The Creator of an array of literary science fiction novels, Frank Herbert was a man with a mind that traveled through the depths of a magnificent futuristic world. This free audio collection is set in the distant future, the science fiction Dune Saga showcases multiple themes which include survival, religion, evolution, ecology, politics. Frank Herbert has written a magnificent story. You can now listen to the Dune audiobook free online.
The first novel, Dune, in Frank Herbert’s collections that is available on audio is a science fiction story that is set on the desert planet Arrakis and is about a young Paul Atreides who has the gift to see the future. He is the heir of a noble family who is preparing to leave their family home of 26 generations.
Length: 21 hours 9 minutes
Paul is expected to rule a forbidding universe that is riddled with drama. The only valuable thing on Arrakis is the spice called ‘’melange’’, which promises to enhance the mind and extend life dramatically.
Paul is much wiser than his years and when House of Atreides is betrayed, the impact of it sets him on a journey greater than he could have ever envisioned. It is a journey that will see him evolve into another being called Muad’dib, who achieves humankind’s most ancient and unreachable dream.
Dune Messiah is Frank Herbert’s second novel in the Dune series that is available on audio and is a great book that continues the story of Paul Atreides, who is now a fearless Emperor that is in his 12th year of reign. He is known as Muad’Dib, a man that is worshipped as a God.
Length: 8 hours 58 minutes
In this rendition, Pauls’s past comes back to haunt him as he is faced by the political house that he discarded when he took over the throne. There is a conspiracy against him within his circle by the Reverend Mother, who is concocting a secret plan to overthrow Atreides. As House Atreides faces a downfall at the hands of its enemies, Pauls’s concerns lie with his lover Chani, as she carries the unborn heir of the Atreides clan.
Children of Dune
Known as one of the most magnificent books in Frank Herbert’s Dune saga, Children of Dune, now available on audio is the third novel from the six-book series and sits amongst the greatest science fiction novels of all time. The Children of Dune refer to Leto and Ghanima who are the identical twin offspring of Paul Maud’Dib, who mysteriously disappeared in the desert wastelands of Arraki nine years ago.
Length: 16 hours 51 minutes
The twins have inherited their father’s supernatural powers with a genetic structure that allows them to change the physical appearances of the human race. The children are in danger as evil lurks in the form of Harkonnens Prince Farad’n and the displaced House Corrino is scheming to regain the throne. Meanwhile, the twins are busy planning a future that will free them from possession.
God Emperor Dune
God Emperor Dune is Frank Herbert’s fourth science fiction novel in the Dune series, available on audio, is set on the desert planet Arrakis. The son of Paul Maud’dib, Leto, reigns as Emperor over Dune. He now appears in the artificial form of a giant sandstorm and is considered a predator as his transformation has affected both his appearance and morality.
Length: 15 hours 50 minutes
Siona is a leader of a rebellion that vows to oppose the Letos rule. However, Siona is in for a big surprise as Leto has other plans for her. Leto’s past and future are at stake as a collection of ridulian crystals that store visuals of his life’s journey were discovered by explorers.
Heretics of Dune
Heretics of Dune is the fifth novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series that is available on audio and tells the story of the Emperor of Dune, Leto, who is no more. It’s been 1 500 years since his passing and Dune has treaded down a path of ruin.
Length: 18 hours 5 minutes
Arrakis has lost its greenery and is back to its original deserted state causing the sandworms to perish. A Fremen girl Sheena has gained prominence in the wastelands of Arrakis, now called Rakis. Her presence is part of a prophecy that was foreseen by the late God Emperor, as she possesses the abilities of a Fremen sand-rider which is meant to fulfill her calling.
Chapterhouse: Dune is the last novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series and in this novel the desert planet Dune is now destroyed. The Honored Matres have consumed the remnants of the old empire. However, there still remains a threat as the Bene Gesserit, heirs of Dunes power, who are still in existence.
Length: 16 hours 48 minutes
The Honored Matres are on the hunt for the sisterhood as they stand to gain control over the production of the most sought-after drug, a spice called melange. The sisterhoods extinction is what the Honored Matres are after. Meanwhile, the sisterhood is busy mastering the task of successfully breeding sandworms which will advance their stance. Behind all of their deeds stands a weapon at their disposal, a man that has lived through millennia of lifetimes that has been long forgotten.
Yes, the Dune audiobook is clearly narrated in English. A complex story but with background music and sounds effects it is easy to follow the story.
The Dune audiobook is narrated by Euan Morton, Scott Brick, Simon Vance, Ilyana Kadushin, and Orlagh Cassidy.
Yes, you can listen to the Dune audiobook free online.