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Author: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson Narrator: Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “This new space epic from the best-selling team of Herbert and Anderson is wide and complex…Audie Award winner Scott Brick's performance keeps the suspense elevated. Fear not, these authors will deliver the rest of the story on schedule. Fans of traditional sf fare will keep this, and future volumes, moving off the shelves. Library Journal, starred review

  • [Scott Brick] manages to capture the fiery determination of exiled General Adolphus and the cold calculating cruelty of Diadem Michella while still allowing the listener's imagination to fill in the gaps. The book's many other viewpoint characters also find unique expression in Brick's capable hands…Hellhole manages to stand out as a science fiction novel that succeeds in all the areas that the genre should. It's cerebrally engaging, spiritually challenging, and yet emotionally powerful as a story in its own right. I'm very excited to find out what the next two volumes have in store. Azurescape
  • [Brick] has a very versatile voice which is easy to listen to, bringing life to all the characters in his own special way…The dialogue is fast and furious, likewise the action, and it is a page-turner from start to finish. Space opera at its best…this audiobook is certainly recommended not just for its story but for the good quality reproduction of the narration. It's new and exciting and it will surely be well received.
  • Herbert and Anderson create vivid characters--both human and machine--with passionate goals. RT Book Reviews on Dune: The Battle of Corrin
  • Filling in the gaps between the late Frank Herbert's classic Dune and its sequels Dune Messiah and Children of Dune…this sequel to Paul of Dune is an important addition to the Dune chronology and will be in demand by Herbert fans. Library Journal, starred review on The Winds of Dune

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  • 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 | 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! "

About the Author

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 Narrators

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.

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than 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.