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  • Dune: House Corrino: House Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (379)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (244)

    Continuing the events leading up to Frank Herbert's immortal Dune saga, the exciting conclusion to this trilogy finds the cruel Tleilaxu overlords on Ix manufacturing a synthetic form of amal to supplant the spice from Dune. If amal is accepted, Emperor Shaddam IV will gain absolute power. But if the plot of the Imperial House Corrino succeeds, the result may be the end of civilization itself.

    Robert says: "At least as good as the original Audible prodn."
    "One of the more illuminating later Dune books"
    Overall

    Young Herbert and Anderson did a nice job tying up alot of information absent from the original Dune works. The additional background knowledge makes me want to listen to the original trilogy again. This was the culminating book of the Houses trilogy and did wrap up quite nicely. IMHO along with the Machine War trilogy, this trilogy could stand on its own even without father Herbert's series of novels.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9515)
    Performance
    (8637)
    Story
    (8706)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    linda says: "Well, I don't know what I was expecting"
    "Much Improved Over Brown's Third Volume"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    The mix of science and art history as well as Italian scenes was great.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robert Langdon was well done.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    The narrator enjoyed reading the story and understood it well, obvious from his voice intonations.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall an excellent book, however it is not outstanding. The ending is a deviation from Brown's normal endings. Wondering if this is the last volume in Langdon series now...cuz he paint himself into corner. I do appreciate that Mr. Brown did not lecture on religion and religous beliefs' as he did in the previous installment.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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