Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £29.99

Buy Now for £29.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

The second instalment of Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s best-selling The Schools of Dune trilogy. 

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. 

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

©2014 Brian Herbert (P)2021 W F Howes

What listeners say about Mentats of Dune

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

another brilliant book

I am totally immersed in the mentant/sisterhood story. I hope Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson keep on writing as they are my favourite science fiction writers. Great narrator. love all their books.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Walking a razors edge

This book manages to keep you in suspense and loathing throughout, with characters that show real depth and presenting extreme positions on either side as flawed. As always, Scott Brick brings real emotion to each character, and widely varying voice for each narrative.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Brilliant

To many memorable moments to chose a particular one, I cannot wait to continue futher .

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent!

Another wonderful instalment in the expanded Dune universe. Can’t praise Scott Brick enough, definitely my favourite narrator by a mile.
I’m incredibly excited for the conclusion of this trilogy.