A fun new type of SW book that takes a different path from the normal Star Wars stories. Very entertaining and frightful! I wanted to listen to it again but chose not to, because I already know what happens. Please write more of this type of Star Wars horror novel!
With a smooth narration, excellent audio, and enthralling story, this Star Wars novel is one of the best!
Great way to read great books on the go. Love Sci Fi especially Orson Scott Card and Star Wars.
This book presented in an audio format heightened the tension and created a real sense of dread for the characters.
The overall story was good and there is an unexpectd cameo that makes perfect sense.
He made the terror seem real without goign over the top. The chapter intors in whispers and screams were really creepy.
I had to sop listening one night since I was driving in the dark because I got the creeps.
Excellent addition to Star Wars expanded Universe.
The story is not bad " zombie tail" the when it gets explaining the "what caused this to happen" you look at it like.. "Really.. is that really the way you are going to explain this?" If you hated the Force explanation of Microscopic entities that co-exist in everything.. but in some more than others.( midichlorians)
It was ok.. but if your looking for a zombie story with star wars appeal... you might be less impressed.
I think what got me most is after all the the through in HAn a CHEWIE!!! REALLY REALLY... I've read other books with that pair in the mix and it's been cool.. but now they are just being tossed in whenever.
The writing was fine, but unless you are really into zombie stories or just a hardcore star wars fan, this story was terribly cliche, no unique star wars or zombie angle was presented.
But the worst part was the production value, while the narrarator was fine to good, there was two exceptions with the presentation:
1) When will audio producers learn that no one enjoys listening to over-dramatic human body noises??? i.e. coughs, gags, etc. Especially at equal or greater volume than the narration. It really can pierce a reader's ears.
2) The sound-effects and back ground music were horrible, recycled tripe that in no way fit the mood of the story... in what zombie chase, pursuit, or lurking does John Williams bouncy symphonic music from the original trilogies fit??? It doesn't. Instead, it pulls you right out of whatever suspense the author was attempting to build with his words and descriptions. The story needed something along the lines of Jaws or Friday the 13th, instead we get the music associated with Darth Vader walking down a hallway or an Ewok riding a speeder bike (neither of which occurs in the book, in case you were wondering). How do those established images jive with the images of ZOMBIES STALKING their prey??? Again, it doesn't.
This was my first foray in to the Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU) and honestly it gives off a "fan fiction" kind of feel. I really can't say that the author is bad, but just wasn't my taste. I do how ever like the added sound effects and the reader did a great job with all the different voices. I will give maybe one more EU book a chance. Fingers crossed.
I've listened to only a dozen audible books, and had become disenchanted until this. This is what we should expect from an audible book. The story's delivery by the narrator showed the level of care and forethought that I had not before witnessed in my other auditble experiences. The sound effects did a good job of assisting the narration, and transporting the listener to the Star Wars galaxy. I have a new level of audible expectation now that makes my new 85 mile daily commute something to look forward to.
This is a crazy twist on Star Wars books. Been on a big zombie book kick and thought I'd try it out. It was pretty good. Not the greatest but worth a credit!
Star Wars fan
Three words: Star Wars zombies. Not else to need saying. But hey, since I'm already here, I can tell you that this is a great story, you are truly scared and eager to know what the character's outcome will be. And let me tell you, the story is centered around two main characters from the movies, plus some likeable new ones... and while you are sure the movie characters will survive, nothing is set in stone for the new ones. This is a great work of art, and the general ambient from the production is magnificent. Even the chapter transitions are sure to make you jump off your chair. If you like Star Wars get this book. If you like horror, get this book. Now!
For the first time in the Star Wars universe, comes a tale of horror and fascination, beyond even the brutality of the Yuuzhan Vong, Star Wars Death Troopers is an edge of your seat thriller that is bound to leave you "craving" for more!
Full of intense action, fast-paced but thought-out plotlines, and terrifying drama all rolled into one!
Young Dr, Cody is fed up with the Imperial regime, resigning her medical commission and leaving upon arrival at the prison moon. But as things always do, things don't go according to plan. Encountering a derelict star destroyer, a research party boards to salvage parts to repair the prison ship, only to return with something far worse...
Now the disease is spreading, men and women dying by the minute, and that's just the beginning, our young doctor encounters an all too familiar face, Han Solo! With Dr. Cody and the Longo brothers seem impervious the virus, and an anti-virus administered to Solo and Chewbacca. she, Solo, his Wookie companion Chewie, and the Longo brothers plot their escape aboard the escape pods, a surprising new horror arises, the dead have come back to life! Only this time, they're decayed, angry, and they're hungry for flesh...
Can Solo, Chewbacca, the two brothers, and Dr. Cody escape the zombie-like former crews of the two ships? Or will they suffer the same fate? Find out in Star Wars: Death Troopers!