Galaxy in Flames

The Horus Heresy, Book 3
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (3,885 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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the emperor protects

Heretics, loyalists, planetary bombardments, collosal warriors wielding chain axes. what more do you need to know?

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A fine culmination to the opening trilogy.

Ben Counter is not the best author at Black Library. He is no Dan Abnett, no Simon Spurrier. But he does a fine job of drawing the opening act of this series to a close. While no where near as satisfying as Horus Rising, Galaxy in Flames stands head and shoulders beyond McNeil’s False Gods and represents a solid piece of literature from Black Library.

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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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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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Needs to be equalized.

The volume varies wildly. There are parts I could barely hear on full volume with headphones.

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The End Of The Beginning

You will like this if you enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy. The narration by Toby Longworth is, as always, very well done.

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Great book would recommend

In the middle of the book I got a bit bored but in the beginning and the end Oof it got me sitting on the edge of my seat

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  • The naj man
  • 11-15-17

great story. great performance

what can I say? epic part 3 of the most epic story of all time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-19

great book but it's going to cost me a fortune

great book but It made me start a Horus Heresy army for Warhammer so it's going to cost me a small fortune

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  • Mark M
  • 12-01-18

Slow start but solid drama at end

After listening to an excellent book 1 and a very decent book 2, I initially struggled with the third book as the author's power of description was less compelling for me, little dialogue or drama. This was a shame as I had gotten to like the central characters and the dilemmas they had been facing but the book significantly improves after the first half dozen chapters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-17-20

immersive, captivating, excellent delivery

The delivery of these books blow me away time after time.thank you black library

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  • Jamie Mckenzie
  • 01-13-19

Such an awesome story. Loved every minute of it

Such an awesome story. Loved every minute of it. Bring on the next one! !

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  • Jake
  • 01-25-18

Another month to find out more, really?

Lacks for some meaningful dialogue; perhaps some "where did it all go wrong?" philosophising between the loyalists, something that would make the protagonists - into whom we have invested over twenty-four hours - more human, and thus their murders more tragic.

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  • Christopher Rhodes
  • 10-26-20

Bought the Series

Another fantastic listen...I love warhammer, I live heresey but I never have the patience to sit and read, but these audio books bring the 30k universe to me when I'm out walking or working and they are done beautifully, the voicing is tremendous I highly recommend it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-20-20

very good

I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one. worth a credit. Enjoy.

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  • A R WILLIAMS
  • 10-02-20

Awesome.

This has been the best Horus book so far (I’ve only listened to three). But this one was packed full of action!

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  • Gary&Jenny
  • 09-22-20

Epic Tale

The Horus Heresy is a truly epic tale of bravery, honour and betrayal. The authors capturing the awesomeness of the Warhammer worlds and it's legions. Wonderful in its immense telling. This book did not disappoint!

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  • James Hook
  • 02-11-19

Narration is first class

This book is a great example of Gritty SciFi set in the Warhammer universe. A “conclusion” to the arc started in Horus Rising. Tony Longworth’s narration is brilliant and helps lift the text into audio art.

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  • patrick
  • 07-28-20

Great read,

Pretty fun listen! Of the trilogy, this was definitely the weakest but it still hooked me in. also the narration is great, solid work by him!

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  • Mark
  • 06-23-20

Lucky Number Three

Of the three first novels in the series, this one is the most fluently written and paced. Considering everyone likely knows what’s going to happen, the ‘how’ of it happening is well constructed and the characterisation is much stronger and more consistent than the previous novels.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-23-20

Another great book

This is an other great book in the series. the narration is spot on. the story keeps you engaged the whole way through. it builds up a familiarity with the characters and you start to care about what happens to them. the only down side I would saves the huge volume increase with the music at the start of chapters when wearing head phones.

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  • SpasticGremlin
  • 03-06-19

Carnage of Betrayal

Saddening downwards spiral of brothers betraying one another, and the realization of everything the characters know being turned against them. Beautiful proformance by Toby Longworth from start to finish, realizing the true emotion of each of the characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-18

Shorter then the others, but still good.

My only real criticism is that it's several chapters shorter then the previous books, but despite that it was awesome.