Just like many I am looking forward to the upcoming online game. The desire to submerge into this universe influenced my decision to check this audio book out.
Now that I have enjoyed this book I think I can say with confidence that it is a good read for any Star Wars fan. I believe the story stands on its own quite well and I think everyone should consider book for their library. Even if you have little interest in the game.
The plot and dynamics of this book are engaging and the reader is easy to follow.
The only negative remark is that the ambient transitions are overpowering and need to be less prominent.
Other then that I really enjoyed this book and wish there where more with these characters.
I bought a book and couldn't read it so slow it was. Then I bought audio-book and already on chapter 11. This is definitely one of the slow ones and I bet I wouldn't ever finish it by just reading the book. There is a lot of characters in this book and everyone is going after this sindzia. And the author gives a bit of story and biography of every character. I think that its a bit boring-slow for me because book has so many characters and only few of them stand out - Jedi, his companion and the Sith.
Its a great audible book and I am glad its unabridged. But there are so many character that narrator fails to differentiate some of them sometimes. Marc Thompson is definitely doing great job, but I'd rather prefer a woman voicing over female characters.
Because the story is pretty slow I give this 4 stars. Other than that everything is great. All the background sounds, blaster fire and lightsaber sounds are all great and fitting. And Dramatization is pretty good as well. Marc's "thousands voices" really does a great job here differentiating male characters, but as I've said already I wish there was a woman behind female characters.
I actually own the hard back and it was so good i decided to get the audio version as well. The story starts off a little slow.. of course it has to introduce characters and what not. but when it picks up.. it just keeps going. I love the relationship between the Darth Chratis and Ax as well as the Jedi master and her apprentice. All the main characters in this book are great. They each have their own personality and I love how they relate to each other. Definitely a good read / listen. I can't wait for Sean's next book The Force Unleashed 2 to come out. Last note, If you are a Star Wars fan then you should definitely get this book. If you're not a fan...well I think you should pick it up and give it a shot anyways.
This book started out very slowly and I almost (for the first time ever) decided to not listen to all of an audio book. Towards the end of the first part of the audio book it picks up a little but still not enough. There just isn't much of a story here.
It starts off slow but picks up in the middle. Once the plot was established and the chess pieces were in position the fun really begins.
The narrator is good. The sound effects add to the ambiance
Been a while since had a star wars book, and never an old republic one. and this does not disappoint. great narrator, the story is good, and the addition of sound effects and musical clips helps add in the immersion making it almost feel like a movie, minus the screen.
Great book/audiobook. Only thing I would've changed is to perhaps have a greater variety in the voices. At some points, especially early in the story, similar voices would be confusing. Some of the women sounded like boys, which was a little confusing and distracting as well. Storyline was pretty good. Climax and ending weren't as spectacular as the events leading up to it, but it worked. Definitely recommend it.
I was expecting a standard read but was happily surprised by a multi voice performance, sounds, and music.
I enjoyed the story especially the droid aspect (I won't say more and spoil it)
It was an interesting and intriguing story of cannon story line I will counting to follow the series with great intrest I'm very much impressed with the book very well done