"Gives some small insights and enjoyable"
There is quite a bit of back story that I hadn't appreciated at the beginning of this play. I enjoyed that and the smaller, less significant fillers that crop up throughout.
I would love to have heard original voices of Darth, Han and Obi Wan but I guess it wasn't possible at the time.
This does work very well to destroy the potential boredom of any commute.
Fantastic, fills in a few of the gaps adding to the story. A must for all Star Wars fans
Amazing. Fills in some gaps from the movies. Made me feel like a kid again. Loved it.
"Could of done with more stars"
The added content and some scenes told from a different angle i.e. the Death Star run at the end, concentrates on Princess Leia on Yarin 4 while all the action come in over the radio communications.
Could of done with some more stars of the film, Mark and Anthony wasn't enough, but it was recorded a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
Mark Hamill was the better of the two.
"Total immersion into another world"
The direction and performances are utterly compelling, you just want to listen all day long.
"Great rendition but..."
Great version just wish you could select not to hear beginning/end credits I each chapter. Otherwise great rendition of a classic.
Too different to compare Star wars as a novel to the display. Both hugely enjoyable, gotta love the effects though.
Darth Vader, always has been, always will be, can't say anymore on the case.
Well we all know that one don't we.
"An Audio Masterpiece"
Certainly a great production, adding depth and colour to an already vibrant piece. Since it cannot be said that anyone listening to this can have failed to have seen the original movies, what you have here is rather an expansion upon the established themes, more detail of plot, character and development of the whirlwind adventure that is Star Wars.
The background scenes, cut from the original movie, are lavishly expanded upon. From Luke's feeling of isolation amongst the earthy farmhand companions of his youth, to Leia's burgeoning association with rebellion and the double life it entails, to Han's shady past, all are further wrought out in entertaining, touching and exciting scenes.
I would recommend this production to anyone who enjoyed the adventure, drama, and sheer wonder of Star Wars.
"star wars a new hope"
am a new member so the 1st book I went for is my all time fav star wars .I like the audible book because it has so much more story to hear you just get drag into the story .The best part of the story is the starting part as you get an insight in luke life on tatooine and how it will change for all time .You can put you head phones on and close your eyes and think your there with all luke ups and downs .so keep up the good work and I intend to get lots more books from your site and will tell all my friends
"Disappointed, as I wanted to like it."
I genuinely love Star Wars, the original movie, sometimes titled "a new hope", and was really pleased to see this audio book title for sale. I noticed that it was an audio book version of a radio serial, which had aired very successfully on NPR, which appeared to be a point in the audio book's favour. Unfortunately, it really, really, isn't. There is a quite lengthy introduction, both musically and as voice over to each episode, and having to hear each time that the radio adaptation was 'based upon stories, characters and situations created by George Lucas' quickly became irritating. Hearing a little plot synopsis at the start of each episode is fine for a radio serial, but again, as an audio book, it annoyed me.
Most surprising of all, the lovely music of John Williams is so overused that it feels like padding, between relatively short snatches of action. The incidental music at the same time as dialogue irritated me, as it distracted me from the dialogue.
In the interests of balance, I would add that the voice performances are fine, and it was nice to hear Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels reprise their roles, but the actor playing Han Solo just didn't sound quite right to my ears, he was a bit too 'american cowboy'.
I eventually got irritated enough with the audio book to skip to the end to hear the rebel alliance battle against the death star, which was hugely disappointing and anti climactic, perhaps because its just such a visual sequence, it was never going to translate well to audio.
In synopsis then, I am disappointed, perhaps because I expected too much that the audio presentation just couldn't deliver.