Retail pak Random House Audio 2000
CS ISBN 0553526669 $29.95 Six cassettes
Tim Curry's narration moves smoothly between a wide range of characters and detached observatory style. He adopts an air of condescension for the characters of the ruling classes, highlighting class distinctions and imbalances of power that breed contempt and foment revolution. His characterization is superb, and he delivers the dialogue to good advantage in setting mood and showing the depth of depravity and corruption of the Baron Harkonnen and his inner circle. Special effects, presented judiciously, serve as a nice complement and do not overtake the narration. This abridgment is smooth, with no obvious gaps or loss of important detail. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 01]
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