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Dune Saga
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UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 22070 ratings)
  • 1

    Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9445)
    Performance
    (5137)
    Story
    (5209)

    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.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    Wonderful production!

    WOW!! The narration in this book is always good with segments that are GREAT. There were some complaints about the changing of accents or voices. I..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 22 2009 by Joshua (Moreno Valley, CA, USA)
  • 2

    Dune Messiah

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2214)
    Performance
    (1217)
    Story
    (1236)

    The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

    Andrew says: "A nice continuation"
    A nice continuation

    I really did love the first title in the series, and plan to continue through the rest. There are 2 parts to any review of an audio book, the story a..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 06 2009 by Andrew (Tippecanoe, IN, USA)
  • 3

    Children of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1446)
    Performance
    (794)
    Story
    (816)

    The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy.

    Ziya says: "great story, more production problems"
    great story, more production problems

    So the producers seem to have completely given up on the entire dramatization thing that they were doing in the first book of this series, Dune (see m..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2008 by Ziya (San Anselmo, CA, USA)
  • 4

    God Emperor of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1084)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (632)

    More than 3,000 years have passed since the first events recorded in Dune. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune. He alone understands the future, and he knows with a terrible certainty that the evolution of his race is at an end unless he can breed new qualities into his species.

    Joel D Offenberg says: "Almost as good as the original"
    Almost as good as the original

    God Emperor of Dune compares well with the original Dune, better than the previous two sequels (Dune Messiah and Children of Dune). It doesn't quite ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2009 by Joel D Offenberg ()
  • 5

    Heretics of Dune: Dune Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Scott Brick
    Overall
    (748)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (417)

    On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, 10 times 10 centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love.

    John says: "Mixed Feelings"
    Mixed Feelings

    This series is addictive despite how disjointed the stories are as a whole. It is difficult to reign in the concept of thousands of years passing fro..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2008 by John (APO, AE, USA)
  • 6

    Chapterhouse Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Euan Morton, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (701)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (407)

    The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world - and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death and stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever.

    N. Geninatti says: "Exciting all the way to the end."
    Exciting all the way to the end.

    Suspenseful, Engaging, Thrilling

    Reviewed on September 04 2012 by N. Geninatti (U.S.A.)
  • 7

    Dune: House Atreides: House Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (592)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (381)

    Capturing all the complexity and grand themes of the original, this prequel to the Dune series weaves a new tapestry of betrayal, passion, and destiny into a saga that expands the tale written by Frank Herbert more than 30 years ago.

    Robert says: "Maybe better than original Audible production."
    Maybe better than original Audible production.

    This review is the same for all three books of the “House Trilogy.”

    The author of the Dune [Chronicles] Saga, Frank Herbert, died in 1986 bef..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2013 by Robert (Yamhill, OR, United States)
  • 8

    Dune: House Harkonnen: House Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (320)

    Returning to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert's Dune, this title continues the saga begun in Dune: House Atreides. As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides - and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit.

    Robert says: "Maybe better than original Audible production."
    Maybe better than original Audible production.

    This review is the same for all three books of the “House Trilogy.”

    The author of the Dune [Chronicles] Saga, Frank Herbert, died in 1986 bef..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2013 by Robert (Yamhill, OR, United States)
  • 9

    Dune: House Corrino: House Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (254)

    Continuing the events leading up to Frank Herbert's immortal Dune saga, the exciting conclusion to this trilogy finds the cruel Tleilaxu overlords on Ix manufacturing a synthetic form of amal to supplant the spice from Dune. If amal is accepted, Emperor Shaddam IV will gain absolute power. But if the plot of the Imperial House Corrino succeeds, the result may be the end of civilization itself.

    Robert says: "At least as good as the original Audible prodn."
    At least as good as the original Audible prodn.

    This review is the same for all three books of the “House Trilogy.”

    The author of the Dune [Chronicles] Saga, Frank Herbert, died in 1986 bef..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2013 by Robert (Yamhill, OR, United States)
  • 10

    Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (920)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (350)

    Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Now Herbert's son, Brian, working with Kevin J. Anderson and using Frank Herbert's own notes, reveals a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe: the Butlerian Jihad, the war that was fought ten thousand years before the events of Dune - the war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines."

    Brian says: "enoyed premise but not execution"
    enoyed premise but not execution

    I am a huge fan of the original Dune series by Frank Herbert. They were intricately written and exciting to read.

    This book has only a t..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2003 by Brian (Camp Morton, MB, Canada)
  • 11

    Dune: The Machine Crusade

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (814)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (305)

    More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat. Get ready for Dune: The Machine Crusade.

    Jr says: "Dune - How We Love Thee!"
    Dune - How We Love Thee!

    Brian Herbert would make his father proud. In collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson, he has 'fleshed out' the vast universe centered around the planet ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2003 by Jr (Ferndale, WA, USA)
  • 12

    Dune: The Battle of Corrin

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (758)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (322)

    Fifty-six hard years after the events of The Machine Crusade, after the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. The human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight.

    Eric says: "The Battle for Corrin"
    The Battle for Corrin

    Brian Herbert and Anderson have done Frank proud. This last installment of the fascinating prequel to Dune is as rich and detailed as the previous wor..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 05 2004 by Eric (Talladega, AL, USA)
  • 13

    Hunters of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (256)

    At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. Hunters of Dune is the exotic odyssey of the crew as it is forced to elude the diabolical traps set by the ferocious, unknown Enemy.

    James says: "The lost dialog of Dune"
    The lost dialog of Dune

    Although an interesting listen (I give it about 3.5 stars), I found Hunters of Dune to be more a description of what has occured than a re-enactment. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2006 by James (Austin, TX, USA)
  • 14

    Sandworms of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (264)

    Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine.

    Amazon Customer says: "You'll buy it anyway"
    You'll buy it anyway

    I have never been enthralled with the authors' 'new' Dune books (although I respect their other works), but I have bought them all to hear how the sto..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 19 2007 by Amazon Customer (Durham, NC)
  • 15

    Paul of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (189)

    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?

    Aaron says: "Good back stories but not much more"
    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 the..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 02 2009 by Aaron (Staunton, VA, United States)
  • 16

    The Winds of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (152)

    Where Paul of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah. Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam is dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan is imprisoned. Paul's former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides.

    Virginia McCaslin says: "good, but with reservations"
    good, but with reservations

    I have listened to most of the other Dune books and I have enjoyed them immensely. I bought this book hoping it would be just as good., but was a lit..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 09 2009 by Virginia McCaslin ()
  • 17

    Sisterhood of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (358)

    It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind.

    Clydene says: "This is the First Need to Listen for 2012"
    This is the First Need to Listen for 2012

    I love the continuation with the Dune series by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Yes, it is not Frank Herbert, but it is as close as you are goin..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2012 by Clydene (San Diego, California)
  • 17.1

    The Dune Audio Collection

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Frank Herbert
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Read by the author, this compilation of key excerpts from the brilliant Dune trilogy is melded with connective text written by Frank Herbert specifically for these recordings. Includes selections from Dune: The Banquet Scene, Sandworms of Dune, The Battles of Dune, and The Truths of Dune: Fear Is the Mind Killer.

    Kurt says: "Dune Trilogy"
    Dune Trilogy

    No, but after having read the books, it is a real treat to listen to Frank Herbert retell the story of the Dune Trilogy although much is left out

    Reviewed on December 21 2012 by Kurt (Ridge, New York, United States)
  • 17.2

    The Road to Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (80)

    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.

    Joseph says: "Fascinating Dunes"
    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" nev..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 26 2005 by Joseph (Ocean Shores, WA, United States)