"Better than the movie?"
In my humbled opinion yes as it gives scenario background that the movie omitted, I did find the scene/chapter ending a bit too long and annoying, but a very good audio book if you have seen the movie several times, for a first listen without seeing the movie it could be confusing, but a 5* from me!
"Love this! but the editing needs to be better!"
So I am a massive Starwars geek and loved this production BUT the episode really needed to be edited into one production! the recaps and the music do become a bit of a pain after a while! Still Mark Hamill forever!
My first Star Wars experience was a cinema trip to see the re-released version of episode 4. I've loved it ever since.
Listening to the radio show filled a few gaps in my knowledge. It shows that you don't need to actually see anything to enjoy Star Wars - the dialogue and sound effects make for a really entertaining experience.
I hadn't seen the originals for a long while so I really was rediscovering the story and this production is so engaging. some parts could have done with a narrator in my opinion but not enough to drop a star. looking forward to the next one!
"I love this version"
This version of Star Wars A New Hope is fantastic. I love how each of the main characters (Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca) are introduced with such a detailed story before getting to the main plot. it's just a shame the film couldn't be made the same way. though that may make the film 4-5 hours long.
Fantastic just as I remember it from years ago absolutely a MUST for all star wars fans
"My first Audible"
really good introduction to Audible. I remember listening to the original radio series so many years ago. recommended if you like Star Wars.
great voice acting, well dramatised for Radio,excellent pacing. Sound effects brilliant. would highly recommend to anyone.
"The Force is strong with this one!"
I remember listening to this on the radio as a youngster, back in the late 70s, or early 80s, and it hasn't lost any of the excitement of discovering new Star Wars that it had then. Mark Hamill & Anthony Daniels recreate their roles as Luke Skywalker & C-3P0, and are surrounded by an excellent cast of supporting actors filling the other famous roles. The new voices are similar enough for you to picture the appropriate characters, and they fulfil their roles well. The real pleasure, however, is the extra story & character content. Some of it I recognise a being part of George Lucy's original storyline (Luke and Biggs on Tatooine etc) but some, I'm guessing, is completely original and most of it expertly fills in holes in the film plot that you didn't even realise were there. And when you add in John Williams' wonderful score, and Ben Burrt's amazing soundscape you end up with a fantastic variation of a an great familiar story! :-)
"Star Wars The Considerably Extended Edition!"
Despite not benefiting from any visual effects, it was as engaging as the movie version.
I've thought about this, but I can't settle on just one.
Their performances are as good as they were on the big screen.
No, it's not that sort of story, but it did make me nostalgic.
Well worth a shufty - I'm now listening to The Empire Strikes Back!