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Didn't like the story or the format, and could not connect with the characters. Leave this one on the shelf.
This is adapted from star wars comics and it shows through transitions and writing. That's not necessarily a bad thing, it's just something nice to know. If they aren't your thing, pass it by and go to another story because the writing and acting is very much in the comic style.
When I first listened to this, it was on physical cassette tapes from the local library. I didn't like the style at first but it grew on me. The story is an excellent one and the only thing that really disappoints me is that there's no follow up recording of it. There are comics that continue this story (also really good ones) and I sorely wish they had continued on to recording those. As it is, it's a decent standalone dramatization. If you're looking to get this to pass some time, it's good for that. If you're looking to entertain your younger kids with something in the car for a long trip, this is also good for that.
TLDR: I recommend it, but it's not for everyone. If you love Star Wars and you like comics, you'll love this.
The names all sounded very similar which made it hard to understand what was happened and who was talking. It's a cool story but I have no idea who's who and what happened lol
I took 1 star for being so short. The story was fine but there could have been a lot more story. The story ended about where it really started taking off. Now we just need the other 3/4ths of the story. it is a good beginning. Please write the rest.
No, the story is too short and there are many other Star Wars books that are more central to the Legacy universe that I would recommend.
Learning the character names would be helpful, but it is easier to simply remember them by their role. The female Sith was my favorite character. She seemed the least principled and most selfish character of them all, and she made this transparent. I believe the transparency aided me connecting with the character in this relatively short story.
The voice effects to deepen a lead Jedi's voice were a bit over-processed - in a manner that is usually more consistent with Sith. I would have toned the effect down.
No. Much of the charm comes from the over-the-top voice acting and reliance on exposition to provide details, e.g. "Woah there! I might be strong but I'm not strong enough to handle my brother's mechanical arm hugging me so hard! Ha-Ha!"
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