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Kelsey

Somerville, MA, United States | Listener Since 2006

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  • 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
    (2496)
    Performance
    (2353)
    Story
    (2367)

    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!"
    "A great and entertaining listen."
    Overall
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    Story
    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    With the possible exception of his female voices, Marc Thompson's performance was excellent. I loved his different voices and accents and even did a pretty good job mimicking the voices of famous actors from the movies. His female voices were a bit wispy, but not bad. His reading really brings these books to life.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great listen. I loved how the production added sound effects and music to enhance each setting and Marc Thompson's reading is excellent. I ended up buying the other 2 books in the series and highly recommend them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadowdale: Forgotten Realms: The Avatar, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Scott Ciencin
    • Narrated By Nicole Greevy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    When the gods are banished from the heavens, they must travel through Faern in the guise of mortals. When four companions, last survivors of the Company of the Lynx, find themselves in possession of a mysterious amulet, they must escape death at the hand of Bane, god of murder. When magic itself runs wild, no one can say that the most innocent of spells will not destroy the world.

    troy says: "Amazing!"
    "Great book, not so great audiobook"
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    What did you like best about Shadowdale? What did you like least?

    The story was good and I enjoyed hearing about the early days of Forgotten Realms gods. But I had a hard time listening to it. The book is written in 3rd person omniscient voice which makes everything very passive and not that engaging a listen. I would rather hear what the characters are doing rather than ABOUT what they are doing.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nicole Greevy’s performances?

    I don't think so. While I'm sure she reads well, I found her a bit monotone and her acting was not very good at all. I think an audiobook reader needs some acting ability to make the characters come to life. Hearing her do Bane, the god of fear hatred and tyrrany, made him sound like a whiny teenager.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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