• Angron: Slave of Nuceria

  • Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 11
  • By: Ian St Martin
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (557 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Primarchs novel

The Twelfth Primarch has been found! United with the War Hounds - now renamed the World Eaters - the gladiator Angron gives his sons an ultimatum that will change their very nature, and their destiny.

Listen to it because:

You've seen the immediate aftermath of Angron's recruitment into the Imperium in the short story 'After Desh'ea' - now Ian St. Martin brings us the details of what happened next, and the World Eaters' adoption of the Butcher's Nails.

The story:

As the Emperor travels the galaxy at the head of his Great Crusade, few events are as important as rediscovering his scattered sons, the Primarchs, and bestowing them as the masters of their Legions. United, a Legion becomes a reflection of its Primarch, both in his strengths and his flaws. For the Twelfth Legion, once the War Hounds and now the World Eaters, the line between strength and flaw is almost impossible to separate. Placed in command of a Legion he does not want, in service to a father he cannot forgive, Angron gives an ultimatum to his children, one that will set them down a path that they can never return from. So desperate for his acknowledgment, will the World Eaters follow their father and cast themselves in his broken image, or will they resist? And will any of them ever learn who their father was truly meant to be?

Written by Ian St. Martin. Performed by Jonathan Keeble.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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Mishandled and Clumsy

Ian St Martin manages only to convolute a previous iconic and defining plot-point of Aaron Dembski-Bowden's superior "Betrayer" and "Butcher's Nails" and further manages to make the story of Angron more complicated to reconcile from both a lore and interpersonal stand-point.

Jonathan Keeble gives his usual competent performance with decent characterization and excellent pacing though I find his peculiar affectation of changing characterizations from what were brilliantly and iconically captured in his performance of earlier Horus Heresy works jarring.

Overall the story presents more like the author's attempt at rewriting the Istvan atrocity with sloppily wedged-in plot devices to answer the sizable questions his narrative presents. In this novella we are treated to a legion new to its single most defining negative attribute yet behaves with less reason and temperance than is exhibited during their sack of Armatura decades later despite the characterization of them having slid into increased excesses and loss of reason by that time. The moments of introspection about the character and personality of Angron in his moments of lucidity and rationality and prior to his mutilation are fascinating and revealing but inevitably fail to save this.

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Not what I expected.

Listening and reading through various Khorne and world eaters stories, I expected this to be the simple story of Spartacus that is Angron. Instead I got a deep look into the sadness and fear that the true War Hounds felt, as their father primarch cast reason aside. Ripping the honor away from a legion that gained praise from the God Emperor himself. Normally in the grim dark, good and bad guys are no where to be seen. Only grey folk so the deeds may be completed for the future of humanity.

This book has a hero though. We know what the World Eaters become, so we know the fate of good and evil in this story. Before I did not know just how cruel the process was. I thought of the World Eaters as berserkers badasses. Now it’s more complex and I needed that.

Khorne has more honor than Angron.
Blood for the Blood God and all that.

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great story, excellent reader

First, Keeble is a marvelous reader. Every one of the books that he performs for Black Library makes the book that much better. Tone is accurate, he performs how the author wrote the pieces. If the author says slurred, then Keeble's character slurs. That sort of professionalism is too rare.

St. Martin doesn't write a lot for the Horus Heresy, but this book captured the soul of the old legion and its corruption at the hand of its newly founded primarch.

The only drawback is that the story jumps about a bit at times. You can piece together what happens, but the story could have benefitted.

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Wow... just ... omg!!!

I love warhammer if anyone hasn’t noticed. But these books are beyond good. There’s something for everyone. Brotherhood, combat, wonton destruction, calculated Machiavellian planning, duty, courage and honor.
I never thought I’d feel compassion for Angron, but I really feel like he was abandoned. I recommend any Black Library book.

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I loved this book

Jonathan keeble is, as always, an amazing narrator. he brings the books to life so very well. a fantastic story!

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must read for traitors

provides a lot of good background on Angrons life as a gladiator and the events surrounding the legions adoption of "the nails".

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The worst of the Primarchs books

I really tried to like this book, I did. With the announcement the World Eaters were thier own codex and new miniatures form GW I wanted to learn more about thier lore. I could not even make it past chapter 7. The story was so incredibally boring with events that added abosolutely nothing to 40K lore.
Save your credit or money and avoid this piece of trash.

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Angron the weak

Probably the least favorite of all the Horus Heresy/Primarch novels I’ve read or listened too…the entire story revolves around developing a “stable” version of the Butchers Nails, with flashbacks of Angron’s time on Nuceria in the Gladiatorial pits, with slight mention of the relationships he formed with his slave “brothers” and “sisters”. It attempts to develop Angron past the image of a mindless murderer, but only ends up portraying him as a depthless coward, wallowing in his own self pity, angry at his “Father” for stealing his glorious death from him. The epilogue is also poorly written, grasping at some sort of closure for the XII Legion and their plight, focusing more on the depths of their depravity then focusing on the actual fall of the World Eaters. Jonathan Keeble does a superb job narrating this story, but can’t save it from its lack of depth.

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Vastly Underwhelming at its best

very basic story that is not compelling...
the primarch Angron is but a reclusive animal...
there isnt much depth at all to the why things are happening as they are.
the all-awesome, incredible Kharn is a mere simpleton, and is delivered with a really off-putting accent...
i'll say the voice actor is talented but that doesnt warrant a recommendation from me for this audible tale.
of the four primarch tales ive consumed (the Lion, Kurze, Angron & Alpharius), Alpharius was the most interesting; the rest dont give you much for an adult enthusiast to write home about.

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Angry man Angron

this was a emotional Rollercoaster, I am an avid agron/world eaters hater but this gives a lot of back story of slave angron and the butchers nails. good story and gives some sad realization to the inevitability of the butcher's nails and the fall of the world eaters

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-30-19

One of the better ones in the series

This is one of the better books in the Primarchs series, since it sheds light on the history of the primarch in question and also his legion. I would rate this the third best of the ones currently available in Audible of the series (summer 2019). The best one in my opinion is the one about Lorgar and the second the one about Perturabo. Recommended if you've enjoyed the other books in the series, but I would not start with this one unless Angron is your favourite primarch.

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  • richard j duncum
  • 08-17-19

Would highly recommend to anyone that loves lore.

Absolutely brilliant, great delve into a Primarchs, and a legions history with characters that capture your interest. Great pace with clear direction, I'll be listening to this many times.

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  • Jordan
  • 08-04-22

Amazing listen

Horus Heresy fans hate Angron but not me and this story is why.
The story tells us so much and sheds a light on the true tragedy of Angron and his sons, the world waters (war hounds).
I have listened to the book atleast 10 times and every time it hits me, the first time, the ending almost brought me to tears.
Angron and his sons deserved better, they settled for blood instead.

Listen to this book!

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  • Alex L.
  • 06-08-22

mixed feelings

First off, Angron sounded terrible, like the lovechild of Skeletor and Beastman (I've heard Vox in the Void narrate Angron and was expecting that I think). Kharn's accent felt forced (again I was expecting a more Germanic accent in keeping with the lore of Old Terra). HOWEVER.. It was a very good story. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did.

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  • paul sparks
  • 04-14-22

Best Primarch book

By far and I include Alpharius in that which is a book I love, Angron could have been so much more than a psychotic murder machine and it was touching to hear of his painful upbringing, if not for the nails he could have been the emperor’s right hand

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  • john shervington
  • 07-05-21

good

it was heartbreakingly good and I enjoyed every single minute that I listened too

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  • Peter S Whitlam
  • 06-04-21

superb 👌🏻

A fantastic story and excellently executed audio delivery. a brilliant insight into the War Hounds before the nails changed them!

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  • James Holland
  • 04-15-21

Great insight into the early days of the world eaters

Fantastic book, gives an amazing look at the world eaters, kharn is fantastic is ever and give a great look at angrons beginning.

Would recommend for any 12th legion fans

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-20

Angron what else can you say

What a primarch Angron could of been if only he had landed on a more civilised world.
listen and you will understand how and why Angron is the way he is, it develops his character so well

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-13-20

incredible read

very nice insight in the the legion pre-angron. good portrayals all over. certainly sheds some new light on the legion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-19

spectacular

a spectacular read for any world eaters fan. Jonathan keeled nailed the narration as usual.

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  • brent
  • 05-25-22

Fantastic

Not a huge fan of the legion but a great story and look in at a legion that appears otherwise skin deep in the HH.

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  • Abe Killian
  • 12-29-21

Eaters of Worlds Given Context

I'll start this off by saying that I am a War Hounds Legion hobbyist, and was really listening to this to get as much information on the pre-World Eaters Legion that started the XIIth Legion. Information is hard to come by, so little bits here and there is great. As a form of background on the Terran XIIth Legion - the War Hounds - there are some great tids bits, and bridging the time between the pre and post Butcher's Nails, this is also a great way to learn more about how the World Eaters became the bloodthirsty mob they are. A very different force to the War Hounds. The story here is quite good, but it's interesting they went with this foe rather than a major player in the universe. Still, by the end that is explained. This book is less about Angron and more about his sons. Angron is fleshed out nicely in this story, so he's less if a raving maniac, and the Legion's dedication to their gene sire is better explained. As a piece of history and reference this is really good. Great acting and narration and a well written story.