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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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    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.

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    Jason C Mumford 12-12-16
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    "Inconsistent"

    I love Dune and have read it numerous times. I was hoping for a more immersive experience with this audio presentation but I was disappointed with the inconsistent nature of it

    The primary narrator is very clear and tells the story well, but mispronounces words at times, but most are proper names or terms only found in this book.

    More at issue for me was the voice acting. The book frequently switches back and forth between using voice actors for dialogue and the narrator speaking the dialogue himself. This often occurs in the middle of a chapter. The producers of this audiobook should have chosen how to present the story, and stuck to that vision. Either use voice actors for the entire book, or not at all.

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    Daniel Cosio 12-12-16
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    "Well executed!!"

    Love the music and effects, it adds to an already great story!! Highly recommend this audio book.

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    karrie hagadorn 12-09-16
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    "Excellent!"

    Great performance to an older book. Recommend! Adventure comes to life with this reading. listen!

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    Daniel Dowell 12-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Timeless classic."

    This is a great story and a benchmark in the science fiction genre. This books influences can be felt in many of the stories that came after. other than one characters voice(slightly goofy, not horrible), everything about this performance was great. The best part of the audio book is confirmation for some of the longer more exotic words, and Dune is a decent size book so the audio book helps for those without the necessary time to sit and read it. Highly recommend.

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    Jeffrey 12-08-16
    Jeffrey 12-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "wow..."
    What would have made Dune better?

    a story where people are not drinking their own sweat?


    Has Dune turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yea, everyone raves about how "great" this book was... I didn't see it...


    What character would you cut from Dune?

    all that were breathing


    Any additional comments?

    don't waste the credits

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    Jeremy A. 12-08-16
    Jeremy A. 12-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "if u like the movie/mini series you will love this"

    A great performance for one wonderful story. I will listen to this at least once a year.

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    sabelon 12-08-16
    sabelon 12-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic"

    Fantastic story told with amazing production value. the narrators did a great job. i enjoyed this audiobook better than the movie.

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    ryzeabuv 12-05-16
    ryzeabuv 12-05-16 Member Since 2016

    SciFi, Thrillers & Mystery reader pepper in the occasional humor

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    "awesome story"

    I had previously only seen the movies, the 1984 version was a laughable 2 hour trailer, the 2000 version left out key elements, I plan to read Paul of Dune next

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    Kuan Acc Laptop 12-04-16
    Kuan Acc Laptop 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "trippy book"

    great book. the audio was great too. first time hearing background sounds to dialogue. but some voice tones can be inconsistent.

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