Legends of Dune

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Dune: The Butlerian Jihad Publisher's Summary

Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Decades after his original novels, the saga was continued by Herbert's son, Brian, in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson. Now Herbert and Anderson, working from Frank Herbert's own notes, reveal 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."

We learn of the betrayal that made mortal enemies of House Atreides and House Harkonnen. Herein are the foundations of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, the Suk Doctors, the Order of Mentats, and the mysteriously altered Navigators of the Spacing Guild. Here is the amazing tale of the Zensunni Wanderers and here, too, is the planet of Arrakis, where traders have discovered the remarkable properties of the spice melange...

To emerge victorious over their brutal adversaries in the Jihad, the human race and its leaders have only the weapons of imagination, compassion, and the capacity for love. It will have to be enough.

©2002 Herbert Limited Partnership (P)2002 Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC
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  • Book 1

    • 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 1,946
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 1,511
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 946
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 952

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 1,397
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 924

    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