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Dune Audiobook

Dune

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: This full-cast recording of Dune succeeds in every way the now-infamous movie version failed. The alien landscapes emerge in your imagination, while the complex plot lines and complicated relationships gain clarity. Through the talents of a marvelous voice cast, which includes Scott Brick and Simon Vance, Dune sheds the daunting burden of its epic richness - and becomes a powerful story of personal conflict and heroism. Steve Feldberg

Publisher's Summary

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

Frank Herbert's death in 1986 was a tragic loss, yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live forever.

©1965 Frank Herbert; (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner, Science Fiction, 2008

Nebula Award winner, Best Novel, 1965
Hugo Award winner, Best Novel, 1966

"Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings." (Arthur C. Clarke)
"One of the monuments of modern science fiction." (Chicago Tribune)
"Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious." (Robert A. Heinlein)

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    Craig Columbia, MS, United States 04-24-15
    Craig Columbia, MS, United States 04-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A Good Classic"

    I could probably go on and on about this novel but I think I'll make this brief instead. It's a good book. Very detailed and immensely ingrossing; however, as much as it is one of the pinnacles of classic science fiction, certain aspects of the book could, simply put, be better. On an adjoining matter, the narration is superb and the only negative thing I can say about it is that they could have used their multiple narrators to better effect than they actually did. Well worth listening to.

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    Elijah Shaw 04-22-15
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    "Brilliant"

    narrated beautifully with fantastic voice acting.
    the story is beyond gripping, living up to and surpassing everything I had ever heard. A definitive classic and one of the most influential sci-fi novels

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    Oztony 04-20-15
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    "Dune: A Classic"

    You need to hear this book. So many lessons to teach us. Woven through such a

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    John F. Quimby 04-18-15
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    "Simply as good as it gets! Still looking to equal"

    Joy to you who has not read this.
    A world as wide and deep as the best. Plan on a retreat from most all else.

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    Sam 04-18-15
    Sam 04-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book."

    Good story. Way ahead of its time. Couldn't believe it was wrote in the 60's nice touch with multiple storytellers

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    N. Geninatti U.S.A. 04-16-15
    N. Geninatti U.S.A. 04-16-15

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    "I reread this every year."

    The original game of thrones. Larger than middle earth. Herbert delivers a universe in grand style with powerful characters.

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    Nicholas H. 04-16-15
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    "Good read"

    The story is amazing. The only change I would make is to the voice acting. Sometimes the narrator would speak characters' parts and other times the cast would. It was often jarring and sometimes confusing as to which character was actually speaking. I wish they had been more consistent. They had multiple voice actors, use them!

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    "An awesome book"

    The story was really good having The lady Jessica as a daughter of the Baron Vladimir Harkonen.
    Performance was great I say.
    The overall was also pretty well planed.

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    Kristopher 04-13-15
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    "A great and inspiring classic"

    One of my new favourites! It should be required reading for students in high school to teach ecological and political thought and the power of science fiction.

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    Tekken 04-12-15
    Tekken 04-12-15
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    "Most favorite book. "

    I've read this book countless times over the past 35 years. This version has become a favorite. I love the flute music, too.

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