FRANK HERBERT

Frank HerbertFRANK HERBERT (1920 – 1986) was an American Science Fiction author most famous for his novel Dune. He worked a wide variety of jobs prior to becoming a full time fiction writer. Herbert’s work is now very well represented in audiobooks. There were six original “Dune” novels by Frank Herbert, all of which had been produced in UNABRIDGED editions prior to the current crop of multi-cast versions. in fact, the first novel had been commercially released three different times (with three different readers prior) to the Macmillan multi-narrator edition. Arguably, the best reading of Dune ever recorded is the Recorded Books version with George Guidall performing the entire novel solo. All subsequent novels in the original six book series had only been released only once, and are now out of print. Macmillan seems to be releasing the entire original six book run in unabridged multiple narrator editions. Also, listed below are some books not written by Herbert himself but by his son (Brian Herbert) and Kevin J. Anderson.

Macmillan Audio - Dune by Frank Herbert (multiple narrators)Dune
By Frank Herbert; Read by
22 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published: May 29th 2007
ISBN: 9781427201430
Read by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance and others.

Whole Story Audio Books - Dune by Frank Herbert (multiple narrators)Dune
By Frank Herbert; Read by
18 CDs – Approx. 21 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9781407424484


Commercial Audiobooks:

Science Fiction Audio Book - DuneDune
By Frank Herbert; Read by George Guidall
16 Casettes – 24 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books LLC
Published: 1998
ISBN: 0788763334
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Science Fiction Audiobook - DuneDune
By Frank Herbert; Read by Scott Brick
18 Cassettes or 22 CDs – Approx. 27 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books on Tape Inc.
Published: 2002
ISBN: 0736689591 (cassettes), 0736692401 (CDs)
Includes the complete appendices and the “Terminology of the Imperium” sections. This edition won an AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award.

Science Fiction Audiobook - DuneDune
By Frank Herbert; Read by Connor O’Brien
13 Cassettes – 19.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books on Tape Inc.
Published: 1997
ISBN: 073663763X



Science Fiction Audiobook - Dune MessiahDune Messiah (book 2 in the Dune series)
By Frank Herbert; Read by Connor O’Brien
6 Cassettes – Approx. 9 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books on Tape Inc.
Published: 1997
ISBN: 0736640185



Science Fiction Audiobook - Children Of DuneChildren Of Dune (book 3 in the Dune series)
By Frank Herbert; Read by Connor O’Brien
? Cassettes – ? Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books on Tape Inc.
Published: 1997
ISBN: 0736640193



Science Fiction Audiobook - God Emperor Of DuneGod Emperor Of Dune (book 4 in the Dune series)
By Frank Herbert; Read by Connor O’Brien
10 Cassettes – Approx. 15 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books on Tape Inc.
Published: 1998
ISBN: 0736644229



Science Fiction Audiobook - Heretics Of DuneHeretics Of Dune (book 5 in the Dune series)
By Frank Herbert; Read by John Edwardson
14 Cassettes – Approx. 21 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books on Tape Inc.
Published: 1998
ISBN: 0736654534



Science Fiction Audiobook - Chapterhouse DuneChapterhouse: Dune (book 6 in the Dune series)
By Frank Herbert; Read by John Edwardson
? Cassettes – ? Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books on Tape Inc.
Published: 1998
ISBN: 0736643443
The last of the original Dune books written by Frank Herbert.



The Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson “Prelude To Dune” Books:

A series of three novels set in the years leading up to the momentous events of Dune. These were the first new Dune books since Chapterhouse: Dune. They were co-written by Frank Herbert’s son Brian and Kevin J. anderson based on Frank Herbert’s notes.

Dune House AtrediesDune: House Atredies (Prelude To Dune Book #1)
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Tim Curry
? Cassettes – [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: Random House Audio
Published: 1999
ISBN: 0553526650



Dune House HarkonnenDune: House Harkonnen (Prelude To Dune Book #2)
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Tim Curry
? Cassettes – [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: Random House Audio
Published: 2000
ISBN: 0553526669



Dune House CorrinoDune: House Corrino (Prelude To Dune Book #3)
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Tim Curry
? Cassettes – [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: Random House Audio
Published: 2001
ISBN: 0553526677



The Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson “Legends of Dune” Books:

The “Legends Of Dune” trilogy details the saga preceding the Dune prequels (prequels to prequels). Set well before the events of the original Frank Herbert Dune series.

Dune The Butlerian JihadDune: The Butlerian Jihad (“Legends Of Dune” Book 1),
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Scott Brick
14 Cassettes or 20 CDs – 22 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published: 2002
ISBN: 1559277548 (Cassettes)



Science Fiction Audiobook - Dune The Machine CrusadeDune: The Machine Crusade (“Legends Of Dune” Book 2)
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Scott Brick
16 Cassettes or 22 CDs – 22 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published: 2003
ISBN: 1559279443 (Cassettes), 1559279451 (CDs)



Science Fiction Audiobook - Dune The Battle of CorrinDune: The Battle of Corrin (“Legends Of Dune” Book 3)
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson: Read by Scott Brick
16 Cassettes or 22 CDs – 25 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published: 2004
ISBN: 1593974248 (Cassettes), 1593974256 (CDs)
Features an interview with Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

The Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson Sequel Novels:

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Dune sequel novels set after Chapterhouse Dune.

Macmillan Audio - Hunters Of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonHunters Of Dune
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
20 CDs – 24.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published: August 22, 2006
ISBN: 1593979754



Macmillan Audio - Sandworms Of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonSandworms Of Dune
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Scott Brick
Approx. 19.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9781427201126



Macmillan Audio - Paul Of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonPaul Of Dune
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Scott Brick
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published: September 2008
ISBN: 9781427204844
A “direct sequel to Dune.”


Dune Audio Extras:
In addition to those “extras” listed below there have been several music soundtrack releases and kids movie-tie in releases related to the David Lynch Dune film and the two Sci-Fi Channel Dune miniseries.

Dune: An Interview with Frank Herbert and David LynchDune: An Interview with Frank Herbert and David Lynch
1 Cassette – 1 Hour [INTERVIEW]
Publisher: Waldentapes
Published: 1983
ISBN: 0681308958
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The Road to Dune by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. AndersonThe Road To Dune
By Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Scott Brick
8 Cassettes or 12 CDs – 14 hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 1593978235 (Cassettes), 159397776X (CDs)
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LP - Sandworms Of DuneSandworms of Dune
By Frank Herbert; Read by Frank Herbert
1 LP – 41 Minutes 10 Seconds [UNABRIDGED EXPERPTS]
Publisher: Caedmon Audio
Published: 1978
Product #: TC 1565



LP - Dune The Banquet SceneDune: The Banquet Scene
By Frank Herbert; Read by Frank Herbert
1 LP – 53 Minutes 34 Seconds [UNABRIDGED EXPERPTS]
Publisher: Caedmon Audio
Published: 1979
Product #: TC 1555



LP - Battles Of DuneThe Battles of Dune
By Frank Herbert; Read by Frank Herbert
1 LP – 62 Minutes 20 Seconds [UNABRIDGED EXPERPTS]
Publisher: Caedmon Audio
Published: 1979
Product #: TC 1601
This was re-released on a single cassette in 1994 by Harper Audio.

LP - The Truths Of DuneThe Truths of Dune: Fear is the Mind Killer
By Frank Herbert; Read by Frank Herbert
1 LP – 45 Minutes 1 Seconds [UNABRIDGED EXPERPTS]
Publisher: Caedmon Audio
Published: 1979
Product #: TC 1616
This was re-released on a single cassette in 1994 by Harper Audio.

The Dune Audio CollectionThe Dune Collection
By Frank Herbert; Read by Frank Herbert
4 Cassettes – Approx. 3 Hours 22 Minutes [UNABRIDGED EXERPTS]
Publisher: Harper Audio (Caedmon Audio)
Published: 1994
ISBN: 1559949570
This is a collection of four late-1970s LPs reissued in one package. Each key excerpt is melded with connective text written by Frank Herbert specifically for these recordings. The LPs were titled: Dune: The Banquet Scene, Sandworms Of Dune, The Battles Of Dune and The Truths of Dune: Fear Is The Mind Killer.