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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,783 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Herbert Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2003 ISBN:
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The breathtaking vision and incomparable storytelling of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, a prequel to Frank Herbert's classic Dune, propelled it to the ranks of speculative fiction's classics in its own right. Now, with all the color, scope, and fascination of the prior novel, comes Dune: The Machine Crusade.

More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat.

The fearsome cymeks, led by Agamemnon, hatch new plots to regain their lost power from Omnius, as their numbers dwindle and time begins to run out. The fighters of Ginaz, led by Jool Noret, forge themselves into an elite warrior class, a weapon against the machine-dominated worlds. Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva are on the verge of the most important discovery in human history: a way to fold space and travel instantaneously to any place in the galaxy.

And on the faraway, nearly worthless planet of Arrakis, Selim Wormrider and his band of outlaws take the first steps to making themselves the feared fighters who will change the course of history: the Fremen.

Here is the unrivaled imaginative power that has put Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson on best seller lists everywhere and earned them the high regard of readers around the globe. The fantastic saga of Dune continues in Dune: The Machine Crusade. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren | 2/17/2014

    " it was alright. nothing fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/31/2014

    " Again, this whole prequel isn't as solid as it could have been. Too long and lacking in substance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rizal | 1/30/2014

    " I kinda get the message. It was supposed to be a very moving story, the most tragic of the trilogy. A story of great despair and supreme sacrifice. If only it was better written... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Takim Williams | 1/16/2014

    " Some trilogies have a weak second book, but the Machine Crusade was better than the Butlerian Jihad. I love all the connections between this book and the original Frank Herbert Dune Chronicles. Can't wait to read the third book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 1/6/2014

    " I love Dune. The original books, and the Lynch film, are some of my favorite things. I like Anderson's other scifi writing, and the Dune prequels are decent, entertaining books. I'm halfway through this one though and realized some of the romantic interactions don't ring so true... it's not something I'd noticed before, so I don't know what that means. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/6/2014

    " Good clean fun, if you like the Dune Universe, this is a good place to park your brain and play for awhile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Zacher | 1/2/2014

    " None of the books written by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson will compare to the Frank Herbert books, but they are good filler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glen Schmidt | 12/27/2013

    " Again ... You can see a lot of his father in Herbert's writing, but he resolves conflicts and eliminates main characters much too easily. it's as if he gets stuck and isn't sure where to go, so he finds the quickest resolution and goes with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 11/4/2013

    " The dune series is amazing!!! A must read for any sci-fi fan "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 nooker | 11/2/2013

    " I keep hoping that these later written books are worth the read. They are not. Often they aren't even really on the topic of the title. This one was just a rambling "history" without any real plot. Even when one of the characters looses their life mate, no emotional response & she was human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 10/14/2013

    " Dune: The Machine Crusade (Legends of Dune) by Brian Herbert (2002) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allen Petro | 10/9/2013

    " Good 2nd installment, still no connection to the original Dune, but stands well on its own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irionik | 9/6/2013

    " one of the best books in this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan I. Solomon | 8/20/2013

    " Another excellent chapter in the Legends of Dune trilogy. Epic space battles, entire planets being wiped out, sometimes by a single human/robot hybrid known as a cymek. The scale of this book has to be read to be believed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 7/24/2013

    " Fails to live up to the original series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Crow | 5/7/2013

    " Really well done prequel series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 3/16/2013

    " worth reading, entertaining story that can be interesting for Dune-likers, and hey more readable for would-be fans turned off by what for some is Frank Herbert's occasionally challenging-to-penetrate writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Driskell | 1/15/2013

    " Not bad. Everybody you care about dies. Weird that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Merritt | 12/15/2012

    " These books are interesting. But they're not nearly as well written or deep as Frank Herbert's and frankly there are inconsistencies with the main Dune books. That shouldn't be, since the only reason for these is to flesh out the back story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spooky | 11/1/2012

    " Though not as deep as the early Dune books of his father, Brian did these books just fine... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tresuiri | 7/6/2012

    " As good as the first in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Johnson | 6/29/2012

    " read review for Butlerian Jihad. same story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 3/8/2012

    " I just love the Dune books....can't get enough. Rereading the whole series now plus a few I never got to... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacques | 7/13/2011

    " Though I felt that the story became a little far fetched and beyond the realms of belivability within the Dune Universe, I did enjoy the fantastical touches the Machine Crusade added to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 5/6/2011

    " I liked this book in SPITE of Brian Herbert, not because of him. This is probably the best Dune book you are going to find from Brian Herbert. The story is interesting and he does a competent job of telling it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will | 12/20/2010

    " Not the worst of the new series, but barely measures up to the title. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Takim | 10/30/2010

    " Some trilogies have a weak second book, but the Machine Crusade was better than the Butlerian Jihad. I love all the connections between this book and the original Frank Herbert Dune Chronicles. Can't wait to read the third book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jacob | 8/12/2010

    " I couldn't finish it (which, for me, says a lot.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry | 6/21/2010

    " a self-indulgent foray into what should have been left apocryphal "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 5/9/2010

    " Dune: The Machine Crusade (Legends of Dune) by Brian Herbert (2002) "

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About the Author
Author Brian HerbertBrian Herbert, the author of numerous novels and short stories, has been critically acclaimed by leading reviewers in the United States and around the world. The eldest son of celebrated science fiction author Frank Herbert, he, with Kevin J. Anderson, is the author of Hellhole and continues his father’s beloved Dune series with books including The Winds of Dune, House Atreides, Sandworms of Dune, among other bestsellers. He also wrote a biography of his father, Dreamer of Dune. Herbert graduated from high school at age 16, and then attended U.C. Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Sociology. Besides an author, Herbert has been an editor, business manager, board game inventor, creative consultant for television and collectible card games, insurance agent, award-winning encyclopedia salesman, waiter, busboy, maid and a printer. He and his wife once owned a double-decker London bus, which they converted into an unusual gift shop. Herbert and his wife, Jan, have three daughters. They live in Washington State.
About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.