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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but unnecessary HH Audio
As another reviewer has mentioned, this audio almost seems superfluous to the overall story arch, adding nothing to progress the Horus Heresy as a whole. In addition, considering there is already a written collection dedicated soley to Calth (Mark of Calth), it makes you wonder why this tale couldn't have been put in that volume as text... The cynic in me, which is...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cenure i think BL should face some!!
As an ardent fan of the 40k universe for 25 years I was so pleased when they decided to explore the Horus Heresy which is such a cornerstone to the myth of 40k. I have brought all the books and audio books to date and while Censure is a good story I am having to ask myself what are black library playing at? We all know how the heresy starts and how it ends so fleshing...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but unnecessary HH Audio, 14 May 2014
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As another reviewer has mentioned, this audio almost seems superfluous to the overall story arch, adding nothing to progress the Horus Heresy as a whole. In addition, considering there is already a written collection dedicated soley to Calth (Mark of Calth), it makes you wonder why this tale couldn't have been put in that volume as text... The cynic in me, which is increasingly being proved correct, is that BL is simply trying to spin out the series for as much cash as possible...

Nevertheless, I will judge the story by its merits, which are many.
The voice acting is great, plenty of variety, with a few regional accents thrown in (particularly Trooper Raud, Theil's Imperial Army companion).
Sounds effects are ok, there's a few klaxons, engines and other things here, but nothing that stood out, unlike the Titan warhorns in honour to the dead. The boltguns here don't sound heavy enough, and there was an autocannon at one point that sounded too much like a low calibre machine gun...

As for the plot and script: Great storytelling!!
Aeonid Theil is definitely portrayed as the maverick he's made out to be in "Know No Fear", and is perhaps the most human portrayal of a Space Marine I've yet seen in the series. He's almost cheeky!
His companion, Trooper Raud, is also great, displaying the right balance between soldier and human in awe of an Astartes.
Theil's opponent, Kurtha Sedd, is suitably villainous.

The "twist" wasn't anything special, but worked well, particularly considering Theil's love of originality.
And the ending was poignant the way he realised that some things weren't worth fighting for, yet is left with a ray of hope as he leaves with two words from the pilot: Imperium Secundus.

Buy it if you're a fan of the series, but it won't make any sense unless you've already read "Know No Fear". (Mark of Calth, and to some extent The First Heretic are also helpful to understand the background to this one)
It IS a good story, and enjoyable to listen to. Its also now available to download from the BL website as an ebook.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Happy Listener and a great piece of escapism from the real world, 13 Dec 2013
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A cracking new audio book from the Black Library that will not only come across to the listener wonderfully with top notch audio effects and a storyteller that knows how to weave for his audience. With a cracking lead character and an outing that will keep the listener not only glued but entertained all round makes this a top notch offering.

Back this up with solid narration, some cracking twists and all round I was a more than happy viewer.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cenure i think BL should face some!!, 25 Nov 2013
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As an ardent fan of the 40k universe for 25 years I was so pleased when they decided to explore the Horus Heresy which is such a cornerstone to the myth of 40k. I have brought all the books and audio books to date and while Censure is a good story I am having to ask myself what are black library playing at? We all know how the heresy starts and how it ends so fleshing that out and putting some of the middle bits in a great idea. But.... In censure we have another story about Calth and this is my beef with it why is Calth so important? Sure Know no fear is a great book explaining fully how the Word Bearers double cross the ultramarines and why. But do we need more bitty stories about this battle? (mark of Calth already does this)
That to me is the issue with this story it could have been set anywhere it could have added something to a legion we know little about and more importantly it could have added something to the time line. It doesn't it just stops on a planet during a battle I already no so much about. What it does do is advertise a future book in the series called unremembered empire and that's in the last minute of the tale. Ive given it 3 stars because Nick Kyme is a good writer and the story is a good one taken in the context of it just being a space marine story. The interplay with the main characters is good and Sergeant Thiel is a well thought out marine unlike the usual one word I carry a bolter type. The guardsman adds something even if he is a little predictable. The word bearers are good reflecting why they are such a poor thought of legion. But I personally think some of these tales are just becoming money spinners for BL because they know they will sell by having Horus Heresy printed on them. Would this tale have made a 40k branded product? but more importantly would sell half as much if it was......
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