Frank Herbert was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. He is best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. Herbert began researching Dune in 1959. He was able to devote himself wholeheartedly to his writing career because his wife returned to work full-time as an advertising writer for department stores, becoming the breadwinner during the 1960s. God Emperor of Dune is a science fiction novel, published in 1981, the fourth in his Dune series of six novels. Dozens of centuries after the death of Leto II, who reigned for more than 3,500 years, explorers have found a hoard of “ridulian crystals” whose contents cover all of the god emperor’s activities for centuries. What will they reveal? Immediately the action switches to the final year of Leto’s reign. His human form has been completely transmogrified into a quasi-human version of the giant sandworm for which Arrakis was famous. He has ruled the empire both benevolently and despotically at one and the same time; he is in many ways the predator of his universe, as well as its spiritual head. He is also its sustaining force, and the source of its life-giving essence, for he is the sole producer of melange, that mysterious substance, a by-product of the sandworm, which can give its addicts untold decades or even centuries of health-filled life… Listen online to free English audiobook "God Emperor of Dune” on our website to experience Frank Herbert's novel.