"A masterpiece of fiction"
I've read this dozens of times and love this book so I was a little worried about how could the audiobook would be.
I needn't have worried - it's great.
"Frank Herbert - genius!"
Quite simply one of the finest works I've ever read. Herbert writes in a manner completely unique. Every sentence an expression of art. This is no light fare; I found myself having to go back and reread entire paragraphs for fear of missing a literary gem or two... and that's just the writing style!
The subject matter is a treasure unto itself. Frank Herbert has created a living, breathing universe that will live on in the minds of everyone who dives in to the Dune series. Political intrigue, morality, war craft, family, love, religion, treachery, faith, science....all of the usual themes of the genre are explored through the lens that Herbert has created. A noble house, an arid and desolate planet, an ancient and venerable family, and a cosmos filled with both bold and secret allies and adversaries. Interspersed throughout all... a mystical force known to some as "The weirding way"..understood by few, and mastered by fewer still. A gift and a curse... the power to divine the future..
Inter stellar travel, sub atomic weaponry, human computers, witches, cyborgs, tyrants, Dukes, Emperors, Aliens, and ancient Giant Worms; hundreds of feet long....
Quite simply, if you consider yourself a fan of science fiction and exceptional wordplay, Frank Herbert's DUNE is required reading.
I read this originally as a teenager and got immediately hooked onto the whole series. The author has a fabulous vocabulary and presents the reader to a world that is perniciously easy to get absorbed in. This is not a simple story of good and evil but presents various shades of human nature, it gives a unique insight into the motivations that guide the development of human civilisation.
"never read the book but i have seen the film"
I haven’t read the book but I have seen the film so that’s where my point of view is coming from. I thought the audio book was brilliant, it have kept me enthralled for the 27 or so hour over the course of a few night shifts. The characters are awesome and really come life and the universe the story takes place in is very detailed and well described. The narration is very good with all the cast playing their roles well and switching pace and tone with the rise and fall of the story. I have just bought the second book and cannot wait to get it started.
"One of my favourite sci-fi books but..."
This is one of my favourite books which I have read several times with its range of characters and based on a fully realised ecosystem all of its own. The cast narrating the characters here is also pretty good and carry it off, so I can't fail but to recommend it.
Dune is one of the best novels I have ever red. With this audiobook, the experience becomes even better.
Nice quality sound and superb voices.
I recommend it.
"Spice is life... and death."
Here your journey begins, accompanying the young Prince, Paul Attradies into an exotic and sumptuous universe; surrounded by the spice of political intrigue, murderous intent and betrayal. Not only will Paul discover a new and wondrous world, but also his true identity, the potential to change the cosmos; if he can only survive!
"Has lasted the time of sands well."
I read the paper back version of this book when it first came out and I will say this audio book was as good if not better,the narrators really did a good job, could not wait to listen each time I went out walking, a classic, if you are new to Sci-Fi this is a good place to start.
"Excellent classic sf revisited"
I first read this book when I was a teenager and enjoyed it then.
Now ,over 40 years later , have downloaded Dune and listened to it with my wife.
It's still as fresh and enjoyable as ever.
A powerful work by a great master.
"Complex but worth it"
Dune is a complex story with many different characters and factions, but it is one that is certainly worth sticking with. A fantastic story combined with great audio and vocal performances make this a must have audiobook.
My one suggestion is that if you buy it, do so knowing it is not just one you can listen to in the background, to get the most from it you have to listen carefully and soak up all of the rich dialogue.