The Godmakers

  • by Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On the edge of a war-weary and devastated galaxy, charismatic Lewis Orne has landed on Hamal. His assignment: To detect any signs of latent aggression in this planet's population. To his astonishment, he finds that his own latent extrasensory powers have suddenly blossomed, and he is invited to join the company of "gods" on this planet - and the people here place certain expectations on their gods.
The Godmakers is an expansion of four short stories written from 1958 - 1960. It is an exploration of the concepts of war and peace, government and religion.

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Lewis Orne = Hari Seldon

WHEN THINGS DON'T FIT, THERE ARE MISSING PIECES
I like Dune and The Heaven Makers. I was hoping since this was a shorter work, that it might be similar to The Heaven Makers, but it was not. NOTHING IS TRULY SIMPLE. Even though lots of big words are used, lots of descriptive language, the story and the characters are not engaging. It seemed at first that this was going to be Herbert's Hari Seldon, than we got this Psi stuff. This was not for me.

THE GALAXY MEDAL
Brick did a fine job.

YOU HAVEN'T EXPLAINED ANYTING, WORDS, JUST WORDS.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Scott Brick could read me the dictionary.

Herbert wraps this one up with some pretty open ended questions. I was hoping to get more into his interpretation of the day-to-day of a god, but the ride there was fun all the same.
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- FSM1010

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-18-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.