Introducing a true publishing event—an all-new recording of Frank Herbert’s “astonishing science fiction phenomenon.”* Beginning with Dune and culminating with the masterwork Chapterouse Dune, Audio Renaissance brings a new generation to the classic, epic series that is a landmark of science... show more
Introducing a true publishing event—an all-new recording of Frank Herbert’s “astonishing science fiction phenomenon.”* Beginning with Dune and culminating with the masterwork Chapterouse Dune, Audio Renaissance brings a new generation to the classic, epic series that is a landmark of science fiction *The Washington Post
Publish date: August 2nd 2005
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Series: Dune Chronicles (#1)
This is not the first time I've read Dune, but I haven't read any of the other books in the series. One interesting thing is that the author, Frank Herbert was a speechwriter in the '50s, so you see the behind the scene workings in the running of governments of the Dune universe. Herbert won a Hugo...
A great book full of grand themes.Time has only made it grander in its vision. I mean, there was a time when Islam wasn't the great, dangerous "other" to Western eyes. Moderate Islam had an appeal to the west, for example, Goethe's west-eastern Divan. Dune stands in this tradition. It describes a wo...
I've come to this book later than most, and I'm so glad I did. I'll start with the criticism. First let me acknowledge that, as a book published in 1965, Dune contains a few elements that are likely to be problematic to the modern reader. The world depicted (which is an active choice made by the aut...
I often say that Duke is one of the best books ever written, a "classic;" however, I hadn't read it in at least 15 years. Now that I'm such an audiobook fan, I wanted to revisit Dune to discover if I still enjoyed it. The answer is YES! The story of Paul Muad'Dib, the heir to the Atreides dukedom,...
Brief Recap 1. We meet Kynes, the Emperor appointed ecologist on Arrakis who is also a whole lot more but not letting on. People are scared of him and by people, I mean Harkonnen spies! He plans on hating the Atreides but they are just too cute and cuddly for him to loathe. Oh, and he is beginning...
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