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The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with uncompromising ruthlessness. When he finally corners an old foe, Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn is drawn into a sinister conspiracy. As events unfold and he gathers allies - and enemies - Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of daemons, all racing to recover an arcane text of abominable power: an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch.

©2001 Games Workshop Ltd. (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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No one expects the Imperial Inquisition!

I've always been a fan of 40k books and Dan Abnett's "Gaunt's Ghosts" are some of the best out there. Naturally, I was very excited to try out anything else he's written. The Eisenhorn series is a fascinating step back from the never ending war of the 41st Millennium and into the guts of the Imperium. The book reads more as an investigation than a war story and really lets you appreciate the parts of the universe that aren't actively on fire all the time. It works incredibly well as an audiobook because it reads like Inquisitor Eisenhorn's personal account of what happened.
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Fantastic Novel and Narrator

Well written and wonderfully performed! I enjoyed it throughout, and will be reading the rest of the series. The emperor protects!

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  • Brian
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • 10-03-17

Thank the Emperor!!!!

Black Library books have finally come to Audible, and this is one of the greatest. I see many, many credits being spent for the foreseeable future.

And the Eisenhorn Trilogy is a fantastic introduction for audible users with no experience in the Warhammer universe.

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Annette at his harrowing best!

Dan Abnett starts his Eisenhorn trilogy off with a blistering fireball! The performance was absolutely superb, with the variety of voices and dialects clear and entertaining.

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An epic battle across the stars

Warhammer 40K novel with a fantastic performance. I own these books but it was great to hear it read out loud.

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Amazing Adaptation of Excellent Book

This is one of my favorite books of all time. The narrator is excellent and does the story justice.

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good slow sci-fi, but not 40k

too slow for my taste, change a handful of words and it's not even 40k. its closer to a hard sci-fit noir story. kinda boring, but there is a lot of detail

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Good performance, odd format and plot armor

Honestly, the "bad guys" should have won some. It feels like there are no stakes when "villains" are fearsome and competent until they appear near Eisenhorn...
Really not a fan of the cuts without transitions, like a log entry with no continuity.

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Best novel I have ever read

Absolutely amazing. If you like sci-fi you have to read the story. I hope they make this into a movie or show one day.

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Must read!

Very enjoyable book! Must read for anybody who likes 40k. Would highly recommend to people that are just looking for a good book to read.

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  • Marcus
  • 10-01-17

Just wow!

So pleased that black library have opened access to their audio book collection to audible. Such well produced product and a skilled author to boot. A very Immersive story. Thank you.

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  • Jack
  • 10-03-17

Exciting and well developed sf classic

Abnett demonstrates why he will always be the most respected warhammer author. All the extreme violence aside Abnett excels at painting rich and fascinatingly detailed worlds and that's exactly what you get along with engrossing characters and an exciting plot. Can't wait for number 2.

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  • Daniel Kendall
  • 10-22-17

Great introduction to black library.

Can't wait to get my next credit for the next in the series! Meant to be as good.

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  • Gabriel Saether
  • 10-03-17

At long last

An excellent introduction to those not to familiar with the universe. And a delight for veterans of the 41st milenium as well

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  • Ross Gard
  • 09-11-18

Great Listen!

What a fantastic listen!

Really enjoyed this story, very fast paced and felt totally engrossed in the story.

Just what you want from a Sci-fi audio book!

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  • Mats Bratlid
  • 09-11-18

My first warhammer book

while a bit overwhelming at times, the warhammer universe is fascinating.
this book had great characters, great action and decent plot

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  • Lyall Macneill
  • 08-30-18

Amazing!!

Well read. Very interesting story with a look into the world of the inquisition. Plenty of action coupled with an HP lovecraft vibe

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  • M. Rawson
  • 08-16-18

More enjoyable than I expected!

In all honesty I wasn't expecting this to be brilliant. I'm a former occasional wargamer and find this as a daily deal, so I decided it was worth a go. And I am very pleasantly surprised! Good story line set in the 40k universe with baked and betrayals aplenty add you'd expect. Good pace to the story, never left feeling bored.

In short a very pleasant surprise and I will look for more in the series now.

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  • G Roberts
  • 08-04-18

Praise the emperor

40k looking to its HP lovecraft roots. Great stuff. -and interesting insight into the daily life of an inquisitor! +giggling space marine librarian!

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  • Printguru
  • 08-01-18

Fantastic

As someone who loved Warhammer 40k as a child, I've come back to it as I have my own son now who is into the gaming. I always enjoyed the lore or 40k, and decided to delve into the books. I am very pleased that I chose Xenos as one of my first books. The story is excellent, and the narration by Toby Longworth is really first rate. What really stands out is the story stands so well on its own, you don't have to be a fan of the 40k universe to enjoy.

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  • Daniel Schiffer
  • 01-12-18

Inquisition at its finest

Abnett captures the grim dark setting. Bureaucratic societies where everyone has an agenda. The utter dread of chaos. And the cleansing role of an inquisitor and the uniqueness in their individual methods. A great Warhammer novel, an even better sci-fi story.

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  • dylan powell
  • 01-07-18

One of 40k best stories.

Highly recommended, By far one of my favourite stories within the 40k universe.

A great representation of the inquisitive struggle with the chaos faction.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-06-18

Compelling story, told well

Xenos is a fantastic window into the world of Warhammer 40k good for both starters and fans of the franchise. Capable of crime-novel intrigue, chilling elements of thriller, and clearly described yet elabourate action scenes, tied together with a gifted narrator that gives life and clarity to dialogue.

While enriched by the knowledge, Xenos is told as such that it can be enjoyed with no prior knowledge of the universe. Conversely, franchise knowledge will not spoil all its secrets, leaving a developing mystery to grip all readers.

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  • Bartosz
  • 03-09-18

great entry into the 40k world of the inquisition.

Loved the story, excellent narration. Keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time and submerge you nicely into the story.