I first read Dune the regular way in 1979, watched the 1984 movies and the SyFy minis 2000/2003. I started reading it again in 2006. I found this audio version even better than the reading and watching.
The actors/readers lend dimension to the scenes and characters that for me are missing from my personal reading of the book, the two versions of the 1984 movie and the various SyFy mini series.
The epigraphs by Princess Irulan are great as is the music that is featured at cetain times throughout the work.
Both my understanding and imagination are much better now making the listening a much better experience. I listen on two diff PMDs and a docking appliance with good speakers - a must in my opinion if you're not on the road.
Dune is a great story to be told and in the case of this version the story is told in a great way!
It is simply excellent - again.
I have not read the print version, but intend to acquire it as the audio version appears to refer to useful tables in the print version. So, no, the print version is not necessarily better than the print version.
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Hearing the author read their own work removes most of the consideration of performance from the presentation, which is useful in a non-fiction work. The presentation is easier to consume.
I experienced no extreme reaction; no laughing, no crying
This is a good book that contains, many useful ideas, hints, tips, and insights. It was worth the buy and listen and served to move me forward on creating the life I want. Also, it made me aware of the risk of buying a job, which is not what I want.
The time was well spent as it piqued my interest in the full print version of the work.
Chariots of the Gods due to similar content
I did not observe any detraction owing to the narrator
I am inspired to acquire and read the full edition of the book
The abridged edition was too short and I found the continuity of the story suffered. I could not follow a line through the presentation. I found the subject matter fascinating and the narration good from a storytelling perspective; however, as stated, the abridged content rendered the whole experience less effective than it might otherwise have been were it unabridged.
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