I love physics and science fiction. Just finished Hyperion series by Dan Simmons...
As a completely addicted Dunaholic, I believe that Frank Herbert would highly approve of each of the books that Brian and Kevin have provided we readers who started the journey years ago. Sandworms of Dune brings the grand saga to it's final conclusion. I am sad there will be no more Dune stories, but I'm happy to have had the opportunity to participate...
I found the original stories by Frank Herbert to be full of philosophical dilemmas and brain bending intricacies of social political thoughts. The last 2 books by the new authors couldn't follow in that pattern though the potential was there. A major subplot of the saboteurs aboard the Athica was frustrating and amateurish and ridiculously prolonged.
The story was good, the narration was great as you would expect from Scott Brick, however the story felt like the last day of high school. You remember how the last day of highschool was, you cleaned out your locker, reminisced with all your friends, but nothing was really learned that day. This is how the story was for me, got to rehash some great memories of the previous stories and watch as all my favorite characters, minus Gilbertus Albans, Serot and Vohrian Atreides, walk off into the beautiful sunset.
The story needs to be listened to a couple of times at least just to absorb the content. There are details that become clearer after listening again.
If you have made it this far in the series, you have enjoyed Herbert and Andersons writing; great ending to a great epic. I think Scott Brick brought it all to life whit his narration.
Wantin' to know what was gonna happen next.
The way it tied into the series.
Only the Dune series.
I don't know.
Read the whole series in sequence, all 17 books.
Voracious, omnivorous reader. Audible provides another venue to absorb information.
Not sure how to answer it. For those who liked the original series, the Frank Herbert 'voice' was not there.
Narration kept me involved, despite the disappointment with the subject material.
This is a continuation of Frank Herbert's Dune universe.
I have immersed myself in the Herbert's universe since Dune first came on the scene and have enjoyed most of the subsequent volumes that expand his vision. The House novels were particularly welcome as they gave more substance to characters met in Herbert's original work.
Unfortunately, Sandworms of Dune seems to have been written by the word. I found it tedious and redundant. I cannot imagine where the franchise will go next, now that we have a godlike ultimate Kwisatz Haderach.
The narrator was presented so many characters, it was impossible to distinguish between them with variations in voice. He read the book well and wisely did not try to be all things to all people. I found nothing wrong with the narrator. He did the best he could with what he was given.
I had not read any of Frank Herbert's novels but I had seen the Dune movies. I could understand the gist of what was going on in this book so I don't think first time listeners would have a problem just jumping in. I hate Scott Brick as a narrator and had they chosen someone else I would have given this book 5 stars. I have heard from hard core fans of the Dune saga that Frank Herbert's tyle of writing was much better than his son's so if you too are a huge fan of Frank I would not recommend listening to this one, might just disappoint you.