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    • Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39,155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32,444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32,507

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book!

    • By Scott on 04-10-08

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Dune Messiah

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,970
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,990

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A nice continuation

    • By Andrew on 01-06-09

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Children of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,271

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but operatic in flavor

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 11-25-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • God Emperor of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,904
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,221

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost as good as the original

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 12-03-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Heretics of Dune

    • Dune Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,618
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book

    • By steve on 01-10-09

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Chapterhouse Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unchallenged Series Finale

    • By Loren A Goodwin on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Road to Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Dunes

    • By Joseph on 09-26-05

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Jesus Incident

    • The Pandora Sequence, Book 1
    • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    The last survivors of humanity have just been deposited on Pandora, a horrific, poisonous planet rife with deadly nerve-runners, hooded dashers, airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. The determined colonists attempt to establish a bridgehead on the deadly, inhospitable planet, but more trouble arises. Their sentient ship - backed up by an impressive array of armaments - has decided it is God and is insisting the colonists find appropriate ways to worship it.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So what's happening here?

    • By ErikI on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Ascension Factor

    • The Pandora Sequence, Book 3
    • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Pandora's humans have been recovering land from its raging seas at an accelerated pace since The Lazarus Effect. The great kelp of the seas, sentient but electronically manipulated by humans, buffers Pandora's wild currents to restore land and facilitate the booming sea trade. New settlements rise overnight, but children starve in their shadows. An orbiting assembly station is near completion of Project Voidship, which is the hope of many for finding a better world.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Destination: Void

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 183

    The starship Earthling, filled with thousands of hibernating colonists en route to a new world at Tau Ceti, is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship's three organic mental cores - disembodied human brains that control the vessel's functions - go insane. The emergency skeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: build an artificial consciousness in the Earthling's primary computer that can guide them to their destination - and hope it doesn't destroy the human race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For Devotees Mostly

    • By John Strange on 07-25-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Lazarus Effect

    • The Pandora Sequence, Book 2
    • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    In The Jesus Incident, Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom introduced Ship, an artificial intelligence that believed it was God, abandoning its unworthy human cargo on the all-sea world of Pandora. Now centuries have passed. The descendants of humanity, split into Mermen and Islanders, must reunite--because Pandora's original owner is returning to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't get Enough

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Whipping Star

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species - and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern between the species. After suffering under a tyrannous pure democracy that had the power to create laws so fast that no thought could be given to the effects, the sentients of the galaxy found a need for the Bureau of Sabotage (BuSab) to slow the wheels of government, thereby preventing it from legislating recklessly.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's like Star Wars mixed with A Clockwork Orange

    • By Rob J. on 11-28-16

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The Dragon in the Sea

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    In the 21st century, the United States has all but used up its oil supply. A new source must be found. Our atomic subtugs begin stealing oil from underwater deposits in enemy territory. But none of the last 20 tugs sent to bring back the desperately needed mineral have returned. Ensign John Ramsey of the Bureau of Psychology is planted aboard the Fenian Ram S1881 as an electronics officer. His assignment: find the saboteur in the four-man crew and bring back the oil.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decent story

    • By Chris on 12-18-08

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The White Plague

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    A warm day in Dublin, a crowded street corner. Suddenly, a car-bomb explodes, killing and injuring scores of innocent people.From the second-floor window of a building across the street, a visiting American watches, helpless, as his beloved wife and children are sacrificed in the heat and fire of someone else's cause.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book and not a rip off

    • By Randall on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Hellstrom's Hive

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    America is a police state, and it is about to be threatened by the most hellish enemy in the world: insects. When the Agency discovered that Dr. Hellstrom's Project 40 was a cover for a secret laboratory, a special team of agents was immediately dispatched to discover its true purpose and its weaknesses - it could not be allowed to continue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Old Friend

    • By DJM on 05-08-08

    Regular price: $20.28

    • The Dosadi Experiment

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 165

    Generations of a tormented human-alien people, caged on a toxic planet, conditioned by constant hunger and war - this is the Dosadi Experiment, and it has succeeded too well. For the Dosadi have bred for vengeance as well as cunning, and they have learned how to pass through the shimmering God Wall to exact their dreadful revenge on the Universe that created them....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but too many leaps.

    • By Burgermeister on 08-07-14

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Direct Descent

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Earth has become a library planet over the last several thousand years, a bastion of both useful and useless knowledge - esoterica of all types: History, science, politics - gathered by teams of "pack rats" who scour the galaxy for any scrap of information. Knowledge is power, knowledge is wealth, and knowledge can be a weapon. As powerful dictators come and go over the course of history, the cadre of dedicated librarians is sworn to obey the lawful government - and use their wits to protect the treasure trove of knowledge they have collected over the millennia.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Santaroga Barrier

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Santaroga seemed to be nothing more than a prosperous farm community. But there was something...different...about Santaroga. Santaroga had no juvenile delinquency, or any crime at all. Outsiders found no house for sale or rent in this valley, and no one ever moved out. No one bought cigarettes in Santaroga. No cheese, wine, beer, or produce from outside the valley could be sold there. The list went on and on and grew stranger and stranger....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Republic of Holy Prayer

    • By James Douglas Wingate on 07-07-17

    Regular price: $20.28

    • The Green Brain

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Using deadly foamal bombs and newly developed vibration weapons, men like Joao Martinho and his coworkers fought to clear the green hell of the Mato Grosso. But somehow those areas that had been completely cleared were becoming reinfested, despite the impenetrable vibration barriers. And tales were coming out of the jungles - tales of insects mutated to incredible sizes, of creatures who seemed to be men but whose eyes gleamed with the chitinous sheen of insects....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Herbert / Brick Gem!

    • By Lawrence, P.A. on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Fredric Brown, Ben Bova, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Ben Hurst, Emmett Casey, Ran Allan Ricard, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, great narrators

    • By Noah on 09-11-10

    Regular price: $19.58

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