It seems that every Star Wars book is abridged and sound effects added, and this is no exception.
I have a well worn copy of this book that I've read at least 10 times, and my son has read as many times. So I thought I'd get the audible to listen to on a motorcycle ride.
The sound effects were much louder than the reading and became almost painful when they would BLARE in my helmet unexpectedly.
The story was so chopped up that if I hadn't read the book, I wouldn't have known why somethings were happening.
I won't be wasting my money on any more abridged Star Wars books.
The reading was well done with allot of attitude thrown in here and there, especially by the female reader.
My real complaint is with the wordiness of the story. Card wants you to understand all 10 reasons that made a character do what he/she did. 10 seconds of action are often surrounded with 10 minutes of expaination. But wait, that's not all, later he goes back over the action revealing yet more reasons that the character themselves didn't understand at the time.
I enjoyed the odd twists, the look into another culture, the peek at magic that could exist all around me, and the characters.
Would I buy it if I had it to do over again, probably.
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