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    • Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 793
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 737
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 737

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poor performance of an exceptional book

    • By Ben Scott on 22-07-2015

    Non-member price: $70.20

    • Dune Messiah

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great read for those who loved the first book

    • By patrick on 01-06-2015

    Non-member price: $31.15

    • Chapterhouse Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world - and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death and stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tough one to listen to

    • By patrick on 28-11-2016

    Non-member price: $58.49

    • Heretics of Dune

    • Dune Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, 10 times 10 centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Dune book

    • By patrick on 05-04-2016

    Non-member price: $70.20

    • Children of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Catherine J Coleman on 29-09-2015

    Non-member price: $58.49

    • God Emperor of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    More than 3,000 years have passed since the first events recorded in Dune. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune. He alone understands the future, and he knows with a terrible certainty that the evolution of his race is at an end unless he can breed new qualities into his species.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • compelling but confusing

    • By Travis on 13-11-2018

    Non-member price: $58.49

    • The White Plague

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A warm day in Dublin, a crowded street corner. Suddenly, a car-bomb explodes, killing and injuring scores of innocent people.From the second-floor window of a building across the street, a visiting American watches, helpless, as his beloved wife and children are sacrificed in the heat and fire of someone else's cause.

    Non-member price: $50.76

    • Hellstrom's Hive

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    America is a police state, and it is about to be threatened by the most hellish enemy in the world: insects. When the Agency discovered that Dr. Hellstrom's Project 40 was a cover for a secret laboratory, a special team of agents was immediately dispatched to discover its true purpose and its weaknesses - it could not be allowed to continue.

    Non-member price: $29.42

    • The Jesus Incident

    • The Pandora Sequence, Book 1
    • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The last survivors of humanity have just been deposited on Pandora, a horrific, poisonous planet rife with deadly nerve-runners, hooded dashers, airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. The determined colonists attempt to establish a bridgehead on the deadly, inhospitable planet, but more trouble arises. Their sentient ship - backed up by an impressive array of armaments - has decided it is God and is insisting the colonists find appropriate ways to worship it.

    Non-member price: $33.79

    • Whipping Star

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species - and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern between the species. After suffering under a tyrannous pure democracy that had the power to create laws so fast that no thought could be given to the effects, the sentients of the galaxy found a need for the Bureau of Sabotage (BuSab) to slow the wheels of government, thereby preventing it from legislating recklessly.

    Non-member price: $25.34

    • The Dune Audio Collection

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Frank Herbert
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $22.55

    • Man of Two Worlds

    • By: Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What if the entire universe were the creation of alien minds? After an unfortunate spaceship accident, the hedonistic human Lutt Hansen, Jr., finds himself sharing his body and mind with a naïve alien dreamer. Together the two must survive dangers, schemes, and assassination attempts - but can they survive each other?

    Non-member price: $33.47

    • Destination: Void

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The starship Earthling, filled with thousands of hibernating colonists en route to a new world at Tau Ceti, is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship's three organic mental cores - disembodied human brains that control the vessel's functions - go insane. The emergency skeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: build an artificial consciousness in the Earthling's primary computer that can guide them to their destination - and hope it doesn't destroy the human race.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Consciousness ...

    • By Peter on 07-10-2016

    Non-member price: $25.59

    • The Ascension Factor

    • The Pandora Sequence, Book 3
    • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pandora's humans have been recovering land from its raging seas at an accelerated pace since The Lazarus Effect. The great kelp of the seas, sentient but electronically manipulated by humans, buffers Pandora's wild currents to restore land and facilitate the booming sea trade. New settlements rise overnight, but children starve in their shadows. An orbiting assembly station is near completion of Project Voidship, which is the hope of many for finding a better world.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • Der Wüstenplanet (Dune 1)

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Simon Jäger, Jürgen Prochnow, Marianne Rosenberg
    • Length: 26 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dune. Der Wüstenplanet. Nur hier gibt es das Spice, das die interstellare Raumfahrt ermöglicht. Herzog Leto Atreides bekommt Arrakis zum Lehen...

    Non-member price: $12.31

    • The Lazarus Effect

    • The Pandora Sequence, Book 2
    • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Jesus Incident, Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom introduced Ship, an artificial intelligence that believed it was God, abandoning its unworthy human cargo on the all-sea world of Pandora. Now centuries have passed. The descendants of humanity, split into Mermen and Islanders, must reunite--because Pandora's original owner is returning to life.

    Non-member price: $35.84

    • The Godmakers

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the edge of a war-weary and devastated galaxy, charismatic Lewis Orne has landed on Hamal. His assignment: To detect any signs of latent aggression in this planet's population. To his astonishment, he finds that his own latent extrasensory powers have suddenly blossomed, and he is invited to join the company of "gods" on this planet - and the people here place certain expectations on their gods.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • The Dragon in the Sea

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 21st century, the United States has all but used up its oil supply. A new source must be found. Our atomic subtugs begin stealing oil from underwater deposits in enemy territory. But none of the last 20 tugs sent to bring back the desperately needed mineral have returned. Ensign John Ramsey of the Bureau of Psychology is planted aboard the Fenian Ram S1881 as an electronics officer. His assignment: find the saboteur in the four-man crew and bring back the oil.

    Non-member price: $26.39

    • I figli di Dune

    • Il ciclo di Dune 3
    • By: Frank P. Herbert
    • Narrated by: Alessandro Parise
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sono passati nove anni da quando Paul Muad'Dib è scomparso nel deserto affidando la reggenza dell'Impero e la cura dei figli alla sorella Alia. La trasformazione ecologica di Arrakis prosegue con regolarità mentre il pianeta vive un periodo di grandi cambiamenti sociali ed economici e la religione sorta attorno alla carismatica figura di Paul Muad'Dib, trasformata da Alia in una soffocante burocrazia che minaccia di ridurre in schiavitù la galassia, richiama notevoli folle di pellegrini provenienti da migliaia di mondi.

    Non-member price: $39.28

    • Messia di Dune

    • Il ciclo di Dune 2
    • By: Frank P. Herbert
    • Narrated by: Alessandro Parise
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dodici anni dopo la vittoria dei Fremen sull'Imperatore Padiscià Shaddam IV, Paul Muad'Dib, erede degli Atreides, è ancora il temuto Imperatore della galassia e governa l'universo dalla sua capitale su Arrakis. La forza del mito che lo circonda viene però intaccata da un complotto che vede protagonisti il Bene Gesserit, la Gilda Spaziale, i Tleilaxu e alcuni Fremen ribelli: al centro della cospirazione c'è il tentativo di indebolire la sua capacità di comando e rendere instabile la dinastia degli Atreides ostacolando la nascita di un erede.

    Non-member price: $23.54

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