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  • Angel Exterminatus

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 23
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,194 ratings)

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Angel Exterminatus

By: Graham McNeill
Narrated by: David Timson
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Summary

Perturabo - master of siegecraft and the executioner of Olympia. Long has he lived in the shadow of his more favoured primarch brothers, frustrated by the mundane and ignominious duties which regularly fall to his Legion.

When Fulgrim offers him the chance to lead an expedition in search of ancient and destructive xenos weaponry, the Iron Warriors and the Emperor's Children unite and venture deep into the heart of the great star maelstrom that haunts Perturabo's dreams.

Pursued by vengeful survivors from Isstvan V and the revenants of a dead eldar world, they must work quickly if they are to unleash the devastating power of the Angel Exterminatus.

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2012 Games Workshop Limited

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Best one so far

by far the best HH book in my personal opinion. Fantastic storytelling, great narration and what a joy to read

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Incredible

If you have ever wanted to learn more about the Iron Warriors then this is your book! I thought nothing of them before starting this but listening about them had me really interested in them and their Primarch. Truly captivating

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Fun Game

when ever the word "iron" is said have a drink, gives a whole new meaning to grimdark the next morning.

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Worth the listen.

Very underrated book, very similar in style to the 1st books of the Heresy with a focus on Primarchs thoughts as well as how their legions view them. highly recommend.

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perfection

David Timson captures the phoenician perfectly, must read for fans of the emperors children or the iron warriors.

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Awesome

Not many of the Horus Heresy books have disappointed me yet and this one did not disappoint.

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Ok but has space for improvement

This story is ok. A lot of the characters are quite interesting and if you like Shattered Legions or Emperors Children you will certainly love it. My one major gripe is that it takes a very long time to show you anything of the iron warriors and as such leaves more than a third of the characters as not very well fleshed out and one whole faction reduced to just being bitter war gamers and little else

If you want to listen to an iron warriors story I recommend instead Storm of Iron, warhammer 40k. If you are a fan of the other two factions which feature heavily in this book then I can recommend it

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Fulgrim 2 meets a New Primarch to the Horus Heresy

such a well cordoned cast of characters has not been shown since before the time of Remembrancers.

this book has everything that makes this series great, and tells its over-arcing story with the mechanical grace of a clockwork Titan.

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Masterpiece

I have read this book before but the audiobook does it so much more justice.
The narrator keeps you enticed and wanting more.
Fantastic audiobook

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what a story

from start to finish, a really good story, and the narration is on point. don't skip over this book, it's worth the time.

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  • Bridget Cramblit
  • 11-11-18

A deep spiral into the madness of Fulgrim.

This book is fantastic start to finish. If you want to read a book that gives the spotlight to the Iron Warriors and Perturabo, read Angel Exterminatus. Starting with an epic slaughter of a battle between the Iron Warriors and Imperial Fists, introducing Fulgrim in his bizarre flagrancy and slowly showing his descent into Daemon Primarchood, the book takes many twists and turns that are not only enjoyable to read but make you appreciate the absolute cold and bitter bad*sses that the Iron Warriors and Perturabo are. Perturabo went from being a Primarch I knew nothing about to one that I absolutely adore, a tactical mastermind and renaissance man that simply wanted to construct awe inspiring and beautiful structures for the Emperor but forced to tackle the most mentally and physically demanding grindfests that the Imperium could send him too. He is a dreamer turned broken soldier that is willing to do whatever it takes to win. Amazing book, one of my favorites. Easily.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-09-18

Really surprised

I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Perturabo is great and now my second favorite traitor primarch, behind Magnus.

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  • Andre Bingström
  • 23-05-19

Really good book for the lore lovers

For people who love lore its really fascinating to hear the iron warriors side and their reason for going with the warmaster

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-19

Awesome

One of the best of the series so far. Perturabo was a relative mystery to me, and he now seems like one of the more interesting Primarchs, especially among the Traitors. He is a complex character in an elegant plot, and the addition of regular (and excellent) action sequences make for some tense reading. Angel Exterminatus is longer than many (maybe most) of the H.H., and it flew by for me, not in small part to David Timson's great narration.

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  • dale russell
  • 10-12-19

one of the good ones

pertarabo may be a traitor primark. but you get to like him in this one.

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  • Roger Dillon
  • 22-10-19

McNeil continues reign as my favorite 40k author

great book, enjoyed it cover to cover. back and forth perspective between the factions is a fun way to go and it was great to see Chaos taking it's steps toward damnation

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  • Paul
  • 09-10-19

A unexpectedly fun listen

I'm always surprised by how much I enjoy these. At first I was like "a book about Fulgrim and Perturabo" what is going to be good about that...

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Oh... this is such a good story...

The Character interactions are what make this book. You really get to know Perturabo's history and thoughts in this book.

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  • Corey C.
  • 18-08-19

A fantastic story laid low by a medicore author

This story chronicles the interactions of the primarchs Perturabo and Fulgrim. A fantastic look at the degeneration of The Emperor's Children, storying the extreme worship of Slaanesh and the monstrous rites done by Fabius Bile. But, like so many of his other works, Graham McNeill seems intent on mucking it up. From the idea that The Eye of Terror somehow was never named that prior to this story up to the strange lack of knowledge about warp storms, this story suffers from McNeill's inability to grasp that the Warhammer 40,000 world has other authors whose works must be respected and acknowledge, even if only tangentially. This story is a fantastic example of how good the works of GW can be, and how their choice of authors is frequently the blow that hamstrings them the worst.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-19

Great work!

It’s a great story that grow and grows. Add it to the list of great heresy titles

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  • Jason Heady
  • 22-09-18

Perturabo and the Iron Warriors take the spotlight

Overall, the story was very good and I felt it was one of the best in the Horus Heresy series to this point. It is primarily a novel about the Traitor Primarchs Perturabo and Fulgrim as well as parts of their legions. Perturabo is a star in the book and his character was easy for me to empathize with in the novel. If not for a small twist of fate, he could have been one of the most loyal and well-respected Primarchs. Of the nine Traitor Legion Primarchs, this story has scenes depicting him as one of the more reasonable and more sane.

The story is mostly about Fulgrim and Perturabo embarking on a quest to local an ancient super-weapon, the Angel Exterminatus. While they have the resources of two full Legions and their support elements, the Eldar and a force of Loyalists are involved in the chase for the weapon. Amid the potential treachery between aliens, Loyalists and Traitors, even brothers might not be trusted.

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