Sands of Dune: Novellas from the World of Dune Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Collected for the first time, these Dune novellas by bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson shine a light upon the darker corners of the Dune universe. Spanning space and time, Sands of Dune is essential listening for any fan of the series.
The world of Dune has shaped an entire generation of science fiction. From the sand-blasted world of Arrakis, to the splendor of the imperial homeworld of Kaitain, readers and listeners have lived in a universe of treachery and wonder.
Now, these stories expand on the Dune universe, telling of the lost years of Gurney Halleck as he works with smugglers on Arrakis in a deadly gambit for revenge; inside the ranks of the Sardaukar as the child of a betrayed nobleman becomes one of the Emperor's most ruthless fighters; a young firebrand Fremen woman, a guerrilla fighter against the ruthless Harkonnens, who will one day become Shadout Mapes.
- Get this audiobook free then 1 credit each month, good for any title you like - yours to keep, even if you cancel
- Listen all you want to the Plus Catalogue—a selection of thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts, including exclusive series
- Exclusive member-only deals
- $16.45 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime
|Listening Length||5 hours and 43 minutes|
|Author||Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||30 June 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 38,880 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
78 in Genetic Engineering Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
289 in First Contact Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
913 in Space Opera Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
Review this product
Top reviews from other countries
In this volume, the four stories are:
The Edge of a Crysknife: What was the Shadout Mapes like before she became the head housekeeper for the Atreides? Well, she was a fierce Fremmen warrior. This is a great tale, and many say it is their favorite in the book.
Blood of the Sardukar: Even though the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV is complicit in the Baron Harkonnen killing Duke Leto Atreides, he has ordered that the Duke not be tortured and made to suffer before he dies. A Sardukar warrior has taken it upon himself to see that Shaddam's wishes are carried out. Mostly seen as merciless killers, this particular Sardukar's background has allowed him to keep a certain amount of compassion.
The Waters of Kanly: In this tale, Gurney Halleck is at the center. He knows the Duke has been captured and killed and thinks the same has happened to the young Paul and his mother, the Lady Jessica. He has taken up with a band of smugglers and is using them to further his vow to avenge himself upon the Harkonnen for the Duke and Paul, as well as what they did to him before he came into the employ of the Atreides.
Imperial Court: A tale set ten-thousand years before the events in Frank Herbert's Dune, It chronicles more of what took place between the Atreides and Harkonnens to make them blood enemies.
I enjoyed all the four stories, but my favorite was The Waters of Kanly.
As one would expect, these are all well-written stories with a lot of action involving characters Dune fans would know, and some new ones we only see in this volume. It is well worth the time to pick this up if you are a fan of the extended Dune universe.
What I enjoyed the most was how well these stories dovetail right into the universe with the same feeling I get when reading any of the books in the saga. Whenever I pick up new material, I always feel like I am getting a visit from friends I haven’t seen for a while. The stories contained in this volume are all entertaining and after I finished reading, I wanted more.
Just a little side note here. I was recently in a local Starbucks for a coffee break. I happened to have on a t-shirt that depicted a sandworm and a group of Fremmen around it. On the back is printed the litany against fear. The young woman who was getting my order together asked me if my shirt was about Dune. Of course, I answered that it was, and we had a brief conversation about how both us enjoyed the new film. It would appear there is a Dune revival currently taking place, and no one is happier about that than I am.
My Highest Recommendations for Sands of Dune!