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In 1965 Frank Herbert published Dune. After it was heralded as a masterpiece of science fiction, he wrote the briefer Dune Messiah in 1969, concentrating eponymously on Paul Atreides, and then, sensing the sales potential, added sequels. They were continued by his son, culminating in the just published finale, Sandworms of Dune. Now, 38 years after its publication, four narrators capture Dune Messiah on discs, while listeners, with no glossary, try to recall the meaning of its esoteric nomenclature. The audio gets off to a lively start as the book opens with nearly all conversation, playing up the camaraderie between the narrators who have partnered on several other readings of classic sci-fi novels. While the cast works well together, some of the male narrators emphasize a stately dullness. Kellgren, the sole feminine voice, supplies real emotion and a true sense of awe. (Oct.)
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Unique among SF novels ... I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings. Arthur C. Clarke on DUNE One of the landmarks of modern science fiction ... an amazing feat of creation. Analog on DUNE --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
The good: Good pacing, Frank Herbert is a very good storyteller, and Dune - his magnum opus - is no exception. Read more
Even a messiah must fall. Those who revile this book must understand that Herbert's vision surpassed what the reader wanted, and instead gave what the reader needed.Published 19 days ago by Spartnan
An incredible book! Purchased as a gift for my boyfriend, who is a huge Game of Thrones fan. Dune is basically GoT in space (but better! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carley Steel
controversial, but still worth the trouble. Certainly not as good as Dune, which is to be expected.Published 4 months ago by Ricardo Q. Gouvea