Dune - Frank Herbert

Dune Summary

Written By Frank Herbert

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 2,692 Readers

Dune Book Summary


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Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....

When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. 

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

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Dune is a Classics book, written By Frank Herbert. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 2,692 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Amazing!

    By mistressmarguerite
    I remember reading this when it first was published (Way back in 1990 when there were still ‘Sci-Fi Book Clubs’). Frank Herbert combines serious social issues with a fascinating new world/universe. The movie was also great-but was unfortunately panned by critics. (It’s gotta❤️Sting!)
  • Excellent¡¡

    By iescalona12
    Just a great book. Excellent format.
  • Incredible

    By Jonathan Qu
    At first the book seems to be slow, but it lays the groundwork for you to be transported to a whole different world. It is amazing how it has different layers of politics, ecology and tradition that totally engulfs the reader. It is qutie fascinating. A must read


  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    By RoselovesBC
    I enjoyed Dune from beginning to end.
  • Now my favorite book of all time

    By MoNkEyMeOw
    I love this book! I was curious because of the trailer and now it’s one of my favorite books!
  • Absolutely required reading!

    By guitarninja
    An astounding epic beginning to an epic series. I would recommend it to anyone, whether or not they are a science fiction fan!
  • Amazing

    By stopitsnap
    Crushed this book. Couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for the movie to ruin it.
  • A must read

    By TheWaterboy116
    I didn’t know what’s to expect with Dune so all I can say is this: I could not put it down.
  • As good as they said.

    By ROJ1968
    Or better
  • A North Star for any fan of science fiction

    By Serre2010
    A beautiful gift of a story within a story. Literary story telling.
  • Must Read

    By Riles425
    For those in love with the idea of adventure beyond, the world building is phenomenal, the characters engaging, and the narrative gripping. While it is in fact a “book” book (to quote a friend who was daunted by the length), I felt like I finished reading it in hours. Highly recommend to anyone fascinated with space chronicles. Warning: contains many large words ❤️😂
  • Umm

    By Water Chestnutt III
    Wow. Just... wow.