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Dune: House Corrino: House Trilogy, Book 3 | [Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson]

Dune: House Corrino: House Trilogy, Book 3

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] fully satisfying conclusion (after Dune: House Atreides and Dune: House Harkonnen) to the authors' "House" trilogy....The inevitable derivative features aside, this is a good, steady, enjoyable tale, and readers who haven't read the first two books can easily follow the plot." (Publishers Weekly)

"[T]his complex and compelling tale of dynastic intrigue and high drama adds a significant chapter to the classic Dune saga. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)

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    Jeff USA 03-29-10
    Jeff USA 03-29-10
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    "One of the more illuminating later Dune books"

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Yamhill, OR, United States 04-25-13
    Robert Yamhill, OR, United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2015

    Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.

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    "At least as good as the original Audible prodn."

    This review is the same for all three books of the “House Trilogy.”

    The author of the Dune [Chronicles] Saga, Frank Herbert, died in 1986 before completing the final installment, Dune 7. According to his son, Brian Herbert, a couple of years after the passing of his father, a safety deposit box was found with copious notes about the saga’s past and outlines for its future completion. His son collaborated with Kevin J. Anderson on the final book but also several prequels including a Prelude to Dune trilogy about the three prominently featured houses or families of the saga: Atreides, Harkonnen and Corrino.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version of the original Dune years ago. And, after just finishing the entire “House” trilogy, I reread the original to more freshly compare them. I must say, I think that I enjoyed the prequels more. However, I don’t know that I would have had I not read the original first. Before going on about the “House” series, because one cannot edit a review on Audible once it’s posted, a comment here about Book 1 might be helpful. The original Dune is narrated by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance and a cast of others. At first it seemed like a good idea to have each character in the book have a unique voice. Unfortunately, from the way the book sounds, each narrator performs in a different studio setting. How do I know? Because it sounds that way. The dialogue sounds stilted, jerky and downright amateurish. Everyone of the characters in the prequels is played by Scott Brick. And they are far superior recordings. Scott Brick’s character dialogues are fluid, of the same ambience and just don’t sound dated like the original.

    To continue about the prequels, they have an added depth to them. The characters are more fully fleshed out. The separate and familial relationships among all the characters are more fully explored. I realize this in not in accord with some other reviewers who sometimes seemed to find conflict with the original material. On the contrary, I found mostly only continuity that added to and enriched the original.

    In the prequels we learn how Paul Atreides becomes the product of the generations of genetic “engineering” (selective breeding) of the Bene Gesserit to obtain the Kwisatz Haderach. And we learn of the backgrounds of all the other major players: Baron Harkonnen and his maniacal family, Emperor Shaddam and his, Jessica, Rev Mother Mohiam and a whole lot of background on the other Bene Gesserit “witches.” There was a mystical context in the original chronicles but these prequels greatly amplify on that.

    The Guild Navigators and their relationship to the spice is mentioned only tangentially in the Original but plays a significant part in the prequels. All the female characters of Dune Prelude play a much more significant role and that too is much to the credit of these authors. It’s always nice to have that balance. We could just go on and on but why spoil it. Hopefully, I’m communicating my sense of excitement about the Prelude to Dune Trilogy. I think that each “House” installment was just excellent and the old man would have been proud of his son and his coauthor. If you’re a fan of the Dune Chronicles, you owe it to yourself to read the “House Trilogy.”

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Curtis Houston, TX, United States 03-22-11
    Curtis Houston, TX, United States 03-22-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Ultimate Prequel"

    This is the ultimate prequel to the Dune series of books. Kudos to Anderson and Brian Herbert. This ties all the storylines together to make the series one fantastic story. As for Pat, who commented that Scott Brick was getting tired of the series, I did not detect this at all. Scott is one of the best narrators in the business and is always at the top of his game. Kudos to him as well. This is an essential listen for any fan of the Dune series. Thanks to Tantor for undertaking this project.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Murphy 01-28-13
    Murphy 01-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Enriches the Whole Dune Saga"
    If you could sum up Dune: House Corrino in three words, what would they be?

    Culmination, Beginning, Unfinished


    What did you like best about this story?

    It provides clarifying detail for the original Dune books, while also wrapping up it's own internal trilogy well.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick is the best multi-character narrator I have ever heard. He is like a full cast recording in one man.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    1,000 years of wealth and peace...that inward break


    Any additional comments?

    Kevin J. Anderson's writing style and the Herbert family's imagination are a magic combination.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 11-01-13
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 11-01-13 Member Since 2015

    I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.

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    "A good conclusion to the series"
    What made the experience of listening to Dune: House Corrino the most enjoyable?

    As with the others in this series, the main draw is getting the orgins of your favorite characters from the original series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dune: House Corrino?

    I just like seeing more of the baron. He is the best character in the entire series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No one scene comes toi mind. It is just a good overall experience.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fun book and is great for fans of the original series. If you haven't read the original series. Stop what you are doing, buy them and call in sick for work until you have read them all. This series and book stand well on their own and would be a good read for those new to the Dune universe.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dielle 04-26-10
    Dielle 04-26-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable but unnecessarily violent"

    I enjoyed how the author filled in the spaces before Dune (one of my very favorites) however I would have preferred less brutality. In Dune you got the sense of how evil and dark the world was but it wasn't "in your face" as in this. The characters aren't as subtle, their actions are more capricious. It felt sort of like a poor, thin remake of a great story. Still I finished it but wouldn't recommend for anyone other than an avid Dune fan

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 04-17-10
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 04-17-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent"

    Very worth-while series

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    Teill Claassen 07-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great reader great read. love this series"

    This prequel series has a wonderful narrator who allows you to focus on his words versus getting distracted by voice changes. The series itself is amazing, yet detailed. be prepared to pay attention. this is not a throwaway read. this book is a bit more challenging to finish; nearing the end the pace moves fast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lincoln Florida 05-06-15
    Lincoln Florida 05-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "More Dune? YES PLEASE!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dune: House Corrino to be better than the print version?

    I think Scott Brick has done such an amazing job with the narration of Dune. When I read the regular books now, its in his voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    More details and back story about the characters and what led up to the original Dune series.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He just seems to "know" the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes the losses on Ix were sad.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LaToya Williams 04-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I didn't think they could do it."

    I've never read Dune so I had no high expectations for these authors to stay true to its original authors storyline. I can't compare the two or judge them for what they did or didn't do. All I know is that I couldn't put this down. I listened to all three almost 75. hours worth of recording by an amazing narrator. I've never read Sci fiction before and I wanted to start with something classic and amazing. A new world built . I can't believe they finished in three books and it rapped up well. It didn't feel rushed at all. I'm ready to jump right into Dune but I'm hesitate because I know it will be the end of it all. But if I continue the Dune series by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson the large world of Dune will have developed so much in my mind that i ll be ready to see it go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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