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  • 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.

    Scott says: "Good book!"
  • 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
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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?

    Phil says: "AudioBook Review Only -- Disappointment after Dune"
  • 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
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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.

    Ziya says: "great story, more production problems"
  • God Emperor of Dune | Frank Herbert

    God Emperor of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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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.

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

    Loren A Goodwin says: "Unchallenged Series Finale"
  • 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
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    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.

    Aaron says: "Disapointing and disjointed"
  • The Jesus Incident: The Pandora Sequence, Book 1 | Frank Herbert,Bill Ransom

    The Jesus Incident: The Pandora Sequence, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    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.

    ErikI says: "So what's happening here?"
  • 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
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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.

    Joseph says: "Fascinating Dunes"
  • Die Kinder des Wüstenplaneten (Dune 3) | Frank Herbert

    Die Kinder des Wüstenplaneten (Dune 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Simon Jäger, Marianne Rosenberg
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    Neun Jahre nach dem Weggang des Muad'dibs... Leto und Ghanima, Pauls Kinder, sind mit dessen Fähigkeiten ausgestattet und treten sein visionäres Erbe an...

  • The Dosadi Experiment | Frank Herbert

    The Dosadi Experiment

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    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....

    Burgermeister says: "Interesting, but too many leaps."
  • The White Plague | Frank Herbert

    The White Plague

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    DJM says: "Good story once through"
  • The Heaven Makers | Frank Herbert

    The Heaven Makers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Immortal aliens have observed Earth forcenturies, making full sensory movies of wars, natural disasters, and horrifichuman activities - all to relieve their endless boredom. When they finally becomejaded by ordinary, run-of-the-mill tragedies, they find ways to create theirown disasters, just to amuse themselves.

    An Old Hippie Chick says: "Read this a long time ago and just came across it."
  • The Godmakers | Frank Herbert

    The Godmakers

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    On the edge of a war-weary and devastated galaxy, charismatic Lewis Orne has landed on Hamal. His assignment: To detect any signs of latent aggression in this planet's population. To his astonishment, he finds that his own latent extrasensory powers have suddenly blossomed, and he is invited to join the company of "gods" on this planet - and the people here place certain expectations on their gods.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Lewis Orne = Hari Seldon"
  • Destination: Void | Frank Herbert

    Destination: Void

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Taylor Rand says: "For Devotees Mostly"
  • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2 | Fredric Brown,Ben Bova,Frank Herbert,Harry Harrison,Kurt Vonnegut,Jerome Bixby,Poul Anderson,Andre Norton,Fritz Leiber,Robert Sheckley

    Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Fredric Brown, Ben Bova, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated By Ben Hurst, Emmett Casey, Ran Allan Ricard, and others
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    The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.

    Noah says: "Great stories, great narrators"
  • Hellstrom's Hive | Frank Herbert

    Hellstrom's Hive

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    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.

    DJM says: "An Old Friend"
  • Favorite Science Fiction Stories: Volume 3 | Isaac Asimov,Arthur C. Clarke,Frank Herbert,Harry Harrison,Fritz Leiber,Frederik Pohl,Philip Jose Farmer

    Favorite Science Fiction Stories: Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated By Emmett Casey, Ran Alan Ricard, Pat Bottino, and others
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    The biggest collection yet of favorite sci-fi stories - 16 full hours!

    Wilbur says: "good selection"
  • The Ascension Factor: The Pandora Sequence, Book 3 | Frank Herbert,Bill Ransom

    The Ascension Factor: The Pandora Sequence, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    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.

  • Whipping Star | Frank Herbert

    Whipping Star

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    GTP says: "Skip this one"
  • The Lazarus Effect: The Pandora Sequence, Book 2 | Frank Herbert,Bill Ransom

    The Lazarus Effect: The Pandora Sequence, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    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.

    TomHarsley says: "still a great story"
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