Children of Dune

Version: Unabridged
Author: Frank Herbert
Narrator: Scott Brick , Simon Vance
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: February 2008
# of Units: 14 CDs
Length: 16 hours
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Frank Herbert's bestselling science fiction series of all time continues! In this third installment, the sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy. Leto and Ghanima, Paul Atreides's twin children and his heirs, can see possible solutions-but fanatics begin to challenge the rule of the all-powerful Atreides empire, and more than economic disaster threatens...

Reviews (4)

Written by Emily B. on October 11th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book is the story of Paul Atredes children. it starts out slow as the author is getting into the characters but ends up being a good, entertaining story. Got me threw work :D


Written by David W. on July 15th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Picture the scene - jostled right and left by fellow commuters in the morning rush on the Metro - my mind is soaring with the story - the commute disappointingly short... The narration is inciteful - intonation brings you into the characters as the plot unfolds. I have read this story in print, and while I do not particularly embrace the pseudo-religious claptrap - it is an integral part of the whole Dune experience. I get more each time I revisit this series.

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Written by oodeluph on June 11th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I'd forgotten how self-important this series had gotten. When Mr. Herbert actually buckles down to a plot it gets interesting but, unfortunately, most of the time the "story" is a blather of puffed up, pseudo religios cant. I gave it four stars because the narration was WONDERFUL. Simon Vance, et al, made this palatable.


Written by Kvilleguy on November 24th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thought that book 2 (Dune Messiah) was a little slow, but was blown away by this one. If you enjoyed "Dune", then this one is a must. It ties everything together and will keep you going to the end of the series.

Author Details

Author Details

Herbert, Frank

Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and studied at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide-variety of jobs--including newspaper reporter and editor, political speechwriter, university professor, TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, and creative writing teacher--before becoming a full-time writer. His first sf story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in "Analog" of "Dune World" and "The Prophet of Dune" that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965. For more, vis