Dune: Duke of Caladan: Caladan Trilogy Book 1

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2020
15 hours 31 minutes
This program includes a bonus conversation between Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Scott Brick.

A legend begins in Dune: The Duke of Caladan, first in The Caladan Trilogy by New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

Leto Atreides, Duke of Caladan and father of the Muad'Dib. While all know of his fall and the rise of his son, little is known about the quiet ruler of Caladan and his partner Jessica. Or how a Duke of an inconsequential planet earned an emperor's favor, the ire of House Harkonnen, and set himself on a collision course with his own death. This is the story.

Through patience and loyalty, Leto serves the Golden Lion Throne. Where others scheme, the Duke of Caladan acts. But Leto's powerful enemies are starting to feel that he is rising beyond his station, and House Atreides rises too high. With unseen enemies circling, Leto must decide if the twin burdens of duty and honor are worth the price of his life, family, and love.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

'The audio version is an easy listen. The quick, action packed chapters are well performed, and as the disparate story lines begin to come together it's hard to press pause. Narrator Scott Brick's deep and interesting voice adds more pull to the quieter parts of the story...All in all, a fun book and a great performance.' -- Booklist

'Characters are imbued with heroic voices, delivering colorful cadences that catch the ear. Scenes are masterfully undergirded by mounting tension and sinister manipulation...[narrator Scott] Brick turns in a rewarding performance.' -- AudioFile Magazine
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Michelle W.

I love the Dune universe! I have been hooked since Frank Herbert's Dune. I have enjoyed the extended series of books that Brian and Kevin have written. They all are easily reread and enjoyed every time. I love following all the well developed characters and storylines. Very impressive!! keep them coming!! Duke of Caladan was eagerly awaited and did NOT disappoint!

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Shawn Miller

Awesome story. Provided much need background to the original Dune storyline.

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Heather B.

I have read and listened to all of the Dune universe books more than once. Somehow, I missed the existence of this series of books until this year (2024) and I'm not sure how that happened. I really enjoy the style of writing that the authors use. When they refer to previously written books, there's enough of a "remember when" that it's not overly repetitive. They respect the intelligence of their readers. Scott Brick is one of the best narrators ever. The pace and intonations he uses are very engaging while listening. I thoroughly enjoy the backstory this book provides. The characters are well-established in previous books and this book continues to build the characters into new dimensions. I look forward to catching up on the next two books also.

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