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Konrad Curze: The Night Haunter

Horus Heresy
By: Guy Haley
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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A Horus Heresy: Primarchs novel

Few among the legendary primarchs are as feared as Konrad Curze, the Night Haunter. Even before his fall to darkness, he was a sinister legend, a remorseless killer. This is his story.

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The Night Haunter is a fascinating character, a man who could have been a hero, but for the daemons that plague him, the result of his nightmarish visions of a future he helps to create. Guy Haley delves into this lord of the night, in a story you'll never forget…

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Of all the Emperor’s immortal sons, the primarchs, it is Konrad Curze whose legend is the darkest. Born in the shadows of Nostramo, a world of murderers, thieves and worse, is it any surprise that he became the figure of dread known only as the Night Haunter? Heed now the tragic story of the creature Konrad Curze, master of the Night Lords Legion, of how he became a monster and a weapon of terror. He who once served the Imperium saw the truth in a maddening universe and the hypocrisy of a loveless father, and embraced the only thing that made any sense - darkness. From the blood-soaked gutters of his hiveworld upbringing, to the last days of his ill-fated existence, Curze is a primarch like no other and his tale is one to chill the very bone....

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Chilling! An Amazing Listen

Jonathan Keeble has been nothing short of awesome in other books but how he brings the Night Haunter to life is just 'makes your blood run cold' chilling. Guy Haley really deilvered too.

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keeble's best choice acting

he perfectly portrays the madness with curze so well and truly takes this book to a point that it feels like you're going down the rabbit hole along side the night haunter yourself

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Words fail me

I cannot begin to describe how much I enjoyed this book. This adds so much depth to one of the most complex and truly interesting characters of 40K lore. Konrad is by far one of the best characters.

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Couldn't put it down. Outstanding narration.

A mortifying but brilliant take on Curze's final hours, narrated to perfection by Jonathan Keeble.

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Everything I wanted it to be...

I stood and clapped at the end. I reserve that for really great writing and equally impressive voice acting. I'm giving it a second listen tomorrow. Well worth the meager fee or credit as this is sincerely a few hours of quality mind vacation.

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Tragedy

If Magnus hadn’t mess up the emperor could had save Curze!!! You will understand Curze maybe feel something else than anger for him.

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outstanding

Fantastic story, very well told and narrated. I've always been a fan of the Eighth Legion, and this novel was everything Angron's novel should have been.

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Read it for the Night Haunter

Unsurprisingly, given the title of the book, this story gives some fantastic insight into the "why" of the Night Haunter himself, and of his tragic degradation. Something I've been hoping to see ever since the Night Lords trilogy. Contrasting scenes of the past and present make for a very enjoyable listening experience! As always, Jonathan Keeble does a great job of giving voice to characters, both meek and mighty. Highly recommended to any fan of the Night Lords!

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Top tier 40k

One of the best if not the best 40k bools ever. Best Konrad depiction yet.

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loved it

ending is intense. da empwah protexts. 15 words? seriously? fine. I guess I must. Here's atleast 15 words saying how great this book is. It's worth a credit.

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  • D. A. Williamson
  • 09-06-19

Great only one comment...

My only fault I can pick is that I really wish it had been longer.

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  • paul
  • 09-05-19

Kurze in all his wicked glory

The best of the primarch books so far! Guy Hayley has smashed it out of the park. A twisted tale of suffering and sorrow for Kurze! This was definitely a heresy book the night lords deserved.

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  • Adam Wood
  • 09-01-19

Full of lore

Answers so many questions I had about Konrad. A worthwhile listen just for the lore however it isn't the most thrilling storyline.

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  • 451
  • 08-30-19

Shut it Kurze!

Finally, Harley has fleshed out the Night Haunter and given him the epic he deserves. Here, Kurze is a tragic, complex figure who deserves understanding and yet there's no misguided attempt to evoke pity. It's a difficult needle to thread but Haley does it with finesse. Various threads of Kurze's life are examined and woven into a fabulous tale, and there is indeed one hell of ending. Credit also to Jonathan Keeble who is the only voice that does the Heresy series justice.

Buy with a credit or at full price. Its one of those rare books you'll never regret the asking price

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  • Ashley H.
  • 09-19-19

The Primarchs book I've been waiting for

Superb! Such a shame this is so short and that Guy Haley didn't get to pen more about the Nightlords in the Horus Heresy series. Keeble, as always, does a great job bringing the characters to life. Highly recommended, especially for those who stand in Midnight Clad!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-19-19

Simply Amazing<br />

A wonderful portrayal of the Night Lords Primarch and his legion. I was initally perturbed that this occurs after the Heresy, unlike the others in this series, but then listen to it and and you'll see why this was the only way. Again Jonathan Keeble excels in this audiobook and really breathes believable life into the Night Haunter and Sevatar, more so than had I read it - by at least an order of magnitude.

Whoever wrote the appalling Gulliman Primach book take note, this is how it's done.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-17-19

brilliant

well written and superbly voiced. really brimg Conrad curze to life in a terrifying way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-19

one of the best charachters and stories

awsome brilliant wonderful. this is the best one since galaxy in flames and betrayer. 10/10

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-10-19

A dark and disturbing tale of the insane Primarch

Really great story. Guy Haley really manages to give disturbing life to the darkest of the Primarchs and this is set off wonderfully by Jonathan Keeble's narration. A must listen for Night Lords fans and 40K enthusiasts in general.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-19

In the top 5 of The Primarchs series

I had read some bad reviews of this book, so I wasn't expecting much of it, but I was pleasantly surprised! I would rate this easily in the top 5 books in the Primarchs series, possibly even top 3. My favourite books in the series are Lorgar's and Perturabo's books, because they tell about the primarchs life before meeting the Emperor and being part of the Imperium. This book doesn't shed much light on Konrad's beginnings, but it's still very interesting.
I would recommend this if you have enjoyed the Primarchs series and especially if you like the character of Konrad Kurze, since much of the book is written from he's perspective and tells of his world view. The book deals with Konrad's view on justice, fate and the methods of the Night Lords and especially in Konrad's doubts about the path he took and whether he had any choice. Sure there are some issues in the writing, but the story and subject matter is good and very interesting. The narration is great as can be expected of Black Library audio books.

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  • TinBane
  • 09-04-19

A disturbing but brilliant story

Guy Haley has done an excellent job realising the motives and forces that shaped the Night Haunter. From talking to others, it seems the story still invokes feeling in some of the inevitability of his fall, while in others it invokes a feeling of missed opportunity. And for this Primarch it is not only fitting, but astonishingly difficult to achieve while keeping the Nighthaunter as the protagonist. Bloody well done!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-19

worth it

displays a perfect representation of the primarchand his fractured legion worth the listen khuzzz z

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  • steven ronayne
  • 08-27-19

amazing!

loved it. Keeble, Haley has done it again. amazing story and an incedible job done by both.