Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. was an American science fiction writer best known for the 1965 novel Dune and its five sequels. Though he became famous for his long novels of fantasy, he was also a newspaper journalist, photographer, short story writer, book reviewer, ecological consultant, and lecturer. Published in 1965, Frank Herbert’s Dune is a classic science fiction novel about Paul Atreides. Paul is fifteen years old and is small for his age, but he is smart: he already sees the future in his dreams sometimes. House Atreides is preparing to leave its home of twenty-six generations, Castle Caladan, for Arrakis, a desert planet more commonly known as Dune. This planet is home to the “spice,” a substance that gives people a number of abilities, such as the ability to navigate safe routes through space. The Atreides are taking over the desert planet from their bitter enemies, House Harkonnen, and Paul’s family stands to gain considerable power through this new asset. However, Paul well understands what his father’s Master of Assassins, Thufir Hawat, means when he warns that Duke Leto, Paul’s father, has been given this task because of his popularity, but “a popular man arouses the jealousy of the powerful.” Thufir Hawat is a Mentat, which means that his mind is trained to calculate and analyze probabilities, and there is a great probability that Dune will mean the death of Duke Leto…. Enjoy free online English audiobook “Dune”, a breathtaking novel by Frank Herbert.