Six years after the battle of Endor, the fight for freedom rages on. Han Solo and Princess Leia, now married, struggle to protect their twin children from danger. Darth Vader is dead, but a reborn Empire strikes back against the Rebel Alliance, and the Rebels discover that their greatest foe may be their closest friend: Luke Skywalker!
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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?
the voice actors who act out the story are great. thry sound so much like the real actors from the movies you can't tell the difference and if you could you'd be surprised. It's well worth the purchase I dont regreat it and you wont either. May the Force be with you!
Fun to hear this story from star wars expanded universe. many ideas for later storied originated here like force storms and holocrons
It's hard to say who might enjoy it since the hardest part was actually hearing the entire performance.
Audio was terrible and I couldn't pin down why. Maybe some parts were phoned in and others took place in the sound studio. But some conversations were one sided because the other half could barely be heard. I blame the sound engineer for dropping the ball on that one.
Billy Dee was awesome but then again he had the easiest job. Although I think the rest of the cast may have come across less cheesy if they didn't try so hard to sound like their characters and just acted like their characters.
Disappointed. Not being able to hear everything hurt the performances the most.
A remastering might be in order so all the dialogue can be heard and not just parts of it.
I guess it seemed like the characters were all from either Texas or New Jersey. It felt like it was read too fast. I couldn't even complete the book. I am sure it was meant to be a great story but it fell short in my opinion I'm sad to say.
After listening to Timothy Zahns and Drew Karpyshyns other Star Wars Audible-books, this one was a real disappointment. Voices, story and performance...:-( I didn't manage to get through the last part..
careful, but I don't think I dare, since I don't know whether it is Tom Veitch's bad, or someone else to blame...
Actors, sound quality, effects, - sorry - just about everything
I wish I could exchange it for some other book
Since I nearly got through this audible-book, I haven't bought a new one, I
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.
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.
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.
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