Since most of my library is Star Wars and I joined Audible to listen to Star Wars I will only compare it to them. I would put this one 4th on my list behind the Thrawn Trilogy.
The oceans eleven feel that the story had, Han had to recruit all these different smugglers and criminals to pull off this big heist. How all the different characters had different reasons for being there and how they all seem to have consciences and feelings about each other, not some soulless characters that you don't care about.
I don't really want to give the story away but my favorite scenes are them putting their plan into action.
I didn't have an extreme reaction but I greatly enjoyed it and would be interested hearing more from this writing/reading tandem that seems to do so well together.
If you like any of the author's other books you will like this one, and twice as much if you're a Han Solo fan.
Yes it was an engaging story with a good performance by the narrator, the audiobook was just like the movie which can be good or bad depending on the individual. A good amount of action as well, you will not get bored with this book.
How Anakin has to help a Hutt who he hates stemming from his time as a slave. And how his new padawan tries to prod him for information about his past.
Yes I have listened to some of the other TCW books and he narrates them as well and he is just as good in this one as the others,
This is a great book to start your journey reading TCW books, I'm finding this whole series enjoyable, tho I loved the animated series, tho this seems to make a fork in the expanded universe as well as the movies and I wonder how it will be reconciled into the timeline, if it will be at all. I think the author does a good job of making you care about the characters, but that may have been because I love to watch the series so much. If you like the series then I encourage you to listen to this audiobook.
I never read the print version but listening to audiobooks let me get through more titles than reading the print editions because I can listen while doing other things like driving, working, etc.
Star Wars The Clone Wars because it is the next book in the series, at least I believe it is.
Yes the narration was pretty good, not the best I've heard but not the worst either. Some of the characters sounded close to their counterparts on the animated series.
The Cloud of the Sith
I read a lot of comments about this book saying it was dull and it talked too much about feelings and I think the reason a lot of people say this is they might have expected this book to be about Anakin and Snips. It is not, they make cameo appearances (and if you watch the TV series there is something that Anakin and Snips are off doing that was an episode while the main story is going on) but the story is mainly about Obi Wan.
The pacing is a bit off as it is a bit slow to start, an abridged version of this book might be better for some people, but I loved listening to the backstory and character developments. We learn how a lot of these characters end up personality wise, it's interesting to see how they get there.
There is a lot about feelings in this book and it is interesting to see how the Jedi struggle with attachment and how the teachings of the Jedi to not keep attachments IMO is not right (while at the same time not being completely wrong if that makes any sense).
If you liked The Clone Wars I believe you will like this one. There may not be as much action but as far as I'm concerned definitely not boring, I breezed through this book rather quickly!
Definitely, the way all the characters are introduced and all the conflicts are set in motion in this first book make you thirst for more and want to immediately get the next book.
Thrawn, because he is so smart and the way he sets everything up, like he can never fail. He's always a step ahead of everyone.
I love all of Marc Thompson's performances, from the voices to the emotion he puts into reading the book helps with immersion into the universe.
Yes definitely, I'm new to audible and the star wars books as well, and I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book, I've always been interested in Anakin's turn to the dark side and how it happened, and if you are the same I encourage you to get this book, you will not be disappointed.
The production was top notch, adding sound effects and a score really is a nice touch and the reader was good as well, keeping me engaged with his style. If you ever wanted to know the details of Anakin's turn to the dark side this is the book for you.
Definitely Shryne, listening to how he wrestled with the force and himself ... I don't want to go too much into to it as I don't want to spoil anything for anyone.
No I just really enjoyed it.
If you are interested in the events between Episode 3 and Episode 4 of the Star Wars Saga then this is a book for you.
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