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(last edited Feb 04, 2010 09:02PM)
Feb 04, 2010 09:00PM
Thanks so much for writing this review. I listened to the audiobook as well. I though I was loosing my mind there for a bit when the reading interchanged between the narrator reading everything and the cast appearances. Thanks for clearing that up for me. Did you notice that some of the characters had different voices as well? The Baron for example. Also, I agree the characters were completely incorrectly cast. What were they thinking? I feel like I need to actually read the text now to get the feeling for the book properly. Still, I really enjoyed the story - this is my first proper SF book (I know, I should be ashamed!)
Feb 06, 2010 09:58AM
Kokeshi wrote: "Still, I really enjoyed the story - this is my first proper SF book (I know, I should be ashamed!)..."
be ashamed!!! :-)
I haven't searched too diligently but I wonder if there's another audio CD version out there somewhere?
Oct 20, 2011 02:25AM
Thank you! I had to back track a couple of times until I realized they were swapping the narrator out for the cast performance. It didn't seem to follow any logic that I could reason out. Once I figured out what they were doing it was better, but some of the narrated characters were read in a vastly different tone and pace as the dramatized characters and it was terribly distracting.
Jan 22, 2012 05:08PM
Thanks! I was also driven nuts by the lack of rhyme or reason in the narration. If you want one that does it right, check out Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. For a good audio version of Dune, I highly recommend the cassette version read by George Guidall, if you can find it.
Jun 01, 2013 10:57AM
One more agreement about the flipping back and forth on the voice narration. What on earth was going through the producer's mind? It really intrudes on the listener's "willing susopension of disbelief," in the same way that typos in an eBook do--just shoves you right out of the book's world into wondering about the producer's sanity. Did they not have enough money to pay the readers for the whole book?
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