A lot. The story was rather slow to pick up and the fighting ended up being pretty repetitive. Every character had something to prove and all have these doubts, which is not always the case. Most people aren't trying to prove something. The best parts were the end two chapters, after everything was done to see the character growth for these characters. There was at least five chapters focused on perhaps a thirty minute segment of time, which made for a ton of repetitive information being feed.
I wouldn't recommend it. The story was mediocre at best.
The narrator couldn't really do much to change the story to make it better. He did good alien and Sith voices, but his human and female voices were pretty terrible. There was also a few times he mispronounced very basic words like "live" he once pronounced "leeve".
It's Star Wars, so always worth the listening to. But there are far better Star Wars books.
I would never have known that this story was taken from a video game! I have a hard time believing that information is true. Perhaps some of the characters and a small part of the story were, but that could be the only explanation. This is another great addition to the Star Wars cannon.
I have read or listened to much of the expanded universe of Star Wars and have listened to many different titles on audible. However, this was terrible. The reactions between characters were extremely stiff and hardly ever a natural flow of conversation. The action scenes were good and made up for most of the rest of the book but still struggled with poor character interaction. Also there seems to be a huge technological gap between this time and episodes 1-3. If these droids that could take out both a republic and imperial fleets at the same time existed 1000s of years before the clone wars then how did nobody even come close to replicating them? Ok hardly anything was left but some one must have done something similar. I just expected MUCH better writing from a Star Wars book.
On the other hand the performance was excellent. There were places where it got in its own way but the overall effect was extremely well done.
Seen apprentices fighting was really exciting but I was eager to see both Jedi master and with lord fighting against each other, which never happens. The everlasting use of the Deus Ex Machina component is again something, unsurprisingly, used to give a closing to be story.