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Sisterhood of Dune | [Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson]

Sisterhood of Dune

It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind.
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It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind. The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor, blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the jungle planet Rossak as the first Reverend Mother.

The descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built Venport Holdings, using mutated, spice-saturated Navigators who fly precursors of Heighliners. Gilbertus Albans, the ward of the hated Erasmus, is teaching humans to become Mentats… and hiding an unbelievable secret. The Butlerian movement, rabidly opposed to all forms of “dangerous technology,” is led by Manford Torondo and his devoted Swordmaster, Anari Idaho. And it is this group, so many decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, which begins to sweep across the known universe in mobs, millions strong, destroying everything in its path.

In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Sisterhood of Dune, every one of these characters, and all of these groups, will become enmeshed in the contest between Reason and Faith. All of them will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever.

Don't miss other titles in the Dune series.

©2011 Herbert Properties LLC (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Clydene San Diego, California 01-03-12
    Clydene San Diego, California 01-03-12 Member Since 2004

    So many books, so little time...

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    "This is the First Need to Listen for 2012"

    I love the continuation with the Dune series by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Yes, it is not Frank Herbert, but it is as close as you are going to get, and it is Wonderful.

    The authors have done a great job telling the back story, although for me, I had already read what is called the Legends of Dune series, which includes the Butlerian Jihad, the Machine Crusade and Dune:the Battle of Corrin. You don't need to read these books to enjoy this book, but I enjoy the series and it is impossible for me view this with fresh eyes, the back story is told very well, so you don't need to read the other books.

    Although I read an ARC of the book I could not wait to get the audiobook so I can hear Scott Brick add his voice to this book. For me he is the voice of the Dune series.

    It is a great telling of the background of Bene Gesserit School and how the Mentats developed.

    For me it closed the loop on a lot of things just mentioned in the original Dune series.




    34 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 02-13-14
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 02-13-14 Member Since 2009

    I write reviews to help readers, not to win votes. My reviews are my honest opinion whether popular or not. I hope they help you. ;)

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    "Don't compare to dad"

    If you compare this to Frank Herberts work you will of course be dissappointed. Frank Herbert was one of those once a generation authors and basically the Tolkien of sci-fi. Brian Herbert is not his father. He writes good solid fiction but Brian's writing obviously does not have the character development or depth of his father's work. Does this make the book bad? No, it doesn't. Taken On it's own it is a decently written interesting book.It won't wow you, but it is a solid read and it is cool to get more back story on the Dune universe. if you love Dune and want to learn more aout the universe you will like this. If you are expecting Frank Herbert level writing you will be dissappointed. Still, all in all it's a good read and worth a credit in my opinion.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Bjorn Lehi, UT, United States 06-16-12
    Bjorn Lehi, UT, United States 06-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A letdown for the Dune Saga"
    Would you try another book from Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and/or Scott Brick?

    Yes, this is the bad apple out of the bunch that I have seen. Most of the are quite good.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Good Omens


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    None of my issues with the book are with Scott Brick's performance, he is as solid as I have come to expect from it.


    Did Sisterhood of Dune inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, to stop listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the Dune Saga, but this addition was painful to listen to. it's like they where grasping for straws on what to write next. I sincerely hope they are done and move onto other projects. This book shows to me that they have exhausted their good ideas for working with the setting.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph North Myrtle Beach, SC, United States 02-11-12
    Joseph North Myrtle Beach, SC, United States 02-11-12
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    "The Last Dune Novel - Hopefully!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More believable in the Dune context


    What could Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stick with the original premise of the Dune Universe


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s voice?

    Great


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Entertaining


    Any additional comments?

    I have been a Dune fan since the early 1970s and loved all of Frank Herberts Dune Novels and was excited when it was announced that the series would continue in 1999 with Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson in the helm. The novels were all entertaining and many I enjoyed as audio books during by long commutes. However, there the spirit of the orignal Herbert novels was missing in the new books. Frank Herbert was the master of suspension of dis-belief. I fully beleived that a society could evolve without computers and yet still have some technology elements like star ships and force fields. This was accomplished by maximizing the capabilities of human beings thorugh special training or forced evolution that created Mentats, Sisters, Suk Doctors, and celestial navigators who all excell at their craft witout technology. Where the new novels missed the boat is there is too much technology and it actually negates Frank Herberts original conception. For example, in the House Atreides to House Corrino novel we, the Suk Doctor, Wellington Yueh, rebuilds one of the characters into a cyborg; this made no sense and the Frank Herbert novels that were supposed to be the sequels of these novels, make absolutely no reference to cyborg-like being and they would in fact be forbidden as

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Fairclough 02-17-12
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    "Long preamble to the book I was expecting."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if they had followed tHe entire series up till now.


    Has Sisterhood of Dune turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. But I'm disappointed.


    Did Sisterhood of Dune inspire you to do anything?

    Lower my expectations.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward for years for a new Dune novel. I guess I have to wait years for the end of this one.

    Just too many story threads unresolved.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    steve Ferndale, Wa, United States 01-12-12
    steve Ferndale, Wa, United States 01-12-12 Member Since 2005

    I read and listen to books as much as possible.

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    "It is definitely another Dune book by B and K"

    I’m just not real crazy about Scott Brick reading the book. That may be because he read a few other books I just hated. His emotional expression sounds so forced. This story is a bit tedious at first but I eventually got into it.

    I have either read or listened to every Dune book by both Frank Herbert and Brian Herbert. It has been a while so when it started naming characters and giving background right off, I had to strain my memory. Truthfully, the set of books that precede this one, turns out was just not so memorable.

    I am trying to decide if it is Brian Herbert or Kevin Anderson who brings the element of bubblegum sci-fi to these books. I read Anderson’s Star Wars trilogy years ago but that is supposed to be bubble gum so I can’t tell.

    Even though I just cannot bring myself to give it a glowing review, I just have to follow this series. I also do other horrible things to myself like binge drinking and going to the gym.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 01-10-12
    Valerie JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 01-10-12 Member Since 2002

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Leaves Ya Hangin'..."

    After a rather meandering story and unfocused plot, the book abruptly ends leaving the listener looking for the concluding chapter. While I don't mind books that make you look forward to the next in the sequence, this one is truly "half a book."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bradford Omaha, NE, United States 07-31-14
    Bradford Omaha, NE, United States 07-31-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Have caffeine ready"

    As a fan of Frank Herbert's Dune Universe, I can't help but pick up the latest expansion novel and see where Brian Herbert and Anderson take things next. Some of the prequels have been good, but this one falls into the same patterns that have plagued the less enjoyable books of the original and prequel series. The biggest problem I have is with the sheer scope of the arc stories. There are so many of them, following so many characters and plotlines, that Herbert himself has to waste time rehashing events from the same book to make sure the reader/listener hasn't forgotten the latest key detail from 50 pages ago. This leads to numerous 10+ minute stretches of straight prose with little action or dialogue to keep me from falling asleep or losing interest. The high points of the book are high, and clearly Herbert and Anderson have built an extended world that would be fun to explore ... just maybe one story at a time, please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Horsham, PA 04-25-14
    Amazon Customer Horsham, PA 04-25-14 Member Since 2011

    My beautiful baby girl Suri spends a great deal of time listening to Sci Fi & fantasy classics, historical fiction, and everything else!

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    "Different yet Fantastic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sisterhood of Dune to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed both the print and audio version, I like Scott Brick as a narrator he does a fantastic job. This is a fantastic audio book.


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

    His voice is pleasant, he enunciates everything very well. He brings characters to life.


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

    I would have listening to it in all one sitting. It's long, I listened for very long periods.


    Any additional comments?

    This is only the second of the newer DUNE novels I have read. They are of course very different from Frank Herbert's books. The original Dune novels were fantastic literature and great science fiction. They required more thought and concentration, they were written on a different level. This generation of DUNE novels are still great science fiction. The stories are fantastic. They are simpler and more straight forward but great in their own right.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    spyros flushing, NY, United States 04-19-14
    spyros flushing, NY, United States 04-19-14 Member Since 2012

    Fantasy Novels 4 Life

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    "Perfect Dune"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes but You need to start from the beginning google dune chronological and read in order of time


    What other book might you compare Sisterhood of Dune to and why?

    dune jihad


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    perfect


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

    all


    Any additional comments?

    thank you audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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