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Dune ranks up there with LOTR as my favorite sci-fi/fantasy series. I've read the original Dune multiple times but this was the first time I've tried listening to it. It was quite enjoyable and the 18 disks didn't seem that long. The ONLY reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because some of the voice actors simply didn't fit with my image of the characters. The man who read for the part of Baron Harkonnen was simply trying to hard to sound like a larger-than-life character and the man who played Stilgar sounded like he was trying to channel Sean Connery. But inspite of those minor flaws, I highly recommend this for any Dune fans.
It's long but the time flies. It's clear why this is a sci-fi classic. Great mix of voices that really helps keep the many characters, some with confusing names, straight. A really engaging and entertaining listen!
After reading the book a number of times over the last 25 years or so, I have to say that it was like a new experience listening to the audiobook. I liked the movie, loved the book, and was totally blown away by the audiobook. I'm now working my way through the other available audiobooks. This is a must listen for any sci-fi fan (or those like myself or don't read much of it). The author Frank Herbert is a genuine genius.
Now I understand why Dune has been referred to as a sci-fi classic. Lengthy but well worth the time.
I had never read this book but listened to it cold. I really enjoyed the content and the readers. It isn't really read like a full cast drama but the variety of voices is nice. I had to listen to it twice to make sure I was able to absorb all of the information presented. That wasn't a problem though because I enjoyed listening!
This was the most enjoyable audio book I've ever listened to. I have to admit to bias, I've always loved the book so I might have been easy to impress. For me I enjoyed that there was a cast of readers. That, plus some subtle use of sound effects helped to bring the book to life for me. I really enjoyed this book! I found myself immersed in the story in ways I had never been before when reading it (I've read it twice over the years). I picked up details that I hadn't appreciated before. This book was very well written and the production was superb. Any SCI FI reader should give this a listen.
Excellent book. Very different experience listening to it instead of reading it.
This a classic book but let me tell you , the read will make you nuts! half the book is read with a cast of different readers, the other half is read by one reader assuming all characters. there is no rhyme or reason which technique they use. So you get used to one voice reading the part of lady jessica or the duke and all of a sudden it is the narrator reading all the parts. Also there are sound gaps in the middle of a paragraph, practically in the middle of a sentence. I get the feeling there was some kind of labor dispute and they tried to integrate two different reads into one creation. Scott Brick should take this off his resume, it doesn't do him credit.
Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and studied at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide-variety of jobs--including newspaper reporter and editor, political speechwriter, university professor, TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, and creative writing teacher--before becoming a full-time writer. His first sf story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in "Analog" of "Dune World" and "The Prophet of Dune" that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965. For more, vis