I loved the print version when it was first released, but Marc Thompson has a way of making the characters come alive. I have forgotten what Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher actually sound like. Marc's voices for Han, Luke and Leia are 'real' for me now.
Best – The general story line was good, though a little contrived in places.
Least – character development
Clearly the author intended to include a strong female presence in the leadership of the various entities: The Rebel Alliance, the pirates, the spacers. Unfortunately, this was more painful than it should have been. I don’t know if it was the performer or the author that failed.
The performer lacks credible male voices. Frequently could not tell the gender of the character until a pronoun (he/she) was used. Luke Skywalker came off as a 10 year old child while Solo was unemotional and flat. None of his sarcastic expression was heard.
I will listen again, just to discover whether my issue is with the author or the performer or both. That way I may be able to give one of them a second chance.
Where is Marc Thompson? He needs to perform all of the star wars texts.
The end provides closures to the crisis of the story, while leaving us in hope of a sequel.
Hunger games - both are new twists on an apoplectic civilization - with democratic governements being rebought through the boold and tears of strong young people (wiht a little romance thrown in to keep us hoepfull)
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