Direct Descent by Frank Herbert audiobook

Direct Descent

By Frank Herbert
Read by Scott Brick

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
2.97 Hours 1
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A library planet: thegreatest treasure, the deadliest weapon Earth has become a library planet over the last several thousand years, a bastion of both useful and useless knowledge—esoterica of all types: history, science, politics—gathered by teams of “pack rats” who scour thegalaxy for any scrap of information. Knowledge is power, knowledge is wealth,and knowledge can be a weapon. As powerful dictators come and go over thecourse of history, the cadre of dedicated librarians is sworn to obey thelawful government—and use their wits to protect the treasure trove of knowledgethey have collected over the millennia.

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A library planet: thegreatest treasure, the deadliest weapon

Earth has become a library planet over the last several thousand years, a bastion of both useful and useless knowledge—esoterica of all types: history, science, politics—gathered by teams of “pack rats” who scour thegalaxy for any scrap of information. Knowledge is power, knowledge is wealth,and knowledge can be a weapon. As powerful dictators come and go over thecourse of history, the cadre of dedicated librarians is sworn to obey thelawful government—and use their wits to protect the treasure trove of knowledgethey have collected over the millennia.

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“Touches upon universal themes…Easily digested old-school storytelling.” SFReviews.net

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Author Bio: Frank Herbert

Author Bio: Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (1920–1986), winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards and a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in Tacoma, Washington, and worked as a reporter and later as an editor for a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first science fiction story was published in 1952, but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication of “Dune World” and “The Prophet of Dune” in Analog. The stories were amalgamated in the bestselling novel Dune in 1965.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 2.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English