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God Emperor of Dune Audiobook

God Emperor of Dune

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Publisher's Summary

More than 3,000 years have passed since the first events recorded in Dune. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune. He alone understands the future, and he knows with a terrible certainty that the evolution of his race is at an end unless he can breed new qualities into his species.

But to achieve his final victory, Leto Atreides must also bring about his own downfall.

Don't miss other titles in the Dune series.

©1981 Frank Herbert; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"A fourth visit to Arrakis that is every bit as fascinating as the other three - every bit as timely." (Time)
"Rich fare...Heady stuff." (Los Angeles Times)

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    Steve Delmar, NY USA 12-21-09
    Steve Delmar, NY USA 12-21-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen!"

    This is a great story - in my opinion, only the original Dune novel was better. Simon Vance was, as always, excellent. There weren't really that many parts read by Katherine Kellgren, which was a shame, but my major narration revelation was...

    Scott Brick is the narrator equivalent of William Shatner as an actor. Melodrama? I think yes.

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    Robert W Carlisle Jr 04-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A bit of a slog 9/10 but..."

    Most of the 13 hour plus long chapters are like listening to a professor expounding cententiously and argueing with other far more sympathetic characters about religion, sociology, political science,, phylosophy, and human asexuality, etc. But if you are fascinated by those subjects or can just manage to get through it, there's some "gold" in the end that sets up a "golden path" of stories to follow.

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    Patrick 03-10-17
    Patrick 03-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "long winded"

    I wanted wanted to finish the series but this was definitely the slowest of the all. a lot of dialogue between Leto and his man ending in an insufficient climax

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    Peter I. Carver UK in USA 03-10-17
    Peter I. Carver UK in USA 03-10-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Another terrific episode."

    The story is long and complicated, but very engaging. Now looking forward to the next part.

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    Mark Regan 02-25-17
    Mark Regan 02-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "good story"

    The dune series is a bastion of sci-fi and this book lives up to standard set by it's predecessors. With that said I found it challenging at times to sit down and listen, I just didn't get hooked like I did with the others. I'm glad I listened to it and I would recommend it if you're a fan of the series but if you're mixed, save your money for something new.

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    Cole 02-15-17
    Cole 02-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "It was a little disappointing"

    The narration was excellent, made the book feel as though it were a series of journal entries from different points of view. However, unlike the other dune stories there was no victory or great betrayal. The golden path felt as though it was pointless and the god emperor seemed somewhat petty and foolish. You would think someone with 3000 years to plan and the combined knowledge of ever ancestor back to the beginning of time he would have found a better way.

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    djpal321 02-11-17
    djpal321 02-11-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent story"

    Entertaining and great story. Glad I kept up with the series. Narration was great too.

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    ShirleyC 01-19-17
    ShirleyC 01-19-17
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    "OH MY GOODNESS-GRACIOUS!"

    Narration was absolutely PEREFECT -- so many different voices, timbres & asides, but always, ALWAYS clear and didn't require repeating... I hadn't read this book of the series, although I had lovingly read the covers off my first 2 paperbacked copies of "Dune".....I found it majestic, awe-inspiring, comprehensive, suprising in depth & details of characterizations. Just WONDERMOUS!

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    Tyler 12-22-16
    Tyler 12-22-16
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    "best recording"

    I've heard other recordings and this one is far superior to them.The reader is enjoyable to listen to and the story is as profound as ever.

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    BadKarmaCupcake 11-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "ponderous"

    A deeply disappointing finale, though not unexpected. Every book after Dune gets further and further from the original's greatness. This particular book takes itself so seriously that it borders on the ridiculous. The narration is over-wrought and ultimately interferes with the story itself. I do not recommend reading past the first book. None of the rest, least of all this one, can even come close.

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    "Another great read"

    I have all the books in this series and have had them for many years, if your in to sci-fi then you can't go wrong.
    I must have read this book 10 or more times over the years and never get board of it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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