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by Scott Brick,Brian Herbert

  • Author: Scott Brick,Brian Herbert
  • ISBN: 1559279451
  • ISBN13: 978-1559279451
  • ePub: 1699 kb | FB2: 1684 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (September 16, 2003)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Dune: The Machine Crusade ePub download

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Scott Brick. Dune: The Machine Crusade.

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. before guild) jihad year 25. The weakness of thinking machines is that they actually believe all the information they receive, and react accordingly.

Dune: The Machine Crusade: Book Two of the Legends of Dune Trilogy. Written by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert. Narrated by Scott Brick. The breathtaking vision and incomparable storytelling of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, a prequel to Frank Herbert's classic Dune, propelled it to the ranks of speculative fiction's classics in its own right. Now, with all the color, scope, and fascination of the prior novel, comes Dune: The Machine Crusade.

Dune: The Machine Crusade is a 2003 science fiction novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. It is the second book in the Legends of Dune prequel trilogy, which takes place over 10,000 years before the events of Frank Herbert's celebrated 1965 novel Dune.

Brian Herbert (Author), Kevin J. Anderson (Author), Scott Brick (Narrator), Macmillan Audio (Publisher) & 1 more.

Scott Brick (Narrator), Brian Herbert (Author), Kevin J. Anderson (Author), Macmillan Audio (Publisher) & 1 more. I have to say, this book does not live up to the standards of the 'Dune' series. Although it's not a half bad book in itself, it just doesn't fit in with anything else - not even the 'house' books by the same author. For starters, the characters don't have nearly the dimension that they did in previous books.

Narrated by Scott Brick.

Dune: The Butlerian Jihad. By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson. Narrated by: Scott Brick. Wow, the trouble with this book is that it has a ending. This read would be perrfect is it was another 27 hours. Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins. Basically I didn't want the story to end. I'm waiting for the next adventure Well done.

The Dune Novels by Frank Herbert. Brian Herbert & Kevin J. As one delves into history - such ancient, chaotic time! - the more facts become fluid, the stories contradictory.

Dune: The Machine Crusade. Legends of Dune by. Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson (Goodreads Author). Scott Brick (Narrator). The Machine Crusade suffers from the same writing faults as all the books in Legends of Dune trilogy: juvenile writing, superficial character development, plot inconsistencies and so on. The only way to enjoy these books is to forget they have anything to do with the Dune universe and take them for what they are: trashy soap operas. The Machine Crusade didn't impress me. It was one of those novels that I didn't have issues finishing, but that I forgot soon afterwards.

The breathtaking vision and incomparable storytelling of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, a prequel to Frank Herbert's classic Dune, propelled it to the ranks of speculative fiction's classics in its own right. Now, with all the color, scope, and fascination of the prior novel, comes Dune: The Machine Crusade.More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat.The fearsome cymeks, led by Agamemnon, hatch new plots to regain their lost power from Omnius--as their numbers dwindle and time begins to run out. The fighters of Ginaz, led by Jool Noret, forge themselves into an elite warrior class, a weapon against the machine-dominated worlds. Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva are on the verge of the most important discovery in human history-a way to "fold" space and travel instantaneously to any place in the galaxy.And on the faraway, nearly worthless planet of Arrakis, Selim Wormrider and his band of outlaws take the first steps to making themselves the feared fighters who will change the course of history: the Fremen.Here is the unrivaled imaginative power that has put Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson on bestseller lists everywhere and earned them the high regard of readers around the globe. The fantastic saga of Dune continues in Dune: The Machine Crusade.
I enjoyed the first prequel book, The Butlerian Jihad, but I think I enjoyed this book just a little bit more. There are so many things that happen in this book that make it an EPIC extension of the Dune Universe. As the war between the sentient machines and humans rages on, there are severe implications and sacrifices that take place on both sides of the fence in this book. I really enjoyed the depth that we see in some of the characters in this story, that were introduced in the first prequel book: Vorian Atreides, Zufa Cenva, Iblis Ginjo, Serena Butler, Xavier Harkonnen and especially Norma Cenva and the intriguing robot, Erasmus . All of these characters were vastly expanded upon from the first book and I felt a connection with many of them as they went through their journey(s) throughout this sprawling space opera.

We see many past events that are talked about in Franks Herbert's original book(s), come to fruition here: The beginning of the Melange spice exportation (which will eventually have the entire galaxy consumed by it's hypnotic and addictive influence) Space folding, the beginning stages of the Zennsunni and Zennshite refugees on the planet of Arrakis and subsequent start of the Fremen, the rise of the first man to ever ride a sandworm, the legendary Selim Wormrider and the continuing stories and expansion of the Harkonnen and Atreides families.

As with The Butlerian Jihad, this book is not without it's pitfalls, many of which will be a turn off for some readers. The writing is lackluster at times, a lot of the dialog ranges from bad to downright laughable, and certain scenarios aren't properly fleshed out and seemed rushed. Also, as with the last book, there are certain situations that happen and then are re-told over and over again, making it redundant at times. There are certain moments in this book that made me roll my eyes and audibly exclaim "Oh my God, that's bad!" Like when Serena Butler returns to Salusa Secundus at the beginning of the book and after a speech, spreads her arms, begins to cry and says something to the effect of: "my precious Jihidists" To some, these things will be a turn off and to an extent it makes me understand some of the poor reviews that this book has been given. But with that said though, I don't think it's fair to totally write the book off because it was still very entertaining in a "summer blockbuster at the movies" type of way, and it expands on the Dune Universe in epic fashion and I found myself not wanting to put the book down!

This book certainly isn't going to be for everybody, and if you are expecting the masterpiece that was Frank Herbert's original DUNE, then you will be sorely disappointed, but if you can be forgiving of certain shortcomings and are looking for more adventures and back-story out of the Dune universe, then definitely check this book out! I'm looking forward to checking out part three of the prequel trilogy next, The Battle of Corrin.
Loved this one, Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert really did a great job. This work is really underappreciated, people often get hung up on the original work by his father, but in my opinion, Brian has done a great job talking about the backstory, what came before the book Dune, focusing on all kinds of aspects, social, economical, war, families and their relationships, different races, inventors and geniuses and great leaders that are at the same time big scoundrels and vilains, very much like real life tells.
The Dune universe is my favorite science fiction venue. I find the books written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson good and they fill in so much of the back story of the original series by Frank Herbert. This universe and the events and history within are thought provoking. One can read the story and accept the telling of events without deeper thought but, if one chooses, there are so many layers to contemplate in the Dune universe. I find that my time spent in Dune makes me think more about the state of our own universe.
Brian Herbert is not his father but he does do his best to make sure the Dune universe continues. It is still very well written and you can become immersed in the story. This series (I have already read Butlerian Jihad) is an ancient prequel to the days of the original Dune series which explains the fight against the thinking machines. An interesting story to say the least. Well worth the read if you are a fan of the Dune series.

Too bad Hollywood hasn't found a good way to convert these to a movie or television series. Syfy did well with the original Dune but destroyed Children of Dune.
I’m a big fan of the original series and wanted to continue being immersed in the Dune universe. I started the trilogy after reading “Hunter,” and “Sandworms.” Surprisingly, I couldn’t finish the second book. It seemed well written, but I found it boring. I’ll give it a couple years and try again.
This is the second book in the great prequel series which tells the earliest history of the Dune universe and is a very well written, intricate and exciting novel which totally honors the original Dune books. The book also fills in the backstory of this universe in a superlative way. This is a great read and is overall excellent.
I loved the original Dune series. This is written by Frank Herbert's son. He has written a whole series of prequels that extends the Dune series.
Well written. I found it hard to put this book down once I started it.
Has much complexity, as did the original Dune series. Many twists and surprises.
Like its predecessor, "The Butlarian Jihad," this book was alright as a typical science-fiction story, continuing the story that began in that book, but again, the story takes place thousands of years before the events of Dune, so it really has very little if anything to do with Dune, besides sharing the same overall universe.
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