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Download Dune: House Harkonnen: House Trilogy, Book 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin J. Anderson Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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Returning to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert's Dune, this title continues the saga begun in Dune: House Atreides.

As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides - and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit. For Leto Atreides, grown complacent and comfortable as ruler of his House, it is a time of momentous choice: between friendship and duty, safety and destiny. But for the survival of House Atreides, there is just one choice: strive for greatness or be crushed. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristin | 2/12/2014

    " Some worlds are not meant to be picked up by people other than the orginial author. This was one of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Alley | 2/12/2014

    " These House books are entertaining and kept me very engaged; I cared what was going to happen next. Brian Herbert and Frank J Anderson do a good job of creating the prelude to Dune. The back-story they create is intriguing and does well do set up the first Dune book and is consistent with it. You become immersed in the universe of Dune. However, that said, it doesn't match the great achievement the original Dune book was (I would rate it 5 stars). Dune's imaginative universe as originally written is my favorite science fiction book ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary Barrentine | 2/10/2014

    " If you enjoyed Dune you need to read this series to fully understand and appreciate it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew Kubasek | 2/6/2014

    " I really haven't been as impressed with the new "Dune" books as a lot of people have been. Yes, it takes place in the "Dune" universe. Yes, it has a lot of the background of the characters featured in the original books. Yes, it really sets the stage well. But they all seem to lack that subtle spark that the original books had. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 2/2/2014

    " I loved this new House Trilogy written by his son. These were very good and I loved the rational backward steps he took to explain things in Dune. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky Cajati | 1/23/2014

    " Enjoyed the backstory to Dune "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ghola | 1/18/2014

    " This is the second in Brian Herbert/Kevin Anderson's new Dune novels. I liked this one better than the first. There seems to be a more defined plot, and of course it deals more with the Harkonnens (my fave). Though not as intense as Frank Herbert's Dune books, they are a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benjamin Handelman | 1/7/2014

    " I was very disappointed with this one. After how good the previous book was, I found it disconcerting we had so many extra plot lines for no reason, along with every scene involving the Harkonnen's being terrible, bordering on ridiculous. The only bright side to this book was further development for Duncan Idaho and Leto Atreides, who continued to be interesting. I hope the characters are handled better in the final book of the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Lindner | 1/6/2014

    " I loved this book. In fact I couldn't put it down. Why? Because I'm really looking forward to rereading the original book. This trilogy introduces all my favourite characters and tells their back stories so I'm looking forward to reading Dune and putting in all this new knowledge to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 12/22/2013

    " moves a bit too quickly and the characters are not as deeply developed as the original series... still, not bad quick summer reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Brehm | 12/17/2013

    " If you are a fan of the original Dune series then you will enjoy these stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessee | 12/9/2013

    " More great info for the super-dork. Though the titles of these books focus on one house, the books themselves contain stories from all three houses and then some. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/9/2013

    " The first book I read in the Dune series, just awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Lee | 9/18/2013

    " Once I came to realize that "hey, dude, it ain't Frank Herbert writing this trilogy" I could settle down my anxiety and actually enjoy this story for the exciting space opera it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 7/15/2013

    " Enjoyed this prelude to the Dune series. Looking forward to the next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Taranto | 6/3/2013

    " An interesting look at how the imperial empire looked prior to the original book. Everything is very predicatable, but it is kind of fun to see how everything sets up the original. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 4/29/2013

    " More Great Backstory "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrian Leighton | 11/22/2012

    " I just love the whole Dune universe - an enchanting story and this trilogy tees the reader up perfectly for 'Dune' itself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tin Hotha | 10/1/2012

    " I found this one to be a bit of a disappointment. Many of the things I had read about Duncan Idaho in the original series and from the "Dune Encyclopedia" did not match up with the authors' story. I found it frustrating when comparing the new with the old. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arthur Brady | 1/24/2012

    " i couldn't even finish it, it sucked so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 5/22/2011

    " Loved these prequels to Dune even better than Dune itself "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gossamer | 11/25/2010

    " This was an interesting back story read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gossamer | 8/26/2010

    " This was an interesting back story read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 7/8/2010

    " moves a bit too quickly and the characters are not as deeply developed as the original series... still, not bad quick summer reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 6/21/2010

    " he's still pretty good in this one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 5/20/2010

    " Just started the audio version. Page 1 - loving it! I just love Kevin Anderson/Brian Herbert's stuff - even better than Frank Herbert! I especially love the reader, Scott Brick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wood | 3/17/2010

    " My least favorite of the Dune books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 3/16/2010

    " If you are a fan of the original Dune series then you will enjoy these stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vincent | 3/9/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book and felt it added a lot to the original classic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chrmanma0 | 3/4/2010

    " This book was so bad I couldn't make it past the second chapter. Wish I could give negative stars to this travesty. "

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About the Author
Author Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author. Copies of his books number over twenty million and appear in thirty languages—among them the bestselling prequels to Dune, cowritten with Frank Herbert’s son Brian. He has written more than forty national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula, Bram Stoker, and SFX Readers’ Choice Awards.

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.