The Jesus Incident : The Pandora Sequence

  • by Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: The Pandora Sequence
  • 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The last survivors of humanity have just been deposited on Pandora, a horrific, poisonous planet rife with deadly nerve-runners, hooded dashers, airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. The determined colonists attempt to establish a bridgehead on the deadly, inhospitable planet, but more trouble arises. Their sentient ship - backed up by an impressive array of armaments - has decided it is God and is insisting the colonists find appropriate ways to worship it.
In an attempt to help the people pass its test, Ship awakens chaplain-psychiatrist Raja Flattery from hibernation. Either the humans pass the test - or the human race could be destroyed.


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So what's happening here?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I'm 17 chapters in and have no idea what's happening. I just spent some time on Wikipedia and that helped a lot. If you haven't read Destination:Void (which is the REAL book one here) you might want to start there or at least read the Wiki. Herbert makes lots of assumptions that you're going to know what an eclone is, what Pandora is and who Flattery is right off the bat. Lots of poetry and riddles don't help. I think if you read the book twice you'll get a lot more out of it the second time.

What do you think your next listen will be?


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not. Not interesting enough so far. Ship, a jealous scientist, a psychiatrist trying to do something that we dont know anything about (yet), a lady that was never introduced. Nah.

Any additional comments?

Going to give this a few more chapters then give up on it.

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- Diversified Programming

This book is so sci-fi.

I really love this book. It's elegant literature. It has great sweeping scene changes and different slices of perspectives. It has tons of really really sci-fi concepts mixed with economics, human natures, empathy and Maciavalian agendas crashing together. Great stuff.
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- Ken Wells

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.