The performances are great in this production, just like the previous two, but the story itself is a bit of a let-down.
Don't get me wrong, there is a lot to like about Children of Dune, but it falls short of the two previous books in the series.
While Dune Messiah wasn't as good as the original Dune., it still did a good job of fleshing out the world and it's characters.
Alas Children of Dune does not do any such things.
Neither does it try to innovate, or move the story into unfamiliar areas or themes unexplored in the first two books. It just keeps the story going, and it REALLY takes its time.
It's not a bad story really, it's just more of the same.
Children of Dune traces familiar footsteps at a snails pace.
And, while those sandy paths are still enchanting, they are to well trodden to give you a real sense of adventure.
So, I LOVED Dune, and was really disappointed by Dune Messiah - but Children of Dune gets back to the grand, empire defining space opera I was craving.
Babbling and babbling, lacks the storyline of Dune. no plot, just hours of mystic drama that goes nowhere...
Story was awesome, did a great job of thing together every loose end from the previous book. Interesting parallels with the first book as well. Not crazy about the narration. The narrator often changes mid sentence for two words or so, then switches back. These guys have excellent narration voices, the editing is just poor.
Lover of books!
I have listened to this book several times and I always enjoy! This book really brings Dune full circle...enjoy!
The last book from the Dune series "Dune Messiah" was boring as a box of rocks. However this book, "Children of Dune" was a complete 180. It recaptured the adventurous spirit that made the original "Dune" so great.
My favorite character was Alia, and I really felt sorry for her situation. Least favorite character was the same as the last book - Duncan Idaho. Thankfully this book doesn't waste too much time on him.
Narration was top notch. I am looking forward to hearing "God Emperor of Dune".