"Still one of the best."
I would listen to the other stories from the Dune series
No, it is way to long for that
"do not buy this!!!!!!"
AWFULL ACTING-yes it a dramatisation...bad start....dreadfull cliche'd sub Eno synth soundtrack..that distracts....the sound levels when a character changes...such shame because i want to hear the story-this about to be returned
"An awesome and inexorable rise to power"
It is written
The incredible level of detail of the backstories that explain what is really going on across so many different levels.
When Paul meets the Emperor, the devious Harkonnen is killed and the Count refuses to fight on behalf of the Emperor.
When Paul sheds tears for the dead Fremen he has to kill.
Orlagh Cassidy's reading of the inter chapter join snippets are all outstanding.
Loved the film and book as a kid...the story was one that a close friend and I shared as children. Sadly, my friend has passed away...but the story we shared remains
Defeat of the Emporer
I could have quite happily sat in one sitting, however, it's a long book!!
A great feat of sci-fi writing....brilliant in this form and in the movie. Another book I can listen to time and time again. Brilliant.
"A Classic book which is easier to follow than the"
I hadn't read the book but I had watched the film. Having now listened to the audiobook I reckon it is the best format for this. The story flows -bizarrely at times - between conventional story narration to first person scene acting, sometimes during the same passage, making it entirely possible that one persons thoughts and speech are told by two different people: one narrator and one character actor.
But I liked it. now that I have listened once, I will certainly listen again. It is a great book at bedtime.
"Elaborate and well though-out sci fi"
I really enjoyed this epic sci-fi audio book. I think the only issue would be that it was built up so much in the reviews that i had read that it would never be able to measure up to my expectations.
I've been looking for a long time for a really well structured and cleverly written sci-fi and this was definitely it!
On another point I personally find it difficult to concentrate on listening to any audiobooks that aren't super-fast-paced, and this book did have its slow parts, so quite often i found my attention wandering only to find myself rewinding the bits i'd missed! So if you're like me the print version may be easier to follow.
Also really well narrated!
This is one of the best audio books available. If you are a fan of science fiction, something deep or just love good performances then this is an excellent choice.
"Good, not excellent story, confusing performance"
To be honest, I expected more from Dune, which I delayed reading for years. Story is good, world believable, but I think character depth is not on a level such classic should have. Also, in some ways, story is beginning to show age. I know it has been written 60 years ago, but still...
Also, performance is bit confusing. Some of the chapters are acted and some narrated - and some even partly acted. In the beginning, this brings confusion at recognizing characters.
I found the pace very snail-like. Whilst Herbert can certainly conjure a believable and interesting universe the same can't be said for the story he constructs within it. The voice acting is however excellent and kept me going through to the end.
"great story, shame about the annoying music."
Having read the novel, I was eager to have it to listen to whilst doing housework.
Yet the experience was spoilt by the frequent presence of poor quality background sounds, hardly music really.