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)
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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