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The Flight of The Eisenstein

The Horus Heresy, Book 4
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1,561 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

4 of 4 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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5 Stars.

Exceptional story. Must read for anyone interested in the Death Guard. James Swallow's descriptions are impeccable. Keeble's reading is both engaging and hypnotic.

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My favorite of the series so far.

Was so sad to see that Toby wasn’t narrating this book, but Jonathan did it justice. The transition from the last book to this one was so well done. Hell, I got excited just from reading the description before I started it. Top notch series and I’m so glad that there’s plenty more in store. Onto book five I go!

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Narrator really put his all in

Narrator really got into it. I actually felt like I was being screamed at by my father during the rogal dorn part. 10/10

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Loved it!

enjoyable story and leaves it open at the end to pick up with a variety of other books from the series.

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A great book made better with the first three book

Would I recommend this book? Without a doubt! Yet I will say read the first three books in the series; Horus Rising, False Gods, and Galaxy in Flames. Between these four books is an amazing story that won't soon be forgotten.

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Great book, narrator could use some work

The narrator has some hard "S"es in his reading. Makes it hard to listen with headphones.

Some of the character renditions weren't particularly great either, like the primearchs and the saint.

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The Action Movie of The Heresy!

While some of the glory posing character development and fluff gets worse with a narrator, this is overall the high point for myself and I am on book 6 overall.

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Great

Loved it
Narrator well done, Story not very predictble.
Light on the action in my opinion compared to the previous books.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-17-19

keeps getting better

ever book so far in the Horus Herecy has been great and this is no exeption

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  • Sean Blicher Marschall
  • 04-10-19

Great story.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, only drawback was the voiceof The Saint that sounded like an old woman hence the 4 stars.

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  • Moriarty
  • 03-29-19

Another great listen

loved the listen the only thing is that the narrator was a tad different from the previous ones so it took me a couple of hours to get used to the pronunciation of some of the previously mentioned names.

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  • Alec Stratton
  • 03-20-19

A great book!

I love these book, well write and well read the new voice actor did a great job.

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  • Benjamin Martin Sadler
  • 03-20-19

very enlightening, well told and with redemption.

Very good follow on from the last book, more story and better character insight than prvious books. Garro is an excellent character.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-14-19

Emperor protects

This was better towards the end. Dorn was an interesting character. The church of the emperor is formed by survivors and true believers. I wonder when it all goes towards intolerance and absolute divine purity as in 40k

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-19

Superb

Best story of the series so far. The turmoil Garro had to endure was never-ending

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  • Jamie Mckenzie
  • 02-22-19

Tragic story of betrayal

A tragic story of betrayal and hope that leads to total damnation and ultimate salvation

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-17-19

Jaw Dropping

Every interaction Garro has with not only his fellow Battle Brothers but the normal human characters really shows the depth a Space Marine can have, how they are not simple killing machines. Outstanding writing/performance make FoTE a must read for anyone involved with the 40K hobby.

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  • Thomas
  • 02-13-19

SIMPLY AMAZING.

This is a MUST READ for any Horus Heresy beginner. This along with the first 3 books and Fulgrim.
The VOICE IS SUPERB. Especially during intense passages. God damn this gave me goosebumps.
I recommend reading this while looking at pictures of Astartes legionaries on google images to make the book much more vivid.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-19

needs a better mic

everything was great, except for anytime there was a word with an s or a c. my ears can only take so much ear peircing pronunciation. please get this man a mic filter

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-18

Amazing

I absolutely loved this book. Excellent writing and an outstanding performance, truly a work of art.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-19-18

A good read

loved it ... exciting and intense at times.. narrator was easy to listen to... .

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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