Dune by Frank Herbert Paperback Book


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Author: Frank Herbert

Narrator: Scott Brick

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Published: May 2007

Genre: Fiction - Science Fiction - General

Retail Price: $59.99

Discs: 18


This Hugo and Nebula Award winner tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, the 'spice of spices.' Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence.

The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium.

Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, the adventures exciting. Five sequels follow. --Brooks Peck

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The Host
by Stephenie Meyer

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies...

Heretics of Dune
by Frank Herbert

On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, ten times ten centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are...

Chapterhouse Dune
by Frank Herbert

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...

Ender's Shadow
by Orson Scott Card

The novel that launched the bestselling Ender's Shadow series—available for the first time on unabridged cd The human race is at War with the...

Paul of Dune
by Brian Herbert

Frank Herbert's Dune ended with Paul Muad'Dib in control of the planet Dune. Herbert's next Dune book, Dune Messiah, picked up the story several years...

Children of the Mind...
by Orson Scott Card

In the conclusion of the Ender saga, Ender Wiggin confronts his ultimate challenge when his adopted world, Lusitania, is threatened by his old...

Sandworms of Dune
by Brian Herbert

At the end of Frank Herbert’s final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing...

Hunters of Dune
by Brian Herbert

Building on the events of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse of Dune, a group of refugees escapes on a ship into the uncharted reaches of the...

Dune Messiah
by Frank Herbert

The bestselling science fiction series of all time continues! This second installment explores new developments on the desert planet Arrakis, with its...


BookLender review by Dutch on 2010-07-01 09:36:25

This is really an audio performance with multiple readers playing different characters. The primary reader is Simon Vance whose wonderfully pretentious English accent fits this wonderfully pretentious book, but most of the audio cast is terrible - totally miscast - and their inappropriate voices prevent you from becoming immersed in this epic saga. Dune deserved a much better recording than this. The various attempts to make this book into a movie have failed miserably and this audio performance may prove that Dune can only be enjoyed when read.

BookLender review by Christine on 2007-07-20 04:01:59

A true science fiction epic masterpiece. This book is a must-read!

BookLender review by Lisa the Librarian on 2013-03-11 21:46:34

Im not much of a scifi reader, but as this is something of a classic of the genre, I felt it was time. I was not the least bit disappointed in the production. The value is high, ambient noise to appropriate, voice acting very good and at times excellent. The plot and story and completely enjoyable. At 18 hours, boredom was a concern for me, but I found myself eager to do c****s as long as I could listen.