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  • Chapterhouse Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world - and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death and stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Socio-Political fantasy drama

  • By Adrian on 17-02-09

Some long winded passages serving no great purpose but a great ending to the saga

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-17

The female narrator was really irritating with daft intonation, consistent wrong emphases and different name pronunciations to the wonderful main narrator of the other books.
The whole saga generally very enjoyable.
Thanks Frank!

  • The Life of Samuel Johnson

  • By: James Boswell
  • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
  • Length: 32 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
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This book is considered by many to be the finest literary biography ever published. Samuel Johnson was the leading literary scholar and critic of his age, helping to define the Augustan Age of English Literature. He is as celebrated for his brilliant conversation as he is for his writing.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Computer generated voice ?

  • By Keith on 18-05-10

well worth listening to!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-11

In spite of the reader's robotic reading I have really enjoyed the whole 32 hours. I had failed to read very far into the books on two occasions but looked forward to each session of the audiobook. In fact I finally enjoyed the reading and smiled at the hopeless pronunciation of every British place name and the execrable French and Latin.