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

Brian Herbert

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Brick

Length:

22h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:15

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

18:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

14:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

14:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

12:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

17:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

17:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

20:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

15:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

20:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

13:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

13:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

14:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

17:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

26:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

15:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

12:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

21:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

22:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

22:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

24:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

12:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

12:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

21:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

17:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

16:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

23:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:52


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:08


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

15:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

18:07


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

16:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

11:48


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:55