Just a curious guy who travels the world.
Loved this book ... and Marc Thompson is AMAZING with his voices and his energy. So good. I thought, as it was getting started ... oh, well, this will take a while to get into a major Sith battle or lightsaber fight. WRONG! By the early chapters some serious crap starts going down ... Very fun to listen to this ...
I would. Marc Thompson is an amazing SW narrator.
None that come to mind.
He's excellent with voices and different accents.
Marc Thompson must narrate other SW books.
Its scenes move the storyline forward. Great acting and sound effects on every chapter!
Zeerid Korr and his imperfections, his right doings for his family and his character relationship with Jedi Knight Aryn Leneer.
Darth Malgus's killer voice behind his breathing mask!!
The Jedi Temple is destroyed, burying all of the Jedi with it.
The Old Republic novesl are well written, and Paul S. Kemp is one of the greatest Star Wars authors out there who should be assigned for writing more books 'In a galaxy far far away...'
Not sure, didn't read the book version. Marc Thompson is solid though.
Darth Malgus bringing down the Jedi temple and sacking the city.
Many varieties and colorful voice acting.
Was hoping it would deliver more knowledge to the Star Wars cannon regarding how the story plays out in how the Jedi were trapped within their roles of representing the republic.
Perhaps it was just because I was relatively disappointed in Fatal Alliance, but I picked up Deceived and was almost ready to be let down. I wasn't.
Paul S. Kemp is quite a good author, and maybe I should have gotten myself ready to be wowed just from that. The book started out much like most Star Wars books, and got moving really quickly. The story moved along quickly, and I was able to digest everything that happened as it happened, but there was enough ambiguity that readers can keep guessing as to what will happen right until the end.
Characters are well-defined, and have strong arcs that show their progression throughout. Although some might not be as drastic as others, each one does change, and the phases that each one goes through feel natural. You get the sense that these characters are living, thinking and breathing on their own, and the decisions they make are down-to-earth (pun not intended) and rational.
As for the performance, I can't say enough good about Marc Thompson. Maybe it was just the flawed writing in Fatal Alliance that made me have so many issues with it, but he seems to be hitting his stride with this new string of books. Voices are fantastic for each of the characters, and each is differentiated. The only negative thing I've heard anybody say about his narration is that he gets a little over-emotional during fight scenes. While he might overdo the emotion in parts, I don't think it's outside the realm of believability. And, as always, we get the complete Star Wars experience, including music, sound and the whole nine yards. In a word, the production is fantastic.
As a part of the bigger Expanded Universe, Deceived shows the growing trend for Star Wars books to tread more into the mainstream sci-fi genre, rather than sticking with space opera. While the book is still farily event-driven like most space opera, characters are deep and problems are closer to them, which are more closely associated with the overall sci-fi genre. Which brings us to the question of whether the EU is okay sticking with space opera, or if it should move into the realm of mainstream sci-fi. Regardless of which argument you choose, Deceived is a good candidate for either side of the debate. That being said, this straddling of the line in no way interferes with the story, or how much enjoyment you can get out of it. After Fatal Alliance, I didn't know if I wanted to keep going with The Old Republic, but now I know I want to. It's made a believer out of me!
Marc Thompson is an incredible narrator. He makes actions more exciting, emotions more real, and characters truly unique. Several times, the marriage of the author and the performer brought me nearly to tears.
I'd recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in StarWars (or even sci-fi in general). It's also a fantastic way to start your library as it will get even the skeptics seeing the merit of audiobooks.
An entertaining book, but it could have been more. Some plot lines began promising but were put aside early and only finished as an afterthought at the end. Specifically I would have liked to have seen the topics of Sith politics and the struggle against the Exchange expanded upon.
I really loved the 1st so coming to the 2nd was a given. I really felt that Kemp did an awesome job writing this story. I hate to admit it, two very key moments towards the end actually made me a little teary eyed... funny to think about. Anyways, great book.
Yes, because it does a superb job of setting the atmosphere and drawing the reader into the events of the sacking of Coruscant.
Fatal Alliance was equally as riveting.
Finding T7, he is one of my favorite companions in the game. His sense of humor is present on the book and made me smile.
I laughed, I cried, and I got upset. Seriously, I enjoyed the whole novel immensely.
Yes. Marc Thompson and his crew do a great job producing SW audio books. I started with the Thrawn trilogy and was so impressed with the production value that I started searching for my next book based on whether Marc Thompson and crew were narrating it.
I'm currently playing the online game that is tied into this story, so it really helps immerse you in the universe and all of the behind the scenes storylines you don't get from the game.
That's tough. He does an amazing job with his characters. You can hear the different voices, personalities, tonalities of each character and they are always consistent. I did like Darth Mulgis in particular. The added quality of having the voice muffled behind the implied respirator was genius!
Just the stuff with the smuggler and his daughter, as I have daughters. But books rarely move me emotionally.
I highly recommend any book produced by Marc Thompson and his crew. The character quality, passionate narration, background music, foreground and background sound effects make you feel like you are in the story instead of listening to some monotone guy reading you one.