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Navigators of Dune

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 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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  • Ronald
  • 2019-07-24

Awesome

Another masterpiece by the authors. I can’t wait to download the next book in the series so I know what is going to happen next.

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  • A. Whitwam
  • 2019-07-06

Disappointing

I am starting to realize that there are no heroes in these stories, just irrational charactures of psuedo pop psychology stereotypes. Great performance but dismal story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-03

Path makers and way finders

Let us not permit our hubris to result in negligence, rather might we allocate the time and patience to impart fully in truth, to future generations the experiential sustainable knowledge we have gathered. The navigators of dune book symbolically and metaphorically reflects the dangers of cyclical pitfalls in our relationships, so let us take these lessons and break the patterns lay down our over much pride in favor of exercising emotional intelligence to the benefit of our mutual future. Thank you Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson for advancing frank Herbert’s visionary Mythos.

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  • Ansu
  • 2019-06-27

Excruciatingly naive characters.

I love the Frank Herbert book even though they can be a bit complicated. The Brian Herbert books are Much esiern to ”read”. Normally they are ok, this one was just aweful... they made the characters annoyingly naive to the point it angers you to listen many times. It
Could have been a stellar book with Everything lined up perfectly but they just made everybody stupidly naive and ending up killing the whole thing.
I asked for my money back from Audible!

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  • Daniel
  • 2019-06-06

Another awesome Dune story

I really appreciate how Scott Brick tells the story. He gives the Dune stories the appropriate feeling and depth.

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  • Kim Stocker
  • 2019-06-05

Another great addition to the series.

'Navigators of Dune' not only succeeds in delivering an entertaining plotline, but also provides an original commentary on human fanaticism. I highly recommend it.

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  • Nicholas
  • 2019-04-13

tedious. i wish i'd just read the wiki.

ugh. ruined a good plot with too many perspective characters & ridiculously, tediously, repetitively overblown emotion. scott brick is excellent, but damn, it almost hurts hearing him have to lay it on so thick. i'll listen to the frank herbert books again, but not these. you could strip the trilogy to a single book if all the repetitive emotional justification was removed. i'm not stupid, or a fan of high school drama.