I first read this book in 1968 and have read all the "Dunes" Series. I pick up this original "Dunes," maybe every 5 years and re-read it cover to cover.
I wasn't sure about getting a audio version but now I'm hooked. This Audible version is excellent and better than I ever could imagine. I have to explore more of this series in Audible.
Good story and good quality audio, but the performance was a bit confusing.
The performance is quite good, but there is an issue that dropped my rating to 3 stars. There are multiple voice actors, but about a quarter of the way through the book they disappear and the narrator takes over all voices. A little later, one or two actors pop back in briefly. Then at the end, after getting used to the narrator's character voices, the other actors return.
Odd and confusing, but not enough of a problem that I wouldn't recommend this audio book.
On a side note, don't watch David Lynch's 1984 film after listening to this audiobook. I wish I could unwatch that miserable turd of a movie. In all honesty, it is the worst film I've ever seen.
It's my favorite book ever and the main narrator is good, but at times they use voice actors for different parts. I think I could deal with this except where one scene goes back and forth between one and any voices - it's just a little disconcerting.
Overall, the reading of the story was well done. There were a few moments that were a bit odd, as some of the characters had other voices at times and the main Narrator at other times
Love to read, mostly sci-fi. No spoilers ... ever. Seriously, people.
Listen to the preview like I did. Go ahead. Sounds great right? Here's the problem. Every other chapter it switches between full-cast and narrator-only. WHAT?!? Talk about a way to pull someone out of the story all the time! That means I have to keep track of 2 sets of voices for each character, the actor's voice and the narrator's voice. No. Just no. I will keep reading the books in the Dune series because it was good, which is why I finished the recording, but it will not be audiobook.
Revisiting a book read as a teenager and discovering more to the story. Wonderful ensemble performance by cast.
Stands out by itself as a sub-genre of Sci-Fi
Great characterization and dramatization.
No - I would couldn't stay awake that long!
I loved that there was a full cast production, but I would have loved it more if it didn't keep switching back and forth between the full cast and just Simon Vance's vocal performance. If you're going to use a full cast, commit to it.