Story was nice, though on the odd occasion I'd notice an out-of-place choice of wording.
Narration was very well done, and I think the only thing I would have liked to see was a more diverse soundboard. The editing makes repeated sounds fairly tough to notice, particularly when they aren't repeated in succession, so great job on that. Speaking of the sound effects, there was one use (that I counted) of what I believe is R2-D2's "self introduction" tone sequence, which was not used when R2 was introducing himself.
Perhaps I'm just being a picky nerd, but icing like that really completes the experience, for me.
Overall, worth a listen! Would definitely recommend to a friend!
I went into this book with low expectations, fully expecting to return it for something else. However, it really is very well done. The sound effects really lend themselves to the story. And the voice actor is CRAZY good. You forget you are only listening to one actor. The story itself was decent. Honestly if it was just the book I would have given up on this one early. But the performace is really top notch and the actor deserves a lot of praise for infusing the book with so much life. Definitely a good read.
Narration was awesome as was the story, really enjoyed hearing the story of Thrawn and seriously hope JJ Abrams is lying about not having expanded universe characters in the upcoming sequel!
Thrawn is a better villain than Vader and I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes!
Only downside was I wish they'd get more people to do the voices... Amazing job for one guy to do it all but sometimes it got a little distracting. No impact to the overall enjoyment of the book though... Highly recommended!
I had heard that if you're going to read any of the Star Wars books, this is the trilogy to read. So I gave it a shot. I have to say that the production of the audiobook was amazing. There was music and sound effects. The narrator did an excellent job of mimicking the voices of the original movie actors. So I have no complaints there.
As for the story itself, I think it just felt like if I had read it when I was 12, I would have loved it. As it was, it didn't really do anything for me. I've always liked Star Wars, and I thought I would really like this, but I didn't.
It is one of the best
The character and the plot
no I enjoyed the whole book
This Admiral Thrawn trilogy has leaped to the top of my audiobook favorites!
I don't want to give out any spoilers but this trilogy was filled with many memorable scenes involving not only the well known and loved characters from the 6 movie series, but also introduced me to a host of new characters. There was something here for every Star Wars enthusiast.
I was amazed and often enthralled by the reader's performances in this trilogy. His imitations of the well-known characters, (Han, Luke, Lando, Leia, Emperor Palpatine, etc.) sounded very much like the real characters, including C3PO and R2D2! He made the overall listening experience hugely satisfying.
Absolutely, AND at the same time, I hated for the trilogy to end - it was that enjoyable and entertaining.
The addition of sound effects and music to this trilogy's performance made it almost like listening to a movie! Now and then a background sound effect tended to be a little too loud or annoying, but those instances weren't very numerous, and even then, they made for a level of realism I've never experienced in an audiobook before. I wish every audiobook performance utilized this level of performance and production efforts!
Luke got into so many issues that it showed how crappy of a Jedi he is. The main instance of this is when he uses he moral ideas to see if Mara Jade was ok. You don't need to have Jedi powers to know she was going to be waiting for him. I just hope the new movie shows him to be less of a moron.