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Star Wars: Dark Empire (Dramatized) Audiobook

Star Wars: Dark Empire (Dramatized)

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Publisher's Summary

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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©2004 Lucasfilm Ltd and TM.; (P)2004 Lucasfilm Ltd and TM.

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    Daniel dodgeville, WI, United States 03-02-08
    Daniel dodgeville, WI, United States 03-02-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Wow... A must hear"

    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?

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kennan 12-06-16
    Kennan 12-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting direction "

    It's an interesting direction the author attempts to take but the performance by the readers honestly takes away from this book. In to many instances it feels "forced". But I'm a Star Wars fan and ultimately I'll give it a passing grade based on that alone......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Ward 10-21-16
    Roger Ward 10-21-16 Member Since 2010
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    "This is the worst book I have bought."

    This book reads like it was written by 5 year old. The performance was good but the material sucked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John H G Scott 09-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE "

    IT'S not a story by The Genius George Lucas. But anything from his Star Wars Galaxies is worth listening to. I will order the next book. May THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shadowdancer 06-04-16
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    "excellent all around. I love full cast audiobooks"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Salem, OR USA 05-11-16
    Amazon Customer Salem, OR USA 05-11-16 Member Since 2016

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    "early eu star wars"

    Fun to hear this story from star wars expanded universe. many ideas for later storied originated here like force storms and holocrons

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael J. Sulzbach Margate, FL 04-17-16
    Michael J. Sulzbach Margate, FL 04-17-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Dark Cheese"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It's hard to say who might enjoy it since the hardest part was actually hearing the entire performance.


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

    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.


    Did full cast do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    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.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed. Not being able to hear everything hurt the performances the most.


    Any additional comments?

    A remastering might be in order so all the dialogue can be heard and not just parts of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Camaron Gossman 05-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "disappointed."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gustaf Ullman 04-24-15
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    "Disappointment"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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..


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Veitch again?

    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...


    How could the performance have been better?

    Actors, sound quality, effects, - sorry - just about everything


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I wish I could exchange it for some other book


    Any additional comments?

    Since I nearly got through this audible-book, I haven't bought a new one, I

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    darius v peyton AMHERST, MA, US 12-14-12
    darius v peyton AMHERST, MA, US 12-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hard to Listen to"
    Would you try another book from Tom Veitch and/or the narrator?

    Yes, but only because it is the Star Wars franchise


    What was most disappointing about Tom Veitch’s story?

    This was a very underwhelming story. More appropriate for the ages of 6 to 13 year olds.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrator’s performances?

    Reluctantly yes. Some characters were flat in their performance and inconsistent with the movie personalities.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The redeeming quality is that it is an important part of the Luke Skywalker development from Jedi Master to Grand Master.


    Any additional comments?

    They should rewrite this story becasue it is too important of a development in the re-emergence of the Jedi.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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