Came on here for Star Wars books, now its time to get to history, politics, and religion.
Yes. This book took a serious tone and graphic depiction and threw it in your face time and time again. You see the anger and hatred, the cunning and dishonesty, the death and destruction and it wets your lips for more to come.
This was my first time to experience Davis and I was happy to find myself quite pleased. While he didn't have the multiple character ability of a Marc Thompson, the characters he did portray for an extended length were very enjoyable. When you can hear another person coming out of one man's voice, you know you've chosen right.
Star Wars: Darth Sidious
its mostly politics
when palpatine killed plagueis
I dont have much personal time while not driving. audiobooks allow me to enjoy the story, yet still concentrate on driving
nope. its much too long
there's more politics, and less action. But it does go into how palpatine got into politics and became a sith as well.
A good background on Lord Sidious, Darth Plageues could have been delved into more.
This book does give a good history to the rise of Starwars book 1
yes I would recommend this to a friend.
I listen to this during my commute to work each day.
Just a trucker listening my way across country. A little fiction and fantasy to keep the mind busy.
I would enjoy this book as a movie and leave the title as is.
I like that this book gave more information about the dark side not portraying them as an evil force but a true force out for the great good of the universe.
Oddly enough, the Hutts were my favorites. The digital vocal effects add a great deal. Kudos to the producers as well as Mr. Davis.
Overall, this is simply an outstanding vocal performance of a well-written novel.
I really liked "The Rise of Darth Vader," so yes I would try another from James Luceno. It might have been better in book form. I'm not so sure about Daniel Davis, his reading voice was good.
Once the events start to intercede with those of "The Phantom Menace." it feels like our story's events are just playing catch up.
Many of his politicians' voices sounded exactly like his Palpatine voice. It was right-on, but once he used it for other characters it ruined the effect. The young Palpatine voice was really good and his voice for Plagueis was inspired. Once Plagueis is gravely wounded, the change that occurs to his voice was spectacular. Dooku's voice didn't sound like Christopher Lee, and it sounded as if Davis didn't even try with Valorum. Maul's voice was superb. A big no-no was using Palpatine's regular voice for when he was communicating with others as Darth Sidious. He should have used the slimy hateful voice we know from the movies. They would have been able to recognize him as Palpatine if he had kept it the same.
Yes, it made me really want to watch the prequels over again.
Sometimes it was very boring. Plagueis or Palpatine goes to some kind of a meeting and then my mind would wander. I'd give the story a 3-star rating but the Maul side story was interesting, although sparse, and the way it led up to Episode 1 was exciting.
To start this is a weak 3. It is an excellent story on the life and history of Palpatine but that is also the critical flaw as it reads more like a history text book. The Star Wars technical handbooks on the vehicles and spaceships was more interesting. Don't dive into this one thinking your going to get a great story but if your a die hard fan looking for a history lesson than this will be perfect. This was my fifth Star Wars book in 6 months and I think I am done with this franchise for a good while.
Jesse A Walker Jr
This filled in so many missing piece from the "Phantom Menace" and so happy to have such detailed information regarding what lead to the start of the movie. I also like how the reference back the to the Darth Bane story like and filling little bits of that kind of keeping everything connected.
This for me was like the Clone Wars shorts and movie that kind put pieces in place for the Revenge of the Sith. Answered questions I didn't know I hard and is a very intriguing story.
He has a great voice. As I listen to more books I find that I tend to like the reader to the sex of my man character.
The seeds of the Dark Side... the Dark Sidious story.
This has been one of my favorite books i've listened too so far.
1992, computer science student, wish there were more video game adaption audiobooks...
If you've read any other Star Wars audiobooks then you're familiar with the awesome quality that comes with them, this one is no exception, an awesome performance by Daniel Davis as always, and the story itself is very satisfying...