And death is only the beginning....
The Purge's half-dozen survivors - two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board - will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn't really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.
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I gave this book only two stars not because it is that bad a story, but because the Star Wars angle is irrelevant to it. It could just as easily been based in the Star Trek universe or any generic science fiction setting. The narrator is good, the story is OK but nothing groundbreaking, but only the inclusion of two familiar faces makes this a Star Wars novel, and they could have easily been non-canon characters.
In short, this is not your typical Star Wars novel...and I don't necessarily mean that in a good way. It is just a non-exceptional horror novel based in a science fiction setting, with a Lucasfilm licensing agreement. To me, it just felt out-of-place as a Star Wars novel.
Started off pretty good. Well written. But was disapointed -- didn't have the same heart as other great installments in the Star Wars category (Fate of The Jedi, Legacy of the Force). It just seemed like the same old zombie story i've seen a 1000X -- only this had Han Solo in it.
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This book is pretty standard story quality for a Star Wars book. I cannot make it through this performance because of the constant background noise. I don't think it adds atmosphere so much as it distracts from the listening quality.
As a huge Star Wars fan, I read the overview and excitedly started listening to this book. Midway into it, the story just becomes ridiculous. It is atavistic and peurile writing at its worst. It was just plain stupid. The author disgraces the otherwise exemplary universe the Star Wars series has created.
This book is star wars meets zombies. Two very good storylines on their own, but horrible when combined. I found the reading to be melodramatic and the plot lacking significantly. The character development was decent, but the overall book suffered from the lack of a captivating storyline.
Sorry, I wanted to like this. Purchased it for my son and myself. We have purchased four other star wars. Liked them all but this one. It is unnecessarily violent and gory from start to finish. You should know that before you listen. not for teens!
I had high hopes for this one as my yearly Halloween read. Although it introduced some promising new characters, the plot started out with what seemed to be a bang but ended with a fizzle and a whimper. Not even the introduction of two beloved characters midway through could save it. One thumb down, one thumb sideways, two big toes planted firmly on the ground.
Zombies in Star Wars? Really? The book is well read and somewhat enjoyable, but zombies? Star Wars fans should look elsewhere.
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