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Dune Audiobook

Dune

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.
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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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    JohnNodak Minneapolis, MN 01-06-15
    JohnNodak Minneapolis, MN 01-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book, good audiobook"

    Great story. Only drawback, and it was minor, was how sometimes the different characters were voiced by the narrator while other times by different people. Which wasn't terrible but seemed like it was too haphazardly random and perhaps not fully thought out. Other than that I'd give even the performance 5 stars though.

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    Ryan 01-04-15
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    "Love for dune"

    Well read, and fantastically recorded, but with occasional tinny/echo from spoken word portions.
    Six more words are written here.

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    Andrew Finn 01-02-15
    Andrew Finn 01-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Can't believe I waited so long to listen to this!"

    Great story and a great performance. I bought this then put off listening as I had watched the movie or was it a TV show, the audio book is so much more!

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    dahanese san francisco, california 01-02-15
    dahanese san francisco, california 01-02-15 Member Since 2014

    Voracious reader.

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    "More famous than awesome"

    I've heard so much about this book I feel like it never could have lived up to expectation. It was good, the reading was good, but I wish it always used the whole cast and the author seriously needed more editing.

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    Justina Larson 01-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A classic"

    Good performance over all. The way it shifted back and forth between one narrator for all the voices and different performers for the different characters was a little disconcerting, I thought the single narrator actually did a better job.

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    Lee E. 12-29-14
    Lee E. 12-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent with Some Voice Oddities"

    Great story and overall excellent voice performance. The only thing that threw me off a bit is that the voices change, sometimes rather significantly, depending on if it's thoughts or spoken word and then sometimes still again for certain circumstances, this is most notable with the Baron. I was always able to follow but I found myself wanting an explanation of the rules dictating the use of the characters' voice types to make sure I wasn't missing out on some nuance.

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    Marisa CA, USA 12-22-14
    Marisa CA, USA 12-22-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Classic"
    What made the experience of listening to Dune the most enjoyable?

    Well, it made it easy to listen to all 21 hours or so of it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narration switched back and for between a "cast" and a single narrator. It would have been nice to have the cast do the whole thing.


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    Jonny Liverpool, United Kingdom 12-22-14
    Jonny Liverpool, United Kingdom 12-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "One Of The Greats"

    Absolutely loved this twenty one hour epic story. I was lost in the world of Dune and the characters that inhabited it. I drew inspiration from it’s protagonist and sought wisdom from it’s words while being thoroughly entertained by its plot. I had no problem understanding its incredible appeal and worldwide success. Truly a great work of fiction.

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    Davardo Simmons 12-17-14
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    "A Classic for good reason"

    Loved this book. I'd recommend it to any reader of sci-fi or fantasy. I consider this time well spent

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    Paul Pittsburgh, PA 12-13-14
    Paul Pittsburgh, PA 12-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Political Intrigue made my commute enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to Dune the most enjoyable?

    The plot. Long have I wanted to read Dune but never had the chance. Then I got a job with an hour commute and I started to listen to Audible. Dune was one of my first books. I did not know much about the plot and so everything was heard with fresh ears.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mr Herbert writes political intrigue unlike many others. I really enjoyed the character development, the political aspects, etc.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sandworms


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I pretty much did.


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