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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (298,872 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Herbert Narrator: Frank Herbert Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9780060845872
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Read by the author, this compilation of key excerpts from the brilliant Dune trilogy is melded with connective text written by Frank Herbert specifically for these recordings. Includes selections from Dune: The Banquet Scene, Sandworms of Dune, The Battles of Dune, and The Truths of Dune: Fear is the Mind Killer. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1966Hugo Award
  • Winner of the 1965Nebula Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coen Dijkgraaf | 2/19/2014

    " This ISBN 0722188447 is actually The Dune Storybook by Joan D. Vinge (Novelisation of the movie Dune) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Puriso | 2/18/2014

    " After reading this book. 30+ years ago, and having just read the latest sequel, I went back to the original. What a treat. Got to hand it to Frank Herbert. This is a science fiction masterpiece. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy Hicks | 2/16/2014

    " Simply put, Dune is a masterpiece, a benchmark in serious science fiction. Regardless of how you feel about any of the other books in the series, this is the best Frank Herbert had to offer the world. And he did it with amazing detail, spectacular characters, and a vision of humanity's distant future unlike any other. Dune stands the test of time and every attempt by filmmakers to truly capture its full breadth, scope, and depth of meaning. Perhaps one day. Until then, if you haven't read this, take the time and do it. You'll thank yourself but more than that...you'll utter a silent "thank you" to the late great Frank Herbert. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Stewart | 2/12/2014

    " A fantastic sci-fi novel with enticing characters and a tension-filled plot that will urge you to keep reading. Fantastic villain. If you are a Tolkien fan, or a fan of convincing, detailed, fictional worlds I can almost guarantee that the religion and science of this book will hook you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Palmer | 2/7/2014

    " I tried reading this book a few times after seeing the David Lynch movie when it came out in the 1980's. I never made it much further than 100 pages into it. Years later I revisited it, and I did enjoy it. But, I think I like the extended version of the David Lynch movie better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Bones | 2/4/2014

    " One of my all time favourite books, and films. Don't bother reading the rest of the series though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich Jones | 1/22/2014

    " Tough to live up to the hype, of course, but I enjoyed Dune overall. It dragged in spots, but at nearly 900 pages, that is no surprise. Still, a very intriguing story that I would recommend to even casual sci-fi fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Hanson | 1/22/2014

    " Reading "Dune" has given me a new-found appreciation for the sanctity of water. Awesome book. Brady Larsen wasn't lying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 1/17/2014

    " So wish that I had known there was a glossary at the end of the book. I struggled remembering the characters and foreign terms. I just went back and re-read for understanding. Loved the book but was a little too "mystical" for me - but then it is sci-fi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jón | 12/30/2013

    " Just finished for the third time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Wilkinson | 12/30/2013

    " My Favourite Sci Fi ever!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Brown | 12/12/2013

    " Love all of the dune books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 12/3/2013

    " It is too bad that I was reading this and Game of Thrones at the first time because Game of Thrones was so awesome and happening, and nothing happened in Dune. Rather, things rarely happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken E Baker | 12/1/2013

    " Can't believe I only read the book now. Excellent concepts for a story written in the 1970s - far more original than some of today's works. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Revjonb | 11/13/2013

    " Easy to see how this book set the standard for sprawling epics. You simple MUST read this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 4/14/2013

    " I liked it, and I can see why people think it's so amazing, but it just really wasn't my cup of tea. I would recommend it to people who are looking for a classic science fiction read, but like I said, it's not my cup of tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aurelio Ippandoza | 10/16/2012

    " Brilliant science fiction novel.Story line was very involving...Paul As the promised hero that would save the fremen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Congdon | 4/4/2012

    " Wow. Now I know why it is considered the best Sci-Fi book ever written (50 years later...). Incredibly inventive, fascinating characters and a setting you could only find in the Sci-Fi section. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 1/17/2012

    " one of the few books I've ever picked up and thought, "hmm, wonder if I'll like this" and I actually did. If you can buy the premise of the Hunger Games, you can buy this one too. Well done, and the author has a cool name to boot - "A Bear" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Licata | 12/17/2011

    " A classic and one of my all time favs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Hastings | 12/16/2011

    " Outstanding! Really looking forward to the next in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 11/27/2011

    " Lives up to the hype! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Mckee | 7/4/2011

    " Utterly engrossing and hugely important to both the science fiction and geo political worlds; do yourself a favor and read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Jay | 5/5/2011

    " Read this loooooong ago, so long I only remembered a couple of scenes-- visuals really, snapshots. Very glad I rereading it. I see some parallels w/ what happens to Ender Wiggins, though he's ultimately more likeable. Anyway, good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fay Nilsen | 4/16/2011

    " Politics and scheming on another world. Love the idea of survival in an extremely dry world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 4/10/2011

    " One of the top 5 science fiction books of all time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bret Cocking | 3/16/2011

    " There are a lot of details in Dune, but the story is immersive and you don't want to put it down once things start to go down. The recent syfy adaptation was great as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 1/29/2011

    " epic but not as epic as lotr. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 7/6/2010

    " A brilliant examination of human politicks and potential. Also an exploration of the dichotomy of destiny and free will as Paul struggles to stem the inevitable tide of events that will rip human society apart. One of the best books ever written.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Royce | 4/27/2010

    " Love the characters, their intelligence and how Frank Herbert shows their different approaches to the experiences they have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E.J. | 3/15/2010

    " A book that can be red + re-red again and again.

    Frank herbert is amazing.

    One of the best humans to have walked this Earth.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rodolfo | 1/31/2010

    " Din't know the story, bought by a friend as a late birthday gift.. I'm liking so far, i want to get to the end of the trilogy by the end of Feb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 9/14/2008

    " 5 stars for getting me into Dune. But the collection essentially grabs exerts from 3 volumes of Dune to put in a short collection and the story is choppy at best and down right confusing at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 3/2/2008

    " Awsome, much better than the Star Wars movies! "

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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.