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Eisenhorn, Book 1
Written by: Dan Abnett
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (95 ratings)

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The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with uncompromising ruthlessness. When he finally corners an old foe, Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn is drawn into a sinister conspiracy. As events unfold and he gathers allies - and enemies - Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of daemons, all racing to recover an arcane text of abominable power: an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch.

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fantastic!

great book, great story. fantastic insight into the 40k universe that doesn't deal with just space marines.

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Great story, amazingly read.

Loved the story, I drive for work and it was great to listen to it as I drove.

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Strong story, good characters

This book would make an excellent movie to introduce people to the universe of Warhammer. Action, adventure, intrigue.

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Great starting point

my first step into the warhammer 40k universe. could not wait until i could listen more. very engaging story and fantastic performance.

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  • Charlie M.
  • 2017-11-13

No one expects the Imperial Inquisition!

I've always been a fan of 40k books and Dan Abnett's "Gaunt's Ghosts" are some of the best out there. Naturally, I was very excited to try out anything else he's written. The Eisenhorn series is a fascinating step back from the never ending war of the 41st Millennium and into the guts of the Imperium. The book reads more as an investigation than a war story and really lets you appreciate the parts of the universe that aren't actively on fire all the time. It works incredibly well as an audiobook because it reads like Inquisitor Eisenhorn's personal account of what happened.
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  • Brian
  • 2017-10-03

Thank the Emperor!!!!

Black Library books have finally come to Audible, and this is one of the greatest. I see many, many credits being spent for the foreseeable future.

And the Eisenhorn Trilogy is a fantastic introduction for audible users with no experience in the Warhammer universe.

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  • Kaneda
  • 2019-01-05

A great listen even for a warhammer 40K novice.

I've never read any Warhammer 40K books and have little knowledge of the universe but I ended up loving this book.

I was hesitant at the beginning thinking I wouldn't understand what was going on but the book delivers the listener just enough information to understand the universe without it being overwhelming, the story itself was far more interesting and rich than I initially thought and I got really involved with it by the end.

Great voice acting from the cast.

I would recommend this book to any who likes scf-fi.

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  • Gathgamon
  • 2017-09-30

Annette at his harrowing best!

Dan Abnett starts his Eisenhorn trilogy off with a blistering fireball! The performance was absolutely superb, with the variety of voices and dialects clear and entertaining.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-10-04

Fantastic Novel and Narrator

Well written and wonderfully performed! I enjoyed it throughout, and will be reading the rest of the series. The emperor protects!

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  • Jordan
  • 2019-03-31

buy this now

this is the best and most defined work of fiction Games Workshop or black library has put out today. in a rare Twist of events Dan abnett has put narrative above the bolter porn.

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  • Link-13
  • 2018-03-06

An epic battle across the stars

Warhammer 40K novel with a fantastic performance. I own these books but it was great to hear it read out loud.

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  • David Share
  • 2018-03-03

Amazing Adaptation of Excellent Book

This is one of my favorite books of all time. The narrator is excellent and does the story justice.

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  • Scott Sparkuhl
  • 2018-11-02

Not for the uninitiated.

This book was my first exposure to 40K. An enjoyable read, though I'm sure 40K enthusiasts will appreciate it more than I did. The book avoids descriptions of common vehicles, equipment, and world building which assumes a level of familiarity I did not posses. At best it made the story difficult to visualize, at worst there were segments of the story that devolved into word salad.

I would not recommend this book to 40K noobs like me.

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  • Aleksis
  • 2019-06-06

strange but good

a very good sci fi story with a interesting nightmarish interpretation of what space travel and science may lead us too if we lose our humanity and ability to feel concerned for others points of view in a dire long term survivalist mind frame

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  • Yannick Salziger-Chatain
  • 2018-11-20

Magnificent Voice beautifully narrated

I was impressed by the different characters one can incorporate. The sci fi fantasy story is complex, structured and creative.

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