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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Dune (Dune)

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Staff Pick

I'm sure other Powell's employees have chosen Dune as a staff pick, and for good reason: It's a science fiction classic. It is densely written and almost prophetic in nature. The spice, and the desert wars over it, sound so very much like our current situation regarding oil in the Middle East. Tinged with the supernatural, filled with believable characters, and laced with the very spice it is about, this book is an unparalleled work of science fiction. Herbert manages to create a whole new and possible galaxy. The only thing holding Dune back from "graduating" to the literature sections of bookstores is that it is too much a science fiction novel, though I feel it is as well written as any piece of great literature. I recommend this to any and all readers (even those who despise science fiction). I believe it should fall into the same category as 1984, The Great Gatsby, or To Kill a Mockingbird: a classic.
Recommended by Hobie, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. 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.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Introducing a true publishing event& #8212; an all-new recording of Frank Herbert& #8217; s & #8220; astonishing science fiction phenomenon.& #8221; * 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
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*The Washington Post

About the Author

Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs--including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers--before becoming a full-time writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427201430
Author:
Herbert, Frank
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Read by:
Cassidy, Orlagh
Read by:
Brick, Scott
Read:
Brick, Scott
Read:
Cassidy, Orlagh
Author:
Morton, Euan
Author:
Kadushin, Ilyana
Author:
Vance, Simon
Author:
Cassidy, Orlagh
Author:
Brick, Scott
Subject:
Science Fiction - Series
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Series:
Dune
Publication Date:
20070529
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 CDs, 22 hours
Dimensions:
6.02 x 5.25 x 1.71 in
Media Run Time:
320

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy
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Product details pages Audio Renaissance - English 9781427201430 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I'm sure other Powell's employees have chosen Dune as a staff pick, and for good reason: It's a science fiction classic. It is densely written and almost prophetic in nature. The spice, and the desert wars over it, sound so very much like our current situation regarding oil in the Middle East. Tinged with the supernatural, filled with believable characters, and laced with the very spice it is about, this book is an unparalleled work of science fiction. Herbert manages to create a whole new and possible galaxy. The only thing holding Dune back from "graduating" to the literature sections of bookstores is that it is too much a science fiction novel, though I feel it is as well written as any piece of great literature. I recommend this to any and all readers (even those who despise science fiction). I believe it should fall into the same category as 1984, The Great Gatsby, or To Kill a Mockingbird: a classic.

"Synopsis" by ,
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
"Synopsis" by ,
Introducing a true publishing event& #8212; an all-new recording of Frank Herbert& #8217; s & #8220; astonishing science fiction phenomenon.& #8221; * 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
& nbsp;
*The Washington Post
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