It was fun to tie the phrases the author used back to other Shakespearean works. I was disappointed when Darth Vader's response to being flung out into space was only, "what's this." I was hoping to hear him say something more along the lines of, "my Empire for a stabilizer!"
R2D2 plays the role of the Fool to its fullest and the internal monologues were sculpted from a solid character building stock.
Leia's mournful song after the destruction of Alderan was the only bit where I reached for my fast forward. Truthfully, that was the only part that stretched the linking too far in my mind's eye. Well, that and in some cases my ear picked out a modern phrase that stuck out for a moment.
I've read the print version and the accents were the only thing that threw me. There were some sections that I skipped in the print version that I listened through.
The level of war and military detail are very similar to the Hammer's Slammers series.
The accents. She held them faithfully throughout the book but they weren't what I had in my mind when I read the book.
No. There is too much detail and action for one sitting.
I read this book before there was a series. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the other stories!
Great reading combined with a whimsical take on magic in the modern day made for a story I actually stayed up late to finish listening to.
Absolutely! Lister's reading, while a bit choppy for my taste, does not detract from the story. The story itself is compelling and will have more "nuggets" with each listen. For the first time since first reading the Honor Harrington series by David Weber, I finally have a story & series that I can return to over time.
Without a doubt the major characters are thoroughly developed, but not with flash-backs or exposition. You learn about them as the story progresses and grow to appreciate them.
I plan to get the rest of this series so, yes. He's got a good voice and does well distinguishing some of the characters (not so well for others) and maybe it's just the full-on British accent that sounded stilted to me.
I wouldn't say extreme but one side-plot among the starfighter CAG and one of his squadron commanders was a bit wrenching.
This is definitely not a story you can listen to with kids in the car! Most of the time you think it's safe except for some language issues, however there are some graphic sex scenes in other parts that come out of nowhere.
It's a toss-up between the dialogue between the AT-AT units during the Battle of Hoth or the banter between the guards and asides brought out by all of the characters.
The interaction with Yoda.
You read the title correct. In the first book Leia sang at the destruction of Alderaan and it set my teeth on edge. Here we are serenaded after Han's carbonite encasement by both Leia and Chewbacca. The sound effects are better and the side comments are fun.
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