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The Dune Audio Collection

Narrated by: Frank Herbert
Series: Dune Saga
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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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.
©1965, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1979 Frank Herbert (P)1977, 1978, 1979, 1994 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • The Jay
  • 12-07-18

Listen at 3/4 Speed!!

It’s a treat listening to passages from Dune novels read by the Author. This recording was made in the 1970s. Original run times of those LP/cassette are over four hours. All the content is there on this three hour download but somebody sped it up a bit making Mr. Herbert sound a bit too squeaky. Replay at 3/4 speed solves this but I sure would appreciate Audible engineers going back to ensure the integrity of this recording matches the original. Well worth a download regardless.

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  • R. A. Steele
  • 09-09-18

How Would You Say That?

The pronunciation of words like Sietch and Muad'Dib. The reader hears the words in each their own head the way they think these words they've never heard spoken should sound. Hearing how the author heard the words when he wrote them. That is the depth of insight this kind of record provides.

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  • Techventus, LLC
  • 27-10-16

incredible

highly recommended. Herbert writes with powerful prose. His voice brings it to life all the more.

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  • Kurt
  • 21-12-12

Dune Trilogy

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dune Audio Collection to be better than the print version?

No, but after having read the books, it is a real treat to listen to Frank Herbert retell the story of the Dune Trilogy although much is left out

What other book might you compare The Dune Audio Collection to and why?

I havent tried any other audio books just yet

Which character – as performed by Frank Herbert – was your favorite?

Paul

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No it's about 6 hours long

Any additional comments?

I would reccommend this purchase

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  • Ryan
  • 09-05-19

Aimless and Convoluted

This audiobook is only for the most avid of Dune fans. It offers random passages from the Dune series read directly by the author Frank Herbert but, since each passage is essentially out of order and devoid of context, you will have to be intimately familiar with Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune. There is nothing offered here that is not already offered within the texts of the Dune series, so this is mere fan service who feel a compulsion towards completionism in their collection.

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  • Urulai
  • 02-03-19

A Rare Insight

Here we get to delve a little into the mind of Frank Herbert and his ideas around parts of his opus, Dune. If you were ever curious what the man would sound like reading excerpts of his own work and commenting on it then look no further.

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  • Shaun
  • 10-07-16

herbert is the best!

Wish he were still around to make more magic for all of us. I did like him narrating in his own voice.

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  • Fred
  • 24-07-14

What a disappointment

Would you try another book from Frank Herbert and/or Frank Herbert?

For someone who has read or listened to all but 2 books in the Dune universe, I expected something more than a Reader's Digest introduction to Dune. The only saving grace was hearing Frank Herbert read selected passages - but so what. Very disappointing. The only saving grace is that I bought the book on sale rather than wasting a credit.

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  • Paul Stein
  • 18-03-16

the man himself

To hear Herbert speak the words of Dune. To know how those words are pronounced.

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