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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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Loved it!

Great book and even better to listen too. Was emotional for the story to move away from certain characters from the first installments but Garro is an amazing character if you liked the first few books this one will be no different. Only 40 more books to go haha.

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Fantastic!

I have always been a Warhammer 40k fan. I was happy to find them available through audible. It was great! Be advised this is not the first book in the series.

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A roller coaster of a emotion and plot.

The book takes you into the deep thoughts of the protagonist, deep thoughts of confusion and pain the brave and loyal Space Marine feels every time he tries to unravel the whys and hows of the deepest darkest secrets of the universes, that were hidden from him and other s until now.

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Nat Garro is another great hero "with purpose"

This book is gripping from start to finish. Even though the first two-thirds cover the same story as the previous books, the battle of Istvan III, they give an amazing new perspective of a loyalist in a different legion.

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Good but roughly Narrated

While I enjoyed the story and writing quite well, I felt that the narration could have been better. It was at times forced and while emotion was adequately displayed it simple felt as it was was too overdone and dramatic.

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worth it

I found this to be a good story. I felt it improved more after half way through the book. from that point on I was driven to finish it.

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  • Edward
  • United Kingdom
  • 09-15-18

captivating story and narrator

a sci-fi must. Ships as vast as planets, superhuman soldiers, all shrouded by a mist of treachery and deceit.

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Excellent!

This one threw me off a bit at first introducing so many new characters, new narrator and changing the point of view. However it trumps many of the other books and is on par with the first of the Horus Heresy.

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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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  • Ciarán Murphy
  • 10-12-18

Solid continuation but not quite as engaging

I found the fourth book to be a good continuation of the story set out in the first three novels. It gives us a different perspective in the lead up to the events in the Istvan system.

However I felt it was a bit slow to get going. With the best work of the book being after the halfway point. The narrator here is good, with only a little time getting used to the new voice. Overall good and it's kept me interested in the series

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  • john waugh
  • 09-26-18

continuation of the heresy of the warmaster

continuation of the horus heresy books its an excellant book leaving you desperate for the next installment i need more ........

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  • P. Hopkins
  • 09-05-18

Classic HH story, with added gross body horror

Some classic moments in the heresy here from the start of the civil war, and you really feel the heroism of the main characters. Though, of course, they cleave pretty strongly to the Gruff Marine stereotype (there's no Torgaddon or Lucius like in the first books for more levity).

There are strong horror elements (there's certainly an influence of films like Event Horizon and The Thing here) which, to be honest, I could have read a whole book of with less political machinations. Still, the central section dealing with the Eisenstein is great, and the section with Garro and his 'rescuer' later is also good.

If you're a fan of the HH books this is a great one to read right after the opening trilogy, or even standalone if you're a fan of the Death Guard and Nurgle.

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  • brian proctor
  • 08-02-18

Good stuff

I found it hard to get into because of a lot of the same story from book 3 but the second half of the book was a blast , :)

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  • JC Denton
  • 07-26-18

Perfect

The narrator brings this novel to life. This is an audio book that rivals many audio dramas. I was very impressed with the narrator doing various voices for different characters. The best audio book I have listened to so far. Highly recommended. May the Emperor protect us all!

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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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  • 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