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From Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, Dune: The Lady of Caladan is a brand new novel in the internationally best-selling Dune series.

Lady Jessica, mother of Paul, and consort to Leto Atredies. The choices she made shaped an empire, but first the Lady of Caladan must reckon with her own betrayal of the Bene Gesserit. She has already betrayed her ancient order, but now she must decide if her loyalty to the Sisterhood is more important than the love of her own family.

Meanwhile, events in the greater empire are accelerating beyond the control of even the Reverend Mother, and Lady Jessica's family is on a collision course with destiny.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2021 Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Litany of a Never-Ending Story

Dune is the classic.
Dune is the standard against which all sequels pale.
I will face this fact.
I will permit myself to accept that the original novel will not be equaled.
And when I have accepted this, I will turn to the prequels and embrace the saga.
Where these stories go, there is still much enjoyment. I will remain a fan.

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A DISCONNECT

I love what Brian and Kevin have accomplished with the prequels of Dune. But!!! These new prequels seem to have disconnects regarding the characters especially Jessica and Leto. Don't get me wrong. This new series is very engaging but Jessica and Leto at odds with each other is hard to believe! It does not connect with original Dune nor the earlier prequels. It's like reading a what if.

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Scott Brick A+++++++

Scott Brick is my all time favorite reader, but the ending of this book.
The story just stopped, like the authors just gave up or .......
It surly seems cheesy to stop in the middle of the action. Like anybody that is a
Dune fan won't buy the next one without an obvious hook to get you to buy it.
I still love Dune and will buy the next one, but ..... come on.

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Another of the same stories as the House Trilogy.

I love the fact that the Dune Universe is always expanding, however it seems that these stories were the same as the ones in the House Books. Nothing is solved, nothing has changed about the characters. Just another story brilliantly told by Scott Brick.

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good story great performance

im one of the people that is happy Brian took over after his Dad. i like the book im probably not gonna listen to it again but im happy to own it and know the story. the cliff hangers are very frustrating fyi

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Something wrong with audio

Love Scott Brick, however something was wrong with the sound quality of this audio. It was very noticeable first few hours and then got better but then came and went through the audio. There were times it didn’t sound like the real narrator.
Otherwise I loved this story just as I have enjoyed all the Dune series.

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An ok story, I think the authors are tired

Foreshadowing so heavy it was "fore-blackouting" it makes the story overly predictable.

Scott Brick's performance was mostly perfect though. There is one or two production errors in the reading that weren't edited out though.

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they just keep getting worse and worse w each unnecessary and ynrelatable new bottom of the idea pool trilogy put out

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I absolutely love Scott Brick's readings

But for some reason the reading sounded a bit different something is slightly off. I couldn't imagine someone else reading the DUNE universe. The other complaint is I can tell Brian and Kevin have still not indulged in the spice like Frank did. Once they do they will then be able to give us more branches and fill in some more gaps.

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Over reach of main characters

I've appreciated the efforts Brian Herbert et al have taken to flesh out the world leading up to the events of Dune. However, given the timeline for this trilogy, the character motivations of Jessica, Leto and Paul overreach the established personalities begun in Dune. I expected Leto's soft power sway over the Landsrad to be the theme for the trilogy but this feels more like Cap'n America & Black Widow. Neither character was super innocent or deceptive, but these books make their story more 2-D and the reason for such isn't clear. I would've preferred an expansion of Fayd, Rabban, Gurney and Thewfur instead.