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Dune

Dune

Frank Herbert; read by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, and cast

Macmillan Audio

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.
 
A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. Frank Herbert's death in 1986 was a tragic loss, yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live forever.

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  • Dune by Frank Herbert--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel Dune, narrated by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance and cast. 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.

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Praise for Dune:
 
"Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."
--Arthur C. Clarke

"One of the monuments of modern science fiction."--Chicago Tribune
 
"Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious."--Robert A. Heinlein 
 
"A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed...a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas...An astonishing science fiction phenomenon."--The Washington Post

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  • Frank Herbert; read by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, and cast

  • Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs—including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers—before becoming a full-time writer. Scott Brick has performed on film, television and radio. In addition to his acting work, Scott choreographs fight sequences, and was a combatant in films including Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Scott first began narrating audiobooks in 2000, and after recording almost 400 titles in five years, AudioFile magazine named Scott a Golden Voice and “one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy.” In 2007, Scott was named Publishers Weekly’s Narrator of the Year.

    Simon Vance is the critically acclaimed narrator of approximately 400 audiobooks, winner of forty-one AudioFile Earphones Awards, and a six-time Audie recipient. He was the winner of the 2012 Audie Award for Best Male Narrator, and was named the 2011 Best Voice in Biography and History and the 2010 Best Voice in fiction by AudioFile magazine. Simon was named a "Golden Voice" by Audiofile Magazine, and Booklist Magazine named him their "Voice of Choice"

    A graduate of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, Euan Morton's breakthrough role was appearing as Boy George in the musical Taboo, which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination.  He reprised the role on Broadway, earning Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations, as well as the Theatre World Award (for Outstanding Broadway Debut).  He also won an Obie Award for starring in Measure For Pleasure at The Public Theatre.  Euan's other stage performances include Leaves of Glass, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Cyrano De Bergerac

    Orlagh Cassidy is the winner of the 2009 Best Voice in Children & Family Listening for the audiobook It’s Time to Sleep, My Love & On the Night You Were Born.  She also won an award in 2008 for Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense. Orlagh’s Broadway credits include Present Laughter with Frank Langella, Our Country's Good, and Suddenly Last Summer.  She has appeared Off-Broadway in Bright Ideas and The Field at The Irish Rep (Drama Desk Nomination). She is "Doris Wolfe" on The Guiding Light and her other television appearances include Sex and the City, Law & Order, Law and Order SVU, and Murder One.  She also appeared in the films Purple Violets, Spinning into Butter, and Definitely, Maybe.

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    Dune

    Dune

    Frank Herbert; read by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, and cast

    Audie Award Winner, Hugo Award Winner, Audible.com Best of the Year, Audible.com 100 Audible Essentials
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