Know No Fear

The Horus Heresy, Book 19
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 19
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (1,390 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Unaware of the wider Heresy and following the Warmaster's increasingly cryptic orders, Roboute Guilliman returns to Ultramar to muster his Legion for war against the orks massing in the Veridian system.

Without warning, their supposed allies in the Word Bearers Legion launch a devastating invasion of Calth, scattering the Ultramarines fleet and slaughtering all who stand in their way. This confirms the worst scenario Guilliman can imagine - Lorgar means to settle their bitter rivalry once and for all. As the traitors summon foul daemonic hosts and all the forces of Chaos, the Ultramarines are drawn into a grim and deadly struggle in which neither side can prevail.

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

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One of the best in the series

Just finished and loved every minute of it. This is the first of the Horus series that I have ever written a review for , because it’s just that good.

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Lots of action, great narration

Narrator was exceptional, he performed lots of distinctive voices for each character. The story had a nonstop pace and was full of action. I always enjoy the Roboute Guilliman and Oll Persons characters.

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Best Horus heresy yet.

I loved this book and won’t bore the review reader with specifics. Though it starts slowly there is a constant slide as the enemy of mankind sets nefarious plans in motion. By the middle of the book, Dan Abnett assails the reader with some of the thickest action and fighting ever written for black library. A story filled with heroic deeds and fantastic character portraits that faithfully depict the ultramarines lowest and highest moments in turn. A great listen.

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Good for Ultramarine fans

I am a big fan of Dan Abnett but this felt like word salad. too many non-important side stories and very verbose repetition. To little about the Primarchs, too little about the Heresy. It starts well and ends pretty well but the subtle hints and connections to other HH novels are hard to follow unless you can memorize the previous novels and various GW codices and campaign books. HH should be 40 stories, 18 pre-found story of each primarch with flashes to their legion. 18 stories during the crusades about the primarch and legion and 4 stories on Horuses fall and siege. Not 40 books but 40 stories horever long that takes. Deliverance Lost for example was good but I wanted more on Corax before and during the crusade. Same for Guilliman. The battle for Calth, as represented here, had too much about Mechanicum nobodies and scrap code. There is a Mechanicum novel in this series which describes them well. I would rather have 5 more chapters of Guilliman flashbacks than bibaric love in the 31st millennium. It is a must read for the series imo as it not only leads to the conclusion of the Heresy novels but also is info for the Primaris marines in 41st millennium stories.

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Finally we are shown the SCALE of it all

I've read other books about the betrayals, battles and atrocities of the crusade but this book finally gives you a true sense of the horrific scale of the heresy and how doom could come to the world. Dan Abnett does such a wonderful job describing the horror and helplessness that individuals must have felt. A fantastic read.

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a slow beginning with a fun end

the first third of the book was a lot of disconjointed battles where they would go on and on about the damage caused. It picked up after the first quarter or so and the story got started. I am excited to see what happens next, because half the stories end in ways that beg for more. I would have liked if this book was another one or two hundred pages longer to finish everyone's stories.

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  • 07-25-19

Warfighting for the 41st Millenium

A perfect combination of story, heavy metal action and military philosophy. This book needs to be put on the Marine Corps Commandant's professional reading list.

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greatest great

super good, everything you want from a 40k book, big battles, massacres, sensual loving Admech, a dreadnought, the whole thing is a blast, oh also demons .

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Gareth does a little better......

Great story. Abnett is a master. Would have given it 5 stars had Toby Longworth performed. Not a fan of Armstrong's work at all, but Abnett's story saves him a little. He's.....ok. That said, if you like his reading style and 40k lore you'll love the book

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Great all-around look into Space Marines

Was interesting to hear about Space Marines not having the upper hand and being conflicted about fighting their brothers for the first time.

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  • Mitchellious
  • 09-26-18

Just wow

amazing story and narration. great to see gullimans perspective and the betrayal the 13th felt

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  • Tom
  • 05-31-18

Absolutely superb

So I’ve done a lot of miles over the past week and having this to listen to in the car has been awesome. It’s a truly epic rendition of a fantastic story and I have been left thoroughly pleased with it all. Great stuff.

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  • Robert-Mark Gear
  • 02-07-18

EPIC

dan abnett really brings it home with this powerful and driven fast paced book wished it didnt end

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  • Daniel
  • 09-23-20

It delivers, well worth the wait.

Got to the book finally after listening to a number of HH books to build up the back story. It’s fast paced and I finished quickly, it leaves you wanting to know what happens next, what is Roboute going to do.. how deep is the treachery... what is Lorgar’s next step..... Word bearers still my favourite from the books.

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  • Matt
  • 09-19-20

Amazing

Best book of the series so far in my opinion. Definitely a multi listen. Word

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  • NifD
  • 09-14-20

Abnett nails it as usual!

Wasn't a dull moment...I finished it about 20× quicker than normal as I wanted to know what was going to happen next!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-20

Sadly disappointing

Read the book and it is one of my favourites in the HH series so was very disappointed with the audio version. This is down purely to the narration. It's like the narrator wants to get through the story as quickly as possible and leave. The speed of delivery is far to fast and gives the listener no time to absorb the information . To make it worse the narrator delivers the story in a fast paced monotone droning manner with virtually nothing to differentiate aurally between characters. If you want to listen to a book and be immersed then Mr Keeble is the benchmark in audio delivery, sadly the narrator of this falls far far short

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  • paul sparks
  • 04-11-20

For Calth!

A great story that shows again the depths that the Word Bearers have stooped to and the deprivations they force on others

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  • Tomo
  • 04-10-20

Meh

Quality control seems to have missed this book. Slow dull and wierd experience in story telling, jumps between 1st 2nd and 3rd too frequently.

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  • Michael
  • 03-25-20

Cinematic and engrossing.

Fast paced story told on a grand scale with cinematic verve by Dan Abnett. This book has a sense of slowly growing tension, building to violent release. This my favourite Horus Heresy novel thus far. The strength of Abnett's storytelling overrides his occasional blatant disregard for physics such as orbital dynamics or stellar mechanics. ;) An enjoyable read in its own right that also advances the Horus Heresy saga.

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  • Mezm
  • 03-20-19

Great.

I recommend reading/listening to this after First Heretic, which is also really good. As it adds just enough context to Lorgar and the Word Bearers to appreciate what's happening. I love how the tone of the story changes as things become more chaotic. It's a little difficult to follow some characters as it jumps around a bit. But it's got a lot going on, condensed into It's chapters that make it worth a go.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-18-18

Incredible.

Truly incredible. A must have. The narrator was very good and certainly helped bring the intense atmosphere to life. A great story to listen to as an audio book from start to finish. Highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-09-20

One of the best so far

I’m working my way through the series and this was one of the best so far.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-20

Different but awesome.

At first I found the style this book is written in so different than the usual Horus Heresy novels that I have listened to so far (I'm doing the series in order). However Dan Abnett never fails to impress and soon I was wrapped up in it so much I couldn't stop listening to it; needing to know the next events. I'm not an Ultramarines fan but I felt their Shock. Their pain. Their loss. Their anger. Their vengeance! Masterfully written and can't wait for more. I am usually not a fan of Gareth Armstrong in his narrations as he can often give little scared child voices to space marines and doesn't do as much justice as other narrators of the Horus Heresy. However he did an excellent job in this novel! It's as if it was written for him to narrate. Highly recommend this audio book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-20

Best in the series so far

This book is terrific. The combination of Dan Abnett and Gareth Armstrong is phenomenal. Amazing story, beautifully told. This one is worth full price.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-19

Not bad, Not great

The Mark time periods really broke up the flow of the story in a pretty bad way, but overall it was Ok

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  • Mark
  • 04-17-19

Using the make -0.13 as a poor

the use of the Mark 0.000 is a terrible plot tool driving a wedge into the stories momentum. It may have more merit in the written form but in the spoken it ruins the story.