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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.
©1965, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1979 Frank Herbert (P)1977, 1978, 1979, 1994 HarperCollins Publishers

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incredible

highly recommended. Herbert writes with powerful prose. His voice brings it to life all the more.

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Dune Trilogy

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dune Audio Collection to be better than the print version?

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

What other book might you compare The Dune Audio Collection to and why?

I havent tried any other audio books just yet

Which character – as performed by Frank Herbert – was your favorite?

Paul

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No it's about 6 hours long

Any additional comments?

I would reccommend this purchase

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Listen at 3/4 Speed!!

It’s a treat listening to passages from Dune novels read by the Author. This recording was made in the 1970s. Original run times of those LP/cassette are over four hours. All the content is there on this three hour download but somebody sped it up a bit making Mr. Herbert sound a bit too squeaky. Replay at 3/4 speed solves this but I sure would appreciate Audible engineers going back to ensure the integrity of this recording matches the original. Well worth a download regardless.

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herbert is the best!

Wish he were still around to make more magic for all of us. I did like him narrating in his own voice.

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What a disappointment

Would you try another book from Frank Herbert and/or Frank Herbert?

For someone who has read or listened to all but 2 books in the Dune universe, I expected something more than a Reader's Digest introduction to Dune. The only saving grace was hearing Frank Herbert read selected passages - but so what. Very disappointing. The only saving grace is that I bought the book on sale rather than wasting a credit.

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Read by the man himself.

The only downside is they are not in order. But hearing how and what Herbert wanted to record is great. I have the feeling that the dinner chapter in DUNE was very important.

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