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The Road to Dune | [Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson]

The Road to Dune

At long last, millions of Dune fans can now hear the unpublished chapters and scenes from Dune and Dune Messiah. The Road to Dune also includes the original correspondence between Frank Herbert and famed editor John W. Campbell, Jr.; excerpts from Herbert's correspondence during his years-long struggle to get his innovative work published; and the article, "They Stopped the Moving Sands", Herbert's original inspiration for Dune.
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At long last, millions of Dune fans can now hear the unpublished chapters and scenes from Dune and Dune Messiah. The Road to Dune also includes the original correspondence between Frank Herbert and famed editor John W. Campbell, Jr.; excerpts from Herbert's correspondence during his years-long struggle to get his innovative work published; and the article, "They Stopped the Moving Sands", Herbert's original inspiration for Dune.

The Road to Dune features newly discovered papers and manuscripts and also "Spice Planet", an original 60,000 word short novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, based on a detailed outline left by Frank Herbert. The Road to Dune is a treasure trove of essays, articles, and fiction that every Dune fan will want to add to their collection.

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©2005 Herbert Properties LLC; (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

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    Joseph Ocean Shores, WA, United States 09-26-05
    Joseph Ocean Shores, WA, United States 09-26-05 Member Since 2003

    Began reading sci-fi 71 years ago, at age 4, will continue until my clock quits ticking.. Best education one could have ever wished for.

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    "Fascinating Dunes"

    As a dedicated "Herberts'/Anderson" fan I found this audiobook, to say the least, fascinating and informative. I'm so very gald that "Spiceworld" never made it to publication in novel form, we would never have had "Dune" nor would have Frank Herbert become, at least not at that time, a household name or a very revered SF author. "The Road to Dune" is a great listen and I am pleased to have added it to my collection. I really enjoyed the "Dune" short stories, the possibilities are endless for the imagination, one can visualize any number of volumes based on any give character. Imagine "Erasmus Tales", if you would :)

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Durham, NC 01-02-07
    Amazon Customer Durham, NC 01-02-07 Member Since 2001
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    "Reality Check"

    I have to give this book a reality check rating. If you are a hardcore Dune fan, there is much background information here about the creation of Dune that is interesting. The actual novel and stories, however, are not that good. I actually found the brief commentaries by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson more interesting than any of the actual content. As long as you know this going in and set your expectations accordingly you may enjoy it.
    The narrator of these audiobooks is also not one of my favorites, his reading is so earnest in tone it becomes annoying after a while (at least to me).

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    Matthew Richmond, VA, USA 11-18-06
    Matthew Richmond, VA, USA 11-18-06
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    "The Road To Dune (Unabriged)"

    Anything that comes from the Herbert's or Mr. Anderson is exelent. This reminds me of the special features disk that seems to come behind every new movie, except better. This book gives insight into the mind of Frank Herbert.

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    Michele san francisco, CA, USA 04-01-07
    Michele san francisco, CA, USA 04-01-07 Member Since 2003
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    "enjoyable backgrounder..."

    as a fan of the Dune series, I enjoyed this book as a backgrounder on the creation of the series, and learning a bit about earlier visions Herbert had for various characters and story lines.

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    Theresa A. Dillon Somerville, MA USA 04-08-09
    Theresa A. Dillon Somerville, MA USA 04-08-09

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    "Short stories"

    the short stories start at 3:09:41 this time corresponds to page 405

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    Twilliamson 07-10-06
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    "Unexpected insight"

    Being a relativly new reader and now listener of Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Keven J Anderson, I was very pleased to listen to this audio book. I have been a fan of Dune for about 3 years now and have read the Dune Saga in print, but this was wonderful to see the beginings of how this wonderful saga began in the increadible mind of Frank Herbert. I also enjoyed how Brian and Keven have been able to continue writing on in Frank's footsteeps. This is refreshing and unexpected.

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