Dune Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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Dune by Frank Herbert

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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.



  • The audiobook for 'Dune' has an unusual approach when it comes to narration. Simon Vance serves as the narrator for all the characters, but at times, there are individual voices given to each character. This switching occurs frequently, even within the same chapter, which can be quite perplexing and detract from the overall experience. This peculiar narration style persists throughout the Dune audio book series, and as evident in reviews of the Dark Messiah and other books in the series, it becomes even more peculiar, to the point where it renders some of the books challenging to follow. It would have been more preferable to either have a single narrator throughout or a variety of narrators. This unconventional narrative approach truly stands out as one of the most peculiar and perplexing features encountered in an audiobook thus far.
  • It really pisses me off how they didn't bother to mention that this is an abridged version. The advertising is so deceptive, clearly just trying to milk some extra cash from the hype around the upcoming movie.
  • If you only know Dune from the terrible movie, keep reading. The mini-series was an improvement, but it still doesn't compare to the original novel. Even if you're a fan of the original, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how much you'll enjoy this audio version. Dune isn't just great Sci-Fi, it's exceptional fiction. After re-watching the mini-series, I immediately felt the urge to dive back into the complete unabridged original. And let me tell you, the book was even better than I remembered. The writing style, the characters, and the plot are all top-notch. To my delight, I discovered several subtle nuances in the story that I hadn't noticed in my previous readings. This added depth and complexity is a rarity in most fiction, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the rest of the series doesn't quite live up to the power of the first book. But don't worry, Dune can be enjoyed as a standalone masterpiece. Even if you despised the movie, I highly recommend giving this book a chance. The images and characters in this novel have had a profound impact on me since childhood and have influenced me as a person. There are few works of fiction that I've both enjoyed and appreciated as much as Dune. Typically, I'm not a fan of music or sound effects in audiobooks. However, in this case, the sound effects are subtle and don't detract from the story. The narration, while not flawless, is quite good. This audio edition does justice to the work.
  • I had the pleasure of reading 'Dune' many years ago, and let me tell you, it's an outstanding book. It's not just one of the best sci-fi novels ever, but a truly remarkable piece of literature that transcends genres. Now, let's talk about the audio production. Overall, it's quite good and most of the voices are fantastic. However, here's the strange part - sometimes, they use two very different voices for the same character. I mean, what's up with that? For instance, Duke Leto is portrayed by an American-sounding actor in one scene, and then suddenly switches to a British accent in the next. And just when you think you've got it figured out, they go back to the American accent! The same bizarre situation occurs with the Baron Harkonnen - two completely different voices, no attempt to sound similar whatsoever. Honestly, it's all very confusing and I can't fathom why they would do this. It's odd, to say the least. Despite this perplexing situation, the book itself is so exceptional that I still give it a solid four stars.
  • When it comes to selecting voice actors for an audiobook, it's crucial to maintain consistency. Unfortunately, 'Dune' falls short in this regard, as there is a constant switching between the narrator and different actors voicing the same character. This makes it incredibly challenging to discern who is actually speaking, resulting in a chaotic experience.
  • I've listened to over 100 audiobooks on service.com and let me tell you, this rendition of Dune easily makes it into my Top Ten of all time. If you've never delved into the world of Dune before, it's an absolute masterpiece in the realm of science fiction. It's on par with Lord of the Rings in terms of its intricately crafted universe and its ability to captivate readers. The story takes place in a desert planet inhabited by evolved humans, and it's filled to the brim with political schemes, religious undertones, romance, death, and epic battles. The narration in this audiobook is truly exceptional, almost like a theatrical performance. Each character has a distinct voice, without feeling forced or exaggerated. Trust me, you won't regret investing in this book.
  • The voice acting in 'Dune' is on point, but there's a bit of confusion when they switch voices for certain characters. Specifically, Baron Harkonnen's voice seems to fluctuate between James Earl Jones and an elderly person who's a bit shaky. However, if you can overlook this, you're in for an amazing story.