Pretty good. I enjoyed the cast, and I was repeating the names from the book days after I had finished it. An interesting novel. I suppose I can see why this is one of the classics in sci fi, but to be honest I was a little disappointed. I mean, sure it was a great "read,", it was riveting, it was interesting, but to me, it just wasn't on par with other 'classics' as I see them. Although I'm to understand this book has somewhat of a cult following, to me it isn't anything more than an above-mediocre sci-fi novel.
The book is excellent. I couldn't put it down at all. I felt like I was there, and I felt for the characters. I wanted to reach into the book and rescue them from the danger that was approaching. A great read!
I had heard about this movie when I was a kid, and never really thought much of it. Then, while listening to a podcast, I found out about Audible and decided that I would try it. The first book that came to mind (i don't read much, lol) was Dune. I decided to read the book, then watch the movie, and a good thing, lol. Great book, I have listened to 5 of the 6 Dune books from Frank Herbert and I have to say it is a shame that I am running out of His books to read. This man was a genius! Thanks Audible!
I was honestly expecting a lousy recording, & if I had to nitpick, I did get a little irritated at times with the random pauses for the sound of wind...sometimes in the middle of a conversation!
Other than that, it holds true to a book that I've loved ever since I was a little kid. The cast was perfect!
With so many fine voice actors, it's almost like a play. Very well done and the story is fantastic.
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.