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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)

What Members Say

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    MLW 12-21-16
    MLW 12-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent story, and production"

    this is an excellent book, and the production of this audio recording makes it even more enjoyable.

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    C. Martinez San Diego, CA 12-20-16
    C. Martinez San Diego, CA 12-20-16
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    "Characters voices of the book are not consistent."

    For some reason the book is read by different characters, and then it suddenly read by one person reading all the characters. I found that really annoying and it took away from the enjoyment of the novel.

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    Craige 12-18-16
    Craige 12-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Always a favorite."

    The book is long, but it is a gripping nail-bitter. Full of treachery within treachery within treachery; totally the kind of book that makes you want hear the second immediately. I would recommend looking up the dune dictionary to look at as you listen for words unknown.

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    Layil Umbralux CA 12-18-16
    Layil Umbralux CA 12-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Still one of the best!"

    A corner stone of science fiction; a must read all around! Still one of the best books ever written.

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    MT 12-18-16
    MT 12-18-16
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    "Outstanding"
    If you could sum up Dune in three words, what would they be?

    Grand. Innovative. Captivating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dune?

    Paul and Jessica crossing the desert.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Outstanding narration.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Couldn't put the story down.


    Any additional comments?

    no.

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    Brody 12-17-16
    Brody 12-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed"

    I've heard so much about this book for years and years. Now that I finally got to read it, I was largely disappointed. It's not a bad book by any means, just not as interesting or entertaining as I had anticipated. Maybe my expectations are to blame. I don't discourage you from reading this book, but keep your hopes in check. This is the first time in ages that I am not at all interested in reading more of a series. For the audiobook, the voice acting is really inconsistent with multiple voices for the same characters. It's incredibly jarring. Scott Brick is great as always.

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    dishevld 12-17-16
    dishevld 12-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent listen"

    What an incredible story and performance. People have complained that they use actors for only some of the dialogue which was somewhat distracting and I have to agree. Also made some parts a little confusing. However, this doesn't detract too much from the brilliance of the story.

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    Alex O. 12-15-16
    Alex O. 12-15-16
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    "amazing book. did not like performance"

    love the book, performance was spotty. I see no reason why they had different actors for each character

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    Tochukwu 12-14-16
    Tochukwu 12-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "The GOAT"

    This book is the greatest. Excellent story, narration, folley work, setting, characters... I've read the book twice, listened to it once, and will probably go in for another listen. Brilliantly done.

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    Kenneth S. Clark 12-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One or the other"

    The switching between narrator and full cast is disconcerting and so random. If there was a pattern, it would be ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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