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Summary

For too long had the Vth Legion ranged out beyond the sight of the wider Imperium, remaining ignorant of the Warmaster's rebellion and the war that inevitably followed.

Only once their primarch, Jaghatai Khan, had satisfied himself that the path before them was just and true did the White Scars choose a side, taking the fight to the traitors on every front. But, four years later, the Legion's unfettered spirit has been broken by relentless attritional warfare against the Death Guard and the Emperor's Children - the Khan's Stormseers must find a clear route to Terra if they are to take part in the final, apocalyptic battle.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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not enough

Good story just not enough death guard for my liking

can't wait to listen to the next story though

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unmissable entry in the series

wow I enjoyed listening to this so much.
There are some vague spoilers below!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is one of the first horus heresy books that hasn't left me feeling depressed in a long time
and we are treated to an awesome example of how a primarch fares against a greater daemon.
Epic fleet battles and astartes warfare. Dont skip this one.

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Great story, even better voice acting

Love the story. Another excellent chapter in the 30k story. John Banks is superb and really gives the performance 100%.

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honestly the worst bl story I've ever tried. the story was shaped and confused and the voice acting was grating. tried so many times to finish but just couldn't.

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Superb

Chris Wraight smashed this out of the park. I'm so glad he is also writing a Siege of Terra novel for the rematch 😉. John Banks has done another stellar narration and the voice acting is top notch.

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I have yo give the narrator FULL CREDIT!!!

If you listen to this book for one reason, do it for the greatest narration I have heard outside of the bigger 40k productions!!!

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  • 15-01-22

For the Great Khan!

the white scars at war. amazing well written and a good listen. the writing style keeps the legions roots at the forefront

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Much too complicated

Sadly, i cannot remember more than 10 min out of this book. The description is as if you would watch a movie, but verbally performed as poetry.

The few moments one does remember is good, but sadly this part did not do all that much for me.

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Great book with great voice over!

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Great book. The buildup to the climax was great and we also got to know a just a tiny little more on the background of the Throne. Voice-over was great to.
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This is a great followup on the earlier Scars book and the way how the Scars eventually get back to Terra is super suspenseful.
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After listening to a lot of books narrated by either Jonathan Keeble or Toby Longworth in the 30k/40k universe I was unpleasantly surprised in the first few minutes of this book. John has a different way of narrating which I needed to get used to. I must say however that his performance quickly grew on my and was outstanding. I especially liked his Mortarion!

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sad but good

very good this one, top 5 of the books I've read, very sad this one though

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  • 05-04-18

Great Story, Distracting Narrator

I loved Scars. Path to Heaven follows up very well. The tale is a great addition to the overall arc of the HH series and I love how distinct the 5th Legion is compared to their peers.

My only real criticism is the use of accents by the narrator. The accents for the Chogoran Scars is something of a stereotypical Asian accent which is silly and annoying and makes each of the characters sound the same so their individual voices and characters get muted. the narrator also pronounces Yesugei laughably incorrectly. In an audiobook you need distinct voices for each character so you can organize who is who and who is speaking and the narrator's reliance on a silly accent makes each of the Scars sound the same, except for the one Terran born Scar, which is dissapointing.

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  • Ronnie Komstedt
  • 31-07-19

A very good book, but narrator didn't make it easy

The story was gripping, and was a great continuation of the White Scars story, but the book has a lot of shifting perspectives and while John Banks generally is a good narrator, he gave zero sign when the perspectives changed, not so much as an extra breath between lines, which made some part hard to follow

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  • Lee Archer
  • 11-04-22

One of the best

Good space battles, the white scars books are some of the best. Hope to see them in the coming books, cause the void battles in this we're just as good previous books.

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  • Infernoboy 2063
  • 17-12-21

boring

hard to finish. it felt like a chore trying to get to the end .

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  • Chris
  • 01-12-21

Still very good, despite contraversy

I definitely agree that JB's White Scar performance was not as good as I'd hoped. I definitely prefer him to voice nightlords and the like. But it wasn't enough to get me to stop listening. He's still a great narrator and the story is very important!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-21

Amazing

A must read in the series, deeper look into the white scars. Also very well read by John Banks. He really portrays the feelings of the characters well.

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  • Bret Noel
  • 24-08-21

fantastic

This book answers many questions. If you are a fan of the white scars you need to hear it.

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  • John Rood
  • 20-07-21

Decent

Voice acting isn’t as bad as other reviews say. Narrator is not Asian, big deal. I thought the first part was a bit slow but it actually turned out to be a pretty good story. Not in in my top 5 HH novels but still worth the listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-21

Insanely fun

The characters are beautiful, odd description for a heresy book but they really were. I usually listen to these books while I work. This one though, I stared at a wall for the last 3 hours it was that engaging.

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  • Richard
  • 07-07-21

Gooood

Actually much better then I have expected :) Good characters, good story, action, redemption and plot twists and resolution. I have enjoyed it much!