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Josiah

COVINA, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Star Wars: Outbound Flight

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (137)

    The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth petitions the Senate for support of a singularly ambitious undertaking. Six Jedi Masters and 12 Jedi Knights, including Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, and 50,000 men, women, and children, will embark on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds. But the mission is secretly being orchestrated by an unlikely ally: the evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious.

    Preston says: "Great story, enlightening for fans.HATE ABRIDGED"
    "Gripping! I would definitely Recommend!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    It was a great follow up to the Thrawn Trilogy. It kept the same feel and really expounded upon the Thrawn Character enough to keep me interested, while providing new content to keep me listening. If you loved the Thrawn Trilogy, your love affair continues with Outbound Flight.


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Although I have not heard any his performances before, I have to say I throughly enjoyed this one. Although I prefer Marc Thompson, I felt that Jonathan Davis does a great job at representing the characters as well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3: The Last Command

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1623)
    Performance
    (1513)
    Story
    (1538)

    Overwhelmed by the ships and clones at Thrawn's command, the Republic has one last hope: sending a small force, led by Luke Skywalker, into the very stronghold that houses Thrawn's terrible cloning machines. There a final danger awaits, as the Dark Jedi C'baoth directs the battle against the Rebels and builds his strength to finish what he had already started: the destruction of Luke Skywalker.

    Ron says: "UNABRIDGED! Finally hear it all."
    "Great Read, From Beginning To End!"
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    I loved this Trilogy! (I refer not only to this book, but to the entire Thrawn Trilogy because in my opinion it cannot be judged except as a whole)

    It continued the Star Wars experience for me and kept me hooked form beginning to end.

    Marc Thompson has a real way with the voices of each character, very convincing!

    I think it is a great "first place" to begin after you have watched episodes 1-6. You do not have to have read any of those books to enjoy these.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Dark Force Rising: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1773)
    Performance
    (1661)
    Story
    (1677)

    The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council.

    Tyler says: "Marc Thompson Delivers Again!"
    "Great Read, From Beginning To End!"
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    Performance
    Story

    I loved this Trilogy! (I refer not only to this book, but to the entire Thrawn Trilogy because in my opinion it cannot be judged except as a whole)

    It continued the Star Wars experience for me and kept me hooked form beginning to end.

    Marc Thompson has a real way with the voices of each character, very convincing!

    I think it is a great "first place" to begin after you have watched episodes 1-6. You do not have to have read any of those books to enjoy these.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2918)
    Performance
    (2752)
    Story
    (2766)

    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

    Ryan says: "It's about time!"
    "Great Read, From Beginning To End!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved this Trilogy! (I refer not only to this book, but to the entire Thrawn Trilogy because in my opinion it cannot be judged except as a whole)

    It continued the Star Wars experience for me and kept me hooked form beginning to end.

    Marc Thompson has a real way with the voices of each character, very convincing!

    I think it is a great "first place" to begin after you have watched episodes 1-6. You do not have to have read any of those books to enjoy these.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: I, Jedi

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael A. Stackpole
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    Corran Horn has distinguished himself as one of the best and brightest of Rogue Squadron's elite fighting force. Then his wife, Mirax, vanishes on a covert mission for the New Republic, and Corran vows to find her. To do so, he knows he must develop the latent Force powers inherited from his grandfather, a legendary Jedi hero. He joins Luke Skywalker's famed Jedi academy to begin training, only to quit in frustration at Skywalker's methods. Now Corran is on his own.

    "unknown" says: "Only worth it if you havn't read the book"
    "Abridged... really?"
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    What disappointed you about Star Wars?

    I honestly think that I MAY have enjoyed this book more if it was not abridged. I bought the abridged version because there was not an unabridged available. The scenes came... one right after the other in quick succession, not allowing the fullness of the story to be absorbed. I really wanted to like it... but couldn't find the rhythm.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Anthony Heald’s performances?

    I have heard Anthony Heald before in a business book, one of Chet Holmes' I think. In that genre he does well. In the Star Wars EU I don't think I will listen to any more if his performances, at least not until I have exhausted all other means. His personas were narrow and unconvincing and his narration was generally uninspiring. And how about those pronunciations?? Maybe I am just used to Marc Thompon (Whom I really enjoyed in the Thrawn Trilogy), but pronouncing the middle C in "Coruscant" and "Exar Kun" as Exar Kyioon... not my favorite.


    Any additional comments?

    Although I enjoy the Star Wars Storyline, I was not convinced by the Exar Kun character. After 4,000 years of dormance, why come back now? Why not during the emperor's reign, especially if you claim to be so much more vastly powerful than him? I dunno, left something to be desired.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Void: Star Wars: SW: Dawn of the Jedi

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tim Lebbon
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (422)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (399)

    On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force - and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy. Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency.

    Pasqual says: "Good but not great."
    "Great Fun!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Into the Void: Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    It was fun and imaginative. Really kept the Star Wars Theme going on expanded on the EU.


    Have you listened to any of January LaVoy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Although I have never heard any of January's other performances, I was tempted to compare her reading with Marc Thompson, since I enjoyed the Thrawn Trilogy so much. Although I was nervous about it at first, I really enjoyed her reading, especially since the main character is a woman. A woman's voice thus made it even more enjoyable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (189)

    In barren desert lands and seedy spaceports...in vast underwater cities and in the blackest depths of space...unfolds a tale of good and evil, of myth and magic, of innocence and power. At last the saga that captures the imagination of millions turns back in time to reveal its cloaked origins - the start of a legend - the story of Star Wars.

    Erik Blythe says: "Better than the movie"
    "Why read the book, when you can see the movie?"
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    What would have made Star Wars Episode I better?

    Expounding on the characters. While most books expound on the story beyond their movie counterpart, this one just seems to be a play by play the movie itself! Why read the book then?!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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