I tried to read this book back in high school and was board out of my mind but the full cast in this audio really brings the book to life and it is now one of my all time favorites! Thank you audible for bringing me another classic book that I was able to listen to on my mp3 player.
The basics of the story (strong young man comes in and saves primitive but good people upsets the world as we know it) are not exciting but the story is mostly well done. The world is well created and the detailed. The book doesn't feel dated as many sci-fi books often feel. Well done as an audiobook as well, great narration.
I was listening to this book in the car and I heard this strange sound. At first, I thought there was a problem with car and turned down the sound, then realized it was coming from the recording. It didn't really add any ambience to the story.
The book does make use of other actors to portray different characters. Yet the main narrator also reads entire chapters himself, without using the other actors. This gets a bit disconcerting after awhile. I would have preferred one or the other. The narrator is adequate, when he is reading solo.
The narrator's recording is clear enough, but the recorded actors sounds a bit tinny and metallic. Could have used a bit more filtering.
Be forewarned: The audiobook claims that it is "unabridged," but does not include any of the appendixes at the end of the novel (the dictionary, the religion history, etc.) If you've read the book, you'll know what I'm talking about.
I had not revisited Dune since college. This was wonderfully put together and narrated like a play. Just ordered number 2!
Brilliant book to begin with. Well narrated, several different people do various characters giving depth to the experience. No extraneous music. The strong narrative of the story makes it easy to pick up where you left off.
A very good story with an enormous amount of detail, which would have been easy to get lost in, but the narrators kept everything moving very smoothly. I highly reccomend this story.
I learned very quickly that without the various voices, this complicated network of pieced efforts from several characters would be outrageous to follow and keep up. Amazingly told and it brings a very modern feel to Frank Herbert's classic science fiction that will likely keep this forever timeless with efforts like this. Still confusing at times, but really unless you go through the book a few times you won't catch everything but bare with it, you will follow just enough to catch the main theme. Very well done and told.
The story itself, while confusing at first due to its many unreferenced words connected to the mythos of Herbert's Dune, comes to life in a way no other book I've ever read has. There's an excellent balance between the clear and emotive narrator and the other voice actors that make one feel they are listening to the enjoyable radio plays of yore. The use of sound effects also adds greatly to the experience. High quality, fascinating book. Highly recommended.
Love the audio book, wanted to read the dune books for a long long time, just never found the time..These are nicely done and very enjoyable look forward to having everyone of them in my audio library.
What can you say about this iconic scifi mastepiece. The narration was very good with the cast all contributing to the successful execution.