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Hunters of Dune Audiobook

Hunters of Dune

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Publisher's Summary

Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in a safe-deposit box for a decade, Hunters of Dune will finally answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades.

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. To strengthen their forces, the fugitives have used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past, including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica, so their special talents will challenge those thrown at them.

Failure is unthinkable. Not only is their survival at stake, but they hold the fate of the entire human race in their hands.

©2006 Herbert Properties LLC (P)2006 Audio Renaissance

What the Critics Say

"One of the monuments of modern science fiction." (Chicago Tribune)
"Herbert's creation of this universe, with its intricate development and analysis of ecology, religion, politics, and philosophy, remains one of the supreme and seminal achievements in science fiction." (Louisville Times)



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    Noah Eden Prairie, MN, USA 02-24-08
    Noah Eden Prairie, MN, USA 02-24-08
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    "Brilliant sequel."

    Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson have really outdone themselves with this book. They followed the time line Frank Herbert laid out so many years ago, but also incorporated their own imagination. They didn't attempt to recreate Frank Herbert's style, but combined their own styles to create something new. Their brilliance allowed them to continue the story not just from Chapterhouse Dune, but from their prequels as well (the Butlerian Jihad trilogy). I really look forward to listening to Sandworms of Dune.

    Scott Brick, the narrator, was an excellent reader and didn't distract you from the actual book, which I have found to be a problem with many audio books. Really well done.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Don Austin, TX, USA 09-18-06
    Don Austin, TX, USA 09-18-06 Member Since 2008
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    "I Liked It"

    I actually like the Herbert/Anderson versions of Dune a little better than the originals. Starting with God Emperor of Dune, the story got a little too weird. I don't really like the whole Ghola thing, but we seem to be stuck with it. At least we have more Gholas than just the know-it-all Duncan Idaho ghola.

    I like all of Scott Brick's readings and look for books he has read. His interpretation usually makes the story better.

    The Dune series for me is similar to the Foundation trilogy. The subsequent prequels and sequels made the original trilogy make more sense and be more readable.

    Looking forward to the final book in the series. Hopefully the bad guys will be beaten once and for all.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Hansen Gig Harbor, WA United States 11-08-17
    Christopher Hansen Gig Harbor, WA United States 11-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointed"

    I'm a huge fan of Dune, and have read every book (except this one, which I listened to). I really wanted to like this story. Overall, very disappointing. The story attempts to re/hash previous characterization, plots and storylines to onboard new readers who haven't consumed previous novels - and this is ultimately boring for the seasoned customer. At the same time, the authors make vast assumptions about listeners knowledge of the Dune universe. The net effect is that both new and old listeners are left unfulfilled.

    Plot developments drags incessantly, and doesn't improve, even after reaching the 12 hour mark.

    Narration is not compelling enough to carry the lack of plot or storyline. The voice characterization was...not impressive.

    The Ghola theme as it is applied really doesn't produce any genuine interest that is sustainable.

    I'll finish the listening but this feels like a novel with a 500 page prelude. Yawn

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James 10-10-17
    James 10-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Didn't want to like it. Didn't want to listen..."

    ...made a pact, "If it isn't a Frank Herbert book, I'm not going to give it a single second. "... but the end of ... the ... cliffhanger ending.... IT was just too much, TOO MUCH. ... i cant stand it much longer..... I CAN'T STAND IT ANY LONGER!!!!!

    Dang it, I loved it! The story flowed, moving very well. I think Mr. Herbert would be proud.

    Using an outline by Frank Herbert, the duo teamed up crafting a great start to the climax of the Dune saga. Bravo! Well performed vocal work on the audio track.

    I'm sure there are critics out there bash the book, that's what fans do I suppose. I like it and I think you will like it too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hebetude 10-10-17
    Hebetude 10-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Let it end with Chapterhouse Dune"

    Narrator was great.

    They claim to have used a trove of notes from Frank Herbert to write the two Dune 7 books.


    The only way that's true is if they scrawled their garbage over Frank's notes to conserve paper.

    The Golden Path becomes your generic "savior unites humanity for the final showdown" rather than a continuous process preventing mankind from stagnating, there's no way their interpretation of the Butlerian Jihad came from Frank, people randomly pop into shared memory for no reason even though that's not how any of this works.

    I'm just going to pretend none of this ever happened; the series ended with Chapterhouse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn P 08-29-17
    Shawn P 08-29-17
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    "oh boy..."

    Childish, shallow, non-regal characters. No minutiae or plans-within-plans-within-plans. Scott Brick did the best he could.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Muffin Puffer Puyallup, WA, US 07-31-17
    Muffin Puffer Puyallup, WA, US 07-31-17
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    "More fun than Frank's books"
    What made the experience of listening to Hunters of Dune the most enjoyable?

    I will probably be roasted alive for this but I liked the change in pace that Kevin and Brian brought to the original story of Dune. I always thought that Frank went on and on with themes that could have been alluded to instead of harped upon. God Emperor of Dune was really hard to get through and I was glad when Frank moved beyond that line. The fact that there was less politics and more struggle between all of the factions that have been built up was great. I am not a big fan of Kevin's Star Wars books so I was surprised that I liked this book as much as I did.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am a big Simon Vance fan which was why I got the original series on Audible but I did not mind Scott's performance. A lot of people have roasted his reading but I thought it was fine. Much like the change in writing the choice to change the main narrator was fine for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ricky 07-09-17
    Ricky 07-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "kept me listening the whole way through"

    Even though this wasn't written by the man himself it really does keep the storytelling that I've come to love in this series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 06-11-17
    Sean 06-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't expect this to feel like Dune"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Initially, the pace of the story feels like it is going to move very quickly. But by the end it simply felt like a series of inconsequential events. The story could have began with the last chapter alone, I wouldn't have missed anything.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William 01-05-17
    William 01-05-17
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    "Good Job On Dune 7!"

    a very good book, I highly recommend it, the new authors are very talented and true to the Duniverse

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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