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Navigators of Dune

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Schools of Dune, Book 3, Dune Saga, Book 6
Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Navigators of Dune is the climactic finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, set 10,000 years before Frank Herbert's classic Dune.

The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism. These events have far-reaching consequences that will set the stage for Dune, millennia later.

©2016 Herbert Properties LLC (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Great story, frustrating characters

Does a good job wrapping up this branch of the series while presenting a few surprises as well. Would be 5 stars if it were not for the feeling that some of the characters are forced to act out of character in order to fulfill plot points. Still a good sci-fi read and an excellent narrator too.

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  • Charles
  • 2016-09-16

Amazing conclusion to the Great Schools of Dune

Where does Navigators of Dune rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Navigators of Dune was one of my top audiobook experiences, partly because this book is an amazing conclusion to the previous two books (Sisterhood of Dune and Mentats of Dune) and partly because I waited so long after multiple cliffhangers and so many storyline threads left unknown until this book! I finished Navigators of Dune which is 18 hours long in less than two days. The way Brian and Kevin wrote this story was masterful and I'm thankful to them for not leaving this trilogy within Dune unwritten!

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Scott Brick did a wonderful narration as always, he really brings out the depth of character - of the characters through his voice. Thank you Scott!

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Some may be put off by reading prequels in general because it's history but even knowing some general things from the subsequent books, I found the prequels very suspenseful. If you've never read a book from the Dune universe, you're really missing out. Start with the first prequel Dune: The Butlerian Jihad and go in order or start with Dune itself and then read the prequels after. The Dune saga has enriched my life. Thank you Brian and Kevin for continuing where Frank left off from his vaulted notes. Thank you!

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  • Reggie
  • 2016-09-28

unbalanced

unbalanced. evil too powerful. ending is very unsatisfactory. very disappointing end of this trilogy. lots of repetition explaining character history. unbelievable character's sudden conscience. weakest of all the dune books.

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  • Gregg Dieckhaus
  • 2016-09-17

I didn't want it to end...

Kevin Anderson and Brian Herbert deliver again. I hope we can see more in this early period of the dune universe

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  • Sony Sharp
  • 2020-07-29

Scott Brick is great.

Scott Brick does such a phenomenal job. A lot of Dune fans like to hate the books by KJA and BH but I find these stories amazing. They add so much to the Dune universe, especially providing the origins of a lot of concepts in Dune. Amazing stories and characters.

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  • debbie dansie
  • 2020-07-20

death of many

performance of course was A+. this part of the series was sad, main charters died, some that were surprising and some ok. can't tell you, you'll have to read the series yourself.

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  • Jim C
  • 2020-07-07

A good read. Nearly done w them all.

Only complaint is the book downloaded as a single chapter. Make sure to bookmark often so as jot to lose your place.

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  • julio santiago
  • 2020-07-03

Amazing Series!

These books are phenomenal. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have done well to carry on Frank Herbert's literary legacy. Read them or listen to them, it is time well spent.

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  • Johnathan M.
  • 2020-06-15

I love the Dune Saga.

I know a lot of people don't like the nu-Dune Saga, but I've really enjoyed it. The prequel books do have a different play to them, but they are enjoyable. After listening to them and then Dune by Frank Herbert, it really comes alive.

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  • Lasse Jensen
  • 2020-04-11

These authors show no respect for the original

I feel scammed. Brian Herbert and KJA have no respect for Frank Herbert's great art.

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  • Ted
  • 2020-03-20

More Dune plase

Narrator made listening to a good book very tedious. Please no more character voices or inflections.