I enjoy and love all things Star Wars, I really loved this book as it tells an intriguing story that is different to what we already know. In the same time this story being different actually brings information about the birth of the rebellion, which happens in an interesting way with the main character being the unlikely hero. I really enjoyed knowing/ learning how the rebellion was born. This book is great and anyone will enjoy fan to first timer alike.
Great story, just hated it is the abridged. I have the hard copy book, I have to get to read that now. Loved the sound effects. Grew up on Star Wars. Totally cool.
This was an enjoyable story to listen to. The narration was good and the sound effects added to the dramatic story telling. If you're a Star Wars fan, you'll enjoy it.
Solid story, great performance and builds more into the Vader story. If you enjoy any of the Star Wars you will enjoy this.
Loved the story, sad that took me so long to get to it. The power of Star Killer was surprising, I knew he was strong but to defeat Vader in the manner that he did and coming so close to ending the Emperor was awesome but I now understand why this particular story line is no longer part of the Star Wars universe. It would be nice to see Star Killer brought back to the current Star Wars Universe but I will not hold my breath.
Jonathan Davis once again does an excellent job of delivering a story that, despite its creative leaps and potential, falls short of the delivery. Davis proved his talent with the flawless delivery of the Darth Bane trilogy, and fans of his work should focus primarily on those three. This story carries more than the videogame ever could, but it still leaves a listener lacking when compared to other stories narrated by Jonathan Davis.
As a fan of the video game, it was great reliving some of my favorite memories with a much deeper understanding of what each character's motivations. Great narration and sound effects!
This book is an okay adaptation of the video game imo. It feels a bit rushed in places. Going from fight to fight to fight can get a little confusing at times. I'd definitely recommend playing the game before listening as it helped me to be able to remember scenes visually.
Favorite scenes: Starkiller fighting the exiled Jedi Masters. The one Mastee who's made an entire council out of junk was particularly strange and sad, while Shaak Ti & her apprentice were suitably badass. Davis' performance was definitely a high point for me. He does a good job bringing emotions to the characters in between the crazy background noises of lightsaber buzzing and animals hissing ect. His Kota voice was particularly good.
So overall I'd say this was a fun book but being that I don't think it's considered canon anymore I wouldn't rush out to buy it asap or put it on any top 10 lists. Wait and come at this story once you already have some other books/SW history under your belt.