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The Path of Heaven

The Horus Heresy, Book 36
Narrated by: John Banks
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 36
Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
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For too long had the Vth Legion ranged out beyond the sight of the wider Imperium, remaining ignorant of the Warmaster's rebellion and the war that inevitably followed.

Only once their primarch, Jaghatai Khan, had satisfied himself that the path before them was just and true did the White Scars choose a side, taking the fight to the traitors on every front. But, four years later, the Legion's unfettered spirit has been broken by relentless attritional warfare against the Death Guard and the Emperor's Children - the Khan's Stormseers must find a clear route to Terra if they are to take part in the final, apocalyptic battle.

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Great Story, Distracting Narrator

I loved Scars. Path to Heaven follows up very well. The tale is a great addition to the overall arc of the HH series and I love how distinct the 5th Legion is compared to their peers.

My only real criticism is the use of accents by the narrator. The accents for the Chogoran Scars is something of a stereotypical Asian accent which is silly and annoying and makes each of the characters sound the same so their individual voices and characters get muted. the narrator also pronounces Yesugei laughably incorrectly. In an audiobook you need distinct voices for each character so you can organize who is who and who is speaking and the narrator's reliance on a silly accent makes each of the Scars sound the same, except for the one Terran born Scar, which is dissapointing.

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A very good book, but narrator didn't make it easy

The story was gripping, and was a great continuation of the White Scars story, but the book has a lot of shifting perspectives and while John Banks generally is a good narrator, he gave zero sign when the perspectives changed, not so much as an extra breath between lines, which made some part hard to follow

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for the Kagan!

many characters. many locations. sometimes it is hard to track where the action is taking place. the performance was excellent. voices are distinguishable considering its one voice actor.

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Great Addition to the Series

If you are a fan of the White Scars legion, this is the book for you.

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  • Sean
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  • 02-14-18

An excellent story!

The White Scars and their Primarch have quickly become one of my favorite Legions since 'Scars' and this book continues the trend.

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A must read or listen.

I loved it. Great story telling. Great details and action. ,Primarch vs primarch plus demons. just a very solid novel.

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one of the greats

If you are a fan of great action set pieces, storys with heart and charcter, white scars, or anthying warhammer this is a great choice.
you feel the struggle of the white scars in this story which is great because not every story can have that great triumpht victory, not to say there isnt victory but you get the sense that not every victory obtained with heavy prices.

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  • 09-02-19

Great story.

Fantastic book about a legion I didn't care for before Scars came out and now I love. Only problem with this audio book is the editing let's it down. Many mistakes with passages repeating themselves and so on. A proof listen could drastically have improved the quality of this audio book. Very much still listenable however.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-19

Great novel, overall but many plotholes

It was a joy to go through but there were some inconsistences, easily visibile even to an unfocused listener that took away quite a bit of the fun of it all but all in all this is a really great audiobook

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  • james
  • 05-13-19

FOR THE KHAGAN!!!

Great! like all the books of the white scars, well worth a listen/read! easily one of the most underrated legions, but that is their strength after all, looking forward to more of the Khan and the Scars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-18

A perfect bolt of perfection!

I loved it from beginning to end, it highlights the emperor's plans and the end rivalry's, and is full to the brim with jaghatai and other scars.

it's the perfect book for white scar and non white scar fans, and is only riveted by the books "Fulgrim" "Angel Exterimatus" and it's first white scar book "scars".

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  • Matthew Stimpson
  • 09-23-18

Bit of a sleeper hit!

much better than I expected, well written and well performed. A little slow in places but generally not for long and appropriate when it is. The final third is a real treat and has some heroic and tragic conclusions for very strong, well developed characters.

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  • mr m a french
  • 08-05-18

fantastic book.

Another winner from Chris. with this, Scars and the Jaghatai book, the scars are getting some great 30k action.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-18

loved it!

Really good book and performed very well. I Can't wait for more on the Scars.

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  • 05-22-18

fantastic

Best HH audiobook iv heard so far. A good tie up of a number of storylines from previous novel(s) (which I read, not listened to). Admittedly I felt a bit lost in the aforementioned book(s)(?) but it was brought together so very well. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-24-18

Definitely worth a listen

Managed to finish in under 2 days, difficult to put down! Voice acting for the White Scars was a bit difficult to differentiate between characters and also reminded me too much of the narrators take on Kurze in Angels of Caliban at times. Lots of callbacks/ links to Master of Mankind and Prospero Burns so I would read these first.

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  • jack
  • 01-16-19

hard listening

the story felt longer then it needed to be lots of unnecessary diolgoe was ok tho just felt like it was written to get it out of the way.

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  • 05-06-19

Great story for sure. Narration okay.

Well then... For sure a great story. Follows on from Scars. Must read. Though unfortunately I was let down by the narration compared to previous narrators.

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  • 09-24-18

Best in the Heresy I've heard so far.

The final confrontation between the fifth legion and the enemy in this story is fantastic. The narrator does an excellent job.