Kind of a letdown after hearing the first book. Not nearly as well preformed as the first book on Audible. Narrators change just about every chapter each doing all the voices so that in chapter a character is done by one actor and by someone else in the next one. Weird and ill-conceived. Acting is hit or missl. More confusing is words are pronounced differently as well.
I very much enjoyed listening to this audio book. I felt it captured the tone of the novel well with it's narration.
Messiah is a much slower less action based sequeal to Dune, but totally engaging concepts and depth.
I personally have absolutely no problem with this reading. The changing of voice actors does not phase me like it seems to do to so many other listeners. I look at it as a man reading to me, and then scenes open up in even more vibrancy as individual voices and soundtracks come alive. Perhaps this is the formula that the director of the audiobooks used, to employ a larger cast for more poignant or important scenes? Either way, it did not distract me from the story whatsoever.
I also enjoy the main narrator's attempts at changing his voice for other characters, I think he does a very nice job at achieving the feel of them.
I really enjoyed Dune. Even though I had read some negative comments about Dune Messiah, I ignored them because I wanted to see where it went. It was slow, political and really dragged on in my opinion. I can see how it was used to bridge from the end of Dune to Children of Dune and how it was necessary. Just very dry. The trouble is it would be hard to skip it and go straight into Children of Dune.
So if you are going to continue the tale then you really need to read this episode.
Enjoy and try to stay awake :-)
Dune still rocks
Nothing like the dune world
I was spoiled by the full cast in the first book
Dunes secret will enslave your body but free your mind
A must read for fans of the first book!
Paul and his sister, both having come into their maturity personally and politically, show how differently their mother, Jessica's, priestly training and their exposure to the water of life/spice helped to influence the course of their lives.
Yes, although (as in most long sagas) changing and/or omitting narrators does cause a break in continuity.
Yes, but I'd wait for the DVD.
Waiting several years before I revisited The Dune Saga allowed me to see the entire story line in a more current and relevant light, given the mid-Eastern flavor and flow.
It continued the story , but was a real let down that Paul just walked off into the dessert.
I am listening to Chapter house now. YES!
yes i would like to know what happened to Paul.
So enjoyed the readings and the passion they put into the books.
Yes I would! I love the Dune world. All of the concepts and ideas are so interesting and compelling. The production is amazing!! It helps create a great experience. A must listen.
This is a great story of someone who doesn't ask for power or leadership only to get it thrust upon them. Here Paul walks through how, so much occurs outside his control and how he can't stop it. We learn more of the empire where a holy war is raging that can't be stopped. This draws similar parallels to what's happening in the US today. This book also sets the stage for the rest of the series.
One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to, the Dune series are my all time favorite books and the audiobooks don't disappoint.