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Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus' treachery.

But when the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, it becomes stranded in the warp - the realm of the Dark Powers. Can Garro and his men survive the depredations of Chaos and get his warning to the Emperor before Horus' plans reach fruition?

©2007 Games Workshop Limited (P)2012 Games Workshop Limited

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Great continuation of the Horus Heresy

What did you love best about The Flight of The Eisenstein?

The rich language and detailed descriptions Swallow used in this book impressed me and Keebles performance kept me engaged.

What other book might you compare The Flight of The Eisenstein to and why?

Galaxy in Flames : The Horus Heresy. This book provides a deeper look into plot from other character's perspectives.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

Overall Voice and characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but I often found myself listening to 1 more chapter than intended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The Emporer Protects

get into this series. now. the Emporer demands it. he demands that you listen with all intent

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The Emperor Protects

Interesting entry in the Horus series that centers around a new character and develops the emperor God-Mythos further will also establishing Terra's place/plan for the upcoming War.

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Great

Yet another excellent story in the series with great oration. Highly recommend for fans of the warhammer universe or people like me interested in new creative worlds to explore.

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Great Book!

I Garro is my favorite Space Marine next to Gavial Loken. Can’t wait to listen to other books.

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Great story. Awful recordi g.

The story and voice acting are great. The recording is really, really awful. They need to use a pop filter or something next time. Ps and Ses are super harsh and make it impossible to listen to. Refunded by the end of the first chapter.

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A great book

I thought this book was good, but not as good as the prior three. I feel that the further I get into the series the less the books amaze me, but they are still great. I really have an issue with this audio book though. I think the prior 3 books narrated by Toby Longworth were superior. Jonathan Keeble made everyone sound like Skaven rats making all the characters sound pathetic, even Horus sounded like a skeevy little rat, This is my biggest issue with the audio book.

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An excellent adventure in the Horus Heresy

As this book largely parallels the story of Book 3, Galaxy in Flames, it does go over familiar territory. However a new perspective is given and we are treated to a strong narrative. Protagonist Nathaniel Garro is very similar to other Space Marine heroes but he does have his uniqueness. I am a big fan of James Swallow and recommend his books fervently. The narrator is also excellent though he is different from the narrator of the first installments I believe. That did take me a moment to transition to his takes on familiar characters. All in all I rate this installment very highly.

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A truly inspiring yet sorrowful epic

I had always been so curious as to the events that shattered the Imperium of Man. I have read the first 4 books of the Horus Heresy thus far and am hungry for more

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Best 40k book!

Of the 40k Horus Heresy series this has been the best of them do far!

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  • 451
  • 10-15-17

The best Heresy novel to date

For newcomers to the 40k universe, the Heresy novels are set - much like the Clone Wars - in the build-up to the most pivotal moment of the saga. The known universe is controlled by the Emperor and his sons control legions of super-soldiers that fight for survival against alien races and ultimately, each other. This last is where the Heresy novels focus.

The Flight of the Eisenstein tells of a moment where one of the soldiers is faced with a moment of choice and a matter of conscience. Ordinarily the hero would be a cypher, ultimately doomed to die and serving little purpose except to drive the arc forward. Here instead, we're given a book of fully-fleshed characters with dreams, desires and motivations, set against a backdrop of war, intrigue and a literal fight for one's soul.

The Heresy series is not easy to get into without a little understanding of background of the 40K universe but as with False Gods (Book 2) this is a fine place to start. It works almost as well as a standalone as it does in the series and I would rate it as high as Fulgrim or Legion as the best of the series. Garro is a fascinating character, bound to serve but with his own scale of morality that sets him apart from the dour, unimaginative heroes of most space operas.

As the book goes on, we're treated to glimpses inside a fascinating society, great battles and a tense chase before things really start to get nasty. Flight of the Eisenstein is one I often come back to. Jonathan Keeble does an outstanding job given the sheer number of imposing voices he has to conjure and never lets interest falter for a moment. Buy and savour with confidence

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  • Elizabeth Redrup
  • 11-13-17

Epic

This is an awesome book, the heresy really starts to take off. The performance is spot on ad always

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-16-18

My favourite of the series so far

Having read the first 3 books of the series, Eisenstein has become my clear favourite

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  • Graham Coe
  • 07-16-18

Another excellent installment<br />

Continuing on the saga of the horus heresy, this adds more character development along with loads of information and description. Really worth listening to as this is where I feel you get a sense of things happening at the same time and the eruption of chaos that's starting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-18-18

Another great hours heresy book<br />

Great book, started a little slow but picked up and fulfilled expectations. fifteen words needed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-16-18

Thrilling and strangely uplifting

a great addition, fully takes the story and runs it in for the satisfying finale. However I felt it kept losing something with the addition of new characters meant the voices portrayed became silly in the attempt to differentiate. But that didn't stop me enjoying it as a whole. Next book please

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  • R Fletcher
  • 05-22-18

The making of Nathaniel Garro!

Another excellent instalment in Horus Heresy line of novels from the Black Library. This story traces a wide arc of events and focuses on the Death Guard Battle Captain Nathaniel Garro. It is very well written and paces action with plot development well. The superb narration performance by Jonathan Keeble strikes a different tone to the proceeding performances but it suits the nature of the story, and the character very well and is a clever choice. My only minor criticism is a plot continuity error with an earlier moment in the book Horus Rising, although nothing to stop me awarding it 5/5 stars overall. Essential reading for any fan of the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

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  • Tobias Travers
  • 05-22-18

Wow!

Best of the first five books so far. Not read 6 so can't comment past 5!! Gripping throughout

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  • tobias
  • 05-19-18

Simple amazing

i am new to 40K and except for the first book in the series this is the best so far. It is nice to get the backstory to a lot of the things i find confusing in the 40K universe concerning the imperium of man. I can highly recommend this book for other newcommers such at myself

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  • N A
  • 03-21-18

Could be better

after flying through the first 3 books, this book was a slog to get through. The first two parts are basically repeating the story of the previous books in the series. I would advise starting from part 3 if you have already read these. The issue is that the characters need to be more defined. In the previous books the astartes have personality shown in the dialogue and the actions and physical characteristics. I just don't get that in this book. The characters are indistinguishable from each other. I just didn't care what happened to them. I've noticed Swallow has trouble with this in his other books like the Marc Dane series as well. The other thing is the plot of the story is a bit plodding. It is completely predictable and could do with some twists. also I think when an Astartes goes through the process they get half their brain removed. For some reason they seem incapable of questioning why Horus sent individual Astartes to be slaughtered on Istvan. the characters don't seem to have any common sense whatsoever. There are a few contradictions in the characters too. For example the House Karl who is a former aspirant astartes seems really weak. But compared to the other books where the Imperial Guard soldiers are mostly gruff and arrogant you would think an aspirant would be at least the equal of this. in the dialogue all the characters do is shout at each other. I know you need conflict but could do with some witty exchanges! the narrator must have had a really sore throat after recording this book, his voice is guttural throughout. advise skipping this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-22-18

Great story but baffling choice of voice actor

It's an epic story and I am happy with how it is written. It gives great insight into the time period and completes the missing parts of the previous books.

The main issue I had is the voice actor, but not due to his skills but rather the discrepancy of the voices of past characters that were voiced in the previous audiobooks. It would have been much appreciated if they had kept the same voice actor for the iconic characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-18

great story

jonathan keeble was born to narrate 40k. i hang on his every word while his narrating this story