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Dune: The Machine Crusade Audiobook

Dune: The Machine Crusade

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Publisher's Summary

The breathtaking vision and incomparable storytelling of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, a prequel to Frank Herbert's classic Dune, propelled it to the ranks of speculative fiction's classics in its own right. Now, with all the color, scope, and fascination of the prior novel, comes Dune: The Machine Crusade.

More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat.

The fearsome cymeks, led by Agamemnon, hatch new plots to regain their lost power from Omnius, as their numbers dwindle and time begins to run out. The fighters of Ginaz, led by Jool Noret, forge themselves into an elite warrior class, a weapon against the machine-dominated worlds. Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva are on the verge of the most important discovery in human history: a way to "fold" space and travel instantaneously to any place in the galaxy.

And on the faraway, nearly worthless planet of Arrakis, Selim Wormrider and his band of outlaws take the first steps to making themselves the feared fighters who will change the course of history: the Fremen.

Here is the unrivaled imaginative power that has put Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson on best seller lists everywhere and earned them the high regard of readers around the globe. The fantastic saga of Dune continues in Dune: The Machine Crusade.

©2003 Herbert Properties LLC (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC and Books on Tape, Inc.

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    Brandon Maas 09-25-16
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    "the prequels rage on"

    Was hooked from beginning to the end, a book any true DUNE fan or science fiction nut will like within the first 10 pages.

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    Amazon Customer 07-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great lecture"

    Great lecture. I'm loving it, and now I'm ready to read: the battle of corrin.

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    djpal321 06-09-16
    djpal321 06-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Nice explanation of the different houses"

    Great explanation of the different houses and factions. Nice to see into the past to better understand the future of the Dune story.

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    William 05-03-16
    William 05-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good listen"

    it was a very exciting book the narrator had a good flow to his voice.

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    Audrey A. Granada Hills 08-22-15
    Audrey A. Granada Hills 08-22-15 Member Since 2017
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    "I LOVE DUNE!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dune: The Machine Crusade to be better than the print version?

    how could audio version be better than print version? Who the F%% wrote that question?


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

    The Best Dune movie is by David Lynch. The end.


    Any additional comments?

    I love FH & KA's Dune books, they're awesome. I started at the BJ, Machine Crusade, Battle of Corrin, and now Sisterhood - I am starting over and going forward from 10,000 years back all the way to Paul of Dune. GO Herbert & Anderson!!!

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    A. lop-hernandez miami FL 04-04-15
    A. lop-hernandez miami FL 04-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this series"

    Good narrating, with different accents and emotions. Amazing details and action scenes. A must read for any fan of Dune.

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    Laura Dearing, GA, United States 08-19-14
    Laura Dearing, GA, United States 08-19-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Good series"

    These books fill in a lot of the backstory for Dune. Well written and grabs you.

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    Amazon Customer 03-29-14 Member Since 2013

    Fantasy Novels 4 Life

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    "im sold"
    If you could sum up Dune in three words, what would they be?

    if you can get into the first book of thus series the jihad and learn all the pieces you will be hookd


    What did you like best about this story?

    machines that think vs the jihad


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    scott is the man


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

    when someone special was burned alived for the cause


    Any additional comments?

    thanks

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    Londell DALLAS, TEXAS, United States 11-01-13
    Londell DALLAS, TEXAS, United States 11-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Almost reads like a history book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dune to be better than the print version?

    Yes.
    Only because of the length of the book, it becomes much easier to listen than take the time to read the words.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I don't think there is anything to do to make the story more enjoyable. This is basically a history lesson on the past 10000 years.


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

    Brick brings familiarity to the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    There was no way I could listen to this book in one sitting. I wouldn't even consider trying it.


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    Jordan 07-04-13
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    "Skip this trilogy... for your own sake."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    really, skip it. I listened to all three, so poorly written, and so focused on crud no one cares about...


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    Scott Brick is awesome.


    What character would you cut from Dune?

    Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson


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