This was one of the best audio books I have gotten. Loved it...flowed well, and the one reading it made it exciting!
If you've never been a fan of the original trilogy, this might help a little. It fills in some of the plot holes from episode 1, and consequently the other two movies in the new trilogy.
even tho its long with lots of diplomacy, there are parts that are soo good that it would make it all worth it.
Darth Plagueis is one of the most intresting sith's of all time (imo). Even tho there where little action the assassination attempt just took the cake and showed truly how badass this character was (/is?).
Even tho i found this entire book intresting, i can see why others would want it to be more action in it. to put it like this, most people would think of this as pretty boring to watch if they made a movie out of it, as there are alot of diplomacy. But for people who enjoy that kind of stuff or wants to know more lore from the prequels or about Darth Plagueis this would have been just what they where looking for.
Very well told tale about the story of Darth Plaqueis in his rise 2 near power but cut short by his apprentice in successor Darth Sidious.
Darth Plagueis is probably the most important and intelligent piece of Star Wars fiction to date. I really got a sense of who Palpatine was and how he steered the course of galactic politics in his favor. That said, this book can be downright boring at times. I felt the political maneuvering was necessary, but could've been far more exhilarating. I also had a tough time visualizing any setting since the Luceno largely ignored those details. His characterization of Palpatine and Plagueis were well-done, but I had a hard time caring about any new characters introduced in this book. The narrator deserves massive props for nailing every single voice. He's got a dark, menacing way of speaking that perfectly fits this novel. All in all fun but hard to push through.
Sophisticated, Interesting and unalike from other star wars books
It is a dialogue driven book which is a refreshing change of pace when comparing it to other Star Wars stories.
I laughed out loud with all the death and destruction!! I'm kidding...it is not that type of story to elicit that type of response.
if you have ever wanted to know more about one of the most important characters in the Star Wars universe...check this one out.
It was a good start wars tale. It weaves together the history properly. The ending is not as dramatic as I had envisioned. The story is fun and keeps your attention. The narration, sounds effects, and music all enhance the listening experience.