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    • Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309

    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."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just a hint of melange.

    • By Kevin S Williams on 03-23-03

    Regular price: $42.52

    • Dune: The Machine Crusade

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 27 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 964
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 970

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Upon listening

    • By Milton O. Goodwin on 10-13-03

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Dune: The Battle of Corrin

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 24 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 924
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 939

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Battle for Corrin

    • By Eric on 09-05-04

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Dune: House Atreides: House Trilogy, Book 1

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe better than original Audible production.

    • By Robert on 04-25-13

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Predator: If It Bleeds

    • By: Bryan Thomas Schmidt - editor, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    An anthology celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Predator franchise, If It Bleeds includes 17 brand new, never-before-seen or heard stories featuring the Predators throughout space and time. Based entirely on the original films, novels, and comics, Predator: If It Bleeds reveals the Predators stalking prey in 12th-century Japan, ninth-century Viking Norway, World War I, Vietnam, the Civil War, Hurricane Katrina, and the modern day, as well as across the far reaches of future space.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some better than others

    • By Jermain Martinez on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Paul of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 908
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 672
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 674

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • JUST OK, reluctant 4 stars....

    • By nancy campione on 10-23-08

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Hunters of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 798
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 796

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • If only I liked Dune a little less...

    • By James on 09-14-06

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Sisterhood of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the First Need to Listen for 2012

    • By Clydene on 01-03-12

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Navigators of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 985
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 917
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing conclusion to the Great Schools of Dune

    • By Charles on 09-16-16

    Regular price: $23.62

    • House Harkonnen: House Trilogy, Book 2

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe better than original Audible production.

    • By Robert on 04-25-13

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Dune: House Corrino

    • House Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 24 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 905
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of the more illuminating later Dune books

    • By Jeff on 03-29-10

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Mentats of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 957
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 956

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok story, but very flawed.

    • By Cliff on 04-16-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Sandworms of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 901
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 906

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • You'll buy it anyway

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-07

    Regular price: $35.93

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

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 670
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 554

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged - Ugh

    • By Richard on 10-06-13

    Regular price: $13.99

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

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 448
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 360

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, but narrator ruins it for me

    • By Benjamin D Smith on 12-29-14

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Tales of Dune: Expanded Edition

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Tales of Dune collects eight of Herbert and Anderson’s Dune short stories, ranging from the period of the Butlerian Jihad to the time of young Paul Atreides to a story set during the events of the novel Dune to the very end of Frank Herbert’s future history.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 1

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,881
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,748
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,760

    An explosive new science fiction series by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire is the first volume in The Saga of the Seven Suns, modeled after the Star Wars and X-Files universes. Anderson has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century, bringing to life vivid characters and worlds that delight his fans across the galaxy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Anonymous User on 01-14-05

    Regular price: $40.57

    • The Winds of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good, but with reservations

    • By Retired in Texas on 09-09-09

    Regular price: $47.93

    • The Dark Between the Stars

    • The Saga of Shadows, Book One
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,638
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,489

    Twenty years after the elemental conflict that nearly tore apart the cosmos in The Saga of Seven Suns, a new threat emerges from the darkness. The human race must set aside its own inner conflicts to rebuild their alliance with the Ildiran Empire for the survival of the galaxy. In Kevin J. Anderson's The Dark Between the Stars, galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and factions of humanity are pitted against one another.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Crank It Up Again!

    • By Trip Williams on 08-09-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Scattered Suns

    • The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 4
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,309
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 859
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 862

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT Series....Narrator change from Book 4 on

    • By Bowlie on 09-02-11

    Regular price: $30.07

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