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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (60 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson Narrator: Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hellhole Trilogy Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781427211439
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Only the most desperate colonists dare to make a new home on Hellhole. Reeling from a recent asteroid impact, tortured with horrific storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and churning volcanic eruptions, the planet is a dumping ground for undesirables, misfits, and charlatans…but also a haven for dreamers and independent pioneers.

Against all odds, an exiled general named Adolphus has turned Hellhole into a place of real opportunity for the desperate colonists who call the planet their home. While the colonists are hard at work developing the planet, General Adolphus secretly builds alliances with the leaders of the other Deep Zone worlds, forming a clandestine coalition against the tyrannical, fossilized government responsible for their exile.

What no one knows is this: the planet Hellhole, though damaged and volatile, hides an amazing secret. Deep beneath its surface lies the remnants of an obliterated alien civilization and the buried memories of its unrecorded past that, when unearthed, could tear the galaxy apart.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 9/1/2013

    " Decent read, solid pacing, but the handwavium is irritating as fucking hell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke | 8/21/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I've been looking for something to fill the hole left by Saga of the Seven Suns and this really fit the bill. this is fantastic Space Opera from a pair of very talented writers. Well worth checking out "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 6/15/2012

    " I'd have given it 3 stars but the 2nd half of the book picked up. Overall I was a little disappointed with the book. However I've got enough invested in the series to keep at it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/5/2012

    " This continues to be a pretty basic, stripped down version of Dune, with different characters and different settings, but still enjoyable to a sci-fi fan like me. Probably wouldn't recommend it to people who don't care for science fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indrid Cold | 9/4/2011

    " Better than the first volume - which bodes well for us fans - as they say "the cheese is binding" ... high anticipation for the next volume ... if you're a fan of the DUNE series - then this/these books are for you!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 8/8/2011

    " Fun read, characters seem a bit dense at times and don't seem to anticipate what they should but overall definitely worth your time. 2nd of 3 books so be prepared to be left hanging until the next volume is published. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curt | 7/12/2011

    " I felt that this book was not as good as the first. I found myself lacking sympathy or empathy for any of the characters. Every one of the seemed arrogant, dumb or viscous or maybe a combination of the three. I will read the next in the series but hopefully the characters will improve. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 6/27/2011

    " Book was okay. It is trying to be an epic space opera and is doing an okay job. Will read the series to see if it gets better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ketsugami | 6/23/2011

    " Wow. The prose so is comically awful I'm not sure I made it through the prologue. Plus some bad signs of sci-fi "borrowed furniture". I'll pass. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 6/16/2011

    " Galactic ruler, failed revolt, exiled leader, alien species X factor= revolution 2 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 6/4/2011

    " would have givin it 4 stars but the characters were a bit one dimensional "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Na'roon | 4/23/2011

    " can not wait for book 2 this should be a good series... lots of room for some good plot twists and turns with some many different players on the field and I am sure that more will be added in the next book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 4/4/2011

    " Excellent start to a new series. I had a couple of problems with several scenarios in the book, but overall I really liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 3/25/2011

    " Superb, very creative and exciting as well as enjoyable. interesting space travel methods as well characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 3/23/2011

    " I was just disappointed with the abrupt nature of the ending. I hope there's a sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/16/2011

    " Well written. A bit too sci-fi for me, but an interesting story. Enjoyed the many different perspectives and characters. Wish the ending had been different! "

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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 Narrators
Kevin J. Anderson has written twenty-seven national bestsellers and has over 15 million books in print worldwide. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers’ Choice Award.

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.