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Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 1: Jedi Search | [Kevin J. Anderson]

Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 1: Jedi Search

While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But when Han and Chewie break away, they flee to a secret Imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes - going from one danger to a far greater one.
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Publisher's Summary

As the war between the Republic and the scattered remnants of the Empire continues, two children, the Jedi twins, will come into their powers in a galaxy on the brink of vast changes and challenges. In this time of turmoil and discovery, an extraordinary new Star Wars saga begins.

While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But when Han and Chewie break away, they flee to a secret Imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes - going from one danger to a far greater one.

On Kessel, Luke picks up the trail of his two friends, only to come face to face with a weapon so awesome it can wipe out an entire solar system. It is a death ship called the Sun Crusher, invented by a reclusive genius and piloted by none other than Han himself.

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    A. Harston Orlando, FL 04-06-15
    A. Harston Orlando, FL 04-06-15 Member Since 2014

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    "The story is okay, but the narrator, mmm."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This series of stories are very short and not as in-depth as other novels. While the stories aren't bad, they don't paint complete images. However, to be fair to the author, I believe this was due - in some small part - to the Narration, which I will expand upon in that section.


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

    Changed Narrator.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I'm unfamiliar with Anthony Heald's other works, I'm sure he's a competent reader, and in some other genres he's probably quite entertaining.

    In this series however, I expect my narrator to at least be familiar with the movies and characters. It seemed as though Mr Heald has never seen Star Wars. ANY Star Wars movie for that matter. His continuous mispronunciation of known worlds and objects, combined with the use of voices completely unfitting of the characters, is like being punched in the face every five minutes. It throws you completely out of the story. Which is difficult to get into in the first place.

    I understand that not everyone can do voice acting, and I don't expect that from my narrators. But I do expect that they have a little clue about the characters they are mimicking (IF the characters have been previously established in popular culture) instead of just making up something completely different and not even in the same ballpark. You'd be surprised how forgiving our imaginations are, if you at least try. In all actuality, I'd have preferred he just read it in monotone.

    Mr. Heald, I'm sorry if this hurts your feelings. But Star Wars is not your forte. And that's okay. Just don't do any more of them. Please.


    Do you think Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 1: Jedi Search needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The series needs to be redone using a narrator more familiar with the original content.


    Any additional comments?

    I"m sorry, I don't normally leave negative reviews, but I have two more books in this series to go, and I am not looking forward to them.

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    walfuls clarksville, IN, United States 04-06-13
    walfuls clarksville, IN, United States 04-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I wouldn't bother."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    They misuse many of the sound effects to the point were I just took off my headphones. The series lacked depth to their dialog it just felt like they could have done a better job with the same story. I don't this one is on par with the many other star wars books.


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    Keith W. Brown Denton, TX United States 07-09-12
    Keith W. Brown Denton, TX United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2012

    Philosopher, mindfulness practitioner, lover of sci-fi/fantasy, class literature, history, and philosophy.

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    "Abridged but still fun"
    Where does Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I got my Audible.com membership & started listening to the newest Star Wars novels when a glaucoma surgery was going to keep me from reading for a month.

    The newest versions are superbly engaging. They are also unabridged so lots of ideas as well as extra back story about the Star Wars universe comes out.

    Still, I liked the story and it is interesting to hear even the abridged version as this is the background for all of the later novels I have been listening to for the last few months.

    I recommend these recordings though mostly because they are no unabridged versions.


    Would you recommend Star Wars to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. Lots of fun for those of us who want to continue the on-going saga and learn more about the philosophy of the Force.


    Did Anthony Heald do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Mostly. I always knew who was who.


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    Richard LA CROSSE, WI, United States 01-29-12
    Richard LA CROSSE, WI, United States 01-29-12 Member Since 2006
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    "A Classic Movie & Classic Books"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    Listening to it like it was another movie. sound effects, characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the continuation of the saga is so good.


    Have you listened to any of Anthony Heald???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, but really wish it was unabridged.


    Any additional comments?

    need to make abridged and unabridged version

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas NEW ORLEANS, LA, United States 12-28-11
    Thomas NEW ORLEANS, LA, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Story and Narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    The whole Jedi Academy Trilogy is wonderful and highly recommend it for anyone searching for some old story lines while we wait for the end of Fate of the Jedi series!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars?

    There has been several mentions in later books as to what happens at Kessell- and it was interesting to go back and relive it.


    What does Anthony Heald bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration does an excellent job of bringing the fear that Han has as he stumbles through the darkness in the spice mines


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    Diane 10-07-10
    Diane 10-07-10
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    "Good Star Wars story"

    I liked it. Narrator is good. Sound effects are good. Story is fun to hear as it takes place after the end of all the movies so you kind of get to hear what happens with Han and Lei being married and Luke. It was a fun listen and I am going to listen to the other two in the triology.

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