Yes, great reader and I can listen to while driving.
This has much of the flavor of the original dune series.... love it.
He is my favorite book reader. No one does Scifi better.
I found this book is almost as good as the original series. I truly loved it.
I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.
Probably not. This is more of a background for the original Dune.
You keep asking questions like this book is Dune. It is not. Read the title.
Scott Brick always does a fantastic job, especially with different characters.
Like I said above it is a background for the original. Very Interesting though, but could have done without a lot of what was in the book. Maybe this book would have been better abridged.
I read the book before I listened to it. I remembered it being fantastic. I didn't feel the same about the audio version. I realized the problem was a slightly melodramatic narrator. Not horrible, just overdoes it a bit. Nevertheless, I HIGHLY recommend this trilogy. Especially if you've always loved Dune. 10,000 years before Dune, it sets the stage in so many ways. How did body shields come to be? How did the Bene Gesserit begin? Who was the first Mentat and how did they learn? Where did the Fremen come from and how did they get that name? How did Suk doctors begin? Who was the first guild navigator and how did that become a thing? How did the Spice become popular? Why do Atreides and Harkonnens hate each other?
The stories behind all this are very well written in this trilogy.
It's no Frank Herbert Dune, but then again, it's a really hard act to follow.
I would recommend it. It's a well written book and while it lacks the depth and insight of the original book, it's still a good read.
His performance is always great
I love Dune and Kevin Anderson. I really enjoyed this story. The narrator did a fine job. I recommend this to all who love sci fi.
Serena Butler is a political activist in the League of Humans because her father is the Viceroy. Well maybe that is how that works. They live on Salusa Secundus which all you Dune fans remember was the prison planet in the original Dune and ruled by the Corin family. Salusa is one of the worlds owned by 'feral' humans, those not overlorded by machine intelligences. It is a goal of the Cybermechs and Omnius to consume all of the planets that humans want. Serena doesn't like that and neither does her heartthrob Xavier Harkonnen.
All the seeds of the series we know are gestated in the telling of this tale in which mankind throws off the yoke of thinking machines and takes back their destiny. I really enjoyed the crafting of this story and the ground work it lays to help see how to reach Frank Herbert's Dune. The next editions in this series I hope will go a little easier on the Narrator data dump and allow characters to relate the story.
Well done. Giving this one three out of five entertainment units. Enjoy.
The narrator never missed a beat. It is ironic when you compare how machines treated human slaves and humans did the same if not worse. The author exposes great things humans can do while at the same time the worst and the hypocrisy of it all.