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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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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Engaging and imaginative story. Great reading performances.
The quality of the reading in the audio book was excellent and made listening to the story engaging and easy to follow, even with the occasional voice inconsistencies. The story itself is classic old science fiction set in an interesting and imaginative universe full of characters, scheming, and intrigue. I had known of Dune for a long time, but had never tried to actually read it until now, and I'm not disappointed.