Audible has made it possible for me to get into Star Wars novels again! I stopped reading Star Wars novels because it became to hard for me to follow what was going on. But when someone's reading the novel to you, it makes the exerience much more enjoyable.
Overall, I like the direction that this novel goes. Jacen's overconfidence in his abilities is very apparent, but not so much that it makes his character one sided. The struggle of the Corellians, and Han's dedication to his homeworld, gives the story an interesting twist, and the tie in's from past novels and material gives this Expanded Universe great depth. The only thing about the plot that I found confusing was how willing Jacen was to listen to Lumiya and except what she had to say.
The only other real detractor, which everyone seems to agree upon, is the abridgement of the story. It makes things choppy and hard to follow sometimes.
Overall though, a great story, worth the listen.
On the story side it was a great book. Briggs' writing on this one harkens back to the first Alpha and Omega in that its more about the emotional side of the characters than the action. It was great to get a look into Charles' past, and for his memories to be, even for a moment, put out there for the reader to see.
In terms of performance by the narrator, this was a bit of a let down. Holter Graham usually puts more individuality into the characters, but on this one he just sounded like he was reading a script straight off the page. I don't know whether that's because it was a rushed production, or because he's bored with the series, but this time he dropped the ball for me.
Marc Thompson always brings characters to life. Story was ok. Little wishy washy. Unique first person view, which is rare in Star Wars novels.
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