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"Dune: House Atreides chronicles the early life of Leto Atreides, prince of a minor House in the galactic Imperium. Leto comes to confront the realities of power when House Vernius is betrayed in an imperial plot involving a quest for an artificial substitute to melange, a substance vital to interstellar trade that is found only on the planet Dune. Meanwhile, House Harkonnen schemes to bring Leto into conflict with the Tleilax, and the Bene Gesserit manipulate Baron Harkonnen as part of a plan stretching back 100 generations. In the Imperial palace, treason is afoot, and on Dune itself, planetologist Pardot Kynes embarks on a secret project to transform the desert world into a paradise." (Amazon.com review)
"Though the plot here is intricate, even readers new to the saga will be able to follow it easily (minute repetitions of important points help immensely), as the narrative weaves among the many interconnected tales. The attendant excitement and myriad revelations not only make this novel a terrific read in its own right but will inspire readers to turn, or return, to its great predecessor." (Publishers Weekly)
The story is excellent, especially with the additions of Kevin J. Anderson. Scott Brick's performance sounds whiny. Since I have heard good performances from Brick, I am inclined to blame the director.
Stop sounding preachy
The author staying true to the original characters. It also seemed to just drag on and on and didn't have a true climax to the story.
No, the books by Frank Herburt were amazing. It's difficult for a son to take on a series started by his dad and make it as awesome.
The voices were very monotone and would put me to sleep. I think that was mostly the fault of the story line though.
I was disappointed.
I have always enjoyed the Dune series, but these House Trilogy books have really filled in the gaps in the original books. I also like the pre dune series too.
First, I have read the series several times. This is one of my favorite books, so it onky made sense to get aan audio version to relive the adventure while on the road. It never let me down and made the long drives so much easier. The hard part was having to stop and put it down.
When Paul steps into his power- the sleeper is awakened and assumes his responsibility for the good of all, this is my most memorable moment.
Animation, intonation that brings it alive. He gives more for my imagination to play on and visualize.
Yes, and I did, with a few necessary intermissions.
Recommend highly as a travel companion.
Solid audio book and good story.
I have always loved Duncan Idaho!
Jessica - wanted to hear more from her.
I am really glad I finally broke down my resistance to Non-Frank Dune stories. B. Herbert and K Anderson are different, but very good.
Yes, but I would tell them to read the series in sequence.
Hearin' what goes on in the different houses and how they relate to each other and the other houses.
I kept listenin' til the battery needed rechargin' again several times.
Find the series and start with the first, then do them all in sequence. I under stood it lots better than I did the movie.
Not this book, but it wets my interests for other Dune books by Brian Herbert and Anderson.
Filling questions about the Dune mythology.
Clinical treatment and research awareness. Sci-fi to Science to Maximim PC/parenting. How to best network HDMA? 70% SciFi-thrillers-30% science
Another hit by these two. I have enjoyed every one. I grew up reading Dune, and was influenced by Herberts ideas. I was awed by Herbert, and these books are a fantastic listen. I have often searched under Scott Brick to help pick books. He is a fantastic narrator. The Dune Purists may have been popular on 1 or 2 of the infinite timelines.
I loved Frank Herbert's original Dune trilogy, and I have read it multiple times in the last 30 years. This book, however, just does not make me want to finish it, much less read the rest of the trilogy. The Harkonnens are evil, power hungry monsters. The Atreides are good, altruistic, defenders of humanity. I get it. Unfortunately, the characters in this book are more like 2 dimensional graphic novel evil bad guys and heroic good guys than the complex, thinking, conflicted characters that populate the original Dune. I listened to about 3 hours, and when even Scott Brick, whom I have liked multiple other books, couldn't seem to find any enthusiasm for reading it, I turned it off. I doubt seriously that I will ever listen to it again.
A better story with more believable characters
The authors take a universe that's already rich in potential and squander it in predictable, unsatisfying storytelling. Their over reliance on shock value does little to hide lack-luster plots and two-dimensional characters.
These authors fall far short of paying homage to the original series (and the original author)
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