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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)

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    yojimboe 03-03-17
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    An excellent production of the Frank Herbert classic. A rich story full of vivid description. A truly iconic work

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    Kelly Wardrop 03-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    This production of the book is a masterpiece. The transition into and out of the enhanced scenes with specific voice actors is a brilliant way to add to the intensity of important aspects of the story.
    five stars...

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    Brian 03-03-17
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    "Great book, Great recording except...."
    Any additional comments?

    Why in the world do they switch back and forth between the narrator reading characters and voice actors reading for the same characters?! It's super confusing, pick one or the other. That being said - AMAZING BOOK, great narration on the whole, and definitely worth the listen. (The first hour or so is dry, hang in there, it pays off!)

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    Ryan 03-03-17
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    "Main reader is terrific."

    (Warning: Mild Spoilers)


    I see many things in Dune that have inspired elements of other stories. From giant sand worms in movies like Tremors (1990), to a dejected protagonist in an unfamiliar territory being accepted by the indigenous (James Cameron's Avatar), Frank Herbert is a pioneer of science fiction. He has, without a doubt, inspired countless authors and screenwriters. I will be continuing the Dune series....

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    Adam DeLaCruz 03-03-17
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    "underwhelming"

    Believe me I was excited to start this journey. I was excited as the story went along. Awe and mystery held my focus and the narration, though inconsistent at times, fed my imagination. Yet in the end I was underwhelmed or disappointed. Perhaps it was due to the lack of science fiction.

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    Joseph Guagliardo 03-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great story, confused production"

    if you can live with music, sound effects and one character who has three people voicing for it, then you will enjoy it more than I

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    Chris 03-02-17
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    "Voice acting a bit disjointed."

    The story is great, a classic. Really worth your time if you want a story of space, political intrigue, and revenge.

    The voice acting is a bit strange though. Sometimes there are actors for the main characters and sometimes the narrator reads the lines of the very same characters. It can be a bit confusing at first as each character seems to have two different voices depending on your place in the book.

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    bob kirk 03-02-17
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    "great book et all."

    - great book, great reading, great cast. I enjoyed it so
    much. i requand it.

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    Ignacio Cordoba Caracas, DF Venezuela 03-01-17
    Ignacio Cordoba Caracas, DF Venezuela 03-01-17 Member Since 2017

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    "marvelous, I hope there's more!"

    This book will be constantly referenced in my mind every time I think about someone's intentions, is both a ScyFi as well as a Psicology work. It is hard to start but harder to close it the last time. totally recommend for courios and imaginative minds.

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    Greg Gibson 02-28-17
    Greg Gibson 02-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "too much"

    too many stupid words too many stupid Concepts from the beginning you have to set up a story with some sort of semblance of reality absolute crap couldn't make it through chapter 2

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