Personally I believe that this installment in the Dune series is better than the 2nd but not as good as the original Dune. The lore will immerse you and the characters are dramatic. My only complaint with this one is that the ending is somewhat anti-climatic. There's significant build up and suspense only to be left a little bit disappointed by the ending. What happens with the Farad'n character is especially anti-climatic. All in all though, it's an excellent listen.
I'll keep this short, it's really difficult and jarring to go from a high quality narrator like Scott Brick to Larry McKeever. I'm sure that Larry on his own is a quality narrator, but when compared to Scott Brick it seems like amateur hour. I also find it difficult to go from Edge of Foundation where Scott Brick's voice is established as Trevise etc and then go to McKeever voicing the same characters, it's a bit odd.
This would have been much better with Brick narrating.
This is a beautiful tale of one incredible life story. This tale offers so much in the ranges of emotion. You feel incredibly saddened, angry and humored all at the same time. McCourt's quasi-American/Irish accent makes the audio version a joy to listen to. Tis' a good book it is, Tis' some class of a well written memoir.
The content of the novel itself is very good no matter how twisted and disgusting some of the events and characters were. It's an intriguing take on the origins of the Wicked Witch of the West and brings vivid life to the world of OZ that seemed so silly and unbelievable prior to this book. My only gripe is that the narration at times was very distracting and distinguishing between characters at the beginning was a chore.
Dune is an amazing Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel. I will be re-listening to this one in the future and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next few novels in the series.
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