I read this book many many many years ago. I purchased the audible edition to listen to one of my favorite books. I was not disappointed. After listening to this book on audible I can now see other writers for dinner of their writing style from Frank Herbert.
I had read Dune many years ago, but decided to give it another go. Im so glad that I did! The narration is perfect and the atmosphere so thick you can feel the sand! A must have for any Sci-fi fan!
If you are any type of sci-fi fan then you should definitely listen to this book. It has everything that you could want in a series and then some.
I've learned my lesson...no more "classics".
This book reminds me of the movie Avatar. A really dumb story that's told extremely well.
The reading/performance is more of a radio drama with cheesy background music which was not altogether unpleasant, but something I could do with out.
I wasn't even able to finish because the inconsistent narration kept taking me out of the story. Sometimes it would be the full cast, and sometimes it would be just one guy narrating and trying to do all the voices. It was incredibly distracting, and I kept having to re-listen to sections because all the switching around was breaking my concentration. Finally, I just stopped in disgust. I'm giving the story itself a middling score only because I didn't get far enough through it to give it anything higher, but it seemed promising. I'll pick up the paperback instead.
The "performance" is awful. Some parts are entirely read by the narrator, who does a great job. Sometimes, however, parts are taken over by actors. It is ham-handed and unnecessary.I can't understand why some parts use just a narrator for all the parts, then other parts use actors for speaking parts. It's as though someone listened to how badly the actors were destroying the recording and decided to drop the whole idea.
It's a great book. Everyone should give it a read.
As mentioned above, just leave the book to the narrator. The actors - where used - are awful.
This is still a great novel, so overall it wasn't destroyed by the otherwise amateur-ish production.