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Publisher's Summary

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. The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor, blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the jungle planet Rossak as the first Reverend Mother.
The descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built Venport Holdings, using mutated, spice-saturated Navigators who fly precursors of Heighliners. Gilbertus Albans, the ward of the hated Erasmus, is teaching humans to become Mentats… and hiding an unbelievable secret. The Butlerian movement, rabidly opposed to all forms of “dangerous technology,” is led by Manford Torondo and his devoted Swordmaster, Anari Idaho. And it is this group, so many decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, which begins to sweep across the known universe in mobs, millions strong, destroying everything in its path.
In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Sisterhood of Dune, every one of these characters, and all of these groups, will become enmeshed in the contest between Reason and Faith. All of them will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Clydene on 01-03-12

This is the First Need to Listen for 2012

I love the continuation with the Dune series by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Yes, it is not Frank Herbert, but it is as close as you are going to get, and it is Wonderful.

The authors have done a great job telling the back story, although for me, I had already read what is called the Legends of Dune series, which includes the Butlerian Jihad, the Machine Crusade and Dune:the Battle of Corrin. You don't need to read these books to enjoy this book, but I enjoy the series and it is impossible for me view this with fresh eyes, the back story is told very well, so you don't need to read the other books.

Although I read an ARC of the book I could not wait to get the audiobook so I can hear Scott Brick add his voice to this book. For me he is the voice of the Dune series.

It is a great telling of the background of Bene Gesserit School and how the Mentats developed.

For me it closed the loop on a lot of things just mentioned in the original Dune series.




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3 out of 5 stars
By Bjorn on 06-16-12

A letdown for the Dune Saga

Would you try another book from Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and/or Scott Brick?

Yes, this is the bad apple out of the bunch that I have seen. Most of the are quite good.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Good Omens

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

None of my issues with the book are with Scott Brick's performance, he is as solid as I have come to expect from it.

Did Sisterhood of Dune inspire you to do anything?

Yes, to stop listening to it.

Any additional comments?

I love the Dune Saga, but this addition was painful to listen to. it's like they where grasping for straws on what to write next. I sincerely hope they are done and move onto other projects. This book shows to me that they have exhausted their good ideas for working with the setting.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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