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Download Dune: House Corrino: House Trilogy, Book 3 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,761 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Herbert Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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Continuing the events leading up to Frank Herbert's immortal Dune saga, the exciting conclusion to this trilogy finds the cruel Tleilaxu overlords on Ix manufacturing a synthetic form of amal to supplant the spice from Dune. If amal is accepted, Emperor Shaddam IV will gain absolute power. But if the plot of the Imperial House Corrino succeeds, the result may be the end of civilization itself.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/20/2014

    " The final book of the House trilogy sets the stage for the events of the original Dune. All the familiar characters are here, plotting and scheming. The Atreides family, under Leto, remains somewhat honorable but utilize violence and go to war in the name of honor. Maybe it is foreshadowing for what Leto's son, Paul, turns out to be and what is done in his name. House Harkonnen remains bent on accumulating wealth and plotting against the Atreides. And House Corrino is corrupt and lazy, led by an emperor who always wanted the crown but wasn't interested in putting in the work necessary to be a great ruler. Despite the sci-fi setting, there is an underlying sense that these characters are real people - flawed and impetuous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R.J. Evanovich | 2/17/2014

    " As with the other "House" prequells, Brian Herbert and his coauthor do a good job bringing more of the back story to the Dune franchise. It is not in the same level as his dad's books but, they read well and the backgrounds are from the voluminous research and notes from his father. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/8/2014

    " I loved all the back story this trilogy provided. It left me wanting more, but that is the way all the Dune books are! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victor Gonzalez | 1/29/2014

    " Great ending for the second dune trilogy (in timeline) and great for starting the actual original Dune book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel Bratell | 1/25/2014

    " I found this on a list of books I read and I can't even remember it. Or rather, I have a weak memory of words passing my brain without getting stuck. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siena | 1/17/2014

    " I thought this was the best of the trilogy of prequels. It was fast paced and actually had some depth or plot instead of just brutal killing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 12/28/2013

    " My favorite of the three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/23/2013

    " Excellent conclusion to the trilogy. The middle volume was a little slow, but this book picked up quickly and had a sharper focus throughout. Now I really want to re-read Dune! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 دارين | 12/21/2013

    " Loved The Quotations At each chapter's start ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Zacher | 11/12/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Birgitt Williams | 11/3/2013

    " I have read this book and all of the Dune series more than once, each time gaining new insights as I read and as I simultaneously understand more about life on earth. These books read as though the story is down-loaded, 'channeled'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 10/20/2013

    " 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 Nate Mintz | 10/11/2013

    " this was the best of the three but kind of left me wanting because characters were introduced that you never hear of again ie the new earl of house vernius "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lloyd Barnes | 8/26/2013

    " Very action packed prequel to the original Dune series. Because it is a prequel, the outcomes of the events in the book are already determined, but the authors kept it interesting with plot twists and details that were not in the original series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ghola | 4/8/2013

    " Pretty good. The third in the series. It lead the reader up to 15 years before Frank Herbert's first Dune book. Some things were not quite as resolved as I would have liked, but I recognize this is hard with an expansive series like Dune. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Luedke | 1/5/2013

    " read my review of Dune: House Atreides "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsi | 10/19/2012

    " amazing ending to the triliogy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/16/2012

    " Still good to read for someone interested in Dune series, but not a great and ortodox fan. The book written by Frank Herbert's son. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/29/2012

    " if you liked Dune, you 'may' like this. i'd stick to the original author if i were you though :\ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 11/17/2011

    " Fun and more accessible than Frank Herbert's original series. It only took me 10 years to finish this... but that wasn't the book's fault. Lots of interesting plot points and twists. If you are a Dune fan, it's worth reading once because it serves as the direct lead in to the original Dune book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 9/10/2011

    " Fabulous read. I'm really excited to start reading Frank Herbert's original books immediately. This prequel trilogy has set the foundations for the novels which follow. I'm sure Frank Herbert would have been proud of the books written by his son. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russell | 7/14/2011

    " These post-death books by Brian are not written well but are very informative and explain much of the Dune universe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 5/16/2011

    " love love love love love! best sci fi universe ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacques | 4/9/2011

    " The last of the House trilogy and probably the most predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick Smith | 4/6/2011

    " Just finished reading this trilogy. It was grand, although the final volume was abit anti-climatic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 3/27/2011

    " Quite decent, but almost crap. Too much retcons... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lloyd | 2/16/2011

    " Very action packed prequel to the original Dune series. Because it is a prequel, the outcomes of the events in the book are already determined, but the authors kept it interesting with plot twists and details that were not in the original series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M | 12/5/2010

    " Was a enjoyable read. Moved pretty quickly. Did not have some of the depth of original series, but still worth the time for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/5/2010

    " This book was much better. Still very predictable, but I did find myself getting a little tense at the end wondering which of the two ways the author would end. Not near as many disturbing actions in this book. Enjoyable listen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 8/16/2010

    " Finishing the prequel trilogy even though these are not nearly as good as the original series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 7/20/2010

    " Just finished reading this trilogy. It was grand, although the final volume was abit anti-climatic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siena | 6/3/2010

    " I thought this was the best of the trilogy of prequels. It was fast paced and actually had some depth or plot instead of just brutal killing. "

  • 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 "

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

    " I enjoyed this prequel. I felt it added a lot to Dune - and made reading the classic even more enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 10/6/2009

    " Always reminded me of "The Who" lyrics that had a line 'the new boss, same as the old boss'. Great Sci-fi adventure but the end of the last book left me flat, thinking, what was the point in rooting for these guys all this time? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 8/18/2009

    " Still good to read for someone interested in Dune series, but not a great and ortodox fan. The book written by Frank Herbert's son. "

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About the Author
Author Brian Herbert

Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert, is a New York Times bestselling author who has won the New York Times Notable Book Award. He has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards. In 2003 he published Dreamer of Dune, a moving biography of his father that was a Hugo Award finalist. Two of his recent novels are ecological thrillers—Ocean and The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma.

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.