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    The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy. Leto and Ghanima, Paul Atreides's twin children and his heirs, can see possible solutions - but fanatics begin to challenge the rule of the all-powerful Atreides empire, and more than economic disaster threatens.
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    "Ranging from palace intrigue and desert chases to religious speculation and confrontations with the supreme intelligence of the universe, there is something here for all science fiction fans." ( Publishers Weekly)
    "A major event." ( Los Angeles Times)

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    • Joel D Offenberg
    • 25/11/2009

    Good but operatic in flavor

    As I run through Frank Herbert's original Dune stories, I think the best adjective for the flavor and pace is "operatic"...a good story with great color and flavor, but paced slowly. Much of the book is spent with people talking about what will before much of anything does happen. That doesn't mean it's boring...understanding the motives and machinations of the principals really are the story, but it's an unusual flavor for sci-fi.

    For those who are not familiar with the previous works, this won't make sense. You need to do them in order.

    This story centers around Leto II and Ghanima Atriedes (the children of Paul Muad'Dib and imperial heirs presumptive, now aged 9), Alia (their aunt and imperial regent) and the Lady Jessica (mother of Alia and Paul). Alia is struggling against the inner voices from her ancestral memory, while Leto and Ghanima try to avoid the same fate. The mysterious, blind Preacher only adds to the mystery.

    Part of the vast Duniverse tapestry, Children of Dune doesn't live up to the high standard of the original Dune (few books by any author do), but improves on Dune Messiah.

    Excellently narrated by Simon Vance with an assist from Scott Brick.

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    • Ziya
    • 22/04/2008

    great story, more production problems

    So the producers seem to have completely given up on the entire dramatization thing that they were doing in the first book of this series, Dune (see my review there). Simon Vance does a good job of narrating this story, but towards the end of the book it becomes very clear that he wasn't available to do some re-dos and missed text. So they end up getting some random guy to finish the project. Its actually the case that sometimes one word in a sentence is dubbed in by this other narrator. Bothersome.
    The story in and of itself is good, not as good as Dune, but certainly worth listening to or reading. My only critique is that Herbert sometimes goes on far too long about relatively minor issues or expanding upon points that were made well enough earlier in the text.

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    • Jack Williamson
    • 15/09/2016

    Back to the good stuff

    So, I LOVED Dune, and was really disappointed by Dune Messiah - but Children of Dune gets back to the grand, empire defining space opera I was craving.

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    • NH
    • 25/09/2018

    A great job continuing the story of Dune

    This is my second favorite of the Dune series. Frank Herbert does an excellent job tying the events in this book to the previous two. He also treats all characters, except a few, with sympathy. The narration of this one is much better than the previous two.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 16/02/2016

    Brilliant story, brilliant narration

    If you're a big fan of Dune, don't hesitate to get the audiobooks. It really adds a whole new level of understanding to the storyline and paints a picture that reading a paper copy alone won't do. I've read the physical copies of the entire series and now listened to the first three. It's truly the best way to solidify the incredible experience that is Frank Herbert's masterpiece.

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    • William
    • 10/09/2012

    Storyline drags

    What did you like best about Children of Dune? What did you like least?

    The story is very pedantic, dragging out and repeating story lines. Not near as good as the original Dune.

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    • Upset and Walking
    • 17/02/2008

    Continued Good Work

    Scott Brick and Simon Vance do a remarkable job bringing the characters and places to life in the Dune series. It has been a while since I have read "Children" and I am impressed with the layers of the Dune world that Herbert describes. I hope Audible continues to translate the original series into the audible format. My second favorite book after "Dune" is the "God Emperor," so I hope the trend continues. "Children" is an enjoyable listen for fans of Herbert.

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    • Edgar
    • 27/03/2014

    I was suprised.

    I was surprised to find this book to fit so well with the previous two. Even though you are following a new main character, I found the transition was natural and the story flowed very well.

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    • Dannyboy
    • 04/05/2021

    You need more voice actors

    Let me reiterate my only opinion this works better if you have a cast of voice actors instead of just one, like in the other books. Not to say the narrator was not great he most certainly was but he lacked the range for me to tell who was actually talking. I got so confused that I needed to buy the book to make any sense of the story

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    • C. Alexis
    • 25/02/2009

    Fabulous readers, compelling story.

    As is the case with all of the Dune texts I’ve read, this one stuns in its capacity to tell a compelling story while using challenging language that asks the reader to think. There’s something to be said for simple and imaginative books such as Harry Potter and for series like the Enders Game series, which was compelling and inventive and yet scattered, because of Orson Scott Card’s self-professed carelessness in sketching out his fictive worlds. Yet there is something more profound about Herbert’s works, which hint that the author was a bit of a madman and a genius. His worlds are brilliantly demarcated, consistent, and inventive. In this book—which is fabulously narrated—we see the consequences of some of the actions taken by our favorite characters from Dune. As with all of the books in the series, it is interesting to read Herbert’s philosophical science fiction, which often challenges us to think through murky moral territory and imagine what actions we’d take in a similar universe. It is also fascinating to read about a fictive world with concerns that are so different from our own, while still resonating with our political situation (such as how water and spice is used and consumed, and the parallels in our world of water rights and the sale of drugs and weapons).

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    • Fiona
    • 09/12/2021

    The author has issues part 3 (spoiler-free)

    Part three of my reviews of the Dune books.

    Story and worldbuilding wise this is an amazing space opera. BUT and it's a big but, the book is very, very dated and the author obviously had questionable to straight-up horrible views on girls, women, women's sexuality, lgbtq+ and more. For anyone who is considering this I will from the bottom of my heart recommend to watch the first movie instead and never touch the books.

    Once again, the plot and story on their own are great. Yes, it gets a bit dull here and there and sometimes the politics stretch too long but overall, very intriguing worldbuilding and great ideas. But that's really where my praise stops.

    This book really made me age ten years in the two-day span that I speed-ran it, I have no words. My expectations were already low after the first two and I already had my ears ringing of so much casual pedophilia vibes and blatant sexism that I really didn't think I'd have to add incest vibes to that list? But heavens, there it was. I don't even know what to say anymore. This book was a difficult read/listen from start to finish and I will never be coming back. All cherishable worldbuilding aside, this book was horrendous. As a woman and also a queer woman I really died a little inside at some of the scenes.

    The whole last arc of the book is super strange and I didn't even enjoy it plot-wise but it's hard to emphasize with anyone when the next person is even worse than the last. I had no one to root for even slightly and I feel like many events from the past two books are brushed over as if they are not as great a deal. Characters that I never wanted to see or hear from again return and the every scene from the perspective of a girl or woman just has the painful touch of a man-writing-women feel to it,

    No, thanks. If they ever adapt this into amovie, please leave out like 60% of the book, thanks.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 26/11/2021

    Joy & intrigue

    Love it! I know the story, that made it somehow more engaging for me. So grateful that this audio version is available and part of my library :)

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    • Stefan Funken
    • 02/02/2020

    not great

    almost unreadable garbage. story doesn't make any sense. herbert simply ignores all the rules of good writing. there are some interesting ideas in there that could have made a much better story, much like the star wars Prequels.