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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)

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    "Great book and acting, but very hard to follow"

    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.

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    jenniedperry 08-12-16
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    "Absolutely Loved it! "

    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.

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    F-Troop NY NY 08-12-16
    F-Troop NY NY 08-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "As good as you hoped it would be"

    Timeless despite the age of this novel. I am looking forward to the next book.

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    Rebecca 08-12-16
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    "One of my favorite audiobooks!"

    I have listened to this at least three times. Wonderful story and wonderful recording. Who needs a movie anyway?

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    Francesca Zeller 08-11-16
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    "Classic, Must Have"

    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!

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    John Michael Trowbridge 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Epic. Just epic."

    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!

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    Zachary 08-11-16
    Zachary 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good performance, confusing roles."

    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.

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    Jessie James Boyd 08-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Its dune, enough said"

    This is an amazing story and something good to keep the mind going. You can get sucked into the universe that is Dune.

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    nick zebrowski 08-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story but weird 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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    joe 08-10-16
    joe 08-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic"

    An absolute classic brought to life by the incredible production of this audiobook! Cannot recommend enough.

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