I accidentally listened to the second audiobook in the Garro series, but having enjoyed it a great deal I checked out the first and enjoyed it just as much. The story is written by James Swallow, who also wrote Flight of the Eisenstein, the book in which Garro first appeared as the protagonist. This audiobook continues his story as he is sent on a secret mission to recruit an Astartes from the Ultramarines.
The story is straightforward and includes a lot of action as it takes place during the battle of Calth where the Ultramarines fought The traitorous Word Bearers. It’s a 70-minute, so the equivalent to a short story and basically fills in small events that take place in the background of the Civil War.
Toby Longworth’s performance is engaging and entertaining with different voices to represent the different characters dialogue and an engaging tone during the dramatic scenes. The inclusion of music and sound effects helps to further engage the listener with what is happening in the story.
I recommend the audiobook to anyone who has a great interest in the Horus Heresy series and I look forward to hearing more of Garro’s story.