I just like his style. The rhythm he sets when he reads makes the story all the more engrossing.
This book brought the story of the historical Jesus to life; giving in depth background information on the society in which he lived, and the events that lead them. I'd highly recommend it to not only those who are religious, but as a book of history.
There were too many readers for the story, and it disrupted the rhythm of the story. Once I got into the accent and voice inflections of one reader, it changed with another, and interfered with the story line.
House Corrino finally tells the complete story that leads up to the events in Dune.
It was interesting to find out just how much of a buffoon Shaddam really was. No wonder he lost his throne to Paul Atreides.
I loved the way Fenring spoke. All of the HMMM's after every other sentence made for some pretty good chuckles from me.
Thufir Hawats quick thinking that saved Caladan from invasion; disguising fishing vessels as battleships to frighten off the invaders was brilliant, and spoke to just how useful a mentat could really be.
There was no way I could listen to this book in one sitting. I was afraid I'd miss something if I tried. It's so much more enjoyable to listen to several chapters then ruminate on what happened.
Yes. It is a long read, but for me it was worth it.
I've been wondering about the past history of the Dune world ever since I read the original. This book puts all of the pieces together.
I've only read the other Dune books by the two authors, and this one is about the same in scope and does what I think they intended to do: tell the history that led up to the atreides dethroning an aeamperor.
Only because of the length of the book, it becomes much easier to listen than take the time to read the words.
I don't think there is anything to do to make the story more enjoyable. This is basically a history lesson on the past 10000 years.
Brick brings familiarity to the story.
There was no way I could listen to this book in one sitting. I wouldn't even consider trying it.
The story, plain and simple.
Asimov's foundation trilogy is probably close in comparison, although Dune has a great more scope.
Possibly experimented a bit more with character voices. Especially in differentiating human from thinking machine, or titan voices.
Butlerian Jihad: The Birth of Dune
I'd listen to this book again. and again.
I love his description - A lump of a man.
I wish it were possible to do so.
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