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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (298,240 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Herbert Narrator: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, Ilyana Kadushin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dune Chronicles Release Date:
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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. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. Frank Herbert's death in 1986 was a tragic loss, yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings. Arthur C. Clarke

  • One of the monuments of modern science fiction. Chicago Tribune
  • Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious. Robert A. Heinlein
  • A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed...a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas...An astonishing science fiction phenomenon. The Washington Post

  • Among longlisted titles for Audible.com 100 Audible Essentials, 2007
  • Winner of Audie Award Winner, 2008
  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2008
  • Among longlisted titles for Audible.com Best of the Year, 2007
  • Winner of Hugo Award - Winner

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dave | 2/16/2014

    " Better than Wheel of Time, but, like that series, an incredibly rich world filled with characters I have a hard time caring about. Stuffy and humorless. If I hear the word "prescient" again it will be too soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angela | 2/11/2014

    " Dune ranks in my top three of favorite science fiction novels. The allure (at least for me) was the prospect of human evolution and how the one who achieved it first was a threat to some and a savior to others. The ultimate result was a Greek tragedy-because as humans we cannot be predictable and free of our own unique flaws and agendas.. Dune has a lot of depth including religious and feminist themes. Anyone who enjoys science fiction should read Dune. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jonathan Walters | 2/3/2014

    " One of my absolute all-time favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robert Hudder | 1/25/2014

    " The first book in this series is phenomenal. It makes you kind of understand Dune the movie. This book is unfilmable and I am not sure what Lynch was thinking. This book is a deep environmental novel that has political intrigue at its core. "

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