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I remember hearing these stories years ago on tape. It was such a treat to find them at Audible. The story is awesome. This radio drama includes a talented cast with real star wars sounds and great music. It's a "must hear" for every Star Wars fan. The only bummer is the missing part three - Is there a SW:Dark Empire Part III anywhere?
Dramatized audiobooks are just not for me.
The author should have been more realistic of what the "force" is. It should be a story of courage and strength. It should not be a story hidden in sorcerer majic.
Having one would have made at least made it a better listen.
On level 5 of Robot Hell
More money spent on sound effect? Different cast?
The abridged version of Marriage of Princess Leia. The source is great but the transition to audio just did not work with the the cast.
As a huge Star Wars fan, and a big reader of the extended universe of Star Wars fiction, it was natural that I'd want my children to get giddy with excitement about all things Star Wars. As part of our own nightly tradition, I read them a couple of childrens' stories, and then as they fall asleep we play a CD of other stories to make their sleep time really adventureful.
Occasionally, Star Wars books have made it into our reading repertoire, but not so with SW audiobooks. This looked like a great kids' book and my sons' love of Luke Skywalker made this a desirable download.
Bleck...absolutely horrible is the only way to describe this book. While it's exciting to know Mark Hammil and Anthony Daniels appear as Luke and C-3PO, the remainder of the voice actors are pretty awful.
The narrator is clearly NOT aware of Star Wars or its pronunciations. The butchering of words such as Coruscant (which he pronounces Core-us-Kant) makes this as abrading as Jar-Jar Binks doing Karaoke.
The whole storyline is truly stupid. Luke gets seduced by a clone Emporer to become a dark sider, Boba Fett reappears from the Sarlaac without any explanation than he's tough to kill (c'mon: tell me HOW you got out..sheesh), and battle scenes sound so artificial and stupid that it makes the TV cartoon Droids (an arguably equally awful set of Star Wars stories revolving around R2 and 3PO that appeared in the 1980s) look downright articulate.
Bottom line: skip this. Ignore it. It is a blight of a story from an otherwise stellar universe. I really can't wait for the CDs I burned of this tale to be composted in a trashdump far, far away.
Yes, but only because it is the Star Wars franchise
This was a very underwhelming story. More appropriate for the ages of 6 to 13 year olds.
Reluctantly yes. Some characters were flat in their performance and inconsistent with the movie personalities.
The redeeming quality is that it is an important part of the Luke Skywalker development from Jedi Master to Grand Master.
They should rewrite this story becasue it is too important of a development in the re-emergence of the Jedi.
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