Just a curious guy who travels the world.
The background on the Lost Sith was interesting, and I like that you get a little bit of Luke, Han and Leia.
Unbelievable voices and tone and such clear enunciation. I basically am listening to this series because I like 'hearing' Star Wars, even if the stories are just okay.
Someone Give Marc Thompson a raise, and a free Landspeeder or something. He is officially part of Star Wars lore.
I love the way Marc Thompson does Star Wars, and the addition of the sound effects and music really makes you feel like you are in the story and watching it on the big screen.
Personally I like all of Marc's characters. I have listened to a few of the books he has narrated such as Deceived, Fatal Alliance, The Thrawn Trilogy 20th anniversary, and Reven, and the one thing I am impressed with is his ability to have so many different characters where none really sound the same.
This is a great series all together, I would suggest starting from the first book and listening all the way through as I did because it was very enjoyable. The end of each book leaves you hungering to find out what will happen next. This is the book that first introduces the sith to the story, and the way it was done is great.
I did not read the printed version. However, some of the sound affects were annoying. And on the other hand, the sound affects were pretty neat.
I like it.
The book was well read and l like the way he changed the tone of his dialogue when appropriate.
Made me laugh at times with references to the original Star Wars movies.
I would recommend this to any Star Wars fan.
The most enjoyable aspect of this audio version was the layered sound effects and music (although sometimes repetitive) that accompanied the narration and sometimes even set the pace for the moment on hand. A few 'scenes' actually felt like the listener was imeressed in the action with blaster bolts, explosions, lightsabers clashing, and ambient sounds about.
Narrator Marc Thompson was decent overall, but some of the voices like Han and Ben were downright annoying. Ben especially so, as he sounded like a whiny little nerf-herder throughout most of the book. And Han's voice couldn't be taken seriously by me which detracted me from getting involved with his character.
While a neat addition to audio books, the often 're-used' sound effects, music scores. and few quirky voice impersenations lend this 3 stars in my opinion. And then begs the question "Why do certains actions call for a sound effect in one chapter, but not another" making the sounds therefor inconsistent throughout.
My biggest problem with 'Omen' is the fact that nothing real important seemed to happen....at all. The story focuses mostly around Luke & Ben in one prong and Han & Leia in another...with a few other threads that seem to drag out with no real impact. Ben & Luke's story seems oddly remiscient of what they did the last time...just substitute the names of those they interact with....boring. Han & Leia stay closer to home, trying to resemble a family with their grandaughter, and Jaina and Jag go on a date. No other meaningful characters are introduced or fleshed out.
The most interesting aspect happened near the beginning when another Jedi appears to go mad...but nothing really becomes of this either, other than..once again...(get ready)...public sentiment begins to mistrust the Jedi. Really? Again? Come on...get original.
Oh, and there's a 'mysterious' dark presence in the force....again.
I think you can skip this book and move to the next without missing much,
SW fate of the jedi omen is a great book with a colorful cast of characters an excellent narator
and a solid plot that will keep u on the edge of your seat for many hours to come. each chapter focusing on a diffrent character and keeps u guessing and wanting to skip a few chapters so you can find out what happens nextto that character, but as soon as you start the next chapter you will want to know what happens to that character next until you realize the book is book is done. overall a great book rating: two thumbs way up 5 starts out of 5 :D
Once again, as with book one of the series, the performance of this audio book nearly derails the story. The voicing of certain characters is cartoonish at best and incredibly annoying at worst. The most annoying award goes to Alana Solo, who comes off sounding like the spoiled brat grandchild of Han and Leia. Coming in at a close second is Ben Skywalker. To portray him as this very clich?d sounding 16 year denies his position as a Jedi Knight and his life's experiences. Perhaps the writing is to blame for that as well, but young Skywalker comes across sounding like some kid who is annoyed that he can't go out skateboarding.
The story in these first two books has hooked me and makes up (mostly) for the performance. This book even more so than the first. The newest parallel story line introduced here (where the book gets "Omen" from) is so intriguing that I wish a book was written solely on that story. None the less, I look forward to this series continuing.
Note to the authors of Star Wars fiction: Please, for the sake of all things good, enough is enough with these not-so-subtle and pointless references to the movies. It is a cheap, almost cynical way to hook the readers. I think that it undermines your abilities as authors. Surely you can create asides or references or conversations that do not require such a crutch. Please, make it stop.