Great world that he built. Feels like the ending was rushed. Looking forward to continuing the story though.
I loved it and the voices were excellent. it was read at a very pleasing medium pace
The book is phenomenal. The Sci-Fi Bible. The performances were excellent. Although, there were random long periods when the voice actors were not used and the narrator was the only one to speak for the characters in dialogues. Nothing terribly distracting, just not a great utilization. Otherwise- awesome!
Great performance of a riveting story. I can't wait to start the sequels. The narrator emoted very well and the actors voicing characters helped break up the narrative.
The change of voice for several characters will drive some listeners crazy, and is unfortunate. It should have been avoided by the director/producer at all costs. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this production tremendously. To their credit, mostly excellent voice actors all around. As for the novel: Wise words and philosophical food for thought spread throughout a great sci fi story. Great audiobook.
Great book (I'd read it in high school many years ago). The only detractor was that they would switch voice actors for the same person sometimes mid paragraph.
Fantastic novel for anyone looking to dive deep into a truly classic science fiction experience. Has it all; intense adrenaline pumping combat, slow burning court intrigue, elements of hard science, believable pseudo-science, and perfectly fitted low-fantasy influences. To say the book is dense is an understatement, but really that makes the reading experience that much more enjoyable. Take it slow and you're sure to enjoy.
My only real complaint is that the voice acting was inconsistent. There were some points where the main narrator voiced certain characters, then others where an entirely different speaker voiced the characters. Typically the speakers not only sounded different, but portrayed the mannerisms of the characters very differently, which took away from the story some (the voices Baron Harkonnen and Count Fenring being the worst offenders).
It's a 'classic', so I will now understand references to this book. However it is so 1960's! The sexism made me cringe often . .
Maybe - it would have to be highly recommended. I won't listen to Dune sequels.
Voices of various characters.
The one problem with this audiobook is the use of numerous voice actors for the many characters. They would have been great, but they were used to voice only a fraction of the dialog with the narrator voicing the rest. The narrator's vision of the characters' voices often differed greatly from the dedicated voice actors', which could be confusing / off-putting.