This is an amazing work. I can recall listening to this many years ago on tape, before I saw any of the Star Wars films.
In a way this production is a reconnection with the roots of the whole Star Wars saga, namely Flash Gordon and other science fiction radio and film serials. The production values are very high and the listener is not bombarded with too many incidental background effects. There is an emphasis on dialogue.
Radio is, after all "the theater of the mind's eye".
This was really great. It added a lot to the original story, in fact, it took over an hour just to get where the movie begins. I'd recommend this to any star wars fan.
Im a huge star wars fan, and the radio drama alot of the times takes a different perspective than what we see in the films. Its longer, sounds great, and mark hammill and anthony danials reprising their film roles makes it even better. Absolutely loved it!
I've read the book. Unlike the movie itself, the audio version, keeps with the book. In the movie, there are some details left out, but so far in the audio version, the details are left in. The only thing that is disappointing, the voices of two of the characters are originally (Luke Skywalker and C3PO) from the movie. Would have been awesome of the rest were the same too.
This audiobook is great to listen to for any Star Wars fan.
But if you listen to books while exercising or while in the car, the credits/outro music after EVERY chapter will infuriate you. Plus they play the theme music at the intro to every chapter as well. Haven't timed it but it must be over 1 minute in total.
Obviously this was originally a radio serial have no idea why all the unnecessary stuff wasn't cut out when transferring to a downloadable audiobook.
I bought this for my son who has become a HUGE Star Wars fan. I was very dissapointed to discover this wasn't an audiobook per se, but a combination of the radio broadcasts! My bad for not doing my research, please don't let this happen to you.
I really enjoyed this audio book. It had many added scenes the movie did not have. It also was a fun trip down memory lane since I first saw the film in 1977 when I was 7! I'm a big fan, so had to take this fun book for a try. The only voice I did not like was Princess Leia's..she whined too much, but everything else was great!
I like the idea but just couldn't appreciate it enough when other original actors are not included ie.e Han Solo's voice is not by Harrison Ford, etc.