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Dune: Book One in the Dune Chronicles

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Scott Brick, Simon Vance, Orlagh Cassidy, Ilyana Kadushin, Euan Morton

21 Hours 4 Minutes

Macmillan Audio

May 2007

Audio Book 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.

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  • Edwin Han

    Always a great read. Been a very long time since I read the book and listening this time made for a wonderful experience. I did not give a 5 star only because I encountered moments when the playback stuttered and I could understand what was said. It may be a product of my connection but I have not experienced it with my other books. Fantastic book!

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  • Michael W.

    TECHNICAL ISSUES: - Data artifacts causing lots of record scratching type sounds ARTISTIC ISSUES: - They switch between the narrator doing all the voices and a series of voice actors, which I find unnecessarily confusing Otherwise, incredible book.

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  • A Voigt

    Like so many others have said before, the story is great, the narrators/actors are great, but the skipping and jumping in the audio is terrible. Poor quality oversight on this. Audio starts skipping and repeating no less than 15-20 times throughout the book. Enjoy the story, but be cautioned on the quality of the file being used.

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  • David W

    Great book, a masterpiece of literature. This version is filled with audio errors. It sounds as if someone ripped this book from a scratched CD. Quality, 1/5.

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  • Ethan K

    The narrator and production are actually EXCELLENT, but this copy is TERRIBLE. It was clearly recorded from a CD, skips and all, and there are entire minute long sections where it just skips back on itself for a while. Dune is amazing. This audio production is amazing. But the copy of it on this app is unacceptable. Avoid It!

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  • Michel B

    I've enjoyed this book for decades now, re-reading it every four or five years. I give it only a four for the same reasons mentioned below. Also, I noticed that, in at least one place (at the end of the second last chapter), the text of the book was left out of the reading - I was following along with the book. Also, I found the interludes within some of the chapters (ambiance music or context related sounds) were both unnecessary and ill placed. But, aside from that, on the whole, the readers did a good job. I did find that Mr. Brick had a hard time with being consistent with the voices of the various characters, especially Gurney Halleck. Bottom line, it's worth getting and listening to.

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  • Tyler F

    Of the more than 230 novels I've read throughout the years, this one was undoubtedly the best by an unimaginable margin. I don't know how to begin detailing my love for Dune. Somewhat glitchy recording of an otherwise neat-excellent narration.

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  • Christopher l

    I downloaded using very good wifi. This helped with any skipping, yet there still were parts that skipped. Unavoidable. The book itself is amazing.

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  • Antonis E

    While the book and the voice acting are excellent, this audiobook is plagued by technical issues such as audio glitches and skipping.

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  • Karel B

    Rinse and repeat: The book is a classic and the narration is excelent. But there are skips and distortions and missing paragraphs that to someone who never read the book might even distort the understanding.

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