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Dune Audiobook

Dune

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: This full-cast recording of Dune succeeds in every way the now-infamous movie version failed. The alien landscapes emerge in your imagination, while the complex plot lines and complicated relationships gain clarity. Through the talents of a marvelous voice cast, which includes Scott Brick and Simon Vance, Dune sheds the daunting burden of its epic richness - and becomes a powerful story of personal conflict and heroism. Steve Feldberg

Publisher's Summary

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

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

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner, Science Fiction, 2008

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)

What Members Say

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    Mika Hillery Provo, UT 02-19-16
    Mika Hillery Provo, UT 02-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Frustrating"

    The story highly enjoyable, but both the writing and the performance were subpar.

    They have different actors read various portions, but it is inconsistent. For example, there is a portion where characters are walking down a hallway. In the beginning of the scene, the narrator handles all the character voices. The characters stop walking and continue the conversation, but without warning, the voice actors now narrate their respective characters. At some point, it switches back to the narrator doing all the voices. To make matters worse? They will sometimes have the same voice actor portray several characters.

    The writing is also frustrating. You jump between characters without warning. Over the course of a conversation, you will hear the inner monologue of each character intermittently.

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    J. Letzelter South Florida 02-18-16
    J. Letzelter South Florida 02-18-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Timeless classic!"

    One of my all time favorites. I've probably read it more than 10 times in my 68 years. And will probably read it again at some time.

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    Dylan 02-16-16
    Dylan 02-16-16
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    "Amazingly written and a very good audible choice"

    The narration was brilliant, having unique voices for a fair bit of the characters helped to envision the story fair better. The story itself is an amazing piece of sci-FI writing and I highly recommend this for anyone interested in a unique science fiction novel.

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    Trevor 02-16-16
    Trevor 02-16-16
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    "Better than I remembered!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dune to be better than the print version?

    No. It's very well read, but it's the story that makes it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The world is exceedingly rich, and the characters very believable, despite their awe-inspiring prowess.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This books has great moments, but it's really about development and plots. The moments are just the transitions you were building towards, and I'm not going to give away those spoilers.


    Any additional comments?

    Endings are hard. This one got away from itself a bit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 02-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "worthy of classic status"

    A beautiful take on sci-fi adventure with a high court twist. Also titanic beasts and an unforgiving desert planet. This was a great read.

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    Jenneskimo 02-14-16
    Jenneskimo 02-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Different Voice Actors... then just one?"
    What made the experience of listening to Dune the most enjoyable?

    The different voice actors!


    What other book might you compare Dune to and why?

    None that I've read


    How could the performance have been better?

    The story started out with different voice actors for each different character. It was amazing! Then it switched to one voice for ALL characters, the narrator. It went back and forth for a while, which made it confusing, since I got used to characters by their voices rather than their names.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Very good story! I enjoyed it thoroughly, minus some confusion between characters due to the voice acting/narrator switch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brent Smithfield, NC, US 02-14-16
    Brent Smithfield, NC, US 02-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "my favorites"

    This is one of my favorites. It is my opinion there is no better book.

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    Taylor 02-14-16
    Taylor 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Stands the test of time"

    I loved it from start to finish. Very well done. I recommend this to anyone who is into scifi.

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    Alex 02-13-16
    Alex 02-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is crap"
    Would you try another book from Frank Herbert and/or the narrators?

    No, the story is very boring.


    What was most disappointing about Frank Herbert’s story?

    Very few interesting parts. Found myself waiting and waiting for the good parts, only to get a tiny morsel of entertainment, wanting more.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    My god is the narration boring, practically put me to sleep even during the few good parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Stuff 02-12-16
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    "Excellent story but needed consistent narration"

    The different narrators abd voice actors made the story more difficult to follow. It's a shame it was not more coherent for such a good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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