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 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.
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.
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.
No. It's very well read, but it's the story that makes it.
The world is exceedingly rich, and the characters very believable, despite their awe-inspiring prowess.
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.
Endings are hard. This one got away from itself a bit.
The different voice actors!
None that I've read
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.
Very good story! I enjoyed it thoroughly, minus some confusion between characters due to the voice acting/narrator switch.
No, the story is very boring.
Very few interesting parts. Found myself waiting and waiting for the good parts, only to get a tiny morsel of entertainment, wanting more.
My god is the narration boring, practically put me to sleep even during the few good parts.
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