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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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    "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
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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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    Stacey Lee 08-09-16
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    "Wow, wow, wow!"

    Wow! The story of a world so deep that it sucks you in until the very last word. The narrator was good but I especially liked the chapters with different narrators best and I wish the entire book was read as such. I'm new to Sci-Fi but to just call this a Sci-Fi book is to pigeonhole a true classic. One of my favorites to be sure!

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    Elizabeth Mechanicsburg, PA, United States 08-09-16
    Elizabeth Mechanicsburg, PA, United States 08-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great beginning; a little drawn out"

    I really liked this book at the beginning but it became a little tedious after about the first third to half. It's full of characters, political intrigue and spans many years. Unfortunately, I got a little lost. It may have been my losing focus but I couldn't always keep track of the passing of years except that Paul now had kids. I started out caring about the characters then lost interest. The ending felt anti-climactic.

    The narration was excellent. Some narrators played multiple roles but it listened more like a drama or radio play. Simon Vance is wonderful and I recognized Scott Brick but although I hadn't heard of the others they were great.

    I'm glad I listened because it's such a classic but would I recommend it? To a selected few.

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    Robert United States 08-09-16
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    "Narration is chaotic"

    Great book. But why use multiple people voicing a single character from chapter to chapter? It's confusing. I would love to see Scott Brick narrate Dune on his own. He has done such a great job on all the others.

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    "Extra actors add depth and welcomed breaks in pace"

    A book perfect for audio, I struggled to enjoy reading it on paper. The majority of the book it read by a narrator with paragraphs of other voice actors reading parts of the dialog. This book is best heard in longer sections rather than short bursts, and be prepared to be fully engrossed.

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    M. Reisner Chicago, IL United States 08-07-16
    M. Reisner Chicago, IL United States 08-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Confusing voice changes in an Islamic allegory"

    Narrator performed voices, then a character actor, then a 3rd voice! Also, it's a transparent retelling of the origins of Islam.

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