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)
Dune needs no introduction and the acting was great. But I found it very hard to follow in audiobook format, because it's full of foreign fantasy names. Almost every other word is a fantasy name, which has never been a problem for me when reading, but is very confusing when listening. I couldn't get past the first chapter. I will start again on a paper or ebook copy, but this audiobook is no good for me.
This was a classic movie to me growing up, to hear it read to me, with full detail, and deep story plots unfolding was a dream come true. I loved it! Great author, good narrative, and leaves you curious for more at the end.
I'm a fond lover of Frank Herbert's works. I figured I'd try out the audiobook for a "re-read" of Dune. The narration was spot on, the music paired perfectly, it was as if I was reading and being immersed in the story the same way I could be had I read the book, but with absolutely no work or eye strain on my part. Bravo! Worth the purchase!
One of the greatest sci fi stories of all time! It's almost a fantasy novel and reads like one. The performing since makes you feel like you're listening to an old radio story and really really engages you. It is an excellent story and I can't play it up enough!
At times, there are two actors playing the same role (two voice actors for the Duke, two actors for the Baron). Sometimes, within the same chapter, which makes it even more confusing. Otherwise, it is a great performance.
The whole first act drags and drags, but the second half is fun.
One qualm.... voice actors change the part they play from chapter to chapter. so it can be a little weird and hard to get used to
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