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Dark King and Lightning Tower (The Horus Heresy) Audio CD – Audiobook, 29 Apr 2010


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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: The Black Library (29 April 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1844166228
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844166220
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.1 x 12.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 456,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dan Abnett - Dark King and Lightning Tower (Horus Her

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. A. Wake on 12 Nov 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is a good pair of audiobook/ audio dramas from Graham McNeil and Dan Abnett. That is to say good; very interesting and great at times, but not quite as good as the novels in this series.

Many people have complained about how short these are, but that is what they are: Short Stories, and as such rather good ones. One is certainly better than the other, so I will discuss them separately.

The Dark King by Graham McNeil

This is a fantastic glimpse at the Night Lords legion and how they fell, focussing directly upon their primarch. Without spoiling anything the action at its centre is viscera incarnate and pulses along like an enraged heartbeat, and it is this that really qualifies this as an appropriate source for an audibook. You truly are swept along with the pace and violence.

My criticisms would be that the reading is a little over pronounced and excitable before the actions is worthy of it, but you quickly get over this.

The sound effects and music are not incredible, but do add some depth and colour.

Overall I would give the Dark King 4.5 out of 5

The Lightning Tower by Dan Abnett

I am a huge Dan Abnett fan and I did enjoy this story, but in all honesty this is a short story, a good one, but a short story and not necessarily worthy of being an audiobook.

It is a fascinating look at the armour being added to the Imperial Palace on Terra and Dorn's musings on the Heresy and his fears, but it just did not quite keep my attention as an audiobook, as I believe it would if I were reading it from an actual page.
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Iv always been into my science fiction and this story is as good as all the others in this series. Puts you in the dark,gloomy ,dangerous world of the Space Marines.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stefan Asp on 9 July 2010
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This audiobook actually contains two short stories, and when I write "short" it is with an emphasis! However, they are both very well narrated and offers an interesting insight into Konrad Curze of the Night Lords and Rogal Dorn of the Imperial Fists. I enjoyed both of these stories extremely and hear them again from time to time.
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful By P. Brown on 1 July 2010
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I am a big fan of Warhammer Novels and of Dan Abnetts work in particular. I bought this CD to listen to on a long car journey and was very disappointed. It consists of two "short stories", but these are, in fact, not short stories at all but chapters from a longer story. Each story does not stand alone, but relies on you knowing a good deal about the warhammer universe to begin with. Each has no satisfactory ending and reads like the first chapter of a longer story and leave more questions than they answer. Equally, they are both boring stories. I would have put up with the short running time if the stories were full of action and adventure, but there is only one scene of action on the whole CD. The production quality and the acting was excellent, but this is one to avoid....
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