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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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  • 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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Not for the uninitiated.

This book was my first exposure to 40K. An enjoyable read, though I'm sure 40K enthusiasts will appreciate it more than I did. The book avoids descriptions of common vehicles, equipment, and world building which assumes a level of familiarity I did not posses. At best it made the story difficult to visualize, at worst there were segments of the story that devolved into word salad.

I would not recommend this book to 40K noobs like me.

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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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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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Very Good

Had to back up at points, to make sure I heard correctly. It didn't really get in the way of the reading though.

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Wonderful

This is a wonderfully well crafted narrative of the Warhammer 40K series, with excellent voice over

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Great start of a series

To the Warhammer beginners remember that this is thousands of years after some monumental events. The books refers back to them now and again, those interested will want to familiarize yourself with some of those events.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-18

a classic

one of the best down and dirty 40k novels out there. narrator did an amazing job.

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  • Chuck stuff
  • 12-04-18

fantastic

amazingly read and told. the story keeps on going and doesn't seem to stop. can't wait for the second one

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  • The Bloody Nine
  • 11-29-18

excellent gothic 40k sci fi

struggled to get into audio books this did the trick, adult , entertaining and interesting

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  • Mr A J GALLIMORE
  • 11-28-18

Fear denies Faith

Has to be the quintessential Warhammer 40k book!

Are you new to 40k? start here!

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  • Thomas Newell
  • 11-08-18

This is the best Warhammer 40k set of novels.

Dan Abnett borrows from Iain M Banks in some of the style and tech. The Eisenhorn and Ravenour novels are his best and therefore the best in the Warhammer world. Awesome characters and great action throughout. If ever they make a TV series of any of the 40k stuff this is the best and would be unbelievable however if it ever does happen it will be some boring space marine rubbish. Dan Abnetts Eisenhorn series really shows off the vast feel of the 40k universe and it is exciting and action packed. Toby Longworth nails the voices his performance is superb. If you want to try Warhammer 40k this is the best of it so give it a go

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  • Mrs Gail Williscroft
  • 10-28-18

Gripping

A great listen. Voice acting is spectacular and the story is engaging throughout. Highly recommended

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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
  • 12-05-18

Amazing

The best 40k book I have listened too thus far. A great and thrilling intro into an amazing series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-18

an amazing experience

I read Xenos a few ages and thought it would be a good choice to start getting into audio books and I must say it was amazing. Toby Longworth does an amazing job narrating and keeping my attention, I never wanted to stop listening.

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  • Scott
  • 11-23-18

Great but odd quality audio

Another great book by Dan Abnett. I'll confess I was a little bored by the setting of the scene early in the book. The latter stage of the story more than makes up for it however.

The audio is less than ideal. It seems to be either too soft or too loud.

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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.