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Heretics of Dune

By: Frank Herbert
Narrated by: Simon Vance,Scott Brick
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Heretics of Dune, the fifth installment in Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi series.

On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, 10 times 10 centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love.

©1984 Frank Herbert (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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Solid Dune book

Real heavy sci-fi but if you've made it this far you know what to expect, much stronger than the last book and maybe even better than book 3, worth a listen if you are a fan.

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A great continuation to an epic story!

Frank Herbert's 5th book in his Dune series continues taking his epic story in new directions. The first time I had read this book, I hinted at where he was taking the story, some of which happened in Chapter House Dune, however we will never know what true ending he had envisioned for his much beloved epic. While the story did get finished by his son and another writer that feels more like fan fiction that what Frank Herbert would have created. I try to think of this now as the penultimate book in the series.
The narration, is A1 and he conveys the many different characters in distinct and easily recognisable voices. Truly a talented voice actor.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves the Dune series.

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Fantastic continuation of the Dune universe

What a fantastic continuation of the Dune, universe of stories. Herbert writes beautifully to get you invested in the story and effortlessly keeps you engaged right to the last word. 

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Great narration but hard to relate to the story

Unlike some other reviewers, I enjoyed God Emperor but I couldn’t connect with this book at all. The characters are all new and I generally found them very unlikeable and not well fleshed out. I tried a couple of times but couldn’t finish this.

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The gift that keeps on giving

Frank Herbert has done it again. His thought provoking drama of the most epic scale continues to hit it out the park with each installment.
I just hope that when his son takes up the mantle the unique qualities of the writing and the stories remain authentically.

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still awesome

was worried at first with the introduction of a lot of changes but I quickly was hooked again. still absolutely love this series

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35 years to complete.

I started reading this in the mid eighties.... after an attempt at God Emperor. Finally finished it via Audible...aged 51!

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Brilliant - again

Can't stop to write - another volume to start.
Get typing Brian, more please... please 😊🤞

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Great read.

The character development and the complexity of the story. So many threads are developing simultaneously.

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A Masterful Revival

The story of Dune never tapers out, but there are times its luster diminishes to an extend below the general mean of the saga. That might have been the cass with the previous two books, some argue, though honestly I believe not. Whether you hold the notion that the saga was losing speed or not, Heretics of Dune brings a masterful revival to the story. Enjoy with abandon!

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