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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,775 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Herbert Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At long last, millions of Dune fans can now hear the unpublished chapters and scenes from Dune and Dune Messiah. The Road to Dune also includes the original correspondence between Frank Herbert and famed editor John W. Campbell, Jr.; excerpts from Herbert's correspondence during his years-long struggle to get his innovative work published; and the article, They Stopped the Moving Sands, Herbert's original inspiration for Dune.

The Road to Dune features newly discovered papers and manuscripts and also Spice Planet, an original 60,000 word short novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, based on a detailed outline left by Frank Herbert. The Road to Dune is a treasure trove of essays, articles, and fiction that every Dune fan will want to add to their collection. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peter | 2/20/2014

    " If there's anything Dune-related that Herbert Jr. and Anderson have done well, it's this anthology / behind the scenes non-fiction. Reading Frank's decades old draft of "Spice Planet" and seeing the early elements of the future Dune novel in it is really intriguing. And the rest of the material isn't bad either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Birgitt Williams | 2/18/2014

    " I have read this book and all of the Dune series more than once, each time gaining new insights as I read and as I simultaneously understand more about life on earth. These books read as though the story is down-loaded, 'channeled'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sara | 2/5/2014

    " Good - I would have liked even more detail in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roger Loran Bailey | 1/30/2014

    " As an author creates a work of fiction it is normal to do a lot of revising. Entire sections and chapters may be removed or added. It is also not uncommon for others to get into the creative act and that was the case with Dune. Frank Herbert's agent, editor and publisher made demands about revisions. They demanded that chapters be removed and the ending changed and so forth. After Herbert's death a lot of this excised material along with many notes were found in his papers. It was enough to show that Dune could have been a lot different. This book is a compilation of some of that material. Some of it has been rewritten and filled out by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and some of it is as Frank Herbert left it. Now, the decisions about what was to be removed was based on the opinions of not only Frank Herbert, but also his editor, agent and publisher. I am not one who thinks that all opinions are equal. If, for example, my doctor recommended surgery I would not seek a second opinion from my plumber. There is much to be said for the professional opinion, but how much is it worth when it is about a work of fiction? Well, it certainly determines what gets into print, but are there things that do not get into print but should? It seems to me that the opinion that really counts when it comes to a work of fiction is the opinion of the ultimate consumer, the reader, and that these professional opinions are valuable only insofar as they predict the opinions of the end consumer. Bearing that in mind, as an end consumer myself, my opinion is that a lot of these out takes are better than the final product. By the way, the book also contains some original Dune universe short stories by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson which are also far from shoddy. "

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