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    Censured at the Council of Nikaea for his flagrant use of sorcery, Magnus the Red and his Thousand Sons Legion retreat to their homeworld of Prospero to continue their use of the arcane arts in secret.

    But when the ill-fated primarch forsees the treachery of Warmaster Horus and warns the Emperor with the very powers he was forbidden to use, the Master of Mankind dispatches fellow primarch Leman Russ to attack Prospero itself. But Magnus has seen more than the betrayal of Horus and the witnessed revelations will change the fate of his fallen Legion, and its primarch, forever.

    ©2010 Games Workshop Limited (P)2010 Games Workshop Limited

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    • Tracey
    • 07/04/2019

    Couldn't even finish it

    I've heard that this was a good book, but the narrator did such a terrible job that it couldn't hold my attention past the first couple of chapters.
    This is one that should be redone with a real professional narrator who can capture the essence of the 30k/40k verse. Toby Longworth, Jonathan Keeble, John Banks, Gareth Armstrong or David Timson are all much better narrators, far superior to Martyn Ellis.

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    • Nick
    • 16/02/2018

    Horrible narrator made me stop listening

    What did you like best about A Thousand Sons? What did you like least?

    A book about the Burning of Prospero and the Thousand Sons!

    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I couldn't make it to the ending because the mewling, nasally voice of the narrator made me abandon the book after 2.5 chapters. He makes every character, men and women alike, sound like simpering, whiny children after they've been scolded.

    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a different narrator, preferably Toby Longworth who can actually capture the spirit and mood of the 41st Millennium.

    Was A Thousand Sons worth the listening time?

    Considering I couldn't make it through the book, I really can't say.

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    • Lambert2191
    • 28/05/2018

    Looks like I'll be getting the kindle version

    Got about 5 chapters in before giving up. I can't really comment on how the book is yet, but the narrator really isn't very good.

    Compared to the likes of Toby Longworth, David Timson and Gareth Armstrong, Martyn Ellis just doesn't shape up.

    I'm sure there are books where his particular way of speaking is perfectly acceptable, but it is not here. I will be refunding this one and urge anyone that wants to read Thousand Sons to just get it on kindle instead.

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    • Brett Casey
    • 24/01/2018

    get a better narrator!

    So out of all the 40k books ive listened to or read this one took the longest. the names of characters were too complex that they did not even seem human and this made following certain events confusing. but what reallky made it difficult to finish this Audio book was the narrator. the only change of voice he used for different characters was an increase in his volume, so it sometimes leaves you wondering as to whos talking.

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    • Callum
    • 18/03/2019

    Narrator doesn't do it justice

    I've been going through the Horus heresy series, and it was tough to listen to this. I think as the rest of the series the narrator is slower in pace and has a more baritone pitch this throws you off.

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    • Stacey McGovern
    • 11/03/2019

    Good story. Bad narrator.

    The narrator reads to fast, and with little emotion. Listening at 90% speed made it more tolerable.

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    • SYLOH
    • 15/02/2019

    Bad Narrator, Good Book

    The narrator sounds like he has a lisp and is talking through a phone. it almost drags down one of the better HH books.

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    • Peter
    • 27/03/2019

    Painful

    I've tried to listen to this multiple times, but it's just too awful I can't

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    • G$
    • 16/08/2019

    One of the best written but saddest of the series

    I loved everything about the book, the narrator, in my opinion is actually very good, I can understand why it's not for everyone but I liked it.
    The overall tone of the book is hopeful, innocent and arrogant but it fits how my favorite legion acted. The whole time the legion is so close to showing their worth but to get shot down at every turn, and when things are at their worst, their actions were greater than anyone elses under their circumstance but it's just so sad how Horus pushed them into betrayal. They were so close to being the good guys, it's so sad...

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    • Michael
    • 24/10/2018

    Narration made this impossible to listen to.

    The narration was simply abysmal.
    I don't blame the narrator 100%. This was poorly directed and produced. The pacing of his narration was so rapid and poorly done that is was impossible to tell sometime when a new scene had started. I don't understand how this was allowed to happen.
    The accents everyone has were far too similar and added to the mess that the pacing started.

    This is a shame because I love this story, having read the book, previously. The Thousand Sons are my favorite chapter, and their story is awesome, but this attempt at an Audible book is a complete failure.

    Skip this one. Either read it yourself, or get the story notes from the Wiki.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 23/09/2020

    Great book, mediocre narrator

    The book itself is rather interesting and develops well, but the narrator seems to think that shouting is a good substitute for emphasis and cadence. If you can stomach the first few chapters though you sill grow accustomed to it and it will not bother you in unraveling the fate of tue thousand sons.

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    • Chris E.
    • 11/08/2020

    I felt grief for the fate of this legion

    I never liked the 1000 sons, after listening to this novel, I truly love them.

    They are my favored legion due to their noble intent and their to human failure.

    I felt sorrow while listening to their faith.

    Reader knows what he does!!!

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    • Mark
    • 03/10/2018

    By far the best book in the 40k universe

    Going through this book a second time has made me appreciate the tragedy even more.
    Everything about this book is simply perfect. Writing, content, length, character development...

    A must read!

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    • Balancius
    • 08/08/2019

    Spannend & Packend

    Dieses Hörbuch ist super spannend. Die Hintergrundgeschichte der Thousand Sons ist packend, mitreißend und tragisch zugleich. Der Sprecher schafft es, diesem Hörbuch und all seinen Charakteren Leben einzuhauchen

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 31/12/2018

    Fantastic

    This book really gabe Personality too the big and the small names from the WH40K Universe. IIt all gits so perfectly together.

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    • Benjamin
    • 02/10/2018

    Lore at its best

    Cool story about the background of the Thousand Sons. Depicts how the immaterium and psikers might work. Good read. Maybe they are no traitors after all.