War Without End

The Horus Heresy, Book 33
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 33
Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
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The Emperor's vision of mankind ascendant lies in tatters. The Great Crusade is naught but a fading memory.

The dream of Unity is no more. But with Horus' rebellion spreading to every corner of the Imperium and war engulfing new worlds and systems almost daily, there are some who now ask: were the signs there to be seen all along?

In these dark times, only one thing is certain - the galaxy will never know peace again, not in this lifetime or a thousand others....

Full list of authors includes James Swallow, Nick Kyme, Chris Wraight, Rob Sanders and Andy Smillie.

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

At first I loved these anthologies. One anthology for nine normal books is a great ratio, and a fun way to mix it up. But starting in the mid 20s of the Horus Heresy it turned into one anthology for three books. And a ton of it feels like filler by bottom tier sci-fi authors.

One note specific to this largely lackluster collection. Chirurgeon, by Nick Kyme, is the worst of the bunch. Not because of the writing, but because Ian Brooker as Fabius Bile is the worst fucking thing I have ever heard. He does it as a stereotypical mad scientist voice, but one that is so over the top a Saturday morning cartoon would have cut it for being excessive. I've listened to dozens, if not hundreds, of hours of Horus Heresy anthologies and this was the first one I had to skip.

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i hate the books of short stories

I really wish they would label these as books of short stories instead of a title like War without in so that way I do not waste a credit on a book of excerpts from other Horus heresy books.

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not perfect but worth it

a good read. while some stories are almost boring i thought all of them advanced either the story or a character so as a result it gets a 4 star for that reason.

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Another classic full of stories

I truly enjoy a book with a bunch of great stories in it and this is one of those books. Fills in some needed areas.

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Did not care for some

I didn't care for the boring tones some of the narrator's. I also had to skip some stories because of them, and I felt it the stories didn't matter.

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Filler

If you're interested storys behind a lot of the main and background characters? Then this book is for you! If you want to continue the Horus heresy plot line? Skip this one. It's hard to get invested in short stories sometimes but if that's your thing then go for it!

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All the horror of 40k delivered with a warhammer

Unlike star wars or a Dc/Marvel comic, warhammer seems to be able to tell a grand coherent story spread across thousands of pages and dozens of authors. Unlike Star Wars, many of the characters are just downright unlikable. This series of anthologies spends a long time with the traitor legions. Even if they are complex and flawed and relatively well written characters, I find them unrelatable and unliked. For this series, the authors are great at their tasks, the narrators are the finest in their art and if you truly want the grim dark, you found the right book. If you are new to 30k, or you want characters you can sympathize with, please start somewhere else. That said, the final story featuring Alivia almost makes the entire book worthwhile.

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Great short story collection

I have immensely enjoyed this series to date and the interspersed short story collection help to reunite the reader with all the characters as well as create a more vivid and interesting universe. Well done. As always narration is awesome

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  • 12-03-19

Decent short Stories

Some great short stories espcially near the end. Keep with it. Always great to get a story with one of Malcadors unbranded Marines especially a loyal lunar wolf.

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  • 04-29-19

really good

great collection of stories
really enjoyed this.
I need to write eight more reveiw words

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  • Stuart Lee
  • 01-16-19

some good, some bad

some great stories, some seen a little pointless.
didnt really have the feel of the horus heresy like a lot of the others!
1 or 2 stories in there that left me wanting to read more

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  • John B.
  • 06-04-20

Great. But David Annandale

As the title says. The majority of the authors and narrators were great but what prevented a 5 star was author David Annandale. Every book I have read and listened to of his has been utterly boring and miserable. It is no wonder he gets the less important and inconsequential stories of Horus Heresy. I literally role my eyes every time I see his name to a book and can pick out his writing style everytime if I don't look at the authors name. Please Dave be more exciting and take few notes from Aaron. I cling to every word Aaron's books and read some of them twice.