Mentats of Dune: Book Two of the Schools of Dune Trilogy

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2014
22 hours 14 minutes
In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity's future continues.

Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal-to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family's downfall.

Meanwhile, Josef Venport conducts his own war against the Butlerians. VenHold Spacing Fleet controls nearly all commerce thanks to the superior mutated Navigators that Venport has created, and he places a ruthless embargo on any planet that accepts Manford Torondo's anti-technology pledge, hoping to starve them into submission. But fanatics rarely surrender easily . . .

The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity's future-whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age.
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Jimmy L.

Great listen Dune has been perfect to spend passing the miles. Scott Brick is a great narrator as well !

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Jeffery G.

What can you say about the Dune books, they are amazing. This one didn't disappoint. I skipped over Mentats of Dune and Navigators of Dune for many years because I thought they were like bonus books, not actual Dune series books (if you can understand that). But they both filled in all the backstory of the Mentats and Navigators. Pretty amazing stuff. It is great that Brian Herbert has continued his fathers legacy. Scott Brick is his usual amazing self. I know that sometimes he can become a caricature of himself and go over the top, but not in either of these two books.

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John O

Riveting I'm addicted to the Dune saga! I'm downloading books in this series faster than ever and can't wait to move into the next one

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Jennifer McKinley

Another stellar book in the Dune series can't wait wait for the next book

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