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)
Paul's an egotistical asshole who actually becomes less sympathetic over the course of the story. The whole thing is told with incredibly overblown dramatic style. There were times when I felt if I had to hear another word about Paul's "terrible purpose," "race-consciousness," or "prescient vision," I'd be sick. And the going on and on and ON about how amazing it was that they could strategize politically and catch nuances in other people's tones of voice. Ugh. I tried to like it, but by the end I just couldn't see the point.
Essentially it's Game of Thrones in space with a better/faster plotline. A+ storyline. The one negative, there are times when in a relatively short time, multiple voice actors speak for the same character. I'm unsure how they chose those sections. A bit strange, but doesn't detract from the overall story once you're used to it.
Overall a very well done audio representation of this classic. My only minor issue is some characters used different voices in different chapters.
Some characters will switch readers between scenes. Readers for dead characters will come back to read for new, unrelated characters.
The book is fine. It's old, misogynistic SF, but it's still a great story with a compelling world and interesting, well-rounded characters who can and do grow.
I still remember being given this book at a nurse station at highschool. I read horror books mostly but when I read this book I was hooked. This audiobook brings me back to my highschool days reading Dune for the first time. The performance was great.
loved the book but when characters were voiced by actors and not consistently so throughout the book upset me.
the performance is amazing a few oddly placed sounds of ambiance but these can easily be overlooked due to the quality of the actors which truly transport you to Arrange.
Captivating and well written. The only thing off was sometimes the characters had voice actors, and sometimes the narrator did the characters voices. Strange. Didn't take away much though.
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