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15-01-2011, 07:36 PM
So i thought i'd open this to discuss the audio books.
So far i've bought and ripped but not listened to the nightlord one, but i have listened to thunder from fenris. My thoughts are this; its a nice way to enjoy 40k stories. It has issues, but i think its because they are new to the audiobook game. The voice they've hired is certainly a good choice, the stories seem a little a-typical in thunder from fenris but i suspect since it was one of the earliest audiobooks it was a simple experimental story, rather than some of the ones i except to see in the near future...
i shall give my review of the nightlord one when i listen, since i was impressed by the first book
15-01-2011, 07:43 PM
As mentioned on MSN, a lot of the critique I have read about the Horus Heresy audio books implies that they contradict some vital aspects of the fluff mentioned within the paper novels. Having not listened to them myself I don't know if this is true, but a few locations have mentioned so the ramblings are likely to hold some weight.
I have still not decided whether I am going to take the audio book plunge yet. Folks may persuade me with their views in this thread.
15-01-2011, 07:50 PM
well i might be able to send you one of the chapters from the nightlord A-book, you can judge it for yourself. BL's website also has samples, its what convinsed me
15-01-2011, 07:52 PM
Hit me up with some links then my good man.
15-01-2011, 08:00 PM
Thunder from Fenris (http://www.blacklibrary.com/Digital/Thunder-from-Fenris-mp3.html)
Ravens flights (http://www.blacklibrary.com/Digital/Ravens-Flight-mp3.html)
General audiobooks (http://www.blacklibrary.com/Digital?filter_action=3&filter_value=3)
16-01-2011, 07:12 PM
Hmmm, this wasn't half bad. I can see why they would be great to accompany a painting sessions that's for sure.
Enjoyed the bit on Raven's Flight where Corax pulls the arm off an Iron Warrior who is wielding a chainsword and then used the arm, which still had the chainsword in its grip, to cut the head off the marine whose arm it was - legend.
17-01-2011, 12:58 PM
i've just bought two more e-books, having bought throne of lies and thunder from fenris. my review of these;
the reading talent is fairly good, not perfect. they are good at the job, its just sometimes the choice of reader isn't... 40k enough. That said, considering the way these a-books are done, i'll give them credit. its definatly a nice change of pace from the books if your looking for fiction, or can't find the time to read (or like i had yesterday, trying to read a book on a cramped bus isn't fun. next time i'll stick with the A-book)
20-01-2011, 02:20 PM
Flight of the raven; i've only listened to half of this, but so far it seems quite good. it doesn't give Corax the level of personality defenition it probably should but then the other guys have either been subject to a novel, or they've been see through eyes of a brother.
Oath of moment; i enjoy this... there are some effors but i'm not that sure on the time scale of the heresy, i haven't looked at the fluff since before the horus rising. However, ignoring the chances of fluff error, it gives a nice short story about calth, given the failure that bugger up in the abyss....
I loved Throne of Lies. The whole nightlord series is epic, a very nice way to approach a chaos side of the lords story, unlike lord of the night, which went from a un-loyalists eyes.