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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.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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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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boring

hard to finish. it felt like a chore trying to get to the end .

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Still very good, despite contraversy

I definitely agree that JB's White Scar performance was not as good as I'd hoped. I definitely prefer him to voice nightlords and the like. But it wasn't enough to get me to stop listening. He's still a great narrator and the story is very important!

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Amazing

A must read in the series, deeper look into the white scars. Also very well read by John Banks. He really portrays the feelings of the characters well.

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fantastic

This book answers many questions. If you are a fan of the white scars you need to hear it.

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Decent

Voice acting isn’t as bad as other reviews say. Narrator is not Asian, big deal. I thought the first part was a bit slow but it actually turned out to be a pretty good story. Not in in my top 5 HH novels but still worth the listen.

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Insanely fun

The characters are beautiful, odd description for a heresy book but they really were. I usually listen to these books while I work. This one though, I stared at a wall for the last 3 hours it was that engaging.

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Gooood

Actually much better then I have expected :) Good characters, good story, action, redemption and plot twists and resolution. I have enjoyed it much!

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Would recommend

There are many memorable moments in this book that honestly brought me back to how good the first few in this series were. The author did a great job in most situations painting a wonderful picture in my minds eye. Void war seems notoriously hard to properly capture but that’s my one dislike. That and the voice acting for a Kahn and his legion could have been done better but not so bad I couldn’t enjoy the book. Would highly recommend and will be adding this one to my favorites as it is an important piece of the plot as well.

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  • 07-02-21

not enough

Good story just not enough death guard for my liking

can't wait to listen to the next story though

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  • D13
  • 08-20-20

unmissable entry in the series

wow I enjoyed listening to this so much.
There are some vague spoilers below!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is one of the first horus heresy books that hasn't left me feeling depressed in a long time
and we are treated to an awesome example of how a primarch fares against a greater daemon.
Epic fleet battles and astartes warfare. Dont skip this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-20

Great story, even better voice acting

Love the story. Another excellent chapter in the 30k story. John Banks is superb and really gives the performance 100%.

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  • Az
  • 01-15-22

For the Great Khan!

the white scars at war. amazing well written and a good listen. the writing style keeps the legions roots at the forefront

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-22

Much too complicated

Sadly, i cannot remember more than 10 min out of this book. The description is as if you would watch a movie, but verbally performed as poetry.

The few moments one does remember is good, but sadly this part did not do all that much for me.

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  • Dennis Garrido
  • 11-14-21

Great book with great voice over!

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Great book. The buildup to the climax was great and we also got to know a just a tiny little more on the background of the Throne. Voice-over was great to.
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This is a great followup on the earlier Scars book and the way how the Scars eventually get back to Terra is super suspenseful.
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After listening to a lot of books narrated by either Jonathan Keeble or Toby Longworth in the 30k/40k universe I was unpleasantly surprised in the first few minutes of this book. John has a different way of narrating which I needed to get used to. I must say however that his performance quickly grew on my and was outstanding. I especially liked his Mortarion!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-21

sad but good

very good this one, top 5 of the books I've read, very sad this one though

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-21

So Good I had to Write my First Review

This is my first review of not just any of the HH series but any book on audible, period.
This one has everything, overall story continuity, intrigued, twists and the bringing together of other plot points if you’ve been paying attention to the emperors grand design and where he was trying to go with it. Felt real emotions through this one and the voice acting was great. 7/5 easy

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  • Andy Giddings
  • 05-01-21

One of the best

The Path of Heaven is one of the very best Horus Heresy books. It grips you from the start and keeps up the pace and the tension in a way many of the other books fail. I think it’s important that the other Scars novels are read first, to understand the significance of some of the story lines, but it’s a fitting conclusion to many of those storylines. The performance is great too. Not over the top and at the same time the characters come to life. Also worth saying the “bad guys” are great too. Fantastic variety and complex motivation.

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  • Historicrain
  • 04-03-21

for the Khan!!

not a scars fan, but this has completely changed my perspective of them. Long live Jagatai

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  • daniel
  • 06-17-21

outstanding

great book, I found listening to scars before hand made it even better. Narrator occasionally gets his accents mixed up

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-21

Awesome

Another unmissable story in the saga of the Horus Heresy! A brilliant story and narration!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-20

The Story was betrayed by a poor choice of voices

The story itself is great, it portrays the sense of weariness the Scars feel after 4 years in the heresy. It shows just how far the emperors children have fallen. It even has a few good Death Guard moments, although Wraight’s Mortarion is inconsistent.

But all this is smothered by the jarring change in voice actors. The voices that fit the cast of the lords of silence so well feels out of place coming from a white scar.
Of course since even the White Scars have they voices of plague marines, Mortarion himself, despite being yet uncorrupted (if you ignore Wraight attempting to screw up the timing of the fall) he sounds like a desecrated plague zombie with his vocal cords knitted around a vibrator

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-19-20

Great insight on the white scars

it's was a great insight on the white scars and emperors children all the legionary battles were very well writtrn

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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.