If you've listen to the first two, you won't be surprized with this book. Unfortunately while some traditions get their orgin and flow to a conclusion, other traditions are forced to fit, some dead-end with anti-climaxes, and others are just left undefined.
I think this should have been a four book series to properly address some issues and set the stage for the orginal book.
After reading (or listening) to all of the Dune series, I was anxiously awaiting the next book. It was not a disappointment. The authors developed the characters and explained some of the mysteries in the other Dune books. There were some surprising twists, too. I look forward to the next book.
I really enjoyed all three of these Dune prequel books. Along the same genre as Star Wars. While this 3rd installment could stand on its own, I recommend listening to the first and second installments before listening to this one. A lot of the character introductions and character development is done in those books. Narrators make or break an audio book. Scott Brick is an excellent narrator and a great choice for this book.
Please get another narrator! I could not force my self to finish it. I'll stick with the written form until a new narrator is found. Too bad the narrator ruined it because I really do enjoy Brian's continuation of Dune's story.
I found this book a great continuation of the saga leading up to world of Dune. I must listen for those who loved Dune in my view.
This is one of several wretched prequels written by the son of the author of the original author. There is a statistical phenomena in prediction of ability called "regression towards the mean", and for those of you who know what this means, this is a primary example.
Since it is a prequel, it makes most of the book rather pointless. You can pretty much figure that the virus attack does not wipe out humanity. Etc. etc. etc.
The writing is bad. But if I were to write that sentence in the style of the authors, I would have to write, "The writing is really, really, really, really bad. The most bad of all time. So bad mother's reading the work had spontaneous abortions." Or something like that.
The original Dune books are among the greatest of the science fiction genre. The prequels like this one by the son and his named ghost writer are bad. Really, really, really bad.