The attack on Senator Amidala just before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease. The dark side is growing, clouding the Jedi's perception of the events. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a slow rumble is building into the roar of thousands of soldiers readying for battle. But even as the Republic falters around them, Anakin and Padme find a connection so intense that all else begins to fall away. Anakin will lose himself. and his way, in emotions a Jedi, sworn to hold allegiance only to the Order, is forbidden to have.
Based on the story by George Lucas and the screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, this intense and revealing novel by best-selling author R.A. Salvatore sheds new light on the legend of Star Wars, and skillfully illuminates one of our most beloved sagas.
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"Actor Jonathan Davis gives the characters American or British accents, depending on the nationality of the actors in the film version, and these characters are so on-target as to make the drama entirely believable." (AudioFile)
If you liked the movie you will like the book. You get a deeper understanding of the story by getting inside the heads of the characters. There are a number of scenes that didn't make it into the movie.
For those who continually find fault with the prequel films, please direct your attention to the wonderful novels that accompany the ever critiqued stories of Anakin Skywalker. The much needed insight into the motivations of the prequel characters are found within this recording. Here the love between the main leads is explained and becomes a romantically intriguing example of young love, as opposed to awkward and uncomfortable. Here one is able to see that thematically the idea of "clones" transcends that of just cloned troopers. There are wonderful father/son moments between many of the characters that are touching and profound. Read and listen to this wonderful book, then avert your attention to the film to watch with a deeper perspective. You'll be glad you did!
I really enjoyed this version, providing more insight into the characters' thoughts than does the film counterpart. Scenes deleted from the movie were included much to the enhancement of the story. Both author and narrator did an admirable job. I fully recommend.
this reading was very well done. the reader spoke in the voices of the characters while reading their spoken lines and he did a good job.
there were also sound effects and music presumably from the movie that added nicely to the reading.
Just like Episode I this is just as fast pased and thrilling. The fights scenes more intense then the movie was. I enjoyed finding out the little hidden secert that the movie left out. If you like the Star Wars Saga this is a must read.
Decent if somewhat pedestrian writing. (See if you can count how many times Yoda is described as "the diminutive master." In one scene alone I counted five.)
The narrator often places emphasis on the wrong word in a sentence, which can be jarring.
The reason I'd recommend this book to Star Wars fans is that it supplies some needed background information that makes the overall story more coherent.
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