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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,946 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Heroes of Dune Series Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781427207647
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With their usual skill, Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson have taken ideas left behind by Frank Herbert and filled them with living characters and a true sense of wonder. Where Paul of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah.

Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan imprisoned. Paul's former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides. Herbert and Anderson's newest book in this landmark series will concentrate on these characters as well the growing battle between Jessica, and her daughter, Alia.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Scott Brick delivers an impressive one-man show. Brick's voice is ideally suited to this sprawling story, the second book in the Heroes of Dune trilogy. In many scenes Brick must handle differentiating between the speech and thoughts of the various characters, and he does so with aplomb...Listeners will be glued to the high drama. AudioFile

  • This is actually a very good story, easy to listen to and becomes more involved as the metaphorically speaking pages are turned...Once again, Macmillan has produced a polished product and with Scott Brick narrating, you can be sure the story is well delivered. SFcrowsnest

  • “Fill[s] in the gaps between the late Frank Herbert’s classic Dune and its sequels Dune Messiah and Children of Dune. . . . This sequel to Paul of Dune is an important addition to the Dune chronology and will be in demand by Herbert fans.”

    Booklist

  • “This satisfying tale from Herbert’s son and Anderson follows Jessica, the mother of galactic emperor Paul Atreides. . . . Fans of the original Dune series will love seeing familiar characters, and the narrative voice smoothly evokes the elder Herbert’s style.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Kolb | 2/16/2014

    " As always, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson remain faithful while still innovative. An excellent sequel to "Dune Messiah" and another fine addition to my Herbert collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siobhan | 2/15/2014

    " I've only had limited exposure to the Dune universe, reading the first three books around the time that the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries was produced (since I have a Thing about reading the books before movies are released.) So I'm not a hardcore Dune fan and have never had much of an interest in reading any of the sequels until this one caught my eye on the NYT bestseller display at my library. Since it chronologically takes place between "Dune Messiah" and "Children of Dune," I didn't feel as if I was breaking the rule of reading-things-out-of-order and figured that my lack of knowledge about the extended universe wouldn't be a problem. Which it wasn't. Even though it's been years since I read the other books (or seen the movies, even), it was fairly easy to pick up the story again, and mostly enjoyable to read. Not epic by any means, but a respectable addition. I was glad to read something from Jessica's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skip | 2/10/2014

    " I liked this book, which takes place in between Dune Messiah and Children of Dune, just after the death of Paul Muad'ib, starting with an envoy arriving on Caladan to tell his mother Jessica. It then goes back in time and develops a new storyline involving offworld adventures of Paul as a young teen (even though purists point out he had never left Caladan in the original series.) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/18/2014

    " This was painfully hard to get through, but i managed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tee | 1/3/2014

    " The years have not been kind to the lady Jessica. If only there had been a way to save her daughter Alia from the maddness of her Other memory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilson | 12/20/2013

    " I will make a review over the weekend and hopefully give credence to the three stars that I have given this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bookwyrm13 | 12/12/2013

    " not a bad read, but compared to the rest of this series it just feels like theres something missing..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith | 12/2/2013

    " Hardly necessary. It was enjoyable in parts, but I really can't get behind the fact that, as a teenager, Paul ran away and joined the circus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis Willingham | 11/6/2013

    " Another installmnent in the still growning Dune saga. It's been so long since I read Dune Messiah I can't really say how well this book fits in as a sequel, but it was well done and entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Boivin | 10/26/2013

    " Awesome and uber sad at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Puriso | 10/22/2013

    " I read Dune 40 years ago, and this is my first look at a sequel. I enjoyed the myth but the story is very loose and doesn't have much to it. I couldn't help wondering if having two authors weakened it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 10/10/2013

    " 2nd book in another 4 book grouping within the Dune world. This one is more about Jessica, after Paul disappears into the desert, follows Dune Messiah. Enjoyed this one a whole lot better then Paul of Dune. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 3/13/2013

    " The books written by Hebert and Anderson just have no comparison to Frank's. The only reason I continue to read the Dunes by them is because it says Dune on it. I just can't help myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franklin | 2/12/2013

    " It wasn't what I originally expected, but I did love it! I'm excited about the new on coming out this fall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 6/9/2012

    " It would have gotten 4 stars, I think, if I had tried to reread the entire Dune universe and put it where it belongs, in the middle of Frank's originals. Brian has done a great job of finding the original voice. Don't be a purist, add The Winds of Dune to your journey through Arrakis. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/2/2011

    " Not sure why I bothered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 10/17/2011

    " Good hole filler "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 8/17/2011

    " It was a good book, but not great. It had all the political intrigue, but was missing something. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacey | 3/14/2011

    " actually got this as an audio book ( won it in a twitter contest ) not the best dune book - actually - pretty useless as far as the 'story' is concerned - I felt it was mostly filler material about unimportant characters "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane | 3/2/2011

    " I got about 1.5 chapters in to this and decided I couldn't myself through it. It felt like watching a b-grade movie with bad actors. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ty | 2/9/2011

    " So far it's very good. This series is filling in gaps Frank Herbert left in the Dune universe and they do a pretty good job. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 11/24/2010

    " could have done without this book, done to cash in for a few extra dollars! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett | 9/22/2010

    " Started and needed to stop as i had skipped the previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 8/3/2010

    " It's always nice to revisit the Dune universe. It's not one of the best of the new Dune books, but it's still enjoyable. There will never be another Frank Herbert, but his son and Kevin Anderson do an admirable job of carrying on the spirit of the universe and characters Frank created. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 7/15/2010

    " If you are a Dune fan read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 5/6/2010

    " Awesome and uber sad at 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 Narrator

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.