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Paul of Dune Audiobook

Paul of Dune

The Muad'Dib's jihad is in full swing. His warrior legions march from victory to victory. But beneath the joy of victory there are dangerous undercurrents. Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies - those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands. Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders: Am I going mad?
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Publisher's Summary

Frank Herbert's Dune ended with Paul Muad'Dib in control of the planet Dune. Herbert's next Dune book, Dune Messiah, picked up the story several years later, after Paul's armies had conquered the galaxy. But what happened between Dune and Dune Messiah? How did Paul create his empire and become the Messiah? Following in the footsteps of Frank Herbert, New York Times best-selling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are answering these questions in Paul of Dune.

The Muad'Dib's jihad is in full swing. His warrior legions march from victory to victory. But beneath the joy of victory there are dangerous undercurrents. Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies - those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands.

And Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders, "Am I going mad?"

Paul of Dune is a novel everyone will want to read and no one will be able to forget.

Don't miss other titles in the Dune series.

©2008 Herbert Properties LLC; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    Aaron Staunton, VA, United States 01-02-09
    Aaron Staunton, VA, United States 01-02-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Good back stories but not much more"

    A significant portion of this book where back stories of young Paul usually consisting of events that occurred prior to Dune. As others have said there is very little that adds to the story that skipping this book will make you miss. This book was written as an insert between Dune and Dune Messiah and it is clear in that respect. I think of this book as Dune 1.5 if Dune Messiah is Dune 2.

    I see this book as a summer extension of a TV series. Missing this book will not cause those who follow the real seasons (Dune) and (Dune Messiah) will miss.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Andre L. Gray Bronx, NY USA 10-31-08
    Andre L. Gray Bronx, NY USA 10-31-08 Member Since 2011

    gee & unlay

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    "Paul of Dune"

    This book is excellent in that it tells of the events in detail to set you up for Dune Messiah and the rise and fall of Paul M'uab dib. All the problems and challenges he face as the new emperor of the known universe. I have to say I really didn't like Paul in this book but it was so exciting to listen to!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    nancy campione 10-23-08 Member Since 2015
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    "JUST OK, reluctant 4 stars...."

    Decently written but unremarkable Dune rehash, meant to pick up where Dune left off, that never manages to engage. No further insights into the vividly drawn characters from Dune, in fact they all seem rather sterile. Paul & company are disenchanted with the direction things have taken, and you will be too. If you're a Dune junkie, you may want to read this. Otherwise, probably wise to skip.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    lee petaluma, CA, United States 09-17-08
    lee petaluma, CA, United States 09-17-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Listen but..."

    This will get slammed by some because it's not Frank Herbert, well guess what? Frank is long gone and there was only one of him.
    Brian and Kevin are their own writers and they carry on the Dune experience in their own very exciting fashion, I really like it because while reflecting Franks original concept they really add some great ideas into the original story line. So from some of the purest I think there will be alot of gripes but for the rest of us we shall just enjoy a great book that carries on the amazing world of DUNE!

    30 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    12-07-08
    12-07-08 Member Since 2006
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    "It took me two tries ..."

    It took me two tries to start listening to this book - I just couldn't stand the religious zealots...then it got good - I really liked the intricate story around the Fenrings and bitterness of Shaddam. I have been a fan of the Dune universe for a very long time and I really enjoy the expanded universe that has been woven with the prequels and now this interstitial tale - and it looks like more to come. I think this story was needed - and it helped to make sense of the jump from the noble son of a duke to a messiah for which a jihad is fought.

    Had some problems at first with the 2nd and 3rd parts as my bookmarks on the Zune (kept showing me Chapter 1) and my machine was not holding my bookmark when I shut the book off and had to fast forward to my position everytime I restarted.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Kingswood Seattle, WA 10-23-08
    Elizabeth Kingswood Seattle, WA 10-23-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Why oh why did Frank Herbert die"

    I foolishly keep hoping that these guys will improve and pay proper homage to Frank's masterpiece. But again I am sorely dissapointed. I don't understand how you can take characters that we have come to love and them them so unloveable. If you love Frank Herbert, don't bother with this.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Thad Arlington, TX, United States 10-05-11
    Thad Arlington, TX, United States 10-05-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Unlistenable"

    The story is very good, a worthy sequel to Dune, but the melodramatic performance is over the top, as though the end of every sentence brings him to the peak of excitement. I quit listening because the reader was ruining the book. Much better to read this one the old fashioned way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Floyd 03-30-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Filler"

    Yes, this book is just filler and yes you could go from Dune straight to Dune Messiah but you will be missing a very good story. There are no nail-biting revelations, Paul of Dune just allows you to have more time with the characters that you have come to love and hate.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    derrick lowrance 01-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent"

    every fan of Dune will enjoy this look into Paul's life. a wonderful adventure story and space opera epic

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    Audie Ray Garver II 12-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    Maybe I'm in the minority here but I listened to this directly after Dune, and then Dune Messiah after this and really puts things into perspective. Pretty good, much more adult and dark than the other dune novels yet I still enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Rebecca
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    "Appalling!!!!!"

    Worst book I've ever listened to!! From the story to the audio whish I'd not downloaded it, total waste of credit. Yes I know its written by diffrent authors but you do expect a certain quality in a DUNE book and this fell short.....very short! The audio quality wasn't up to standard either very tinny.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Gledders
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    "Loved it"

    Written by Herberts son, this is totally in step with the writings of his father. It captures the mindset of Paul perfectly. Unlike the later Dune books by Herbert senior, this one captures you and holds on tight. Political machinations, emotional turmoil and folding space. What more could a Dune fan want. Ten out of ten.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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