I did like the zombie crossover thing going on. However, the narrative wasn't that great. Narrator changes his voice to dramatically, made me lose my focus on the story several times. At one point his voice changes every other word. Granted he did try, it was just over done.
Heck yeah! And I already have. Largely due to the fact that John Glover does such a brilliantly fantastic job of bringing Joe Schreiber's gruesome grand guignol tale of dark towers & dark intent (in a really elite prep school) to life. Good stuff!.
The sad, terrible and disguting fate of what turned out to be my favorite of the Sith students (as much as one can be). The one that lasted the longest. That almost got away. Believe me, you'll know who I'm talking about when you get there. Though I also loved the moments of comradery between a bounty hunter and an unrestrained droid. You'll know when you get to that too.
Oh, the HK droid, by far. It's such a great performance. I'm already a fan of that kind of droid in other media. And Mr. Glover did this one absolute justice. Brilliant.
Horror Beyond Imagination
It's short. It's quick. It's bloody. It's gruesome. It's got a great Sith Lord. It's got a few lightsabers. And it's got a zombie panic that rapidly goes out of control once it hits the ground running (As they often do). It's nothin' deep. Not gonna kid. But I have to say, it was a fun ride (Especially being that I listened to most of it during the snowy periods we had about a month ago. It was a nice touch.). Trust me: buy the ticket, ride the (scary) ride.
I'll try it but no zombies. Zombies are a dumb fad I believe does not belong in the Star Wars universe.
I didn't mind this flower re-animating a corpse, but once the eating of others happened, I was done.
He is a great performance for the material.
I liked the old republic aspect of it, multiple sith many jedi that sort of thing.
Though the zombieness of it was rough for me to take.
As in all Star wars stories, more lightsaber battles.
I think John Glover did an excellent job overall. He has such a quality to his voice that ive enjoyed for years
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The insight into the Sith and Dark Side presented by Joe Schreiber is very rich. With the exception of the works by Drew Karpyshyn, I think the interworking of the and their mentality have rarely been so clearly depicted and accurately portrayed. I am not a fan of the zombie genre, but I am a huge fan of the Dark Side. I was reluctant to read this book, but I found that while the undead are a large, nay prominent part of this novel, it is not just a "let's throw zombie into the Star Wars universe." This novel is a well thought out Sith novel that is based on previously established Sith preoccupations. The zombies are just a logical result to the methods employed by the Sith Lord of this novel. Well done!
One of the most memorable moments of the novel was final battle between the main characters brother and the Dark Lord of the Sith. The battle expressed the way the dark side feeds on fear and anger while showing the cunning and sly manipulation by the Sith Lord. Yet, it is done tastefully and with all the best conventions of the Star Wars franchise.
I have lived John Glover's acting since I saw him is White Nights and then Scrooged. When I saw his performance on Smallville, I became a fan. He plaid a very complex character and played him well showing how dynamic of an actor he really is. In this production, he is no less amazing. His voice talents alone, ranging from his very deep voices that make you almost believe Michael Clarke Duncan is on set to softer and lower toned young boys at the Sith academy. Add to that the sheer presence of his voice and he isn't just reading a book and adding pitch to the characters voices, he is truly acting each part out as if he were doing a theatrical performance. They could also classify this as a dramatization of the book. Well done Mr. Glover.
Absolutely. As it is, I have a one hour ride to work each morning and a one hour ride home...assuming traffic isn't bad. Otherwise, I am in the car for an hour and a half or more one way. So, since I can’t read and drive, I listen to books that I have on my "To Read" list. This is a one of the rare books that I actually look forward to traffic problems just so I can get a few more minutes of the story before I get home. If it weren't for my family and work, I would have just curled up in a chair and listed to the novel in its entirety in one sitting.
Outside of the Drew Karpyshyn novels, this is one of my favorite Star Wars novels and has made the list of top SciFi novels. Also, with John Glover reading, this Audio book is an amazing entertainment find. If you are looking for a good Star Wars book or just a good SciFi novel with a good narrator, this is a book for you. Enjoy!
I picked up this book expecting another tale of the irresistible and insatiable power of the Dark Side and the disturbing corruption that inevitably comes with it, and another glimpse into ancient Sith history. I expected to be terrified by the exploits of a Dark Lord with an army of animated corpses doing his bidding. Like the other tales of the Sith I have read (the Bane trilogy, Darth Plagueis, etc) I expected to see an ancient Sith lord cut a swath of destruction that shaped Star Wars history. I got no such thing. If you like zombie bloodbaths you'll probably like this one ( I am sitting alone in my room with lights still on . . .) but if you are more interested in character development and events that formed the Star Wars galaxy as we know it, then look elsewhere. Don't get me wrong, the book was riveting and I really couldn't put it down, and the idea of a Force-adept who speaks to plants is intrigueing, but it just wasn't quite the battle-of-good-vs-evil-decided-by-individual-choices-and-actions that I expected. I don't think I'll listen to it again.
The narrator does an excellent job performing the voices and conveying the emotions of the characters, sound effects and music score are excellent. I'll be looking for other titles narrated by this actor.