Dune Audiobook – Dune #1 by Frank Herbert

Science Fiction & FantasyDune Audiobook - Dune #1 by Frank Herbert
4/5 - (6 votes)
Status: Completed
Version: Unabridged
Author: Frank Herbert
Narrator: full cast
Series: Dune
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Uncategorized
Updated: 04/01/2024
Listening Time: 21 hrs and 2 mins
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Dune Audiobook is a science fiction audiobook by American author Frank Herbert. It is the first installment of the Dune Chronicles

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.

Highly recommended!

Plot Summary

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for…

When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.

About the Author

Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers 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.

Reviews

Like a study of Shakespeare, the listener finds that Dune Audiobook mp3 is an archetype upon which many influences and imitators have based their works. The complexity and depth of the creation is staggering and I am continually astounded at the discipline with which Herbert must have focused his imagination.

This is the audiobook upon which Herbert would base his greatest series and one that would outlive him as his son has continued to expand and add detail to the vast, immaculate tapestry woven by a true master of the genre.

Encapsulating political, economic, sociological, biological, cultural and dynastic themes, Frank Herbert has set a high standard for later practitioners.

Narration

The narration by multicast and characterization of the actors was wonderful. They fit the characters they portray, and individualize each character, giving the story a richness and fullness, a 3D immersive experience.

Regardless, all of the narrators are talented and they make easy work of the complex pronunciation and accents. Also, the background sounds and music were excellent and they really added great effect. I absolutely loved the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. It is a unique and enjoyable production.

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Dune by Frank Herbert is now available in audible format, mp3 is more than 21 hours long, yet the narration by multicast is so enticing that you get hooked instantly, and keeps you up at night listening!

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