This is Star Wars as it was meant to continue. All of your favorite characters are here, the story makes sense, the villains are just as grand and well thought.
I've read the books, listened to the older recording, which was great in its own and this remastering of it is just that bit better. Definitely one of the better recordings out there as it feels like a full production. All the voices are correct, character inflections, etc.
I would recommend this to anyone wanting to hear the story that created the expanded universe. I'm very torn that this is no longer considered canon as I doubt all of Hollywood combined could do better.
Well written, well voiced. Highly enjoyable!
Though, I will say that the interactions between Thrawn and Pellian become a little monotonous as they always follow the same course of conversation.
I have yet to be blown back by the quality of the Star Wars franchise unabridged audio books. They're professional and very immersive. Thrawn's voice is exactly how I imagined it in the book. Overall, yes, I found this better than the print just for the ambient environments, sound effect, and new emotions tied with the characters.
R2D2 of course, but I was pleasantly surprised by Talon Card and Thrawn.
Talon Card. I spent the entire book debating with myself the mystery and appeal to his guests. The voice was perfect. However, I thought the Wookies took the most work. Well done.
Yes. I wouldn't put down my headphones if it wasn't for sleep and work.
I express the same bias as others about Han Solo. His voice rubbed off on me towards the end of the book. Leia's voice was my least favorite female character by far, but not enough to distract me.
It was like the narration was arbitrarily choosing words to emphasize... Instead of choosing the words a real person would.
Example: imagine walking into a room, and saying "well, it's about time we get going."
Narration would say it like :
".. it's about time we *GET* going" Or
".. It's about time *WE* get going" OR..
"well, *IT'S* about time we get going"
Point is, it make it sound like the characters are just 😕 confused. Clearly narrator (or director/producer) often didn't understand.
Beyond that, it was Okay...ish.
Leia sounded so unsure of herself.
HAN sounded like The Tick doing a Han impression. Lol