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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,515 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Herbert Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781400184859
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Generations of a tormented human-alien people, caged on a toxic planet, conditioned by constant hunger and war-this is the Dosadi Experiment, and it has succeeded too well. For the Dosadi have bred for vengeance as well as cunning, and they have learned how to pass through the shimmering God Wall to exact their dreadful revenge on the Universe that created them... 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 Tony Sanchez | 2/18/2014

    " Could not get into this one. Painfully boring beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tobin | 2/14/2014

    " This is an awesome, original story with Herbert's typically giant ideas lurking in the background. As always, leaves you hanging until the beautiful twist ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kwesi | 2/9/2014

    " A little too esoteric for it's own good "

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

    " This is better than Dune. Really. While Dune is an epic story in Messiah-form, Dosadi Experiment can be Earth (if not for space exploration). Concentrated in smaller scenes and with fewer characters, Herbert has succeeded in fully developing his characters and expanding the Courtarena properly. I am now a firm believer in Gowachin Law: Justice cannot be obtained if all the participants are not risking their lives. The small collection of species and the fantastic conclusion only confirmed this book's, place in my 're-read' collection. Kudos Herbert, Dune is outdone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emu | 2/2/2014

    " This was pretty unreadable in the beginning, but somewhere around halfway through it got compelling. Kinda evens out to three stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremiah Depta | 1/12/2014

    " Clever in an out there sort of way. It is too short to contain the message Herbert was trying to convey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xenophon Hendrix | 1/7/2014

    " This is genuinely weird science fiction, the kind of stuff the punts one's head. If you are a SF fan and only know Frank Herbert for the Dune books, give this one a try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Falbs | 1/4/2014

    " "Given the proper leverage at the proper point, any sentient awareness may be exploded into astonishing self-understanding." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joerg | 8/8/2013

    " Die Fortsetzung von "Der letzte Caleban" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack Hope III | 8/4/2013

    " Just finished this sequel to the Whipping Star. A good book, but hard to follow. Herbert has some amazing ideas about science fiction, but it is sometimes difficult for the reader to keep up with him. If you want to knock the cobwebs out of your noggin, this might be a good book to start with. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roberto Ruiz | 6/20/2013

    " Gringada. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerr Cuhulain | 6/7/2013

    " Great read, interesting plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gareth Bogdanoff | 4/29/2013

    " This could have been such a great read if Herbert hadn't spent five pages on introspection for every paragraph of plot. I gave up after Herbert revealed that he was a homophobe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 3/26/2013

    " Our hero is exploited, shown to be over confident and goes to court; with a spear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trice | 1/18/2013

    " He is indeed a master. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Vaughn | 11/4/2011

    " Jorge X. McKie--no more need be said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 9/27/2011

    " One of Frank Herbert's best. Truly one of the best sci-fi ever written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NumberLord | 6/29/2011

    " I've never been much of a fan of any of Herbert's work outside of the Dune series. I thought this would be a good book--the idea behind it is great. But it just didn't do much for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig J. | 6/9/2011

    " The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert (2002) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 4/2/2011

    " I assume this book is a part of a series; It stands on its own, but Herbert makes several references to other books of his. That being said, I enjoyed reading "The Dosadi Experiment", but I don't really feel compelled to read any of the related books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tendency | 12/6/2010

    " Frank Herbert really shouldn't have written anything but Dune.

    The story was fairly interesting but his writing style makes it hard to find sometimes. Something about his phrasing just reminds me of middle school reading assignments.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 9/20/2010

    " Wow, quite likely one of the best sci-fi books I have ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Falbs | 4/5/2010

    " "Given the proper leverage at the proper point, any sentient awareness may be exploded into astonishing self-understanding." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 1/15/2010

    " An awesome journey into the psychology of the manipulators and the manipulated. It may be about an alien species, but the reality of the implications and conjecture on the dangers of overpopulation are frighteningly real. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 9/27/2009

    " I read this Frank Herbert novel out of sequence which is perhaps why I didn't get much out of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kwesi | 9/2/2009

    " A little too esoteric for it's own good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 7/9/2009

    " Just finished this sequel to the Whipping Star. A good book, but hard to follow. Herbert has some amazing ideas about science fiction, but it is sometimes difficult for the reader to keep up with him. If you want to knock the cobwebs out of your noggin, this might be a good book to start with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tobin | 5/6/2009

    " This is an awesome, original story with Herbert's typically giant ideas lurking in the background. As always, leaves you hanging until the beautiful twist ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 4/13/2009

    " A very deep book. Really, to me, more satisfying than Dune. Herbert makes an fascinating examination of the human condition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xenophon | 3/24/2009

    " This is genuinely weird science fiction, the kind of stuff the punts one's head. If you are a SF fan and only know Frank Herbert for the Dune books, give this one a try. "

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About the Author
Author Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (1920–1986), winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards and a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in Tacoma, Washington, and worked as a reporter and later as an editor for a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first science fiction story was published in 1952, but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication of “Dune World” and “The Prophet of Dune” in Analog. The stories were amalgamated in the bestselling novel Dune in 1965.

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.