I usually listen to biographies and historical books, so the production (voice acting, music, SFX) were an extremely welcome and ravishing spectacle. The story itself doesn't stifle the performances, instead it is enhances and complimented by them. Truly a spectacle if it's your first venture into the old SW EU like me.
I've never read or listened to a Star Wars book before, but I've seen all of the movies several times, and played a decent amount of their games. The story is impeccable albeit heavy on the political side, which all of Star Wars is really. The visuals that were painted as I listened were bar none comparison to the films. I would certainly recommend this to anyone looking to get a little of what's going on outside of the films.
Pretty hesitant to read another book by this author. This story was mostly about the politics of the Star Wars universe, which is incredibly dull to me.
The performance in this audio book was actually amazing. I actually enjoyed listening to it, but honestly, the only reason I continued to listen to this thing beyond chapter 5 was because I had some interest in the back story of Sidious. I do not find politics and manipulation particularly riveting, so this was not the book for me.
Simply amazing. Don't wanna ruin w spoilers but I thoroughly enjoyed. A ton of backfill to all the questions you may have had about how Episode I kicks off. I also recommend the Bane trilogy.
I enjoyed the story and the narrator was awesome. My only gripe was the fact that the story was more Westside around Palatine's rise rather than Plagueis starting at a quarter into the book. It was a great tie in to cannon stories of episode 1 but ignoring that nostalgia it was anticlimactic to Plagueis final demise of any results of his research in the force.
I loved it make this a movie starwars prequel it would explain the whole thing fills so many movie gaps. and then some .
Hands down the best Star Wars novel to date. Darth bane (3 books) would rank immediately after this one. Daniel Davis is my favorite narrator so far. His voice over makes the story convincing. I love this book. Wish there are more novels like this.