Marc Thompson makes the Star Wars books work well. I won't lie, some stories I've read in book form were a bit hard to plough through, but he brings them to life nicely. This one is no different, he does a great job here.
I feel like Zahn had to work around what other authors had done in the Star Wars universe to get his story out, but he did it and did it well. There was a large gap between the original Thrawn Trilogy and this book, but Zahn still manages to make the story work.
Ugh, I wish I could say but it's definitely a spoiler.
Not all in one sitting, no, but I definitely spent more time listening to it all in a row than many others.
I feel like many people are comparing this to the Thrawn Trilogy and aren't giving this story a chance on it's own. Star Wars has a lot of stories, some written by great authors, some by some that weren't so great. Problem is that most of them become canon, and the great authors have to write a story that acknowledges them in some way. The Thrawn Trilogy was the first set of books to take place after the movies, allowing a ton more freedom with the stories. This book was written later, after other books had been written and a lot of Zahn's creativity, I feel, was dampened because of this. This is a great book, it carries along nicely. I won't lie, there were a few times I did zone out due to some monotonous part, but overall it was a great story. It's definitely one of the top Star Wars stories in the series.
I loved that it was both a fantastic story AND great for most ages. There was no swearing, no sex, nothing that an older child couldn't listen to. Yet, it was an amazing story.
The original story was something I couldn't get into, I owned the book for years and never got into it. Ingles was able to bring the characters to life and truly read the story it was meant to be read. I loved it!
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