to a single thing in the Eisenhorn series, I damn well will now.

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  • damien glenn
  • 2018-03-28

amazing book

after warmaster i was pretty worried about Abnetts future work but this was amazing. truely one of my favorites of his work, I'd highly recommend to anyone that enjoys the eisenhorn/ravenor series.

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  • Paul
  • There and back again
  • 2019-05-24

Brilliant story in the Dark millennium

Each story was great on its own, all woven together brilliantly. Toby Longworth's performance enhanced it even more. The book did an excellent job of capturing the grim dark feel of 40k, while still capturing the heroic aspect of those striving to defend against it.

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  • Brennan laux
  • 2019-05-22

Disappointing compared with other Eisenhorn books

This is not one long story like the other Eisenhorn books. Instead it is a bunch of shorter, uninteresting stories that fail to build up any excitement. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who is looking for another book like the Eisenhorn series. Toby Longworth was great as always.

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  • Nicholas
  • 2019-05-15

Another great Eisenhorn book.

It was a bit of a slog to get through the short stories in the beginning. Once I got to the actual book portion, and realized it's all related, I was okay with them. kinda wish I paid more attention now.

This book is a great next step for the most notable Inquisitor. introducing some new characters that you will quickly fall in love with.

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  • Anthony Mullan
  • 2019-04-29

Team Amalathian for the win!

I loved this collection but I have to recommend the Ravenor books before listening to the Magos. I wish I started Ravenor before the Magos but I don't regret the wonderful and fantastic collection of tales following the infamous Eisenhorn. Definitely worth the credit!

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  • Blake D.
  • 2019-04-10

Great book!

A little slow to start being that the first couple hours are all short stories but they do provide context to the rest of the main story.

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  • Chris
  • 2019-04-02

loved it

Dan Abnett is a good writer. Toby Longworth is one of the best narrators I have ever heard and really brings the story to life. If you like WH40K stuff even a little, you will love this book