Between the expanded dialogue, scenes with Biggs and a stellar performance from all involved (particularly Mark Hamil!) this was a real joy to hear!
yes, the only thing i would change is drop the 'end credits' every 30 minutes or so. it runs like a 30 minute/ episode show complete with opening and closing credits that run for about 2 minutes a piece. it highlights the length of time that has past which can make a long drive seem longer.
I wanted to listen to this story in the worst way but I discovered that I really don't like dramatized performances. There's just too much extra noise and too many voices to enjoy the story so I couldn't finish. At least I learned something new about audio book performances.
I wished the original han and leía were there ... but there was a time that their voices were spot on and truly forgot they were voice actors.... highly recomendé !
Especially if you are a newbie at seeing Star Wars--I recommend hearing this dramatized version of Star Wars before seeing the movie; I only saw the movie once in the theatre & once many years later & both times were challenging for me to follow--but this audio dramatically increased my understanding of all that transpired in the movie and I got so much more out of listening in this way--partly because I could pause it & look up a terminology online like "sand people, Tuscan warrior, wookie," etc. as I heard them mentioned and read up more on the characters as I went along--which of course I would not enjoy doing while watching a film. I highly recommend listening to this dramatization and taking notes if you are a newbie at Star Wars--made a huge difference for me! The Star Wars credits or theme song plays at the end and beginning of each chapter, and the music adds a lot to the listening; however--I would simply skip to the next chapter as soon as I heard the music & in the new chapter I would simply fast forward 30 seconds in-- if I did not want to hear the music & intro that occurred at each chapter or "episode" as they are called in the audio book. Highly recommend!
I was excited and felt the tension of battle just like I did 37 years ago when I saw the movie. Really worth using one of my credits. Can't wait to download the second installment. I don't have the patience or luxury of sitting down to read, this is my solution to experiencing and learning from great books. This was a good choice.