Extended Audio Sample

Download Dune Messiah Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Dune Messiah Audiobook, by Frank Herbert Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42,528 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Herbert Narrator: Scott Brick, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dune Chronicles Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781427202376
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 3 votes

With millions of copies sold worldwide, Frank Herbert’s magnificent Dune novels stand among the major achievements of the human imagination as one of the most significant sagas in the history of literary science fiction.

Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known—and feared—as the man christened Muad’Dib. As Emperor of the Known Universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremens, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne—and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence.

And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul comes to his lover, Chani, and the unborn heir to his family’s dynasty.

Download and start listening now!

b8ea

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daveread | 2/18/2014

    " A whole different environment where people struggle over mostly familiar issues. Supreme escapism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/13/2014

    " Wonderful follow up to "Dune". I especially love how Paul begins to realise exactly what his new position means and what he must do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/8/2014

    " Overall consensus by most folks is that the first Dune book was fabulous, and the follow-on books got progressively less interesting. I totally agree, but I read them all anyway. Fascinating fictional world! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyn | 2/6/2014

    " Only half the length of the original Dune, the second book in the series takes place 12 years after. Not as epic, this is almost like a chamber western, with political intrigue and references to great action, but little action described. The feel of the book is like a prelude to what comes next, that the third book will be the true sequel to Dune. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susi | 2/3/2014

    " great story, did not like the writingstyle that much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake Borgeson | 1/30/2014

    " Not as amazing as the first, but still a blast to read. You'll love this one in particular if you like thinking about psychology, power, and persuasion. Who better to learn from than a self-made messiah? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bryan457 | 1/23/2014

    " Watch as all the stuff I liked about Dune is destroyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin Schmidt | 1/19/2014

    " Not as good as the first but still an interesting read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wesley | 1/8/2014

    " only read this if you absolutely loved the first one and have every intent of reading children of dune. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 12/17/2013

    " Good follow up to a great story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zach | 11/24/2013

    " An enjoyable science fiction novel with plots within plots, intrigues within intrigues, but not a worthy successor to the original. I agree with a coworker's opinion that this novel exists mostly to set up the much longer and meatier Dune 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harley | 7/5/2013

    " The weakest in the series. Less story and more expository. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Talha | 6/26/2013

    " A lot of guys talk and talk. There's some fan service. Two things actually happen. I'm amazed this was serialized. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 8/1/2012

    " Book 4 had such a long prologue they made 2 smaller books out of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 6/21/2012

    " An good book following the story from Dune, and expanding the sci fi univserse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan | 6/8/2012

    " After Dune, all the royal intrigue in Dune Messiah made me want to wander off into the desert, too. This is one of my least favorite of the Dune series, but even a relatively bad Dune book is awesome and worth reading. If anything, you need this to get to the next two books, which are amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ike | 6/5/2012

    " I'm can't wait to start the third book in the Dune series after reading this book. I think that this book was just as good as the first one and maybe a little more enjoyable, since it didn't seem to take as long to get going. Either way the series has been fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raven | 4/26/2012

    " Fun and easy to read after the first. Worth getting through in order to get to the third (and, in my opinion, best) of the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah Ryburn | 4/18/2012

    " just got too weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 2/17/2012

    " The Dune books just got worse and worse. It saddened me because I really enjoyed the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Wright | 2/7/2012

    " Story gets a bit stranger in this installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake Monahan | 12/17/2011

    " Despite the slow start, I thought this one was incredibly badass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mette | 5/22/2011

    " I probably would have liked this novel more if I had read it when somebody gave it to me almost 40 years ago. Now I found it too much acid, too much Star Wars, which isn't really fair. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 5/21/2011

    " Great read to start the Dune stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 5/21/2011

    " I started reading it once...it was too strange at first. Then I got bronchitis and started reading it at 9 AM finished at 10 PM that night!
    Loved it!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel | 5/20/2011

    " Dune still is one of my most favorite books I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 5/18/2011

    " One of my favorite sci-fi books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 5/17/2011

    " A long time favorite. Just the first few lines draw you in... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy | 5/17/2011

    " This is an epic SF book that is not easily forgotten. Probably should have 4.5 stars because the characters take themselves a little too seriously but on the desert planet there is no time for frivolity. Appropriate for all ages and highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolas | 5/14/2011

    " Anyone who as any sort of interest in Science Fiction MUST read this book. A shining example for all SCI-FI that followed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 5/12/2011

    " One of the all-time great sci-fi stories. Being a PoliSci major, I particularly appreciate the complex political landscape that Herbert created. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mab | 5/12/2011

    " My fave book since age 11!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Schwebs | 5/12/2011

    " Possibly the single most engrossing book I have ever read. It has a huge scope, great worldbuilding, and fantastic settings. The characters are so-so, motivations are strong but they rarely go past two dimensions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 5/12/2011

    " I was completely enthralled by this book. I can see why it is considered the best science fiction book ever written. Even though I have read few SciFi books I can't imagine a better one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 5/11/2011

    " still one of my favorite books. I love its epic scale and the complexity of Herbert's characters. His language is poetic and compelling. best of all the dune books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/10/2011

    " Couldn't put it down. I never considered myself a sci-fi reader before but I loved this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 5/10/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of sci-fi and/or fantasy. It was really confusing for about the first 20 pages or so, getting familiar with the terms and whatnot, but after that it really picked up and had some really interesting story and scenery. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (1920–1986), winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards and a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in Tacoma, Washington, and worked as a reporter and later as an editor for a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first science fiction story was published in 1952, but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication of “Dune World” and “The Prophet of Dune” in Analog. The stories were amalgamated in the bestselling novel Dune in 1965.

About the Narrators

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.

Euan Morton is an audiobook narrator and winner of three Earphones Awards. As an actor and singer, he is best known for his role as Boy George in the musical Taboo. His performance earned him many accolades, including nominations for a Laurence Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Other theater credits include The Silent Treatment at London’s Finborough Theatre, Brundibar at the New Victory Theater, and Measure for Pleasure at the Public Theater.

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.