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inconsistent voice acting. there are voice actors who play characters, but not all the time. very annoying
Fantastic novel, Herbert description of visual moments really drives the imagery and sense of desert awareness, that along with his highly detailed manor of description makes for a fascinating story. The narration was also amazing, having multiple voice actors for separate characters along with a dedicated narrator really makes it feel like a radio play.
I passed away many walking miles listening to this audiobook and it cast new tones on a story I had read many times before. The cast does a good job keeping you immersed.
This was my first audible book and I couldn't have chosen better. The story was engaging and kept me wanting more while the narrators spoke their roles perfectly.
There are certain chapters that are narrated by more than one person, each actor/actress speaking a different role, which made the story feel populated and while. At first I was not a fan of the random chapters that would include multiple voices and creepy ambient music and sounds, but they grew on me. So much so that I wish all audible books would adopt this method.
Having never read any Dune lore previously I went into this book fresh and unsuspecting. If anyone reading this review is considering this purchase, just buy it.
You won't be disappointed.
The story highly enjoyable, but both the writing and the performance were subpar.
They have different actors read various portions, but it is inconsistent. For example, there is a portion where characters are walking down a hallway. In the beginning of the scene, the narrator handles all the character voices. The characters stop walking and continue the conversation, but without warning, the voice actors now narrate their respective characters. At some point, it switches back to the narrator doing all the voices. To make matters worse? They will sometimes have the same voice actor portray several characters.
The writing is also frustrating. You jump between characters without warning. Over the course of a conversation, you will hear the inner monologue of each character intermittently.
One of my all time favorites. I've probably read it more than 10 times in my 68 years. And will probably read it again at some time.
The narration was brilliant, having unique voices for a fair bit of the characters helped to envision the story fair better. The story itself is an amazing piece of sci-FI writing and I highly recommend this for anyone interested in a unique science fiction novel.
No. It's very well read, but it's the story that makes it.
The world is exceedingly rich, and the characters very believable, despite their awe-inspiring prowess.
This books has great moments, but it's really about development and plots. The moments are just the transitions you were building towards, and I'm not going to give away those spoilers.
Endings are hard. This one got away from itself a bit.