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Thorn and Talon: Eisenhorn and Ravenor (Eisenhorn Audio)

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Eisenhorn and Ravenor in a new double cd audio dramaThe Inquisition is the most powerful and secretive organisation within the Imperium. Its agents, the Inquisitors, are the last line of defence for mankind. Gregor Eisenhorn, dedicated servant of the Inquisition, takes to the field again in three audio dramas. Regia Occulta finds him on a world wracked by ethereal storms a ...more
Audio CD, 1 page
Published November 29th 2011 by Black Library
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Eric
Aug 17, 2015 Eric rated it liked it
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Robert McCarroll
Feb 17, 2015 Robert McCarroll rated it liked it
Shelves: 40k
There are three different audio dramas in this collection. I will cover them separately, as they are disconnected from each other.

Master Imus' Transgression - 4 stars: I covered this under it's own entry.

Regia Occulta - 3 Stars:

An interesting yarn where Eisenhorn does some actual investigative work. The mystery was not terribly complex, but it wasn't a long enough piece for that. The action beats at the end were well handled, and the killer was not what I thought it would be. To go into detail w
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Abhinav
Feb 15, 2012 Abhinav rated it it was amazing
Shadowhawk reviews Dan Abnett’s first audio drama for his Inquisition novels, Thorn and Talon, featuring characters from the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies.

“Thorn and Talon is some of Dan’s finest work ever and shows why he really understands the more domestic side of the Warhammer 40,000 setting.” ~ The Founding Fields

Thorn and Talon is one of the newest audio dramas from Black Library, coming straight from the master of the setting himself, Dan Abnett. Does that sound like high praise? Good,
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Lex
Sep 19, 2012 Lex rated it really liked it
This collection of 3 short stories made me like the Inquisitors a lot more than some of the Space Marines in their own novellas.

Master Imus's Transgression - I love the atmosphere described in this story - it being dark and creepy, as narrated by Master Imus, a clerk of the Imperium (the voice acting is superb). Inquisitor Eisenhorn investigates Imus' connection to a small crime of fraudulence and it ends up in a delightful discovery, both for Master Imus and the tale's end. A felt a tinge of Lo
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Cloak88
Sep 08, 2016 Cloak88 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, audiobook
Dan Abnett at his best and now fully voice acted.

Thorn and Talon is a collection of three shortstories from his Inquisitor Eisenhorn and Ravenor series. The writing is superb, as is the voiceacting, soundeffects and overall feeling. The stories two of themself are about Eisenhorn in his younger days and one is about Ravenor on one of his investigations.

Full marks on everything and a almost perfect characters/ atmosphere introduction of his Inquisitor series.
figura4
Aug 14, 2015 figura4 rated it really liked it
Abnett riesce almeno in parte a mettere a frutto le enormi potenzialità dell'universo di warhammer 40k, sfruttando uno dei personaggi più iconici, l'inquisitore Eisenhorn. Spesso la letteratura della black library tende a ridursi ad una sequenza di combattimenti e scene d'azione un po' fini a se stesse, ma Abnett dimostra che è possibile fare ben di meglio.
nooker
May 02, 2014 nooker rated it really liked it
Shelves: warhammer-40k
Master Imus's Transgression
Interesting story of no good deed goes unpunished. Some mathy aspects which were fun. Cool to see Eisenhorn early in his career.

Regia Occulta
Cool almost Jack the Ripper story. Bummed who "Jack" was, but really cool how they got there.

Thorn Wishes Talon
Fun to see Ravenor later in life and interesting to see what had happened to Eisenhorn.
Calin
Dec 24, 2013 Calin rated it it was amazing
Let me begin with, I am not a gamer so I did not come to these stories from that direction. That makes a bit of difference but not enough to keep me away. I had done a little research as to where to start and in the end, I just jumped in here.

With that said, I just stumbled upon the Warhammer 40k series and I have begun with the Thorn and Talon short stories. I am enthralled with this new reality and yet lost at the same time but just enough to make we want to read more and more to learn more a
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Scooter
Mar 29, 2013 Scooter rated it really liked it
Shelves: warhammer-40k
In my humble opinion, this is one of the better listens(reads)of the audio books selection that provided by the folk at Black Library.
The three stories all work seamlessly well transposed to the audio format and that is mostly due to the fact that Dan Abnett is a good writer and that the characters in the stories are not gene enhanced space marines, who tend to be given pompous, bombastic vocal tones that would be better attributed to an intro to a Manowar song.
I've had the pleasure of reading t
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Dragonfire
Mar 09, 2015 Dragonfire rated it it was amazing
This short story reveals significant plot details and quality is the same as main series.
Jimmy
Jan 26, 2012 Jimmy rated it really liked it
Great to have more Eisenhorn and Ravenor stories.

I was initially surprised at the first story being set back in Eisenhorns Interrogator days and had to check I'd got the correct item. Serves me right for not paying attention to the blurbs.

So the first story was interesting and all but lets be fair we're all here for Thorn and Talon.

I loved the story. It bridges story arcs, it shows the genuine affection between the Inquisitors and if you're like me it's going to make you go and re-read the Raven
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Tom
Oct 03, 2012 Tom rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
A nice collection of stories that whet my appetite for the upcoming Bequin trilogy (i.e. Eisenhorn vs Ravenor). Thorn Wishes talon fits in between the books of the Ravenor trilogy while Master Imus's Transgression and Regia Occulta give us a nice look at the early career of Gregor Eisenhorn. The stories are all great, but no surprises there, and I really must comment on how good the production was in this audio book.
Marco Vaca
May 03, 2013 Marco Vaca rated it really liked it
Very good short stories of the Ordos' greatest inquisitor.

I liked "Regia occulta" the most. And it's a tie between the other two. Made me want to re-re-read Eisenhorn, before I finally get to read the Ravenor trilogy.

Excellent production value !
Jen
Mar 28, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
Oh man. Now I have to go back and read both trilogies again. There were a couple places where it was difficult to hear the narration due to the background audio, but overall it was really fun and made my commute super interesting
Patt
Jul 30, 2013 Patt rated it liked it
Always good to hear abour the inquisitors...
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