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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Herbert Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Decades after his original novels, the saga was continued by Herbert's son, Brian, in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson. Now Herbert and Anderson, working from Frank Herbert's own notes, reveal a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe: the Butlerian Jihad, the war that was fought ten thousand years before the events of Dune - the war in which humans wrested their freedom from thinking machines.

We learn of the betrayal that made mortal enemies of House Atreides and House Harkonnen. Herein are the foundations of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, the Suk Doctors, the Order of Mentats, and the mysteriously altered Navigators of the Spacing Guild. Here is the amazing tale of the Zensunni Wanderers and here, too, is the planet of Arrakis, where traders have discovered the remarkable properties of the spice melange...

To emerge victorious over their brutal adversaries in the Jihad, the human race and its leaders have only the weapons of imagination, compassion, and the capacity for love. It will have to be enough. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sean | 2/16/2014

    " I enjoyed this collaboration between the two authors. It describes the period leading up to the machine wars which predates the Dune story by 11,000 years. It also sets the background to the Spacing Guild, the Suk doctors, and the Bene Gesserit, as well as the Freemen. One challenge I had near the end was the connection of jihad with the League of Nobles. The notion of a holy war in a society (Nobles) without any faith seemed odd. How are they going to bridge the gap between the Zensunnis and Zenshiites who shaped the Freemen and the rest of society? Then 11,000 years later society is stratified as before the machine wars at the commencement of the Dune series as we know it. I supposed I will need to read the sequel to this one to find out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bob | 2/14/2014

    " I cheated, I listened to this on tape (to and from work), its good, if you like to know more about the Dune world. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Navarra | 2/4/2014

    " I really wish I could give this author a negative star rating. With the exception of reviews on this book, mostly for the purpose of warning people who liked Frank Herbert's Dune series, I will pretend that these books do not exist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ricco | 1/22/2014

    " The Dune Saga is a must read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

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