Book Reviews of The Butlerian Jihad (Legends of Dune, Book 1)

The Butlerian Jihad (Legends of Dune, Book 1)
The Butlerian Jihad - Legends of Dune, Book 1
Author: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
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ISBN-13: 9780765340771
ISBN-10: 0765340771
Publication Date: 9/15/2003
Pages: 704
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 95 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Poorly written, confusing, boring. Dune was a masterpiece, and this prequal is not worth the paper it is printed on. ONe of the worst books I have ever read.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very good humans vs the machines tale with a few unexpected turns...
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First of the first trilogy of the Dune saga. A good start if you're patient enough to contine.
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I've heard about the Dune books for years and decided to give them a try by starting in chronological order with the prequels. Negative critics of this book must simply want to be loyal to James Herbert's original series, because I found this first book (The Butlerian Jihad) in the Legends Of Dune trilogy to be absolutely incredible. I loved the characters, the action, the twists, the constant energy, and the rapid pace of chapters. In short, I was blown away and will definitely be reading the rest of the series now. As for people saying it was confusing, I completely disagree. Unless you have a 2nd grade reading level, this writing is as clear-cut as you can get. Highly recommended for fans of sci-fi, adventure, and epic storytelling.
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Entertaining but nowhere near as good as the original Dune series by Frank Herbert.
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Covers the war between humans and machines alluded to in all the other Dune books.
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Quick read. Nice historic prelude to DUNE, but not the same depth as Frank Herbert's writing.
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Written by Frank Herbert's son, Brian Herbert, in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson, they bring to life the story of the Butlerian Jihad - the war in which humans wrested their freedom from 'thinking machine.'
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My husband and my son are both Dune Fans, so this book gets Dual Purpose!
They loved it!
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(NOTE: This is a licensed copy of the book purchased from Audible.com and burned to CDs.) A prequel to the Dune series taking place 10,000 years before the fall of Corrin House. It introduces the Harkonnen and Atreides families and sets the stage for the creation of the Guild, Fremen and other recognizable elements from the Dune Series.