A companion novel inspired by the hotly anticipated video game Star Wars: Battlefront, this action-packed adventure follows a squad of soldiers caught in the trenches of the ultimate galactic war between good and evil.
©2015 Alexander Freed (P)2015 Random House Audio
Of the books I've listened to this one is one of the best. It takes an approach to Star Wars that most over look and did it quite well.
I liked that this was from the common soldiers perspective and showed you what being a Rebel really means to those that are fighting in the over all war agents the Empire.
Darth Vader entering Echo Base, I'm not going to spoil it, lets just say as the one time you see a Force user this was amazingly well done
It was a good story but just didn't hook me in. I listen at work and I found myself zoning in and out of the story. Had to start it over at one point because I felt like I was missing too much.
Enjoy the adventure
Battlefront was on several “best of 2015 Sci-Fi” lists, but midway through the book, I thought they were wrong. The second half, however, was solid and I deleted the angry letters written to the list makers.
I love most of the Star Wars books..minus another new book that came out recently and should of been burned along with Jar Jar. However, with that said, this book is very well done and keeps you involved the whole way through...like a good Star Wars book should do.
They were all pretty good.
"In the absence of the Jedi,...how many will rise to take a stand? How many will fall?"
keep them coming
This was filled with action. Not enough twist and gut wrenching turns as the previous novels. You actually hear another side to the story, based from the front lines point of view. Overall, I can say this is a pretty good listen.
This is by far the best book in the new cannon with lords of the sith coming in second. The author worked on the old republic so it doesn't surprise me that this was much better across the board especially compared to that bush league garbage wendig put out. Honestly this is the first of the new books that I wasn't looking at the time remaining and wishing it would. My ONLY complaint (if you even want to call it that) is that the narrator does this robotic nick cage voice for the chapter headings. I thought it was pretty funny
As an Army veteran, I really enjoyed this book. Although "Star WARS" and "Clone WARS" are in the titles of all of these books in the Expanded Universe and the new canon, you can tell (with the exception of Karen Traviss' Republic Commando series) that they are written by people who have absolutely no idea how wars are fought or even what the life of a soldier of any rank is like. To his credit, while listening to this audiobook I just assumed Alexander Freed was a veteran. When I Googled him and found out he'd never served, he'd just done a lot of research to make his writing more realistic, I was really surprised. He's an excellent writer and this is one of the best Star Wars books I've heard/read.
This was hard to get though.
The story is slow and mundane and I could only listen in small snippets. I didn't care about any of the characters and only got exited when the story intersected with events we know in the films. It's a cool exercise at looking at the military aspect of Star Wars but it would work better as a live action show/movie.
I enjoyed this story. I wish this story was a playable campaign on the game Battlefront but I digress. The story was fun and it offered perspective changes in classic events and introduced new battles to the canon. I felt the only issue I had was some of the character ran together for me. Some of them were too alike and I started to get a little confused. I hope Twilight company gets a mention in Rogue One. Speaking of Rogue One if it is anything like this it will be a great movie. Loved the perspectives of both the Empire and Rebellion. Really was a good audiobook and I would recommend it to any Star Wars fan. The performance was also good.
I think audio versions of books are great because you can hear the tone and the emotions. Star Wars audio books are better because of the sound effects and music that are inherent with the universe.
I think hearing the backstory of Twilight Company and the main character's history was great. Finding out about the little skirmishes that the company had to go through to keep the Empire away from the Rebels. It was all great.
Jonathan Davis offers a variety of voices that don't sound alike from story to story. I enjoy listening to his Star Wars narrations.
I think the stories of Twilight Company would make a great miniseries or series itself. It doesn't have to revolve around Jedi or the main characters to still be a good story.
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