I have Enjoyed Dune but find them getting longer and lacking much of a story line. This book was so terrible it made me wish I could get the 15 hours spent on it. Frank Herbert has lost his sense of style by this book and seems to be really reaching out for attention with the sex scenes and other nonsense.
Listen to at your own risk, it's more like a modern
Sci-fi Original movie that a Dune Book.
early and mid was hard to follow and relate. last quarter was better and was drawing me in before the ending. didn't like the new opposition and their focus
Picky reader who craves well developed plots, fully-fleshed characters and something outside of the "formula" within the writing...
The audio book was performed superbly. This familiar text came to life again for me, my mind conjuring the players into flesh and populating my vividly animated imagination. As the fifth book of the original series of Herbert's Masterwork, Heretics of Dune required a delicate touch with the handling of Odrade, around whom the story pivots. Her character seeks a balanced viewpoint and merging that others of her Sisterhood find unacceptable. Overplaying the voice of Odrade would ruin the overtones of the deeply perilous political aspects of the Sisterhood's survival efforts. An introspective, insightful and personally selfless woman can sometime come across as critical or too sharp with others. This voice performance was handled by a seasoned, skilled actor unfettered by bias. The simpatico for each character was a delicious reflection of his understanding of the social, religious and political plots intertwined by Herbert's narrative.
A treat for the audiobook fans.
a REAL American
I read these books decades ago and honestly didn't know if I cared for the story line. Now, after hearing them, I am totally engrossed with the mind of the author.