• Galaxy in Flames

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 3
  • By: Ben Counter
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (8,401 ratings)

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Galaxy in Flames

By: Ben Counter
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
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Having recovered from his grievous injuries, Warmaster Horus leads the triumphant Imperial forces against the rebel world of Isstvan III.

Though the rebels are swiftly crushed, Horus' treachery is finally revealed when the planet is razed by virus bombs and Space Marines turn on their battle brothers in the most bitter struggle imaginable.

©2006 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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Fantastic

Great Book, narrated masterfully. As a science fiction lover I have high standards, this has met them in most areas and surpassed them in a few others.

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only a bazillion more horus heresy books to read.

i am loving the story. been a 40k junky since the beginning but never took time to read the novels.

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The Music in-between parts of the book is way too

The Music in-between parts of the book is way too loud, had to take off head phones at parts of the audio book because of this.

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Beautiful and heartbreaking

My only real experience with warhammer and the HH came from this trilogy so I had no idea of what was to come. Phenomenal writing with characters you actually care for and narration that brings it all to life. This as with Horus Rising and False Gods was one of my favorite audio books.

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A trilogy of sorts

Difficult to give a review without spoilers. Long story short: you probably won't regret listening to it.
Many books in this series, but to me this book felt like a closure for a trilogy of sorts.
The final battle really seems that way, and there were really fun ideas here and there that would have made for an interesting movie.
Overall it was an entertaining listen and some of the scenes were really fun.

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My ears bleed!

The music between segments in the story are soooo much louder then the storyteller, and comes so suddenly that it almoste blew my eradrums, it might only be 4 times it plays but someone in soundmixing fucked up

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Great book

I highly recommend this series. The heresy is one of the best books I have ever read/listened to.

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Much better than False Gods, still short of Horus Rising

I can’t fault this book because it’s par for what I expected going into this series. It serves its job, hits the right notes for 40K fans, but doesn’t have quite the wonder of “Horus Rising.” Horus and Abaddon take a decent step away from cackling villains like they were in “False Gods,” but the political intrigue of Horus is gone. It’s just loyalties and force, whereas in Horus Rising there were depictions of subtle political maneuvering, genius even, but it’s been given up at this point for vague secrecy and blind anger. You can justify this as a post-Davin affair, but it began immediately in False Gods and never returned.

This novel does its job best focusing on the ground forces of space marines fighting treachery, and that’s what a lot of us are showing up for. I wanted a little more color to Tarvitz and Vipus fate should be death, but I think they deserved an on-page death. Tarvitz especially.

We knew most of the treachery before Istvaan and it’s a shame. I would have liked more of Horus’ political scheming and more clear character deaths. Some of the drama is handled well where it matters, but isn’t grimdark enough for a post Game of Thrones audience. I look passed most of its lesser qualities and say it was a good course correction in what I feared was going to be a train wreck of a series after False Gods. Missed Dan’s quality in Horus Rising, but it’s a good read for those into the series or minis.

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An enthralling series in a deep and engaging world

One of the best, often overlooked science fiction series of the past several decades. The performance and production of this audiobook is stellar, though it can sometimes be difficult to track the large amounts of characters from one plot move to the next.
A must read for any Warhammer fan!

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the narrator makes this book amazing

this is the third book in the series I have listened to. has its moments. it's definitely written for a 14 year old boy but every so often the language and the narrator makes it seem quite epic. I do enjoy it quite a bit but I have to constantly forgive it for being somewhat silly. but if you enjoy stories that are large-scale in nature and deal with concepts of imperialism science religion and loyalty, I think the guy who wrote this put some thought into that stuff quite a bit.

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