Malleus

Eisenhorn: Warhammer 40,000, Book 2
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Series: Eisenhorn, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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Book 2 in the Eisenhorn series.

Inquisitor Eisenhorn must track down and defeat the forces who would destroy him or face the wrath of the Ordo Malleus....

Listen to It Because:

Eisenhorn's back in a classic thriller. What could be cooler than an inquisitor on the run for a crime he didn't commit? Not much. How much is Eisenhorn willing to compromise himself – and his closest friends – and risk his soul for a chance to clear his name?

The Story:

A century after his recovery of the alien Necroteuch, Gregor Eisenhorn is one of the Imperial Inquisition's most celebrated agents. But when a face from his past returns to haunt him, and he is implicated in a great tragedy that devastates the world of Thracian Primaris, Eisenhorn's universe crumbles around him. The daemon Cherubael is back, and seeks to bring the inquisitor to ruin - either by his death, or by turning him to the service of the Dark Gods.    

©2001 Games Workshop Ltd. (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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Another great story and performance!

I am now a fan of the writer and the reader of this series. can't wait to start the next one!

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Kirito Eisenhorn

This one didn't quite give the same feel as the first. All of Eisenhorn's problems get tidied up too nicely and too easily. The villains didn't feel as threatening, nor their plots as interesting. The reveal at the end, however, leaves me with so many questions I'm dying to have answered. While Eisenhorn's plot armor is amped up I feel like I saw a side to him that I hadn't seen before and I have to know more.

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If you don't like it you're a filthy heretic.

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Innocence proves nothing.
Exitus Actus Probat

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dan abnet is the best writer on 40k.

must read. own all three books the trilogy of ravenor and the omnibus. but they are soo good i use the audiobools to zone out as a chef.

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Excellent

loved it. Longworth brings a stunning performance to a wonderful piece of fiction.

I will admit that I found it slow to start after the opening scene, but I stuck with it and thoroughly enjoyed the payoff. Largely, this can be attributes to Longworth's narration and rendition of each character.

The story is quite good indeed, a great read... but Longworth makes the entire piece excellent.

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Absolutely fantastic

Dan Abnett is absolutely brilliant, and Toby Longworth nails it. one of the best sci fi trilogies off all time

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Great!

This is a great follow-up to the first book but doesn't quite reach the levels of that first book. The main thing this book suffers from is it's quick ending.

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predictable

eisenhorn survives and succeeds where all others fall every time because reasons. he sort of lucks out too often for me to care because he's never in real danger and often succeeds due to the incompetence on a grand scale of his adversaries.

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Classic Abnett

Consistently intriguing, always well-paced, and with a seemingly endless well of creativity and imagination which brings the book's world to life- "Malleus" is a fantastic follow up to "Xenos". Abnett does a great job heightening the stakes of Eisenhorn's adventures and shows his mastery of the flow from tense stand-off to rushing action. If you're an Eisenhorn fan, you'll love this one!

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dope story love it

what a great 40k tale. it is a classic.

I am hoping that the stories referenced in the book are available. author is great

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  • ALex Holton Hill
  • 11-17-17

Toby Longworth is an excellent narrator.

Toby Longworth really stands out to me as an excellent narrator, and his ability to be consistent with both subtle and not so subtle character identities is impressive. The story itself is one of the most iconic set to the Warhammer 40,000 backdrop.

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  • BrokenSaint
  • 01-10-18

Same as the previous review, perfection.

I love these guys, thank the God-Emporer for their blessed rememberances. I highly recommend any Abnett and Longworth audiobooks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-19

Simply amazing, perfect voice and tone!

Another outstanding performance by the narrator who manages to capture our beloved inquisitor's voice perfectly.

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  • Flashman
  • 11-22-17

Loved it

Narration great but cringed slightly at the mutant "twist" dialogue. Listening to the evil characters with some noise cancelling headphones is truly harrowing.

Story also good but ending felt very rushed - you spend 9 hours going through the story and then it is all wrapped up in the space of a few minutes with a comment along the lines of "everything was sorted". It felt like a cop-out given the amount of time given to fairly trivial parts of the story. I suspect the author was struggling to cut the story down to an acceptable length.

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  • Chuck stuff
  • 01-13-19

Gets bombarded with characters

the first Eisenhorn book was excellent, exciting and well told which a plot that kept you thinking. This following 100 years after the first book starts off the same and continues till about half way where I felt it got overwhelmed with new characters and monologuing.

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  • Mrs Gail Williscroft
  • 11-20-18

Thrilled

A fantastic book that leaves you thoroughly gripped in the story. An amazing read. Highly recommended

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  • ben
  • 10-20-17

Brilliant ( my fave auther is Ian M banks) this wa

Brilliant ( my fave auther is Ian M banks) this was amazing will look for more

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  • Liam Synnott
  • 05-21-20

Thrilling and fun.

Exciting story, thrilling narration and just all round a lot of fun to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-20

good story

any 40k fan should listen to this. more words for the word god, thanks audible

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  • Solitaire72
  • 03-10-20

Great series

Great series for all Sci Fi and Warhammer 40k fans. Good narration, puts the drama into the book. well don

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-20

Amazing Continuation

This is an amazing intense second installment to the eisenhorn saga. cant wait for book 3!!!

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  • Joe
  • 06-28-19

Dan Abnett at his finest

Can a pure man slide into damnation without changing a single ideal? This is the underlying theme of the Eisenhorn trilogy.
Beautifully constructed characters and a storyline right out of epic Greek tragedy, this book is a great example of how a skilled author can take even rhe most chaotic setting (pun intended) and uplifts it into a story that resonates to the reader.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-21-19

Pretty Good but...

The reading is immersive and the story for the most part makes sense. But, there are several occasions where it seems like the author forgot Eisenhorn's inability to make facial expressions, kind of brole the immersion at times but all around still a nice book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-22-19

awesome but missing parts

great book but chapter 20 is cut off about halfway through this needs fixing for 5 stars

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-17

Pretty good

Eisenhorn is really OP and this can be a bit cheesy at times but it's still an engaging and interesting story.

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  • Toby
  • 11-22-17

an excellent 40k story

Dan Abnett is an exceptional writer, and Toby Longworth's performance leaves little to be desired.