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  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1095)
    Performance
    (1025)
    Story
    (1026)

    There’s something out there: a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic - unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it. Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians - and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but his memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares - and deep, abiding fear. What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget.

    Ryan says: "Did you play Knights of the Old Republic?"
    "Good story, excellent narration as usual"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is heavily based on the Knights of the Old Republic games. If you haven't played those, I would skip this book. I loved those games, so this was a great read. The book fills in a lot of the holes from the games - especially the second.


    What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I specifically looked for a book narrated by Thompson, since I've enjoyed his work in the past. He does a great job in this book, as usual.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is fairly dark. Karpyshyn in general is darker than a lot of other Star Wars writers. Overall a pretty good listen. I couldn't put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiance: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (263)

    The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses.

    Jacen says: "Middle of the road Zahn is still good Zahn"
    "Love this duo. Can't get enough."
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    Any additional comments?

    I've read almost every Star Wars book, and Zahn is far and away the best writer. I've loved every one of his. I absolutely recommend it.
    Zahn definitely puts a nicer spin on Mara as emperor's hand than she was given in the Thrawn trilogy. My only complaint is that Thompson's Mara voice is ditzier (lighter) than I would expect from her.
    The plot is gripping, the performance is well done, and I would read/listen if you get the chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scoundrels: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (814)
    Performance
    (770)
    Story
    (770)

    Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han's got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he's deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There's a bounty on Han's head - and if he can't cough up the credits, he'll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king's ransom. Or maybe a gangster's fortune?

    lawrence says: "I ROLLED MY CHANCE CUBES AND WON ON THIS BOOK!"
    "The Quality I've come to expect from this duo"
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    What other book might you compare Scoundrels: Star Wars to and why?

    If you've read any other of Zahn's books, this is pretty comparable. The Thrawn Trilogy and Outbound flight are still my favorites by him, but if you enjoyed other things by him, you'll enjoy this.


    What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices are pretty well done - especially Han and Winter. He's very understandable and has a good cadence.


    Any additional comments?

    This book takes place in between episode 4 and episode 5. Zahn does a good job of writing within the restriction of keeping previous plots in tact, while keeping the story suspenseful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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