Dune
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  • 1
    Dune | Frank Herbert

    Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
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    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.

    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 | Frank Herbert

    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
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    Performance
    (1364)
    Story
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    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?

    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 | Frank Herbert

    Children of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1546)
    Performance
    (886)
    Story
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    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.

    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 | Frank Herbert

    God Emperor of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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.

    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 | Frank Herbert

    Heretics of Dune: Dune Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Scott Brick
    Overall
    (796)
    Performance
    (454)
    Story
    (459)

    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.

    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)
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    Chapterhouse Dune | Frank Herbert

    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
    (751)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
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    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.

    Unchallenged Series Finale

    Have read this book many times along with the rest of the Dune Series. First time listen on the audio format and all of the books were great. Could ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2012 by Loren A Goodwin (OAKLAND, CA, US)
  • The Road to Dune | Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

    The Road to Dune

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

    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)
  • The Dune Audio Collection | Frank Herbert

    The Dune Audio Collection

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

    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)