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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||BOOK-ON-CD HER (Text)||35500004044069||Main||Checked out||11/17/2021|
- ISBN: 1427201439
- ISBN: 9781427201430
18 sound discs (22 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance, p2007.
|General Note:||Compact disc.
|Participant or Performer Note:||Read by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, and cast.|
|Summary, etc.:||The first book of the Dune chronicles is set on the desert planet Arrakis and begins with the story of Maud'dib, a hero who will guide his great family in establishing the perfect society.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #2
In the hotly anticipated first in a new Caladan Trilogy, The Duke of Caladan begins the story of Leto Atreides, Lady Jessica, and their son, the young Paul. The story is set before Leto becomes Duke on Arrakis, when he is the benevolent ruler of a small planetâand life is good. But a terror attack leads to an upheaval in the power structure of the Imperium and the happy Atreides family is thrown into chaos. A fascinating look into Paul's training and an even closer look at the complicated relationship between Leto and Lady Jessica. The audio version is an easy listen. The quick, action packed chapters are well performed, and as the disparate story lines begin to come together it's hard to press pause. Narrator Scott Brick's deep and interesting voice adds more pull to the quieter parts of the story. His care in performing Lady Jessica's often clippedâbut heavy with meaningâdialogue is well done, as are his readings of the characters' inner thoughts. All in all, a fun book and a great performance. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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.
Scott Brick first began narrating audiobooks in 2000, and after recording almost 400 titles in five years, AudioFile magazine named Brick a Golden Voice and "one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy." He has read a number of titles in Frank Herbert's bestselling Dune series, and he won the 2003 Science Fiction Audie Award for Dune: The Butlerian Jihad. Brick has narrated for many popular authors, including Michael Pollan, Joseph Finder, Tom Clancy, and Ayn Rand. He has also won over 40 AudioFile Earphones Awards and the AudioFile award for Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense 2011. In 2007, Brick was named Publishers Weekly's Narrator of the Year.
Orlagh Cassidy is the winner of the 2009 Best Voice in Children & Family Listening and the 2008 and 2011 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense. She's narrated for Jacqueline Winspear, James Patterson, Erica Spindler, Beth Harbison, and Frank Herbert, among others.
Euan Morton's narration credits include Christopher Moore's Fool and Sacre Bleu, Neil Gaiman's Stories, Eoin Colfer's Benny books, and Frank Herbert's Dune and Chapterhouse Dune. Morton's breakthrough role was appearing as Boy George in the musical Taboo, which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. He reprised the role on Broadway, earning Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations, as well as the Theatre World Award (for Outstanding Broadway Debut). Morton's other stage performances include Leaves of Glass, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Cyrano De Bergerac. He lives in New York City and Arlington, Virginia.
Simon Vance is the critically acclaimed narrator of approximately 400 audiobooks, winner of forty-one AudioFile Earphones Awards, and a six-time Audie recipient. He was the winner of the 2012 Audie Award for Best Male Narrator, and was named the 2011 Best Voice in Biography and History and the 2010 Best Voice in fiction by AudioFile magazine. Simon was named a "Golden Voice" by Audiofile Magazine, and Booklist Magazine named him their "Voice of Choice".
Ilyana Kadushin is best known for her narration of the Twilight audiobook series, and has worked on other audiobooks, including The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Post Grad and Dune, which won an Audie Award. Her other voice work includes national commercials, animation, and popular video games such as Lord of the Rings.
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