Between Marc Thompson's absolutely perfect voice for all the characters in the book, and the tons of official Star Wars sound clips and musical scores that he plays throughout, this made for an experience rivaling watching the movies.
Some quotes were recycled from the original trilogy, which is a bit trite. Otherwise, the story is incredible, and the villains are breathtakingly well-written.
This is the Episode VII we deserved!
What are producers thinking when they drown out story narration with sound effects? I can't listen to this through all the noise going on. Total disappointment/disaster. I thought it would stop as the story progressed, as it usually does (seriously, producers...noise over the top of narration even for a few introductory minutes is NOT appreciated), but it seems they have made this part of the story = FAIL. It would be nice if this is going to become a trend, that the book be labeled as a theatrical type performance rather than an audiobook which, in my opinion, it no longer is when these annoying sound effects are added.
This book was extremely well developed and Marc Thompson does a great job of bringing the characters to life. It is an excellent production with music and sound effects added in as well. This was my first listen to an audiobook and, I can confidently say, it won't be my last.
The story and narration are spectacular. However, if I understand correctly, the 20th Anniversary Edition is supposed to come with some special features, including a novelette. These are not actually included, so it feels like false advertising.
I'm not prone to hyperbole. I thought the story was just that good. Btw, most of the book is slow moving. A good set up for subsequent novels.
If you can't find the time to do it right, how will you find time to do it over
To be continued indeed, this looking to be great series.
All Star wars fans should read and listen 👂.
This was such an amazing story and production that I blazed through it at hyper speed! I will most definitely be listening to it again and again!
There isn't anyone as cool as Lando...or as brash as Han...or as calm as Luke... or as diplomatic as Leia! Who could pick a favorite from that amazing bunch, they compliment one another so well?
This was my first Marc Thompson performance to hear, and it won't be my last! There aren't enough superlatives to describe how amazing he is. An absolutely impeccable rendition or Han, Lando, and Luke...not to mention a fine job as Leia. What a broad range of very distinct and unique voices for each character. Such an incredibly talented performer.
Early on in chapter two when old Obi-won Kenobi spoke to Luke and brought some sad news...it was very emotional and moving. Another impeccable rendition by Marc Thompson as Obi-won! I'm still blown away by his talent!
This was a wonderful story by Timothy Zahn, very well written, engaging and broad in characters and situations. This truly had the sweetness and purity and the feel of a Star Wars story. I've waited so long for this!!