One of my all-time favorite novels. Excellent read.
At "key" scenes in the novel, they chose to break out of the single narrator style and have a cast read a few pages of dialogue. It was not clear why the passages chosen were and why others were not. It was also very jarring each time it happened. Plus, unnecessary-- Scott Brick has a wide range of vocal talent and does well distinguishing characters. It doesn't detract from the excellence of the novel, but it can be pretty distracting.
I really enjoyed this book! The best part about it was the world created by Herbert.
It took me a little while to figure out that the "key" moments were done by several voice actors, while the rest of the book was done by one. It was fine, but I was pretty confused for a bit.
The story is great, the main narrator is fantastic. My only gripe is that sometimes in this narration, it switches between actors doing the voices and the main narrator, which gets very confusing. However, this is not a huge drawback and I still strongly suggest you give Dune a listen.
The book is well written and very thorough. You feel as though you are there. The reading of the book by the narrator and character players is superb. I'd even give it 6 stars!
I love stories and traveling in a world beyond my own. I write them, read them, view them and now listen to them!
This was a monster of a story, but one that was very worthwhile. Dune is basically like taking Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and putting them in a room together and making them have a child before they can leave. Combining elements of mystic power along with treacherous villainy, it keeps the story thriving.
The audio book had some flaws in my mind. They jumped around narrating in really odd placed and if you have a hard time following multiple characters, this isn't your bag. Anyone loving a flair for mystery, dukes, barons, emperors and interplanetary commerce will truly enjoy this. And then try to keep in mind it was written 50 years ago and the tech will blow your mind!!
I can't imagine a better recording of this sci-fi classic. Truly well done. The sound effects and voice actors enhance the book rather than distracting from it. Well cast and an excellent production.
I've heard so much about this series, my friend read the books for years so finally I decided to start listening to them, and I must say I am not dissapointed. Probably one of the best science fiction novels I've read.
A Sci Fi junkie who occasionally goes slumming to read other literature.
I had forgotten how strange this book is. And it's not as well written as I remember. However, I have to give it four stars (and I'm feeling a touch guilty about not giving it five!). Just compare it to other SF novels written in the same era (1960s). It is really quite big and mind-opening and has that overall good versus evil thing going on. A classic, despite its little flaws.