Book One in the Dune Chronicles
Author: Frank Herbert; read by Simon Vance with Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Ilyana Kadushin, Euan Morton, Scott Sowers, Oliver Wyman, and more
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling.
Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'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.
In The News
“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