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Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime | [R. A. Salvatore]

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime

As the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat surfaces beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim. An enemy appears from outside known space, bearing weapons and technology unlike anything New Republic scientists have ever seen. Suddenly, Luke, Mara, Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, along with their children, are thrust again into battle. But this time, all their courage, sacrifice, and even the power of the Force itself, may not be enough.
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As the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat surfaces beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim. An enemy appears from outside known space, bearing weapons and technology unlike anything New Republic scientists have ever seen. Suddenly, Luke, Mara, Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, along with their children, are thrust again into battle, to defend the freedom so many have fought and died for. But this time, all their courage, sacrifice, and even the power of the Force itself, may not be enough.

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    Temporal Singularity Lompoc, CA, United States 02-23-13
    Temporal Singularity Lompoc, CA, United States 02-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Anthony Heald's reading is slow torture."
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anthony Heald?

    Marc Thompson is the only one who should be narrating the Star Wars books. His descriptions and the emotion he puts into his reading makes you feel it as if you are there.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to Anthony Heald's narration is painful. The combination of his horrible accents, and the disgusting sounds that come from the inside of his mouth (clicking and sloshing saliva), I cringe when I listen to him.

    Audible, please look into remaking all of the abridged Star Wars books. They all need to be unabridged with the polish of the Fate of the Jedi series. I listened to that entire 9 book series in three weeks.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 12-19-13
    Anthony Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 12-19-13 Member Since 2012

    An airsoft guy for 6 years!

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    "A good book ruined by bad narration."
    What would have made Star Wars better?

    I've read this book in paperback before, and rather enjoyed the story. There is certainly nothing wrong with the book itself, as I was excited to listen to it this time to relive the memories. But the narrator, Anthony Heald, has a terrible performance in this book, not putting any effort into the characters' voices and making terrible sounds with his mouth, as well as reading at a very awkward pace. Not having him try and match the characters' voices in the films was okay, but the pace of reading in this book was so clumsy that I couldn't wait to get through it, so I could find a book with a better narrator. The timing in several of the sentences he reads totally changes the mood and feel of the story, and ruins some of the most emotional parts in Star Wars novel history. Save your money or credits, this narrator ruins a great story.


    What didn’t you like about Anthony Heald’s performance?

    Pace of reading was too fast many times, and too slow in all the wrong parts. Reader didn't bother to even try mimicking character voices. Reader smacks mouth in annoying and awkward clicking sounds.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Star Wars?

    I would have cut Anthony Heald and given the part to Marc Thompson.


    Any additional comments?

    These older books would be nice to have redone with the quality of later books narrated by Marc Thompson. I listened to those in a matter of weeks, and would gladly listen to more if they were as well performed by those later Random House Audio presentations.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Basil S. ELKURD Toledo, OH 02-04-13
    Basil S. ELKURD Toledo, OH 02-04-13 Member Since 2012

    Baz

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    "Not bad but.."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, if my friend was a star wars audiobook junky who ran out of unabridged star wars books to enjoy


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It needs to be redone with a production like that of the newer stuff, Heir of the Empire, Legacy of the Jedi or Fate of the Jedi


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

    Chewy's death


    Any additional comments?

    It seems like a great story that absolutely needed to be unabridged and the production similar to that of the newer stuff and narrated by Marc Thompson. For the desperate Star Wars fan, it had to do.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Terryn Middletown, Connecticut United States 12-31-13
    Terryn Middletown, Connecticut United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2010

    I like Star Wars, Foundation series, Redwall Series, Bloody Jack series, and westerns for fiction. In nonfiction, I like books about Catholic theology, American history and government, and economics.

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    "The Start of a Different Kind of Star Wars Saga"
    Any additional comments?

    This book starts a new series for Star Wars. It is a long series, about 18 books long. It begins with a novel idea: The SW galaxy is invaded by beings from another galaxy, the Youzhon Vong, who have a militaristic culture. They shun technology and have managed to develop, or "shape", living things to do what humans use machines for. They consider the inhabitants of the SW galaxy to be infidels who are only fit to be enslaved or sacrificed to their gods.

    This book introduces the series. It has the first invasion and encounter with the Vong, who appear to be very powerful. It is an engaging story, but SW will suffer a great loss in this story. It is clearly a set-up story and leaves a lot of loose ends. It is good to have read the prior post-Return of the Jedi stories to really understand the Jedi personalities in this series.

    A few words about the series. This is different from prior stories. It is decidely darker in tone. Also, because the series is so long, the pace within each story is slow regarding resolving the long term thread of the Vong invasion. There are multiple authors, and so the writing is uneven. Some stories are great but others are so-so. There are also some inconsistencies where one author seems to be bringing the story in one direction and then the next ignores some of that and goes in another direction. There certainly could have been better coordination among the authors.

    If you love SW, you should read this series. But be warned, these stories are darker, and in certain of the stories you will want to throw your iPod at the wall and you will swear you want to quit SW forever. Stick with it. There are good stories here. True, I would have advanced SW in a different direction after Zahn's "Hand of Thrawn" duology, but no one asked me for my opinion. If you want SW, this is where it is at.

    As time permits I will review each story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Randwick, Australia 11-26-12
    Tim Randwick, Australia 11-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Short and Predictable but great sound effects"
    What did you like best about Star Wars? What did you like least?

    Very short book, on 2x speed is barely longer than podcast. Would be ok if the story was good but I found it shallow and predictable. The ending came with a very quick bang. Kapow - book over. At half the price or half. A credit I would have rated it much higher


    Has Star Wars turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe. Friends say I should try the Bobba Fett series and I am enough of a fanboy to try.


    Any additional comments?

    The sound effects and incorporation of the John Williams soundtrack is very very well down. Adds to the atmosphere and engages the reader more than an standard audio book,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katha Kingwood, TX, United States 10-25-12
    Katha Kingwood, TX, United States 10-25-12 Member Since 2008
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    "No more abridged."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I had read that this book was one of the Star Wars books that had key points in the progression of the series. But in abridged form, it jumped around with obvious gaps. If there was something interesting, I missed it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing abridged.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark chicago, IL, United States 06-23-12
    Mark chicago, IL, United States 06-23-12 Member Since 2012

    Hello all, I am a Father of a not so little boy. A tech head and Sci-Fi lover.

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    "It took a moon to kill Chewie."
    Would you listen to Star Wars again? Why?

    Yes, A great story just saddend by a hero's death


    What did you like best about this story?

    The combat of the Jedi's on the station.


    Which character – as performed by Anthony Heald – was your favorite?

    Danni Quie she was a great fow for the vlllians.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    when I herd that they had to leave Chewie. I wanted to jump in to the book and use a ship I had in the star wars table top game.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel las vegas, NV, USA 07-14-10
    Daniel las vegas, NV, USA 07-14-10
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    "Great book"

    Loved the book and love the series ,Salvatore starts the new jedi order off with a bang.

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    Old Man Parker Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 06-06-10
    Old Man Parker Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 06-06-10 Member Since 2009

    Me am Pop-Surrealist Tiki-Artist living and making Art on the active volcanic "Big Island" of Hawaii. Aloha.

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    "R. A. Salvatore is better at Fantasy."

    I like R. A. Salvatore's fantasy work, but I could not get into this tale. Sorry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 04-16-14
    Chris 04-16-14 Member Since 2012
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    "too short and sweet"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    probly just because the starwars franchise is so epic


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    make it longer it all seems so short with the whole new jedi order series


    Have you listened to any of Anthony Heald’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    all good he does a great job. no Roy Dotrice ( that guys is a monster at reading)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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