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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.
©2013 Frank Herbert (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-20-16

Lewis Orne = Hari Seldon

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.

Brick did a fine job.


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5 out of 5 stars
By Raspen on 05-19-15

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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1 out of 5 stars
By victoria on 08-28-17


How could the performance have been better?

The narrator sounded like he had taken sleeping tablets

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

I read this book back in the seventies, at the time I thought it was really good. I don't know if it was the narration or that it has dated badly but I found it dreary. It is slightly misogynistic with some of the feel of his later Dune novels but none of the wonder. nothing much happens.

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