the narrator was a perfect match for this book. The story itself explained much and filled in tons of gaps that I didn't realize existed. The background noises that were recorded behind the narrator were occasionally distracting.
The book tells a fine story filling in the last details between Darth Bane and Episode 1. I listened to this with my 8 y/o and frankly the biggest detractor is that Lucero ruins a good story by using far too many big and obscure words for no good reason. I've really enjoyed all the storytelling in the Star Wars novels up until this one and it is a shame this author tries way too hard to impress you with obscure vocabulary.
it's a well written book but tails into the movies enough that it felt a bit lazy. I would suggest it but realize you will hear much you already heard in the movies. great production values and well read.
Finally, something that makes watching Episode I interesting. This book explores the entire back story of Episode I. However it does it in such a interesting and fascinating way that you are not the least bit bored with all of the political side of the story.
This is one of the best Star Wars books out right now. The story is incredible. The performance of the voice actors is great.
I would definitely encourage everyone to listen to it, you won't be disappointed.
This piece of the puzzle in my opinion should absolutely be Canon the voice actor portrayed so many different characters I am simply amazed. I only wish that this film was produced instead of Phantom Menace as I feel it moved the saga along more realistically.