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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Before today’s multivolume science fiction epics, there was Dune. More than 50 years on, it’s still a key source of in-jokes for the geek-cool crowd, up there with Tolkien and Star Wars. The story centers on the battle for dominance over the desert planet Arrakis, the only place in the universe where melange, a powerfully addictive spice that aids abilities like precognition and poison tolerance, can grow. Dune’s familial, military, and political intrigue is instantly thrilling; the audiobook’s movielike elements, including multiple performers and scene-setting sound effects, make it a perfect way to discover Arrakis for the first time or take a journey back.
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What's Up With The Structure
The download was not chaptered and ended up downloading as one large 1G file. Frustrating.
Dune meets Gone with the Wind
It’s as if you placed 8 actors in 8 separate rooms and asked them to interpret Dune through a hodgepodge of messy pop culture affectations. Paul as a bratty English punk, Gurney as a folksy American plumber, Jessica a soap actress, Duke Leto breathlessly delivering lines as if trying out for a local Shakespeare festival. Mercifully pressed stop when the Dr arrived on the scene, inserting a performance that would be considered over-acting on Gone with the Wind. Worth it if Rocky Horror Picture Show is your thing. Main narrator A+