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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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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?
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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