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The story is a well written continuation of the Star Wars Legacy. what impressed me the most, however, was the incorporation of multiple voices, sound effects, and music. it was as much fun to listen to as the movies are to watch.
This is on of the best performances I have ever listened to, audio book wise. With that said, it ranks at 4 stars in my book (no pun intended) because of the wookie voice. I found that when Marc Thompson (or who ever voiced the wookies) narrated the wookie, his (their) voice was so grating that I had to turn it off. Other then that, A++.
First off, as a reference for you who've read books like the Bane trilogy, Plagueis, Clone Wars The gambit series, Deceived, The Rise of Darth Vader and the like; this is definitively on par, both story and performance wise.
What you can expect from this book is a solid story with the classic Star Wars characters like Luke, Han, Leia, Lando, Wedge and more, bundled together with some other lesser known, but very interesting, characters from before and during the Clone Wars. The story is well written from all the different characters point of view and let's you know what they think, both in victory and defeat.
This book plays out after the re-conquering of Coruscant and really makes an effort of going to the next step in the story. I can't wait to dive into the next two books.
The performance is as always excellent. Mark Thompson is as usual a master story teller and makes it both very immersive and easy to follow along.
To sum it up: A solid story told in a beautiful way that shows us what the rebellion is up against after the battle of Endor and re-conquering of Coruscant. How is Luke's abilities progressing, what happens with Leia and Han, where's Lando? And what about the remnants of the Empire? Even though someone dies, their name still wield power and their legacy continues.
Marc Thompson turned a great book into a magical experience. His voice mimicking precision allowed me to retain my suspension of disbelief as I could envision the original actors like Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams through the dialogue of the story. The original movie sound effects and John Williams music rounded out the adventure perfectly.