Probably, love the story.
Lord of the Rings, complexity of plot originality of story.
Good characterizations, overall.
Fascinating story made easier to understand by listening.
Yes, I would. The performance was great by all of the characters and the story had so many twists, that it would be great for a re-read.
Alia Atreides. How she came to be and how she interacted with people was interesting.
I would if I could. This book is very long, but I never wanted to stop listening!
After listening to this book I realized I am not a sci fi fan. I am a Star Wars fan. This is one of the most highly acclaimed sci fi books ever made, and I just don't like it. If you are into sci fi this is a must listen fantastic voice work, but for me a very hard to follow story.
I've read Dune and its sequels many times in the past and decided to add it to my audible library. My only complaint on this recording is the narrators seemed to change for some characters throughout the book. This was particularly noticeable for the Baron Harkonnen whose voice changed completely shortly after the Harkonnens attack Arrakis. Overall not a big deal I just missed the original voice as it was so well played. All in all its a great listen even for those familiar with the book.
It's the best sci-fi ever written. Should be required reading for everyone.
Story came to life
The first sci-fi classic
Wow. For the longest time I heard this was a good book but I wasn't really into science fiction. My friends father growing up was really into this book and I kind of dismissed it. Never really thinking I'd be into it.
But I just listened to it based on the "how should I use my credit list" and WOW. Amazing. I don't think I would have read it if I picked it up.. but the performance was AMAZING.
This is a MUST LISTEN. AMAZING AUDIO BOOK.
I cannot accept that such primitive societies will rule the universe in the distant future. May be this was seen as a good story when it first came out a long time ago but it is hard that some thing like this will be popular at all in this day of age.
Also the religious mambo jumbo is very hard to digest.
the story telling is okay
most of the characters are extremely unlikely and annoying
Dune currently ranks at the top of all the audiobooks that I've listened to so far. The narration was superb (kudos to the cast) and coupled with music and sound effects makes for a great listen.
Two thumbs up!
The storyline was slow starting. Four hours into the reading I still felt like I was waiting for something engaging to happen. I wanted to be interested, but couldn't find anything about the storyline that was compelling enough to keep me listening.
The character development seemed lacking. A lot of attention was paid to the landscape and the history, but I could not identify with the characters.
I have not, but I thought the narration was well done.
Considering that this book has been a movie, I am not inclined to go and watch it.
Absolutely! Even though I had heard of Dune I had never read it... once I listened to this audio version I was hooked into listening to the rest of series. The background music and sounds added tremendously to the experience. Even though I listened to this book years ago I can still hear the sounds of Arrakis.
This production was so well done and I enjoyed hearing each interpretation.
All of them!
Yes and I tried... I would listen at every chance I could, in the car, shopping, falling asleep and so on.
This is such a classic and well done by each of the narrators... I always recommend this book to friends new to Audible.