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  • Navigators of Dune | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    Navigators of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (587)
    Story
    (586)

    The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism. These events have far-reaching consequences that will set the stage for Dune, millennia later.

    Charles says: "Amazing conclusion to the Great Schools of Dune"
  • Dune: The Butlerian Jihad | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1503)
    Performance
    (882)
    Story
    (889)

    Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Now Herbert's son, Brian, working with Kevin J. Anderson and using Frank Herbert's own notes, reveals a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe: the Butlerian Jihad, the war that was fought ten thousand years before the events of Dune - the war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines."

    Brian says: "enoyed premise but not execution"
  • Dune: House Atreides: House Trilogy, Book 1 | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    Dune: House Atreides: House Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1294)
    Performance
    (1012)
    Story
    (1015)

    Capturing all the complexity and grand themes of the original, this prequel to the Dune series weaves a new tapestry of betrayal, passion, and destiny into a saga that expands the tale written by Frank Herbert more than 30 years ago.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "THE SPICE MUST FLOW"
  • Dune: The Battle of Corrin | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    Dune: The Battle of Corrin

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1116)
    Performance
    (642)
    Story
    (658)

    Fifty-six hard years after the events of The Machine Crusade, after the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. The human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight.

    Eric says: "The Battle for Corrin"
  • House Harkonnen: House Trilogy, Book 2 | Kevin J. Anderson,Brian Herbert

    House Harkonnen: House Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (981)
    Performance
    (760)
    Story
    (769)

    Returning to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert's Dune, this title continues the saga begun in Dune: House Atreides. As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides - and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit.

    Robert says: "Maybe better than original Audible production."
  • Hunters of Dune | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    Hunters of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (885)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (558)

    At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. Hunters of Dune is the exotic odyssey of the crew as it is forced to elude the diabolical traps set by the ferocious, unknown Enemy.

    James says: "If only I liked Dune a little less..."
  • Dune: The Machine Crusade | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    Dune: The Machine Crusade

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1218)
    Performance
    (675)
    Story
    (683)

    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. Get ready for Dune: The Machine Crusade.

    J.R. Rich says: "Dune - How We Love Thee!"
  • Sisterhood of Dune | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    Sisterhood of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (823)
    Performance
    (741)
    Story
    (751)

    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.

    Clydene says: "This is the First Need to Listen for 2012"
  • Sandworms of Dune | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    Sandworms of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1006)
    Performance
    (600)
    Story
    (603)

    Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine.

    Amazon Customer says: "You'll buy it anyway"
  • Dune: House Corrino: House Trilogy, Book 3 | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    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
    (858)
    Performance
    (673)
    Story
    (677)

    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.

    Jeff says: "One of the more illuminating later Dune books"
  • Mentats of Dune | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    Mentats of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (756)
    Performance
    (691)
    Story
    (692)

    In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity’s future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho.

    Cliff says: "Ok story, but very flawed."
  • Eternity's Mind: Saga of Shadows, Book 3 | Kevin J. Anderson

    Eternity's Mind: Saga of Shadows, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (412)

    Two decades after the devastating Elemental War, which nearly destroyed the cosmos, the new Confederation restored peace and profitable commerce among the peoples and worlds of the Spiral Arm. The ambitious, innovative Roamers went back to their traditional business of harvesting the vital stardrive fuel ekti from the clouds of gas giant planets, and the telepathic green priests of Theroc provided instantaneous galaxy-wide communication via their connection to the powerful and sentient worldtrees.

    Sailfish says: "Not great but a good end to the trilogy"
  • Paul of Dune | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    Paul of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (683)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (467)

    The Muad'Dib's jihad is in full swing. His warrior legions march from victory to victory. But beneath the joy of victory there are dangerous undercurrents. Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies - those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands. Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders: Am I going mad?

    Aaron says: "Good back stories but not much more"
  • Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 1: Jedi Search | Kevin J. Anderson

    Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 1: Jedi Search

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (395)

    While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But when Han and Chewie break away, they flee to a secret Imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes - going from one danger to a far greater one.

    Kevin says: "Great book, but sloppily abridged."
  • Metal Swarm: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 6 | Kevin J. Anderson

    Metal Swarm: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1031)
    Performance
    (601)
    Story
    (608)

    For years, the alien Klikiss robots have pretended to be humanity's friends, but their seeming "help" allowed them to plant an insidious Trojan Horse throughout the Earth Defense Forces. Now, in the aftermath of a devastating war, swarms of ancient black robots built by the lost insectoid Klikiss race continue their depredations on helpless worlds with stolen and heavily armed Earth battleships.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Martian Pyramids?"
  • The Winds of Dune | Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

    The Winds of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (325)

    Where Paul of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah. Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam is dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan is imprisoned. Paul's former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides.

    Retired in Texas says: "good, but with reservations"
  • The Ashes of Worlds: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 7 | Kevin J. Anderson

    The Ashes of Worlds: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1156)
    Performance
    (648)
    Story
    (653)

    The culminating volume in The Saga of Seven Suns weaves together the myriad story lines in a spectacular grand finale. Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against one another. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale eight years in the making. The Saga of Seven Suns is one of the most colorful and spectacular science-fiction epics of the past decade.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "WE ARE UNDER ATTACK, BUT"
  • Blood of the Cosmos: The Saga of Shadows, Book Two | Kevin J. Anderson

    Blood of the Cosmos: The Saga of Shadows, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (744)
    Performance
    (674)
    Story
    (670)

    As the second book of the trilogy opens, the humans and Ildirans, having narrowly escaped annihilation at the hands of the Shana Rei and their robot allies in book one, are desperate to find a way to combat the black cloud of antimatter of the Shana Rei. The mysterious alien Gardeners, who had helped them previously, turn out to be a disaster in disguise and because of them, the world tree forests are again in danger.

    Sharon F. says: "Very entertaining! !!"
  • Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 2: Dark Apprentice | Kevin J. Anderson

    Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 2: Dark Apprentice

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (248)

    While the New Republic struggles to decide what to do with the deadly Sun Crusher, a new doomsday weapon stolen from the Empire by Han Solo, the renegade Imperial Admiral Daala uses her fleet of Star Destroyers to conduct guerrilla warfare on peaceful planets. And now she threatens the watery homeworld of Admiral Ackbar. But as the battle for a planet rages, an even greater danger emerges at Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy.

    Benjamin D Smith says: "Great story, but narrator ruins it for me"
  • Scattered Suns: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 4 | Kevin J. Anderson

    Scattered Suns: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1176)
    Performance
    (731)
    Story
    (735)

    The war between the alien hydrogues and the faeros rages, reducing suns to blackened shells - including one of the fabled seven suns of the Ildiran Empire. Instead of protecting themselves, the Ildirans engage in bloody civil war and the many factions of humanity are bitterly divided. Can mankind and Ildirans overcome their own internal fighting to face a deadly new enemy that is ready to annihilate them?

    Bowlie says: "GREAT Series....Narrator change from Book 4 on"
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