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Angel Exterminatus

The Horus Heresy, Book 23
Narrated by: David Timson
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 23
Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
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Perturabo - master of siegecraft and the executioner of Olympia. Long has he lived in the shadow of his more favoured primarch brothers, frustrated by the mundane and ignominious duties which regularly fall to his Legion.

When Fulgrim offers him the chance to lead an expedition in search of ancient and destructive xenos weaponry, the Iron Warriors and the Emperor's Children unite and venture deep into the heart of the great star maelstrom that haunts Perturabo's dreams.

Pursued by vengeful survivors from Isstvan V and the revenants of a dead eldar world, they must work quickly if they are to unleash the devastating power of the Angel Exterminatus.

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

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Awesome

One of the best of the series so far. Perturabo was a relative mystery to me, and he now seems like one of the more interesting Primarchs, especially among the Traitors. He is a complex character in an elegant plot, and the addition of regular (and excellent) action sequences make for some tense reading. Angel Exterminatus is longer than many (maybe most) of the H.H., and it flew by for me, not in small part to David Timson's great narration.

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Really surprised

I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Perturabo is great and now my second favorite traitor primarch, behind Magnus.

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A deep spiral into the madness of Fulgrim.

This book is fantastic start to finish. If you want to read a book that gives the spotlight to the Iron Warriors and Perturabo, read Angel Exterminatus. Starting with an epic slaughter of a battle between the Iron Warriors and Imperial Fists, introducing Fulgrim in his bizarre flagrancy and slowly showing his descent into Daemon Primarchood, the book takes many twists and turns that are not only enjoyable to read but make you appreciate the absolute cold and bitter bad*sses that the Iron Warriors and Perturabo are. Perturabo went from being a Primarch I knew nothing about to one that I absolutely adore, a tactical mastermind and renaissance man that simply wanted to construct awe inspiring and beautiful structures for the Emperor but forced to tackle the most mentally and physically demanding grindfests that the Imperium could send him too. He is a dreamer turned broken soldier that is willing to do whatever it takes to win. Amazing book, one of my favorites. Easily.

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A unexpectedly fun listen

I'm always surprised by how much I enjoy these. At first I was like "a book about Fulgrim and Perturabo" what is going to be good about that...

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Oh... this is such a good story...

The Character interactions are what make this book. You really get to know Perturabo's history and thoughts in this book.

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A fantastic story laid low by a medicore author

This story chronicles the interactions of the primarchs Perturabo and Fulgrim. A fantastic look at the degeneration of The Emperor's Children, storying the extreme worship of Slaanesh and the monstrous rites done by Fabius Bile. But, like so many of his other works, Graham McNeill seems intent on mucking it up. From the idea that The Eye of Terror somehow was never named that prior to this story up to the strange lack of knowledge about warp storms, this story suffers from McNeill's inability to grasp that the Warhammer 40,000 world has other authors whose works must be respected and acknowledge, even if only tangentially. This story is a fantastic example of how good the works of GW can be, and how their choice of authors is frequently the blow that hamstrings them the worst.

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worst book of the serries so far.

meh. the first completely skippable HH book I have read. two of the worst primarchs.

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Great work!

It’s a great story that grow and grows. Add it to the list of great heresy titles

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Really good book for the lore lovers

For people who love lore its really fascinating to hear the iron warriors side and their reason for going with the warmaster

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Fantastic

Great book. Gives lots of character development for Perturabo and Fulgrim and had few dull or uninteresting moments.

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Angel Exterminatus

Absolutely superb narration. David Timson is on another level. Also thoroughly enjoyed the story - one of Graham McNeil’s best, and legitimately one of the best in the series.

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  • David C.
  • 07-25-19

Iron Within...Iron Without

Fantastic book. The centers around Fulgrim and Perturabo. These are two legions I didn't know really much about. The 2 traitor legion embark on a journey to the Star Maelstrom to find an ancient Elder weapon of unimaginable power. Well written as always by Graham McNeil and also as always very well performed.

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  • Robert-Mark Gear
  • 05-15-19

epic

made me start the iron warriors legion fantastic insight into Perturabo and the 4th, epic narration

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  • Mrs J E Travers
  • 03-31-19

maybe the best heresy book yet

its certainly up there with the best of them. interesting, full of flavour, touching on many factions within the world. the pacing and flow of the story certainly puts this one among the very best heresy books in the series so far and the performance of david timson is fantastic.

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  • Jon Hayward
  • 12-19-18

superb

the narration on this one was superb and the story gripping and well paced. one of the best in the series so far for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-22-18

Iron within

Book heavy focuses on the best primarch (Perturabo) and the Iron warriors, worth a read/listen has some pretty interesting characters Imo.

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  • Thee Jago
  • 02-02-18

Awesome

Not many of the Horus Heresy books have disappointed me yet and this one did not disappoint.

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  • Ivan
  • 08-21-19

superb

I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did, the voice acting was incredible and brought to life every character uniquely 10/10

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  • Bryce Undy
  • 07-16-19

best book of the heresy series so far

loved it. great performance. story together many threads from other books. really progresses the story. great characters, each unique and most very well developed. great read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-19

Incredible

Easily one of my fav books of the HH series. Two fav legions. 10x better from the narrator. Very well performed and definitely not a let down. 11/10