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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,610 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Herbert, Kevin Anderson, Kevin J. Anderson Narrator: Kevin Anderson, Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Heroes of Dune Series Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781427204851
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"Scott Brick delivers a powerful and entertaining reading reminiscent of a theatrical performance in a brilliant one-man show. Brick's voice is ideally suited to this extraordinary tale; no doubt he studied the prose of each novel to capture the dialect perfectly. This is a superb, solid reading that will appeal to fans and newcomers alike." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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 later after Paul's armies had conquered the galaxy. But what happened between Dune and Dune Messiah? How did Paul create his empire and become the Messiah? Following in the footsteps of Frank Herbert, New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are answering these questions in Paul of Dune.

The Muad'Dib's jihad is in full swing. His warrior legions march from victory to victory. But beneath the joy of victory there are dangerous undercurrents. Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies--those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands. . . .

And Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders: Am I going mad?

Paul of Dune is a novel everyone will want to read and no one will be able to forget.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Scott Brick delivers a powerful and entertaining reading reminiscent of a theatrical performance in a brilliant one-man show. Brick's voice is ideally suited to this extraordinary tale; no doubt he studied the prose of each novel to capture the dialect perfectly. This is a superb, solid reading that will appeal to fans and newcomers alike. Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • Brick can express emotion and characterization with such subtlety that, while you are still getting the same reader, your ears are treated to a near dramatization.... many scenes [in Paul of Dune] include both the speech and thoughts of various characters. Brick reads these sections without flaw so the listener is not confused as to what is said aloud or thoughts the character shares with no one. SF Site

  • Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards: Best in Category, 2008

Listener Opinions

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

    " This book was not written by the original author of the Dune series but rather by his son. The book is meant to tell the story of the time in between the first and second books of the Dune Chronicles. Brian Herbert's writing style was much more modern than his father's, which I suppose makes sense. This had its benefits because it was more explanatory and read more like other modern novels I have enjoyed. But it also took something away from the book. The Dune Chronicles were written as though the person reading it was a member of the society and knew the culture. It did not spoon-feed you background information, giving the story a feeling of disconnect from the modern world, which gives the reader more of a sense of peeking into a world he does not entirely understand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manuel Rodriques | 2/2/2014

    " I picked this up for something light to read, but didn't really expect to much of it. I was pleasantly surprised and found the book as enjoyable to read as the ones written by Frank Hebert. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart | 1/29/2014

    " Paul of Dune was a GREAT way to tie in some of the prequels for the Dune series with Paul's life between the first and second Dune titles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ice Bear | 1/28/2014

    " Heroes of Dune is ok, but does not add too much to the saga "

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

    " Why oh why do I keep on reading these books. They get worse and worse. I really liked Dune and some of the sequels by Frank Herbert. Even some of the books by his son developed some interesting plot lines. But this book is so badly written (and read by my not favorite reader - Scott Brick) that I get upset at myself for wasting the time....yet I guess I'm a little hooked to the characters. This book takes place after Paul has become Emperor and before he goes off to the desert by himself....I'm sure there'll be another and another. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert | 1/20/2014

    " This book is definitely lackluster. Brian Herbert has taken his father's legacy and violated it into the ground. Way too many books have been written and it is just ridiculous. Not sure finishing this book is worth it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randi | 1/3/2014

    " I may have read this previously, but am wanting to read the Dune books again. Am listening to the audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois Clark-Johnston | 1/2/2014

    " Fantastic contribution to the Dune novels-way better than the previous Brian Herbert & Kevin J Anderson contributions "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Bara | 12/29/2013

    " The best of these books that I've read and the only one I've finished. Good adventure, well tied in to the original, and some interesting backstory. Recommended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 12/19/2013

    " Loved Dune, couldn't wade thru this after I picked it up from Costco, thats a first for me with Science Fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 3/31/2013

    " loved this book. I just picked up a hard cover version of the original Dune for my library and am inspired to reread. Paul of Dune really filled in alot of holes in the development of the Paul character that i missed the first time around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 2/25/2013

    " I loved Dune but have been disappointed in Brian Herbert's past works. This book confirms my disappointment. Very weak, poorly constructed, no character development. Why is the emperor of the galaxy a drug dealing, sociopathic, mass murderer and we are supposed to think of him as a hero??? Come on!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt Van Deusen | 1/17/2013

    " Just finished reading this for the 2nd time today. I started Hunters of Dune this morning, for the 2nd time.I would recommend all of the books by Brian and Kevin! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Phillip Lozano | 12/28/2012

    " Only if the taste of puke on shit seems appetizing to you. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Penny | 10/28/2012

    " DNF. Pedantic, stilted....the only thing I had to read on the plane. Don't bother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vincent Darlage | 10/23/2012

    " Interesting read and adds a lot of background to Paul - but it kind of reads like fan fiction at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/20/2012

    " I'm a sucker for all things Dune--even if the new books are not as excellent as those by Frank. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 5/14/2012

    " I was soooo bored. I grew up with Dune and have read the previous books. I read the Dune House trilogy and unlike some, I really thought they were fairly good books. I just could not get through this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Owen | 3/22/2012

    " Easy read. Just not much there there for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 5/23/2011

    " I wanted to be able to say that I have read every book in the Dune universe. Paul of Dune was a good book/read but not quite as entertaining as the rest of Brian's dune novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luis | 5/9/2011

    " Sorry, I could not finish it... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ice | 3/4/2011

    " Heroes of Dune is ok, but does not add too much to the saga "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/2/2010

    " An excellent addition to the DUNE novels. I loved this behind the scenes look into the man that is Paul Atreides and how he became that way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 7/28/2010

    " loved this book. I just picked up a hard cover version of the original Dune for my library and am inspired to reread. Paul of Dune really filled in alot of holes in the development of the Paul character that i missed the first time around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manuel | 7/7/2010

    " I picked this up for something light to read, but didn't really expect to much of it. I was pleasantly surprised and found the book as enjoyable to read as the ones written by Frank Hebert. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 6/25/2010

    " This reads as fan-fiction written by someone who didn't really 'get' the original stories. The first half or so was a bit painful, but it did pick up in the last 25%. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 4/20/2010

    " An enjoyable book that digs deeper into the esoteric Dune universe, further fleshing out some of the core characters in the saga. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 3/19/2010

    " As with all of the Frank Herbert inspired books, interesting. I actually long to read more of his fiction. However, somewhat formulaic and plodding. I still enjoyed this story all the way through the crest to the end. "

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About the Author
Author Brian Herbert

Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert, is a New York Times bestselling author who has won the New York Times Notable Book Award. He has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards. In 2003 he published Dreamer of Dune, a moving biography of his father that was a Hugo Award finalist. Two of his recent novels are ecological thrillers—Ocean and The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma.

About the Narrators

Kevin J. Anderson is a nationally bestselling author and has over 20 million books in print worldwide in thirty languages. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers’ Choice Award.

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.