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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 3 April 2011
Another Garro audio-book is out and for me this was even better then the first one. The voice acting is great and so is the sound effects every sound from the space marines hulking figures crunching into the ground to bolter-fire gives of an authentic feel and makes you feel you're there (yeah I know it sounds like a cliche).

The plot is good and the characters are well made, you have the stoic ultramarine Rubio and the very "passionate" world eater Varren and then Garro, a Legend in the making?

I loved the ending though the only tiny regret is that I expected it all along right from the start.

This is all in all a good production from the Black Library, James Swallow and anyone else involved.

Cheers
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
In a world full of chaos where at times, it feels that every spare second is accounted and that you have next to no free time then you know it's time to get an audio book. After all you can always squeeze it in on the drive to work, during your lunch hour or even whilst taking public transport or household chores. It's a great way to enjoy a title without having to stay still. Of all the audio books out there, the ones that tend to give me the most pleasure are the ones from the Black Library as they've hired top vocal talent, have dark gritty tales and when blended with background music and sound effects they take me away to another place.

This title, a story by James Swallow, takes us back to the Horus Heresy where Garro is seeking a select few chosen ones for a mission that even he has no idea about the importance. It's beautifully told, the combat stunning and with a great plot line the reader will be highly entertained. All in a lot of fun for me and something that clearly demonstrates that the medium is often underused.
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on 14 November 2011
This is the second of the Horus Heresy Audiodramas and the fourth that I have listened to in so many days...and this one is a by far the best (with Raven's Flight a close second).

James Swallow creates bleak, yet frenzied scenes that come alive with the horrors of blood and loss. Toby Longworth puts in another incredible job with the voice acting and the sound effects and music are used to great effect.

As always people complain about the length, but as with the others the running time is over 70 minutes of entertainment, and it is an audiodrama and not a novel or an unabridged audiobook thereof. These audiodramas give incredible insight to moments and characters the books do not dwell upon, or should be seen again. I personally am loving these audiodramas for their quality and to keep me busy when it's my fiancee's turn on Skyrim, and while lost in drama of the 31st century I honestly have my attention fully focused on the unraveling tapestries these authors and voice actors have woven. I didn't even think of a dragon once...and hopped straight on here to review it I enjoyed it so much.

A saga it is not, but a great story, wondefully performed it is and if I could I would give it more than 5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
When it comes to audio shorts like this, you expect nothing major to happen and expect it to be self contained as most people will not bother with the audio books and just stick to the novels. This blew that out of the water, a great story with great characters, but gives the heresy as a whole a major development that will have a massive impact on the future of the series. Brilliant.
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on 31 August 2011
I liked this audio book, the voice actings good, the sound effects create a vivid atmosphere and all in all its a good effort.

Where my problems lie is with the story itself. The first audio cd covered garro and Roubio at the begining of Garros quest, but this one seems to have skipped to the very end with no explanation of how Garro managed to recruit the others. The story therefore feels disjointed and missing a large piece. This is especially evident with one of Garros companions in this story who has minimal background and therefore highlights the missing piece. Now I've read all the books so far and may have forgotten if the background to this character appeared in one of the other books perhaps Flight of the Eisenstein. However I was really looking forward to the stories of Garro recruiting people and now feel a little cheated.

I'm still going to purchase any further audio cds as i do think they are perfect for long car journeys and I'm sure this arc will carry on to give the grey knights further back story.
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on 20 April 2013
Legion of One continues the Garro arc of the best selling Horus Heresy series by Black Library, the publishing arm of Games Workshop.

The audio quality is great, and there's some amazing character development going on here.
Without giving too much away, Garro and his team arrive on a supposedly dead planet looking for a new recruit.
The identity of this recruit is the big spoiler, but also the reason why I initially give this 4 rather than 5 stars - I want to see how they use this "new" character in future novels before I reconsider this as a sort of Deus ex Machina. Read Galaxy in Flames by Ben Counter, the 3rd book in the series, for more info!
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on 19 September 2011
In spite of great narration, compared to the other Black Library audio books the story is predictable and too short. The Garro series would have been better sold as one larger audio book. Having read the earlier Heresy series books the outcome of the plot is too obvious. I hope the author - SWALLOW - intended to develop Garro's future adventures alongside one of the other subplots in the series, otherwise the storyline fails to contribute much to the Heresy series.
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on 9 June 2011
I like the BL audio books even with the lack of actors and sound affects and this is my new top fav but I feel I must point out some thing missing from the title.

This is the 2nd (maybe 3rd) in the Garrow story line. Do not listen to it untill you have heard the first or the Garro/HH books as they set the timeline for the characters featured.

That out of the way, this is one of the better ones.

5/5 !
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on 17 September 2011
This was such a joy to listen to, a brilliant story, well read by the narrator and the sound effects were great as well. And too top it all off, a brilliant twist at the end, well worth buying, and i will listen to it again and again
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on 6 August 2012
as with the other stories in the Horus heresy there is no let down in this one either and once again we follow Nathaniel Garro on his solo quest about the galaxy.Very good story and am looking forward to the next one of his
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