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Publisher's Summary

Frank Herbert’s magnificent Dune saga sprawls across countless planets and tens of millennia. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have written 13 international best-selling novels set in this epic universe. But the wealth of material leaves many side tales or interesting ideas that can be told - hors d’oeuvres to accompany the exotic main course.

Sometimes, a short story is exactly what’s needed.

Tales of Dune collects eight of Herbert and Anderson’s Dune short stories, ranging from the period of the Butlerian Jihad to the time of young Paul Atreides to a story set during the events of the novel Dune to the very end of Frank Herbert’s future history.

These are the missing pieces in the epic of Dune.

©2017 WordFire Press, LLC (P)2018 WordFire Press, LLC

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the boy isnt as good as his father.

i love the Dune series. you have trekkies, starwars nerds and then there's me. Dune Nerd. Frank's son doesnt quite have the writing style of his father but these little bits added flair to the story line. if you havent read or heard any of the Dune novels then this probably isnt for you.

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The stories must flow.

I was transported back into the world of Dune...loved it and enjoyed the journey. Looking forward to more.

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dune!!!!!

awesome selection of books and stories on may not of heard otherwise very happy for this book if you like the dune series you need this book

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Perfect for the Dune Lover

I put off getting this book because of how short it was but finally getting it I’m happy I did. The stories are really insightful and worth listening to.

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Good capstone to Dune series

A variety of stories to complete your Dune universe. Listen to this after you’ve enjoyed all the other series.

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Little Gems

This provides bite-sized vignettes of the Dune Universe. Each are character-building when main characters appear. Others are expansions of minor characters or just world building. But because they are short stories, the details are rich and the depth of meaning easier to appreciate. As stated in my title, little gems.

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Excellent extras

These short stories are excellent additions to the dune mythos. Especially helpful is the chronology and the notes before each story to help place it in the proper sequence of events. A must for dune fans.

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Small snippets of a large universe.

It was nice to hear these little between stories and run offs of the other larger volumes. I will look and hope there are others. As in other sci fi, there are fan based stories.

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Some stories in this book are better than the others, although my review is influenced by the fact that I was craving some sci-fi after finishing a series of very mediocre books. So in one sense I was satisfied just being in the "Dune Universe", but unless you are in the same situation Iʻm in, I canʻt give this a strong recommendation. I suppose the premise of the book was to whet oneʻs appetite for more Dune stories and in a sense I think it accomplished that, but the narrator is not someone I could listen to for long stretches. I read some of Brian Herbert and Kevin Andersonʻs Dune novels and I liked them but I donʻt think I can handle the audio versions with the present narrator.

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Fantastic Book of short stories

Great selection of short stories based over the entire timespan of the Dune series. It is a must listen to for all science fiction fans.

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  • 04-30-22

Great stories, but..

Audible..please could you make it standard practice to NAME each chapter, and not just say 1,2,3 etc., especially when each chapter is a standalone story and is part of chronological order. Such a small amount of extra effort would make the overall experience much better. Thank you.

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  • 03-15-22

Epic

Loved it. I think I have about 40 more hours before I finish the series. EPIC