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The Jesus Incident Audiobook

The Jesus Incident: The Pandora Sequence, Book 1

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The last survivors of humanity have just been deposited on Pandora, a horrific, poisonous planet rife with deadly nerve-runners, hooded dashers, airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. The determined colonists attempt to establish a bridgehead on the deadly, inhospitable planet, but more trouble arises. Their sentient ship - backed up by an impressive array of armaments - has decided it is God and is insisting the colonists find appropriate ways to worship it.

In an attempt to help the people pass its test, Ship awakens chaplain-psychiatrist Raja Flattery from hibernation. Either the humans pass the test - or the human race could be destroyed.

©1979, 2011 Herbert Properties, LLC, and Bill Ransom (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    M. J. Cocks m'boro, UK 20/04/2015
    M. J. Cocks m'boro, UK 20/04/2015 Member Since 2011

    Mattako

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    "Avatar"

    liked this book alot. The film Avatar appears to be based on this book it seems. the ideas in this story a intriguing

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dr Guy Davenport 31/01/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Frank herbert never dissapoints"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Jesus Incident to be better than the print version?

    They complement each other. It is a new experience to be able to listen to a well loved and many times read book.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Very good performance.


    Any additional comments?

    Intelligent science fiction. I wouldn't be surprised if this was Cameron's inspiration for his film Avatar. However this is a far superior story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    stephen 09/04/2015
    stephen 09/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story"

    Very compelling and unusual. Pleased to find it as its not his most popular work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ian woodard 15/09/2016
    ian woodard 15/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "dark, intense and close thoughtful"

    _----------this is si-fi------------------------

    if only more authors and publicists bothered to set the bar this high

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  • Diversified Programming
    Rochester NH
    15/04/16
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    "So what's happening here?"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'm 17 chapters in and have no idea what's happening. I just spent some time on Wikipedia and that helped a lot. If you haven't read Destination:Void (which is the REAL book one here) you might want to start there or at least read the Wiki. Herbert makes lots of assumptions that you're going to know what an eclone is, what Pandora is and who Flattery is right off the bat. Lots of poetry and riddles don't help. I think if you read the book twice you'll get a lot more out of it the second time.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Rama


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not. Not interesting enough so far. Ship, a jealous scientist, a psychiatrist trying to do something that we dont know anything about (yet), a lady that was never introduced. Nah.


    Any additional comments?

    Going to give this a few more chapters then give up on it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Michael J. Costello
    Pullman, WA USA
    22/03/15
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    "Brilliant"

    A worthy successor to the Dune series. All the piety and complexity of Dune, with a fresh storyline and new characters.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    09/04/16
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    "Disappointed - Expected better from Frank Herbert"
    What would have made The Jesus Incident better?

    The work is irredeemable in my opinion.


    What was most disappointing about Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom ’s story?

    I could only make it about 3/4 of the way through the book before I couldn't take it anymore. There is way too much psychobabble, character introspection and political machinations and very little in the way of story or action.


    What aspect of Scott Brick’s performance would you have changed?

    Scott Brick, as always is a good narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Want my credit back.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • David G
    Mesa, AZ, United States
    01/03/16
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    "great book"

    I thouht thi book was well written, very engaging, well thought out. I'm definately going to read the next book.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mel
    Florida, USA
    10/02/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Contains all of the intelligence of a Herbert story. Just as relevant today as it was in the 70's.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    05/02/16
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    "BLUE ITSELF, TEACHES US BLUE"

    THINK HOW LONG YOU'LL LIVE IF YOUR ALWAYS WAITING
    All of Herbert's writings are deep, full of overly thought out worlds. They include political and religious systems, often very foreign to the known. They are so different, it is difficult for the average person to wrap their head around them. Herbert's books are often long, as the explaining of these worlds is a long torturous path. When I was in my early twenties I picked up Dune, two or three times, but could not figure it out. Than the movie came out and now it is one of my favorites. Dune is a complex rich story, complete in all aspects. This book might be the same, but until I see the movie, I will probably not get my tiny brain around it.

    Scott Brick
    Brick has changed and is now one of the better narrators. It is not BS, SB is good.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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