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)
The Narrrator did an overall appealing job but ehr est of the characters seems grossly outof place. It was very dissapointing overall and not inconcert with Frank Herbert's excellent writing effrots.
The Narrator's was the only believable character in the entire book. The rest of the characters sounded like they were picked up off of the streets and given a script to read.
Very flat characterizations, no passion, and definitely no character at all.
None, but I would have chosen a different cast to speak the parts.
It is worthwhile to spend a bit more and hire character actors that can really get into the part. These individuals ruined what is a one of a kind science fiction saga! Very dissapointing indeed.
The characters dramatized were done well.
Well, Paul of course.
The dramatization helped in getting through this book. It's a great story, but I wouldn't be able to read it.
Sometimes. I would get home from work and sit in my car a bit longer to find a reasonable stopping point.
My only problem I had, which seemed to significantly effect my rating, is the narrator would change, and it was the voice of Paul, so it was confusing for a while trying to adapt to the new voice and figure out who I was listening to. Dramatization is great, but you have to maintain the same narrator. And, if you are going to do the dramatization, do do some, and not all. Just do it all.
If you are like me and have heard about Dune for years and wondered if you'd like it, or just what all the hubbub is about, let me tell you this - it's the creation of an entire world. It's Herbert literally takes you into a world all its own, confusing you, confounding you, and you wake up at its center even weeks after you've finished it, thinking about it... at least it does with me. Listen to the breadth of voice actors, the huge array of storyline, and how it never ever overdramatizes the scene. It's beautifully understated, and I'm onto the next book...
Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is the closest thing to it, simply because of how complex the world is, and what a great picture you have of it after listening.
There are so many, and they work congruently with each other so well.
Not a chance - way too long. But a great listen.
In my view one of the greatest Sci-Fi classics of all time. A complex story (and series) that's incredibly well written. Truly magnificent!!
A war of intrigue and open battle between noble houses in an empire that expands the galaxy. A mythic and philosophical journey to change human kind. The development of a young man with abilities that take him further and set him apart at the same time. A world beyond your imagination. A Masterpiece!!
Probably, love the story.
Lord of the Rings, complexity of plot originality of story.
Good characterizations, overall.
Fascinating story made easier to understand by listening.
Yes, I would. The performance was great by all of the characters and the story had so many twists, that it would be great for a re-read.
Alia Atreides. How she came to be and how she interacted with people was interesting.
I would if I could. This book is very long, but I never wanted to stop listening!
After listening to this book I realized I am not a sci fi fan. I am a Star Wars fan. This is one of the most highly acclaimed sci fi books ever made, and I just don't like it. If you are into sci fi this is a must listen fantastic voice work, but for me a very hard to follow story.
I've read Dune and its sequels many times in the past and decided to add it to my audible library. My only complaint on this recording is the narrators seemed to change for some characters throughout the book. This was particularly noticeable for the Baron Harkonnen whose voice changed completely shortly after the Harkonnens attack Arrakis. Overall not a big deal I just missed the original voice as it was so well played. All in all its a great listen even for those familiar with the book.
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