A very good story with an enormous amount of detail, which would have been easy to get lost in, but the narrators kept everything moving very smoothly. I highly reccomend this story.
I learned very quickly that without the various voices, this complicated network of pieced efforts from several characters would be outrageous to follow and keep up. Amazingly told and it brings a very modern feel to Frank Herbert's classic science fiction that will likely keep this forever timeless with efforts like this. Still confusing at times, but really unless you go through the book a few times you won't catch everything but bare with it, you will follow just enough to catch the main theme. Very well done and told.
The story itself, while confusing at first due to its many unreferenced words connected to the mythos of Herbert's Dune, comes to life in a way no other book I've ever read has. There's an excellent balance between the clear and emotive narrator and the other voice actors that make one feel they are listening to the enjoyable radio plays of yore. The use of sound effects also adds greatly to the experience. High quality, fascinating book. Highly recommended.
Love the audio book, wanted to read the dune books for a long long time, just never found the time..These are nicely done and very enjoyable look forward to having everyone of them in my audio library.
What can you say about this iconic scifi mastepiece. The narration was very good with the cast all contributing to the successful execution.
This book was quite good. I first read it in the 70's and it is a bit dated now but quite satisfactory. Problems were mainly related to the changing narration from a single narrator (who was very good) to a full cast (some of whom were very bad)
Dune is the best sci-fi book ever written if you ask me. Nowhere else do you find and author that did so much research before writing the story. Herbert combines ecology, religion, and science fiction into an epic tale of survival on a desert planet called Dune.
My favorite aspect of the books are the different characters. I love all of them, even when they play only a minor part in the book. They will grow on you, though Herbert is no afraid of discarding them throughout the book. Also, there is great character development. Paul Atreides is a changed man near the end of the book, both positively and negatively.
To fully experience Dune you should get this audio book. I was somewhat disappointed with the narrators as they go from several narrators to one after a few chapters.
In conclusion, this is a great book, and a must read for anyone that loves books
The book gets 5 stars. The audiobook gets 3.
When listing instead of reading, a good, clear narration is absolutely key to enjoying a book. The actors here were all quite clear, but the roles kept changing. It started off with a full cast, then it went to narrator only. Then partial cast, then narrator only, then full cast, then partial cast. (I may have missed some.) It was like they set out to do a full-cast audiobook, then ran out of money abruptly.
All in all, in a story with a zillion characters and clever plots and strange alliances, easily understanding who is saying what is imperative. Unlike some books, Dunes characters are independent of the story. They are not merely plot devices invented to push the story forward. Not knowing who they are was extremely annoying.
Bonus: cool wind special effects.