Dune Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Audible Audiobook, Unabridged
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Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling.
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.
|Listening Length||21 hours and 2 minutes|
|Narrator||Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, Ilyana Kadushin, Byron Jennings, David R. Gordon, Jason Culp, Kent Broadhurst, Oliver Wyman, Patricia Kilgarriff, Scott Sowers|
|Audible.in Release Date||31 December 2006|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #132 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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#20 in Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
#25 in Science Fiction (Books)
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Genre: Science Fiction
Year of Publication: 1965
Set in the far distant future, DUNE is the story of a young boy named Paul Atreides and his journey into the desert planet of Arrakis. A barren wasteland but the only planet in the Universe with the most precious commodity known to existence, the Spice "Melange" (an addictive drug with life-enhancing properties and used for Interstellar travel).
DUNE is not just a Science-fiction book. It has immensely profound and mature themes embedded under the riveting epic that it is. Themes along the likes of institutionalized Religion, Politics, Environmentalism, human greed and Spiritualism. Over the years, readers of the book have been able to discern the parallels drawn to various real-world belief systems including Buddhism, Sufi Mysticism, Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.
Frank Herbert, the author of the book noted in an interview that his Arab friends liked to call DUNE a religious commentary rather than science-fiction. Also, the story is heavily influenced by middle-eastern culture with Spice being a metaphor for Oil and Water for water itself. And the exploitations of regional societies and resources by Western Civilizations.
DUNE is more than a coming of age tale. It teaches you about loyalty and courage and most importantly, how to conquer your fears. It's about the dark side of fanatic leadership and how unbounded power can corrupt even the most faithful of leaders. Moreover, It teaches people to think for themselves and the fallacy of following messianic figures blindly.
The language of DUNE is complex, taking inspiration from multiple tongues including Arabic, Persian, East Indian and Old English which could make it a hard read for some people. However, The world-building in DUNE is vivid and immaculate making the reader to get lost in that world and if a fiction book is able to pull that off, it's no less than a masterpiece to me.
DUNE is an immensely rich work written by a prolific writer who went on to write multiple other Dune books creating an unparalleled saga of Science-fiction Epic. This is the work that changed the perception of people toward Sci-fi. It is a genre-defining gem that has way more to offer than one can possibly imagine.
The deluxe edition looks super cool. The Cover art is really iconic. However, Amazon's packing service sucks.
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 24 November 2022
The whole world building of this book,it's structure,empires,religion,society it's just crazy. Literally the Book contains its own dictionary to give you the meaning of the terms used in the book. The writing at someone moments becomes slow but the idea of what it means to be a human, and what are the responsibilities of king, father,mother,leader,wife is something that you will learn and it will be with you for your whole life. The interaction between certain characters gives you goosebumps. The whole explanation of ecology and technology of arrakis is difficult to understand at some points but one can clear understand that the author comes from ecology background,so he is trying to make it as accurate as possible.
Absolutely recommended, a hidden gem for indian audience.
Paul Atreides, the protagonist boy belongs to one of the most ambitious family and happens to visit the legendary desert planet Arrakis. The only planet which contains the most precious and valuable spice melange which controls the celestial bodies around has been guarded by the Duke, ordered by the emperor and keeping safe from the House of Harkonnen.
OMG, thinking about the 400m giant sand-worm , I'm dead , when I saw the movie too. Oh no, my mind was runnnnn people runnnn😰. Anyone willing to go there, will return dead🤣.
The novel is the stunning blend of mysticism and adventure in addition with the politics and environmentalism. Reading Sci-fi is soo difficult for me I think but this story and the characters are soo good, sure is a OSCAR one. The movie is too a DAMN BRILLIANCE🔥.
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If I hadn't already been aware of the film and the documentary into the failure of the 70's film, I would of struggled to comprehend that this book is over half a century old.
But from that, if you are a fan of any epics, from sci-fi to fantasy, books and film, you'll never know just how many authors have been influenced by Frank Herbert.
On the surface it may seem a basic structured story, but keeping attention to what each character values and understands, you realise that as the book goes on, that every idea and thought carried are in fact wrong, that these characters all come to the realisation that their closely held truths are in fact falsehoods, as well as many characters having plans within plans, and plots within plots withing plots!
The pages just fly by once you get started and I was saddened when I realised the story was drawing to its conclusion.
A 5 star review from me, and I hope that this inspires someone else to dabble in the story of the people of Arrakis
I just can’t get on with it. It’s not the story, which is of course one of the greatest SF worlds ever created. I think it’s the overall assault of Herbert’s writing style that eventually wears me down-it just gets a bit too much by about 3/4 of the way through the novel.
One day I’ll manage to finish it once. I owe it that much.
Muchas veces cuando tienes altas expectativas de un libro y al leerlo terminas decepcionado, ponte a pensar que quizá se deba a una mala traducción. Así que antes de comprar esa edición en español me detuve a pensar. La verdad no quería que una mala traducción me echara a perder una obra como Dune; además esa edición es muy cara pues se envía desde España. Finalmente me decidí a comprarlo en su idioma original.
Este libro es parte de una serie de seis clásicos de la ciencia ficción editados por la reconocida Penguin Random House con sede en Nueva York. Los títulos (aparte de Dune) que componen esta serie llamada Penguin Galaxy son: Stranger in a Strange Land, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Once and Future King, Neuromancer y 2001: A Space Odyssey. Cuentan con una introducción del reconocido escritor Neil Gaiman y el diseño de los libros corrió a cargo de Alex Trochut.
Sabemos que los libros en inglés son más baratos que las ediciones (mal)traducidas al español, sin embargo estos no son tan baratos pero creo que al ser parte de una serie con un excelente diseño es un buen precio. La decepción vino al tener el libro físico. La verdad me esperaba algo de mejor calidad, algo mucho más resistente. Yo nunca he leído Dune y para eso compré este pero me da miedo agarrarlo pues siento que mis dedos se van a quedar marcados en la tapa ya que es de un papel mate muy absorbente. El papel de las páginas también es muy delgado. Me da la impresión de que estos libros son para tenerlos en tu repisa pero no para ser leídos.
Junto con este libro compré otros artículos, entonces me mandaron todo junto en la misma caja y este libro se maltrató un poco. No traía ni celofán ni trataron de protegerlo. Tomen en cuenta que es lo que van a pedir y si sus productos pueden maltratar otros durante el envío. Por cierto, el envío fue rapidísimo, sin duda Amazon es mi plataforma favorita para hacer mis compras.
Zu dem Inhalt kann ich leider nichts sagen, da ich Bücher nicht lese sondern sie lediglich in meinen Schrank stelle um meine Nerd-Freunde zu beeindrucken.