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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (829 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 Dune Chronicles Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781427214706
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It is eighty-Three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind.

The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor, blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the jungle planet Rossak as the first Reverend Mother. The descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built Venport Holdings, using mutated, spice-saturated Navigators who fly precursors of Heighliners. Gilbertus Albans, the ward of the hated Erasmus, is teaching humans to become Mentats…and hiding an unbelievable secret.

The Butlerian movement, rabidly opposed to all forms of "dangerous technology," is led by Manford Torondo and his devoted Swordmaster, Anari Idaho. And it is this group, so many decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, which begins to sweep across the known universe in mobs, millions strong, destroying everything in its path.

In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Sisterhood of Dune, every one of these characters, and all of these groups, will become enmeshed in the contest between Reason and Faith. All of them will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever….

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Quotes & Awards

  • In his inimitable style, Brick draws upon his well-established characterizations to weave the threads of the plot and maintain interest and focus. AudioFile Magazine
  • “[A] fun blend of space opera and dynastic soap opera…zips along faster than light…The narrative is broken into short, jazzy chapters studded with familiar names like Atreides, Harkonnen, and Arrakis that will grab the attention of longtime Dune fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With their useful fidelity to the vision of the late Frank Herbert, coauthors Herbert and Anderson continue to illuminate heretofore hidden areas of the Dune time line. Fully realized characters and intricate plotting will put this title high on fans’ to-read list.”

    Library Journal

  • “Characters and plot are thus beautifully set up, the timing is precise....The universe conceived by Frank Herbert is so vast, complex, and fascinating that the magic lingers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Scott Brick returns to the Dune saga in this first of a trilogy on the founding of the major schools of the empire…In his inimitable style, Brick draws upon his well-established characterizations to weave the threads of the plot and maintain interest and focus.”

    AudioFile

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kumar | 2/14/2014

    " I love the Dune series. Brian Herbert is now testing how much he can milk the story. Disappointing book only mildly interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Gorski | 2/2/2014

    " Frank Herbert's son Brian and his writing partner have done a fine job of adding prequel, sequel and interquel to the original six volumns of Dune. This "interquel" is for readers who know the Dune story and does a reasonable job of filling in and expanding upon original themes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 1/22/2014

    " although I can't say it's Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's best work, it has left me wanting to know more about the schools of Dune "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 1/12/2014

    " I truly enjoyed reading this one, and I think it's the best of the prequels since the Legends of Dune trilogy. The only "bad" thing is having to wait for the next prequel. "

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

    " I actually liked this one better than some of the other Herbert/Anderson novels from the Dune franchise. Apparently this is the first of a new trilogy, proving yet again that Frank Herbert created a universe so rich that it can continue to be mined for fascinating stories and characters. "

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

    " Mostly just read the sisterhood chapters and skimmed/skipped the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suresh | 12/19/2013

    " One of the better Prequel/origins books from the Dune Universe. Compelling looks at orignins of various Dune societies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Will | 11/28/2013

    " I had high hopes for this book but even though it was almost 500 pages, there seemed a lack of depth to the story. The potential to explore Other Memory was enormous and it was just barely touched on. I was just disappointed in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley | 11/27/2013

    " Brian and Kevin hit this one out of the park! I could not put it down, so I came to work this morning with no sleep. Since I am a nanny, that means the kids will be especially horrid today, but the book was worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D. | 10/9/2013

    " I liked this book very much. I can't wait for the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Homan | 5/25/2013

    " Continuation of the Dune series. I liked it but it wasn't the best book of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 5/25/2013

    " Started out slow but picked up. Wasn't as good as some of the previous books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 5/15/2013

    " The Dune saga continues. This was good but there is still plenty of stories to tell. When's the next book come out? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Zacher | 2/26/2013

    " 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 Tommy Stadler | 8/18/2012

    " can not put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Villate | 6/7/2012

    " Another fascinating plot ruined by too much exposition and too many adjectives. Anderson and Herbert should get a better editor. Nevertheless, I'm sure I will be first in line to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie | 3/25/2012

    " Entertaining & gripping. Enjoyed immensely the sprawling socio-political intrigues (weak-handed Corrino empire), blind fanaticism (I loathe the Luddite Butlerians), & crossed-loyalties (Mentats, Sisterhood of Rossak). I can't wait for the next series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lee | 12/20/2011

    " Couldn't hold my interest by page 80, so I put it back. "

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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 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, 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.