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Grant

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  • 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
    (1446)
    Performance
    (1347)
    Story
    (1371)

    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."
    "The Triology that launched the expanded universe"
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    What did you love best about Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3: The Last Command?

    The book captured the essence of the movies but continued the development of the characters and rebel alliance to a reasonable standard. Luke is still learning what it means to be a Jedi Knight and what responsibilities that go with it, while trying to figure out where and how to begin rebuilding the Jedi. The New Republic is on shaky grounds of establishing a fair legitmate multi-species governing body strong enough to stand in the absense of the Empire and against the threat of remaining Imperial leaders with a divided forum.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mara Jade. An imposing and well trained character with great potential in the Force, Mara is battling an internal struggle to realise her past in a different light than all that she once belived. Forced into an allience with the person she most wants dead, she still finds the strength to determine her own destiny and find a new place in the galaxy.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Absolutly fantastic. Marc Thompson reads each character different so you can follow easily and finds the perfect imflections that you can believe you're listening to Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and others. The use of music and soundeffects from the movies also adds to the entertainment.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Where Garm Bel Iblis points out to Leia that the leader of the New Republic is so afraid of trusting the lives of those she was appionted to govern to less compentent people, she refuses to hand over such responisbilities to anyone she doesn't have absolute faith in.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kenobi: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Jackson Miller
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (544)

    Tatooine - a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

    Amazon Customer says: ""The Rifleman"... with a Lightsaber"
    "Full Praise to John Jackson Miller."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Kenobi to be better than the print version?

    The Star Wars audiobooks narrated by Marc Thompson and Jonathan Davis are always fantastic. Their voices capture the different characters and species amazingly well through out the whole performance. Music and sound affects from the movies is provided at appropiate places complimenting the fantastic storyline.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kenobi?

    Obi-wan's first trip to the Claim.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    Jonathan Davis does a true credit to Obi-wan but his performance as the antagonist Oran Galt resonates. Preception of Galt slowly sifts throughout the novel and Davis carries this remarkaly well so that even as Galt's character shifts you see the traces of the person he once was, is precieved to be and the villan he becomes.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Obi-wan's strength and moral intergrity. Even in the face of what he's lost and when confronted by an evil similar to what he's just escaped Obi-wan refuses to surrender who he is to the Dark Side, there is a moment when he can take out his loss, sorrow and grief on another and once again choose to do what is right.


    Any additional comments?

    There are too few books that do true credit to the character of Obi-wan Kenobi. Even in the movies his story is shadowed by another. In Episode I he is the apprentice to a great Jedi Master. In Episode II and III while a Master in his own right he is overshadowed by Anakin's deeds and powers, and the audience is enraptured by Anakin decline.
    Respected throughout the Jedi Order, Obi-wan is considered the ultimate Jedi, one who embodied all a Jedi is supposed to be. Star Wars Kenobi caputres that core essence of who he is and provides reasonable explanations for how the Ewan McGregor character evolved into the cray wizard and hermit Alec Guinness supposedly is when first introduced at the begining of a A New Hope.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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