I am a huge Frank Herbert fan. I reluctantly picked up the House Series thinking it wouldn't be as good. Boy was I wrong. I believe Brian is actually a better writer than his father. His style is much more "internal". By which I mean...he has a gift for expressing the minute nuances of the characters personality. I gobbled up the House Series and turned to the Prequels. And I am IMPRESSED! I cant get enough of these books. With the original 3 Dune books...amazing concepts etc....but the House series and prequels have opened such an intimate door to the characters and what led up to the Dune books events.
The House Series. Brian has such a talent for intimately exposing the characters personality traits.
Hard one...probably Erasmus. I was so intrigued by the Cymexs and Titans and Brian just did an amazing job with their personalities. The whole back story of Tio Holtzman was great too. I love that he wasnt the hero that everyone believed him to be in the original Dune series.
Wow so many! SPOILER ALERT. I cried when the baby died (I will be vague to not give it away too much), I cried when the Sorceresses of Rossak became basically suicide bombers. I cried when Serena arrived back at Salusa Secundus. It was such an amazing book...I couldn't stop listening.
These prequel books are better than the original Dune books. And before I would have said that was sacrilege...because I am a HUGE Dune fan...but I love the prequel books.
Dune series is so fantastic. I read the first four written by Frank Herbert and have been going through the Brian Herbert/Kevin Anderson works. This is the seventh Audible book of the joint effort for me. The storytelling and narration are again top notch. This work has been unfortunately damaged by the introduction of seemingly random music apparently intended to enhance the drama. Poorly timed and poorly executed. For Dune fans, you should "read" this one.
Good story but not great, as were the original dune books. The audio production also could have been better...specifically the music played at scene changes seemed out of place.
I read this book twice and thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. My goal for 2015 is to listen to the entire Dune saga.
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Don't expect Frank Herbert, expect a really good story set in the world he created... Really enjoyed reading about the beginning of the great schools and houses.
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Scott brick rocks. I like the story line. It's not the best thing yet but it's really good
I like the titans
It's worth it. It's a mix of transformers dune and religion books all In one
I should have said it resembles tea.
I've always heard bad things about this series, and it was pretty much as expected. I have been a fan of the entire Dune series for years, and have put off reading this particular trilogy until the end (I've read all of Frank Herberts, and all of the others written by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson - notably, Brian and Kevin's abilities improve drastically). Of course, reviewing the Butlerian Jihad, I have not read the next two in the trilogy, and cannot say I'm particularly enthusiastic to do so. I am glad to finally be getting to know the story of the Jihad against the Thinking Machines, and may have to go back and re-read Hunters of Dune / Sandworms of Dune again after finishing this trilogy. However, the pace is slow, the writing repetitive.
I would encourage those who are a true fan of the Dune universe to read the Butlerian Jihad, but I don't feel that I have missed out by having put this series off to the end.
The story, plain and simple.
Asimov's foundation trilogy is probably close in comparison, although Dune has a great more scope.
Possibly experimented a bit more with character voices. Especially in differentiating human from thinking machine, or titan voices.
Butlerian Jihad: The Birth of Dune