Audiobooks

ON THIS PAGE:

  • Introduction
  • Dune Saga Audiobook List and Links
    • Legends of Dune Trilogy [#01-#06]
    • Great Schools Series [#07-#10]
    • House Trilogy [#11-#13]
    • Dune Chronicles and Heroes of Dune [#14-#28]
    • The Grand Finale (i.e., Dune 7) [#29-#30]
  • Other Audio Items

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Introduction

The following is mostly a repeat of the section, “Reader’s Chronological Guide to the Worlds of Frank Herbert’s Dune,” on the Books: Dune Saga Reader’s Guide page.

Since 2003, I have been collecting the Dune materials shown here and on other pages on this fansite. The following list puts all books and short stories in the universe of Dune into chronological order, as best as possible. I created this list initially as a reader’s guide for when I complete a book project I’m writing — as reading the entire Dune saga is my motivational reward. But I decided to share it, and posted an earlier edition of this visual bibliography in 2011 on my futuristguy blog, and have been working at completing it since then.

I started this reader’s guide with the chronology and various trilogy/series titles found on the official Dune novels website and then added other specific details about promotional editions, other versions, and various sources into the chronology. So, this reader’s guide includes prequels and sequels to Frank Herbert’s original six-book series, as well as “inquels” (additional stories and deleted scenes that coincide with the timeline of an existing novel) and “midquels” (additional stories and novels that bridge the timelines found in two novels). Sometimes there are different descriptions available for the short stories, and it is difficult to determine whether a particular story should be viewed as an inquel or midquel, so those designations on short stories are still tentative until I can get the entire Duniverse read in order.

Short stories are found in quotation marks. Novels are in italics. The six novels and few additional Dune stories by Frank Herbert himself are so noted. All other items written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Most links are to hardcover editions available on Amazon. For used copies, and especially out-of-print items, also check abebooks. Audiobook versions for most of the print books are available at audible.com and many of your favorite bookseller sources.

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Dune Saga Audiobook List and Links

The following links are to audiobook editions. The numbering is the same as used in the print edition of the books as found in the Reader’s Guide.

  • Almost all links go to the corresponding page from Macmillan publishers, which have digital edition option links to Apple iTunes and Audible.com.
  • Tales of Dune is not available from Macmillan, so separate links to the Apple iTunes and Audible.com pages are listed.
  • The House trilogy (Atreides, Harkonnen, Corrino) is only available in audiobook at Audible.com.
  • If there is no audiobook for a title, it is in red type.

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1. “Hunting Harkonnens” – short story prequel; in The Road to Dune and Tales of Dune [Apple iTunes. Audible.com.]. It was also issued as a separate giveaway “chapbook” (booklet).

2. The Butlerian Jihad.

3. Whipping Mek– a midquel short story that bridges The Butlerian Jihad and The Machine Crusade; also in The Road to Dune and Tales of Dune [Apple iTunes. Audible.com.]. It was also issued as a separate giveaway “chapbook” (booklet). Some of the chapbooks were issued with an audiobook CD of the story, and I have found both versions available at times on abebooks.

4. The Machine Crusade. Includes a bonus interview with authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson about their work on the Dune prequels, on disc #20, tracks 14-15.

5. “The Faces of a Martyr” – midquel short story that bridges The Machine Crusade and The Battle of Corrin; in The Road to Dune and Tales of Dune [Apple iTunes. Audible.com.].

6. The Battle of Corrin. Includes a bonus interview with authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson about their work on the Dune prequels, on disc #22, tracks 13-14.

7. The Sisterhood of Dune.

8. Mentats of Dune.

9. “Red Plague”; in Tales of Dune [Apple iTunes. Audible.com.]. (NOT found in The Road to Dune, as most of the other short stories are.)

10. Navigators of Dune.

“PRELUDE TO DUNE” TRILOGY

11. House Atreides.

12. House Harkonnen.

13. House Corrino.

AS YET UNNAMED ADDITIONAL “PRELUDE” BOOK(S)

Dune: The Duke of Caladan CD audiobook (Macmillan Audio; release date: October 13, 2020).

14. Dune, by Frank Herbert.

15. Deleted scenes and chapters (inquels) from Dune are found in The Road to Dune. These were edited from the original short-story versions that were serialized in the renown Analog science fiction magazine.

16. “Wedding Silk” – inquel short story that takes place during the timespan of Dune; in Tales of Dune [Apple iTunes. Audible.com.]. (NOT found in The Road to Dune, as most of the other short stories are.)

17. “A Whisper of Caladan Seas” – short-Story, takes place during Dune; found in The Road to Dune and in Tales of Dune [Apple iTunes. Audible.com.].

18. “The Road to Dune” is a short story found in Eye, a book of collected stories by Frank Herbert. This is not the same as the book, The Road to Dune. This short story is presented as a sampling from a “walking tour” written for visitors to Arrakis, with most illustrations by Jim Burns.

19. Paul of Dune serves as a midquel that bridges the events of Dune and Dune Messiah. This is volume #1 of 2 in the Heroes of Dune.

20. Dune Messiah, by Frank Herbert.

21. Deleted scenes and chapters from Dune Messiah (inquels) are found in The Road to Dune. These were edited from the original short-story versions that were serialized in the Analog science fiction magazine.

22. The Winds of Dune serves as a midquel that bridges the events of Dune Messiah and Children of Dune. This is volume #2 of 2 in the Heroes of Dune.

23. Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert.

24. God Emperor of Dune, by Frank Herbert.

25. Heretics of Dune, by Frank Herbert.

26. Chapterhouse Dune, by Frank Herbert.

27. “Sea Child” – short story for Chapterhouse Dune; found in The Road to Dune and Tales of Dune [Apple iTunes. Audible.com.].

28. “Treasure in the Sand” – short story for Chapterhouse Dune; in Tales of Dune [Apple iTunes. Audible.com.]. (NOT found in The Road to Dune, as most of the other short stories are.)

29. Hunters of Dune.

30. Sandworms of Dune.

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Dune Audio Collection

Details to be added.

The Dune Audio Collection, performed by Frank Herbert (Caedmon Audio). This four-cassette-tape set includes selections from:

  • Dune: The Banquet Scene.
  • Sandworms of Dune.
  • The Battles of Dune.
  • The Truths of Dune: Fear is the Killer.

This set is also available as a digital download from audible dot com.

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Other Audio Items

DuneStuff: Dune Movie Merchandise has a Merchandise Collection Page with production items, literature, publicity, posters, toys and games, kid’s stuff, and “weird stuff.” It also has a very helpful Video and Audio Page that details all formats and versions for the movie and soundtrack, with many photos to compare image quality in different movie editions, lists of special features available in international DVD editions, and reviews of quality for the soundtracks.

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Waldentapes Interview front

Dune: An interview with Frank Herbert and David Lynch – cassette tape, with great material from Frank Herbert on his views about power. From the description on the cover: “Author Frank Herbert and film director David lynch discuss the making of “Dune,” the motion picture, followed by Frank Herbert’s dialogue on beliefs, values, and his writing.” Total about 35 minutes, split into 4 parts on YouTube:

Part 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zw10o48NoE

Part 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rTvjJxUebA

Part 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IeC2CZ5eYU

Part 4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_aBG6vRAsI

Review of interview: https://www.sffaudio.com/dune-an-interview-with-frank-herbert-and-david-ly/

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