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)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Well, it made it easy to listen to all 21 hours or so of it.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Herbert writes political intrigue unlike many others. I really enjoyed the character development, the political aspects, etc.
I pretty much did.
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