Dune: Book One in the Dune Chronicles Free Audiobook Download by Frank Herbert

From the moment I first heard the name Frank Herbert, I knew the man was a genius. Five decades have passed since his death, but Herbert's work continues to resonate with readers and audiences around the world. His science fiction classics, including 'Dune', have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and continue to sell hundreds of thousands of copies each year.

Dune: Book One in the Dune Chronicles is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and originally published in 1965. It is the first of six books that comprise what has been called the Dune series, which has become one of science fiction's best-selling series. It tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis and quickly establishes a monopoly over its valuable resource, spice.

In 1965, Frank Herbert published the first book in what would become an epic science fiction series that spanned decades. The Dune Chronicles tells the story of the planet Arrakis and its ruling family, the House of Atreides; it focuses primarily on Paul Atreides and his rise to power as Duke and his later struggle against the rival houses who see him as a threat.

When the desert planet Arrakis is controlled by the Harkonnen, a renegade Bene Gesserit and female slave called Lady Jessica seeks the aid of House Atreides in an attempt to gain power for herself. The Harkonnen are an evil family who take advantage of Arrakis's resources of spice, something that must be done in order to maintain their power over the people. In order to save herself, Jessica flees to Arrakis with a young Duncan Idaho, where her prowess at manipulating events leads her to nearly bring about a new age for humanity.

In this first book of the Dune Chronicles, Frank Herbert tells the story of Paul Atreides, a young nobleman who rises to power and manages to unite his people against a desert empire. The story is told from the perspective of several characters including Paul, his mother Jessica, and his rival Leto II.

Frank Herbert's novel, DUNE: BOOK ONE OF THE DUNE CHRONICLES, has been adapted for the screen five times, including two films in 1984 and 2000. The story is set in a future where humanity has established a feudal empire in space. In this vast empire, a person's worth is measured by their bloodline and their prowess on the battlefield. Betting on who will be the ruler of this vast empire, also referred to as "the universe", is a popular sport known as House Atreides vs House Harkonnen. Five millennia after the first spice harvest, mankind has turned to hyperspace travel in an effort to escape from the encroaching desert called melange. The story follows young Paul Atreides

Published Date 2007-05-29
Duration 21 hours 9 minutes
Author Frank Herbert
Narrated Oliver Wyman, Jason Culp, Byron Jennings, Scott Brick, Simon Vance, Scott Sowers, Orlagh Cassidy, Ilyana Kadushin, Euan Morton, Kent Broadhurst, Patricia Kilgarriff, David R. Gordon
(2195 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
Parent Category Space Opera, Science Fiction

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