I've listened to this audiobook twice already--back to back. The quality of the production is excellent, and the voice actors are marvelous.
I think the closest comparison I can make to the Dune series is something like the original Star Wars trilogy mixed with Lord of the Rings, mixed with a political thriller by Tom Clancy, draped over a subtle underpinning of the religious skepticism of someone like Richard Dawkins.
I've read the book probably five times so far, so I thought I'd try out the audiobook. This audio book is quite well read. The narrator does an excellent job especially as there is quite of bit of language in here. While this is a "full cast" type audio book, only some of the chapters use the cast. Most of the time the narrator does just as good a job voicing a character as the cast member does. I'm not sure why only some of the scenes are full cast, but it wasn't too disruptive unless the side by side scenes were voiced differently.
Overall, highly recommend this audio book.
I love Frank Herbert and love all of his books.
The audio production of this title is horrifying. Apparently, they could not decide whether to make a full cast audio book or a single reader one. One chapter is read by the full cast, then another is not, then another is, then another are not. What were the producers thinking? It is the worst listening experience I have had in many years of listening to audiobooks. Plus, it is a shame, because the voice talent is outstanding. I also so not like the intrusive score, that comes and goes almost randomly throughout the reading. This audio production of Dune is at the same level of the TV adaptation: abysmally bad. What a disappointment!
Please make a new audio production and stick to either a full cast, or a single reader.
Epic, sci-fi, amazing.
The transformation of Paul from a child to a religious/political symbol for a people was truly amazing.
I have never heard an audible book with different readers for different characters. I was blown away.
I couldn't stop listening to this book and as soon as I finished it this morning, I immediately started the next in the series - Dune Messiah.
If you enjoy sci-fi and love large engrossing worlds, you can't go wrong with Dune.
Dune is one of my favourite books and I was not dissapointed with the performance by the narrators in this audio book. I re-read this book every few years and I thought I'd try the audible version of it to keep me occupied during my commute. I am sure glad I did! This book is well worth the credit for how many hours it keeps you entertained - pick this one up and transport yourself to Dune!
Taking over the world, one page at a time.
I have enjoyed Dune, but this was a wonderful listening experience with an ensemble cast which made the listening a diverse experience.
The ensemble cast of many voices.
The voice narrator of Paul Atrides.
Gets interesting after 2 hours in to it.
Ender's game - top sci fi novels!
All the voices are well done!
No! 21 hours!!
The main narrator guy was great, but the swapping between the whole cast with effects to the more typical single narrator struck me as the same as watching a movie where it swapped between a sweded version. I just couldn't get past it.
I never read Dune and I thought the story was intriguing, but I am only moderately interested in reading on to know what happens next (in particular, with Alia). I would recommend reading the book over listening to this audio book as it took this audiobook to make me realize how much I value having a consistent voice (and pronunciation) for a book, let alone a series.
I was extremely impressed by this word perfect reading/performance of Dune.
The various voices, the slight use of sound effects, tone etc made this a great book to listen too.
Amazing value for a credit - It's a huge book which makes for many hours of enjoyable listening.
Be more consistent with what person is reading the lines for each character. Mostly it was the narrator reading the lines, and only sometimes were the other performers reading the dialogue of their character. This made following the story more difficult. Also, I didn't think he did a very good job with varying his voice to read the dialogue of the characters, especially the female characters.