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    • Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381

    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 Battle of Corrin

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 972
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 987

    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

    • Sisterhood of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060

    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

    • 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 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365

    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

    • 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 1,191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 842
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840

    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

    • 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 1,649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343

    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

    • 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 1,038
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 965
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 963

    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

    • 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 1,579
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

    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

    • Sandworms of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 955

    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

    • Mentats of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 998
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 996

    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

    • Paul of Dune

    • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 944
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 708

    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

    • 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 698
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 585
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 580

    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

    • House Harkonnen: House Trilogy, Book 2

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051

    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 1,157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 942
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 946

    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

    • 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 2,908
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,771
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,783

    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 635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    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

    • Eternity's Mind

    • Saga of Shadows, Book 3
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not great but a good end to the trilogy

    • By Sailfish on 09-23-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Ashes of Worlds

    • The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 7
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 778

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it!!!

    • By Carpria on 07-07-08

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 3: Champions of the Force

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 363
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 362

    Suspended helplessly between life and death, Luke Skywalker lies in state at the Jedi academy. But on the spirit plane, Luke fights desperately for survival, reaching out physically to the Jedi twins. At the same time, Leia is on a life-and-death mission of her own, a race against Imperial agents hoping to destroy a third Jedi child, Leia and Han's baby Anakin, hidden on the planet Anoth.

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

    • By Benjamin D Smith on 12-29-14

    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 473
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382

    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

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