This was a great listen for me as a star wars fan but I could not help but think that anyone who does not know a little background preceding this book will find it a little all over the place. Also knowing what happens after this book makes me appreciate the book even more.
Childe of Discordia and a true Mando'ade at heart.
i would listen to it again and again. very informative and great for devotees of the Star Wars universe.
Revan is dark with a hidden past. it's intriguing to listen to him rediscovery himself. no matter the consequences.
Of the light... dark pasts... and redemption
If you like a story coming from an entirely evil perspective, this is the book for you. I'm really only interested in light side stuff.
No, I wouldn't want to depress them.
The narration was good, as well as the sound effects and music.
Mainly intolerance, after listening to the constant dark side stuff about slavery for thousands of years through multiple generations, and planets that were described like Hell itself.
I'd say that in the Star Wars universe depicted here, the light side is pretty much non-existent.
A better narrator - see below.
Also, there were elements of the story itself that made little sense.
Just one example among many: Why the need for a landing "strip" when the Ebon Hawk has VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) capabilities? Why couldn't Revan just set the ship down gently in the snow instead of having to half bury it after slamming it into a snowbank at speed and carving a 50-meter furrow?
Also, in other books, Jedi and Sith alike use the Force to reach out and sense living creatures in a given area. But for some reason, Revan can't use the Force to sense a group of Mandalorians in a snow storm? Reminds me of the sensors in ST:TNG - radiation always seemed to interfere with the sensors. Apparently the Force can be hampered by bad weather.
(End Spoiler alert.)
There were several other similarly odd things within the story that didn't make sense to me.
It was shortly after this point that I stopped listening.
Audiobooks? Yes. But only those read by Marc Thompson. His reading style was annoying enough to me that I stopped listening after just a few chapters. His narration was way over the top, his use of emphasis, far too frequent.
He sounded like a poorly directed radio commercial.
While I was impressed with his range of voice characterizations (I did like the voices of Canderous Ordo and Bastilla), every other character - including Revan himself - sounded petulant.
Further, Revan sounded like he was always doing a voice-over for a suspenseful movie trailer.
And who knew Darth Nyriss was Russian? Her accent made her sound like she was a member of the Politburo, not the Dark Council.
And why does Mr. Thompson pronounce the name of Revan's ship "Eebon Hawk" (long 'e') instead of "Ebon Hawk" (with a short 'e' - the way the word is pronounced in English)?
Too many of these kinds of things kept intruding on my listening of the story to allow me to enjoy and immerse myself in the story. So, I stopped listening.
I heard a whole lot of bad reviews on this title by fans of the video game on Amazon.com. For some fans of the game only a 3 or 6 book trilogy would only be worthy enough to flesh out every detail of the story. Since the intention of the book is to reveal the unfinished story of what could of been kotor 3, in one book, and to connect the story to old republic, this author did a fine job at that. If you are not a Kotor fan this story would not make sense to you. The performance of the narrator is great as you would expect from this narrator and the sound effects and music adds to the imagination. This book satisfies my curiosity of Revan and the Exile and had some epic scenes. It bridges the connection of Kotor 1 and 2 as well.Maybe if I had higher expectations of the book I might of not liked it but from what I knew about it, and my expectation of what it is, I found it a very good book.
A high schooler
In death series
Anger and disappointment.
Dan can't write. He has no grasp on the Sith ethos. Darths get thier reputations not by using the force but by being master strategists. Couple a master tactician with the ability to use supernatural power and you have a juggernaut. Couple that with negative emotions used to access that supernatural power and you have an apocalypse walking. Dan's Darths come off like wannabe's with light sabers. In an early scene Darth Scourge prepares to die facing a hallway full of battle droids. Really?! Then he snarks at his companion that he wasn't warned battle droids were going to be facing him. A true darth accepts no failure and plans for every contingency. But Dan is too busy trying to impress us with his flat imagination then actually put in the hard work of crafting difficult tension and believable stakes. At least Paul S. Kemp got it right in "Decieved".
The Exile. Her story was more compelling the rest.
The search for Madolore's helmet
Don't hope for a happy ending.
I've played both of the Knights of the Old Republic video games and it was nice to have the two stories brought together.
I did enjoy Lord Scourge's exit from the research facility. It reminded me of some of the antics from games I've played. Lots of fun.
He did a good job of bringing each character to life and giving them individual personality. That can be hard to do when you're one person trying to create many individuals.
I was surprised when Lord Scourge turned on the Jedi. I did not see that coming.
Yes I would listen again because so much seems to happen you tend to miss a lot . As a Star Wars fan I have seen all the movies at least five times why not the books?
The entire listening experience is what does it for me with all audible books.
Great insite and entertainment.
Just made me Dream again as I did after my first Star Wars experience after the very first movie. Long long ago.
Great story. Great reading Great book
The performance is always great in these books!
Yes, I have enjoyed his works in the past and will again.
I would have liked to.