Although I have read (and re-read) the entire Dune Saga several times, this is an entirely new way to experience it. I think that the continuity of performance is quite good among the books I have listened to. I am gaining a whole new appreciation for this series by listening.
The continuity of performance among the Dune books is quite good.
A modern-day journey through hell with Benito Mussolini as your guide? What could be more bizarre. Revisiting this story 45 years after I first read it? Priceless! Listening to if after re-reading Dante's Inferno? The best.
Dante's Inferno, of course. This is a bizarre twist on that tale with a science fiction writer as the protagonist.
This was a pretty straight-forward reading. There really wasn't anything special about it.
No, because I was paying close attention to correct my 45-year-old memory of this book.
I don't know whether this book is a classic or not, but was a great read. A journey of growth on a trip through hell. Even though hell isn't real and there is no life after death, it's a great topic for fiction.
There is nothing funnier than Penn, telling his own story. He is loud, rude and outspoken and doesn't pretend to be anything else.
Penn is the only character.
The story about the love his family had for each other.
When Sister told a group of Penn's friends that there were no circumstances under which she would ever betray any member of her family. That defined unconditional love.
Penn is loud and opinionated, an outspoken atheist and unwilling to put up with what he perceives as crap from anyone.
I had read this book a long time ago and was always impressed by the author's grasp of the essential destructiveness of humans. Listening to this was a refresher on the bleak possibilities in a post-nuclear holocaust future. A morality tale, well told.
This was not a book of characters, so no one stands out. It was a book of circumstance and plot.
Will we never learn?
Absolutely! Not only is it one of my favorite Sci-Fi series, listening added another dimension to my appreciation of the intricacies of the character relationships.
Duncan Idaho, but that's because the character develops in the later Dune Saga Series.
(Ignoring the bad grammar in the question)...I don't have to add the voices in my head or substitute those from the movies and mini-series. I get to concentrate more on the intricacies of the plot.
Films were made of this book, mostly inadequate (but I watch them anyway) because it is really too complex to file...unless you're Peter Jackson with an unlimited CG budget and the guts to use it.
Tagline: Dune. As it should have been.
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