I love the Dune universe so much I feel a sense of protectiveness about it. The movies hurt me so that I cringe every time I hear the threat of a new one. When I saw this audiobook available I thought I would give it a try, what can I say, hope springs eternal. I'm so glad I did, it's amazing! The actors are superb, they knew who they were playing and they delivered the goods. In fact, I like many characters, like Gurney and the fat evil Harkonnin, much better from this version then the best interpretation of them I ever had from my many well grooved readings. When I read it now I hear the voices of this narration. That inner emulation truly is the greatest compliment I can give.
I bought this for my husband, but got hooked immediately!! The book is wonderful, but this cast brings it to life! Now, the entire family has decided to listen to it together - my 15 year old daughter and 10 year old son prefer to listen to this to watching TV!!
This is not just a reading. It is a production. And a very well done production at that. It is almost like listening to an excellent dramatization on the BBC. Except it is the whole book! Highly recommend this one.
A good story to listen to via audio. Different voices for the characters and background music enhance the listening pleasure. Thought the novel kind of rushed through the ending after a great building up to the climax.
always have been a huge scifi fan. i read dune and loved it, saw the first movie and was so let down (the part where paul thinks even my name is a weapon reminded me of kids playing cops and robbers, pointing their fingers and saying bang you are dead) any way...
the narator's voice is easy to listen to, and the changing of the characters voices can be a bit distracting, but since i tend to listen to the words and let my inner eye create the scene and character it didn't bother me all that much.
after listening to several different audio books before this one, i came to expect the narator either to change thier voice or just read with a slightly different cadence.
i also read the revies, which helped with the changes. but all in all it is well worth listeing to.
it has help make several long drives (400 plus miles) less tiring.
just one question, why do audio books in a series out of order? start at the begining, it does help with the developing story. now if they would just get chapterhouse dune on audio. hunters of dune and sandworms of dune are already and they took place AFTER chapterhouse dune. btw, they are good too.
Great story line, have always wanted to read/listen too Dune, being a SciFi fan. This book in parts was great but oh so long and boring in places.
I had read Dune as a teenager, but I did not appreciate the depth and scope of the book. Listen carefully to this one; every sentence and word creates an impacts on the story and the characters.
The reading and production of this book is excellent.
This book was wonderful. But I could have done without the poorly recorded character cast. But the Narrator was very good.
Its frustrating how narrators playing certain key roles change throughout the reading, especially because you are expecting to hear one voice that has been presented as that character. Very disappointing, since this is otherwise a 5-Star book.
I didn't know much about Dune before I listened to this audio book. I tried watching the movie once, but didn't really understand it. However, this book is good. The reader is great and the story keeps your attention. I wasn't really satisfied with how it ended...but I suppose it had to end the way it did. I'd recommend it...now I'd like to rent the movie again.