Magnus the Red: Master of Prospero

Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 3
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 3
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (231 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lord of the mystical and uncanny, Magnus the Red has long studied the ancient crafts of sorcery. A psyker without peer, save only for the Emperor himself, he commands his loyal followers of the Thousand Sons Legion in the Great Crusade, though also vigilant for any lost knowledge they might recover from the remains of dead human civilisations.

Now, fighting alongside his brother Perturabo of the Iron Warriors, Magnus begins to foresee an approaching nexus of fate - will he remain true to their mutual aims or divert his own efforts towards furthering his own mastery of the warp?

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Pick up this audiobook

Incredible story and voice acting. Pick it up if you love the 40k universe. Completely worth it.

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I AM MAGNUS, MASTER OF PROSPERO!

WOW this was AMAZING. This is Warhammer storytelling at its Best. great character moments abound in the doomed world of Morningstar as Magnus and Perturabo organize a mass evacuation from a world being torn apart in every level. I never would have thought that Magnus and Purturabo could be true friends but that's exactly what we get here. Also a ghost ship without compare, a demon from an old earth legends, created by the hateful souls of condemned PSYKERS. An absolutely EPIC struggle, mind over matter, numbers vs time, souls vs souls. this is one of the best if the Horus Heresy novels without ANY DOUBT.

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Excessive Excess

There's a decent amount of good stuff here, I enjoyed it for sure. But there were so many moments of such extreme that it could fill several books with an appropriate volume of tension. Between the hand-waving magic stuff and constant escalation of crisis, its teeth were made dull by the end.

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  • 07-01-20

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I enjoyed the book a lot (Magnus and his kiddos are my precious bbs) and the reading was great, very clear and held my attention.

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heeeyyy thats pretty goooood.

I love Magnus, love Perty. Goes to show you that Magnus Truly did nothing wrong.

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Amazing read

this book is fantastic for anyone who is a fan of the thousand Suns. and the performance is one of the best I've experienced.

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Through the eyes of a Tragic Hero/Villian

Great read! One of my faves of the Horus Heresy Primarch novels! Jonathan Keeble delivers another great performance narrative of this novel. Magnus the Red the tragic hero or villian? You can decide after you see it through his eyes.

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Magnus the Red Audiobook

As with prior audiobooks in this series as well as Horus heresy series the voice acting really brings the universe to life. This is a really interesting travel into Magnus the Reds character. Highly recommend listen.

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It's gratifying to see these two act like brothers. I look forward to seeing how Magnus went chaotic...

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Crimson King

It’s a good book overall. But I feel it could do more to elaborate on the details inside the story.

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  • 01-21-19

First audiobook and loved it

I found this really easy to listen to and absolutely breezed through it in a few days. Loved the characters and story and they voice acting was superb.

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  • Chris
  • 03-23-20

Very easy listen, good story

Boasts plenty of positive insight into the background of the Thousand Sons, pre Heresy era

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-19

An Interesting Albeit Brief Look into Magnus

Very well put together, and beautiful naration as always from Keeble. This books focuses slightly more on the thousand sons than Magnus, giving brief insights into relationships between them and other Astartes as well as their psychic powers.

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  • 08-16-19

Great story with interesting twists!!

Loved it, lived it, couldn't put it down, listen to it!!! And because I needed four more words the narration brings it to life!!

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  • Ryan Ursell
  • 06-23-19

problem with the recording

the story is good but during chapter 8 it skips and jumps a lot. very disappointing.

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  • Shades of Blue Q
  • 05-19-19

Not what you expect.

I was hoping for a little more information about Magnus apart from his abilities on Morningstar, and against Shi'tan (hope that's how you spell it). But I did thoroughly enjoy the story, and now I think the offshoot book about Aharmani. The narrator Keeble first class as always, I do think he puts all his talents into every character, how he remembers which voice goes to which of the characters is brilliant. But Not enough information about Magnus The Red. Book should have been called 'The Desolation of Morningstar' and maybe only 3🌟 for that reason.

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  • Jamie McMaster
  • 02-06-18

Not quite what I expected.

Whilst certainly an enjoyable look at the events surrounding Morningstar, I was hoping for more of a life and times of Magnus and his thought processes and actions leading to and during his fall from grace. This was my first “Primarchs” novel and therefore I perhaps misunderstood what the stories individual Primarch books would tell. Still an enjoyable listen but not what I expected. Jonathan Keeble’s delivery is top notch as I’ve come to expect.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-26-19

A Chapter In The Greatest Story Ever Told:

This story illustrates The Crimson King before and after the fall of Prospero. It shows Magnus at his best and at his worst, his most powerful and most vulnerable. To any who wish to learn the tale of the Thousand Sons in full, this book will be a great pleasure.