I don't know.
How about a compelling story line.
The narrator was fine.
I was so board I couldn't finish the story.
Maybe a plot? Maybe some adventure? Not sure, but this held no interest for me.
Hard to follow characters when their voices change up.
Not really. It was pure torture listening to it. Hour after hour, I kept hoping it would get better, but never did.
Dune, to me, was only so-so. I assumed (incorrectly) that with the good reviews of this book, it was better. I was so wrong!
Not gonna spoil this book for you. It's good, worth reading, but it slightly betrays the characters you love from book 1. It gets a little convoluted, a little less believable, and falls short of a meaningful conclusion for so much of what I've loved over hundreds of pages.
Again, the voice performance is strong until the male narrator does female voices. Especially for Alia.
Read it, then move on to Children of Dune.
I am "The Mother of Change". I am an avid reader of the classics, poetry and young adult novels. I am also a writer of sci-fi / fantasy ....
I read all of Frank Herbert's books what seems like eons ago and am going through the on audio just now. This was exceptionally rendered on audio.
Love this series. I do have trouble with the timelines of the ages of the characters, especially Duncan and Stilgar. It seems inconsistent throughout the first 3 books. Not enough to put me off this classic saga.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
My impression of this book remains unchanged from my reading of the print version many years ago: It is just a necessary linking novel to the next volume.
Again the production is quite good, with several narrators taking the task of delivering certain sections. Simon Vance handles the bulk of the narration. And while I appreciate Vance’s obvious talents in sight reading, his limited range of characterizations sometimes causes the various characters to blend together.
The world imagined in the first one continues to evolve while the characters remain rooted. The story is a bit less grandiose than the first one, impressive nonetheless. The narration took a small hit. I was expecting more of a combined effort by the narrators instead it was disjointed. However the narration itself was really good.