Tuesday, 27 March 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Audio Book Unabridged: Warhammer 40K: Horus Heresy: Prospero Burns - Dan Abnett

Release Date: 27/03/12


The Emperor is enraged. Primarch Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons Legion has made a terrible mistake that endangers the very safety of Terra. With no other choice, the Emperor charges Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, with the apprehension of his brother from the Thousand Sons home world of Prospero. This planet of sorcerers will not be easy to overcome, but Russ and his Space Wolves are not easily deterred. With wrath in his heart, Russ is determined to bring Magnus to justice and bring about the fall of Prospero.


I love an audio book but when you normally get them, they story has been slashed to the nuts and bolts to keep it down to a certain length and as such a lot of the detail is usually missing. So I was very happy when I learned that the Black Library was bringing some of the Horus Heresy titles to the fore to allow readers to feel the full force of battles both on the field as well as within the minds of men without having to cut anything out.

As with the other Black Library audio books it is fun, it has the full on flavour of the Dark Future universe and of course the characters within will remain within the readers mind for quite some time to come. (In fact I dare you to read any Horus Heresy titles after listening and not place the vocals to the characters.) Add to this a foreboding sense throughout due to background atmospheric music alongside cracking talent reading the tale and you know that its going to be a gem. Great stuff.

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