A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
Frank Herbert's death in 1986 was a tragic loss, yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live forever.
©1965 Frank Herbert; (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC
Nebula Award winner, Best Novel, 1965
Hugo Award winner, Best Novel, 1966
"Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings." (Arthur C. Clarke)
"One of the monuments of modern science fiction." (Chicago Tribune)
"Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious." (Robert A. Heinlein)
Hands down the best sci fi story ever. Dune stands alone as a great novel , but with the other 5 Frank Herbert books it is a masterpiece. Don't even bother with the new Dune books, they suck.
A Cognitive Science Master's student who loves learning more about his field, but has a great love for literature and science fiction.
Fantastic Science Fiction!
Alia Atreides. A child with the knowledge of countless lifetimes.
The emotions of each character. Surprise, terror, etc.
No. But listen to it constantly.
Sometimes the voice actors would change for certain characters (e.g. Vladimir Harkonnen) which made some of the plot hard to follow at times.
One of my all-time favorite novels. Excellent read.
At "key" scenes in the novel, they chose to break out of the single narrator style and have a cast read a few pages of dialogue. It was not clear why the passages chosen were and why others were not. It was also very jarring each time it happened. Plus, unnecessary-- Scott Brick has a wide range of vocal talent and does well distinguishing characters. It doesn't detract from the excellence of the novel, but it can be pretty distracting.
I really enjoyed this book! The best part about it was the world created by Herbert.
It took me a little while to figure out that the "key" moments were done by several voice actors, while the rest of the book was done by one. It was fine, but I was pretty confused for a bit.
The story is great, the main narrator is fantastic. My only gripe is that sometimes in this narration, it switches between actors doing the voices and the main narrator, which gets very confusing. However, this is not a huge drawback and I still strongly suggest you give Dune a listen.
The book is well written and very thorough. You feel as though you are there. The reading of the book by the narrator and character players is superb. I'd even give it 6 stars!
I love stories and traveling in a world beyond my own. I write them, read them, view them and now listen to them!
This was a monster of a story, but one that was very worthwhile. Dune is basically like taking Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and putting them in a room together and making them have a child before they can leave. Combining elements of mystic power along with treacherous villainy, it keeps the story thriving.
The audio book had some flaws in my mind. They jumped around narrating in really odd placed and if you have a hard time following multiple characters, this isn't your bag. Anyone loving a flair for mystery, dukes, barons, emperors and interplanetary commerce will truly enjoy this. And then try to keep in mind it was written 50 years ago and the tech will blow your mind!!
I can't imagine a better recording of this sci-fi classic. Truly well done. The sound effects and voice actors enhance the book rather than distracting from it. Well cast and an excellent production.
I've heard so much about this series, my friend read the books for years so finally I decided to start listening to them, and I must say I am not dissapointed. Probably one of the best science fiction novels I've read.
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