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Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

By: Kevin J Anderson, Brian Herbert
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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One hundred and ten centuries from now, humanity has spread across space. And all-powerful machines rule the humans who were once their masters.

It began in the Time of Tyrants, when ambitious men and women used high-powered computers to seize control of the heart of the Old Empire including Earth itself. The tyrants translated their brains into mobile mechanical bodies and created a new race, the immortal man-machine hybrids called cymeks. Then the cymeks' world-controlling planetary computers - each known as Omnius - seized control from their overlords and 1,000 years of brutal rule by the thinking machines began. But their world faces disaster. Impatient with human beings' endless disobedience and the cymeks' continual plotting to regain their power, Omnius has decided that it no longer needs them. Only victory can save the human race from extermination.

©2002 Herbert Enterprises LLC (P)2002 Macmillan Audio and Books on Tape, Inc.

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"Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of the continuation of his vision." (Dean Koontz)

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Great introduction to Dune

One of the best books in the Dune Universe! If your going to start on the Dune epic story, this book is the best place to start.

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I've got a crush on a character

Vorian... what can I say?
Another good one guys. Don't stop typing
I've only got 3 more books to go

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The descriptive way in which the authors told the story to me. I was able to be there amongst the characters and backdrops.

The beginning is as important as the middle which is where we find ourselves cinematicaly in terms of the dune universe. I chose

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Fourth time listening

I originally bought it as a CD set and it has remained a perennial fave. Had a hankering to listen again after seeing the new movie but no longer own a cd player so downloaded. I wasn't disappointed! Wonderful story, but the standout is the beautiful narration. I love seeing the origin of the dune world

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GRAND STORY… grand stage and intimate characters… worthy of LOTR or STARWARS

I loved the immensity of the story and the detailed characters who make the story come to life. I want to read all of it, the whole saga from start to end. I highly recommend this if you like philosophy, futurism, moral dilemmas, and the human condition.

It was fast pace from the start to the end, and it did not give me time to get bored. Definitely worth five stars in every aspect.

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Brilliant. Wonderful back story.

A wonderful back story to the Dune universe. Engro and hard to put down.

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Superb

The magnificent scope of Frank Herbert's legacy has be beautifully expanded by Brian and Kevin.

This tale is a scary reminder of a path we may only just be starting down. Another posdible prophetic scifi work.

Scott Brick is sublime in his reading as always.

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Great book, even better than the original series!

Great book, well written and weaving all dune in one masterpiece was not easy but the result is great!

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First Foray into Dune and Loved it!

Have always been interested in the dune Universe since hearing about it from a friend who read it in high school, 15 years on I finally got around to reading it. Thoroughly enjoyed it, narrator is great. Writing is spectacular. The history and expansiveness of the Dune universe is intriguing and moreish even after just the first book!

Already looking forward to The Machine Crusade and beyond. If you are on the fence about the time investment, it is well worth it.

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