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Dune Messiah (The Dune Chronicles, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – July 15, 1987
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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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"Brilliant...it is all that Dune was, and maybe a little more".
-- Galaxy Magazine
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Top Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the preface by Frank Herbert's son -- and I plan to look into his books after finishing the rest of this series.
If you've seen the Dune and Children of Dune mini-series, you'll recognize parts of Dune Messiah in each: the makers of those on-screen versions integrated more of Paul's internal thoughts, his efforts to "disengage, disengage, disengage," and the roles Alia, Chani, and Jessica play in his decision making.
Not as "thrilling" as the first book from an action perspective, but very engaging politically and emotionally.
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The continuing story of Paul, who wrestles with reforming Dune, being the Emperor,...Read more