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Dune Messiah

Auteur(s): Frank Herbert
Série: Dune, Livre 2, Dune Saga, Livre 13
Durée: 8 h et 57 min
4,4 out of 5 stars (333 évaluations)

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Description

The epic, multimillion-selling science-fiction series continues! The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment.

Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men.

But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

©1969 Frank Herbert (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

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A serious downgrade (minor spoilers)

Man... I really wanted to love this one. The First Dune book was a perfect blend of action, political intrigue and spiritual wonder. This book is 90% council meetings. Just people sitting in a circle and talking things out. I'd usually like that kind of thing, but only when its balanced with other sequences. The new characters also don't hold a candle to the ones of the first book. I just finished it and I'm already struggling to remember the new character's names. If not for the fantastic final chapters, I don't think I could have brought myself to finish this. I'm about to start Children of Dune, and I really hope its closer to the first book than this one.

  • Au global
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Pedantic and boring

The narrators are amazing, but after Dune this book is downright boring. Barely any action

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amazing

so nice to have this read to me as nothing beats a great orator and the power of imagination!

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shallow

Seemed like the story was treading water 95 percent of the time. Not impressed.

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A Bit of a Weird Ond

I adored the first book but this plot doesn't have the same momentum and intrigue. Too much navel gazing. The performances were great but I wish they gave more sections for Katherine. Her part was excellently done.

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Good Follow Up to Dune

Its hard to follow up a classic like Dune, but Messiah does an adequate job. The quality of the storytelling remains high while Herbert continues to peel new political/religious philosophical layers.

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Great add on

Expands the dune universe greatly & has a 12 year time jump but doesn't feel like a rough jump at all, definitely just set up for the next book though.

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Fantastic book. Can’t wait for the next one

I fully enjoyed this book. The narration and voice actors were great. The story is a fantastic follow up to the first Dune novel, continuing where Dune left off. On to the next book.

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Dune extension

The book is well written but feels more like an extension of the first Dune book than a work of its own. If you want that then try it out.

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love it

I've really been loving the dune series so far. at least the first two books. I preferred the first recording voice actors in that. dune Messiah the voice actors were not as enjoyable to listen to. still an amazing story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-24

Excellent!

I loved this book. I was a bit surprised that they decided not to continue with the dramatisation from the first book, but enjoyable all the same

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  • Gautier
  • 2017-02-15

Histoire aux moments vifs

Avez-vous d'autres commentaires ?

Bon livre, second dans sa saga.

Ecoute facile, meilleure version disponible.

Point faible : Le narrateur change durant la lecture,

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Joel D Offenberg
  • 2009-11-13

Good-not-great book, not as fond of the narration

Dune Messiah is the sequel to Frank Herbert's masterpiece, Dune. As is often the case, it does not live up to the high standard of the first installement, but it is still pretty good.

First off: if you haven't read/listened to Dune, ignore this book until you've done that.

This book wraps up the story of Paul Muad'Dib Atriedes; 12 years after the successful war to capture the imperial throne, Paul is dealing (struggling?) with the issues of governance, the imperial succession and plots to overthrow him. The story deals with strategems, plots and plots-within-plots. For those who desire swashbuckling action, laser battles in space, exploring strange new worlds and menacing merciless malefactors will find this book disappointing....Dune Messiah is mostly conversation and internal dialogue. It's a slow-moving story...most of the action (and there isn't much of it) occurs in the final quarter of the book. (This style is common among Frank Herbert's writing.)

Dune Messiah is a bit more mystical than Dune, and focuses a great deal on some of the odder issues surrounding Paul's prescient visions and his sister, Alia, who is now in her teens.

Overall, I give the story 3 stars...it's not a seminal work, like Dune, but it does follow up the original and bridge to the next few works.

I am not as fond of the narration as I could be. There are several readers, and they each read a separate chapter. They are all great readers, and I love the idea, but it would have helped if the readers had some common ground rules. It's a minor quibble, but sometimes the characters (like Stilgar) have thick accents and at other times they do not. It makes it a little hard to keep track of who is speaking.

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  • Nothing really matters
  • 2015-12-07

Part IV of Dune

I’ve seen some critical reviews of this second book in the Dune series. But, having read it right after re-reading Dune, I found I enjoyed it. As another commentator says, it reads like the conclusion (or “Part IV”) of Dune rather than a separate novel that stands on its own. If you read it with that in mind, and if you enjoyed Dune, you will enjoy Dune Messiah.

Some have criticised it for getting off to a slow start with lots of dialogue and set up. I agree, but the ending was satisfying and I was able to overlook the start. Hey, there are a number of good books that get off to slow starts (Lord of the Rings, for example), right? And by the end of this one, though, I had a very hard time putting it down.

If you liked Dune and want to know how things pan out for our friend Paul, I recommend Dune Messiah to you.

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Richard R
  • 2007-11-24

A Letdown

Dune Messiah is interesting to Dune fans only in that it carries forward the narrative and answers some of the questions from its predecessor, the masterpiece "Dune". However, judged on its merits as an adventure and sci-fi story, it is a failure. Except for one brief foray into the suburbs of Arrakeen, the action is completely static. It is a series of meetings, internal dialogues, and conversations between a small handful of characters. Boring. You feel like you're reading the notes of a board meeting. With the rich scenery of Dune, the jihad, and off-world conspiracies all exploding in the wings, it must have taken a real determined effort to squeeze the life out of this book. Informative without being interesting.

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  • Matt
  • 2011-01-19

better than expected

After reading a lot of the reviews here, I expected this to be pretty boring. And while I'd agree that it starts out boring, it doesn't stay boring. It picks up speed as it goes and I found myself enjoying it more than expected. I'd say the first hour is pretty boring. The second half of the book is better than the first half. Overall, I gave it a 4 as I really found myself enjoying it. I'd say it's a 3.5 but I don't see it letting me choose half a star.

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  • Miasma56
  • 2020-05-10

Outstanding

I don’t understand the negative reviews. I thought the narration was very good and the story was an extremely interesting follow up to Dune. Highly highly recommended.

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  • pokoj118
  • 2015-04-09

A Worthy Sequel

So much plot expansion happens in this installment of the Dune series, and it's amazing. Truly a case of plans within plans, feints within feints.

I wish the narration had been kept in the same format as the first book because there were so many more characters and events in this sequel that the changes in voices for narration became a little muddy. Other than that, this was expertly read/performed.

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • J0hngalt
  • 2010-03-26

A Great saga marred by odd production.

I would have preferred it if this was series was presented by a single talented reader narrating the books. I was however willing to accept what the previews state was done, a multiple reader version with different readers "performing" individual characters.

Unfortunately what is actually delivered is a confusing third option, where sometimes a single reader narrates, and other times (seemingly at random) actors read specific characters. This disjointed production method causes nothing but distraction and prevents the listener from full immersion in the story. I could only speculate on why this inconsistent pattern is followed, but whatever the reason, the result is a less than stellar product.

In addition, none of the actors really nails their respective parts. In fact, some are so distractingly bad (Piter for example) they cross over into embarrassing and cartoonish.

The original Dune Saga remains one of, if not my favorite books, but I am sorry to say that this production just does not deliver. I was hoping to acquire the entire series, but I am stopping here.

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  • Phil
  • 2008-08-23

AudioBook Review Only -- Disappointment after Dune

The first audio book in the series is completely engaging. This one is a bit of a let down. Reading the book is enjoyable. Listening to this one is almost painful at times. The changing narrator is an interesting idea, but doesn't come off well in practice.

Also, the voices this time just don't capture the story this time. Likely this book was just too much exposition for the format.

Overall, good story, but not a great listen.

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  • Patrick
  • 2008-01-16

Not a Great Recording

Dune is a sci-fi classic, so this review pertains to the audiobook version. They have a cast of different readers who perform the voices of the various characters along side the reader who narrates. But throughout the book, in new chapters, the cast of readers are suddenly absent, leaving the narrator to do all the voices, only to have the cast of readers eventually return in the following chapters. The effect is a major distraction: characters without accents suddenly have one; characters suddenly speak in a completely differnt tone, accent and manner. The is especially true with the character of Baron Harkonen, who at times has a deep menancing voice in the neighborhood of James Earl Jones, then other times, when the narrator is doing all the voices, the villian speaks with a higher, reedy, quicker voice and acquires a more pronounced British accent.

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Gillette
  • 2008-08-07

Long time Herbert fan...

I've been a fan of Frank Herbert for many years, and I'm glad to see that Audible.com is FINALLY getting some of his work. Dune Messiah is every bit the fabulous book I remember, but the narration leaves something to be desired. The pronunciations of various words and phrases unique to the Dune novels are at odds with both the films and with other readings of Dune novels (like George Guidall's adept reading of Dune for Borders Audiobooks). It also seems unnecessary and disorienting to have multiple narrators, and some of them are too obviously English for the reading to jive with the cadence and syntax of Herbert, an American writer. Not fatal flaws, but something to gripe about...

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