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The Road to Dune Audio Cassette – Unabridged, September 1, 2005
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“Scott Brick’s narration is as fresh on the twentieth disc as it is on the first. His focus is unwavering, and his pace never falters as he maintains his enthusiasm for the story and its characters.”––AudioFile on Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, winner of the 2002 Audie Award for Best Science Fiction
About the Author
FRANK HERBERT is the author of the 1965 science fiction classic, Dune. He died in 1986. BRIAN HERBERT, the son of Frank Herbert, is a multiple New York Times bestselling author in his own right. He has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards. In 2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, a Hugo Award-nominated biography of his father. KEVIN J. ANDERSON has written dozens of national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader’s Choice Award. He has set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.
SCOTT BRICK first began narrating audiobooks in 2000, and after recording almost 400 titles in five years, AudioFile magazine named Brick a Golden Voice and “one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy.” He has read a number of titles in Frank Herbert’s bestselling Dune series, and he won the 2003 Science Fiction Audie Award for Dune: The Butlerian Jihad. Brick has narrated for many popular authors, including Michael Pollan, Joseph Finder, Tom Clancy, and Ayn Rand. He has also won over 40 AudioFile Earphones Awards and the AudioFile award for Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense 2011. In 2007, Brick was named Publishers Weekly’s Narrator of the Year.
- Publisher : Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (September 1, 2005)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1593978235
- ISBN-13 : 978-1593978235
- Item Weight : 1.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.08 x 2.67 x 6.02 inches
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That said, the real meat of this book is the earlier draft of Dune, as well as deleted and alternative chapters. These are fascinating as they repeat many of the same themes as the final book but a much simpler plot. Unfortunately, again I wish Brian Herbert had provided more commentary to point out the differences between the drafts and the final text. How would the story have changed if some of the chapters about the trip from Caladan had been included?
Overall, I definitely recommend this to Dune fans, but also feel it could have been so much more.
Note: I have not read the short stories by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson because I have not read their other books (the short stories are sequels to some of their other work).
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I would not recommend this book.
Quel dommage par contre que la moitié du bouquin soit consacré aux récits patauds et pesants de ses continuateurs, qui en tentant d'éclairer cet univers, ne parviennent qu'à tristement le banaliser.
c'est triste, hein : pour moitié, ce bouquin est génial, et pour moitié, c'est une purge.
on ne peut sans doute pas tout avoir. Kull wahad, comme dirait l'autre.