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Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime Audiobook
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime
Written by: 
R. A. Salvatore
Narrated by: 
Anthony Heald
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime Audiobook

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime

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As the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat surfaces beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim. An enemy appears from outside known space, bearing weapons and technology unlike anything New Republic scientists have ever seen. Suddenly, Luke, Mara, Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, along with their children, are thrust again into battle, to defend the freedom so many have fought and died for. But this time, all their courage, sacrifice, and even the power of the Force itself, may not be enough.

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    Temporal Singularity 02-23-13
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    "Anthony Heald's reading is slow torture."
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anthony Heald?

    Marc Thompson is the only one who should be narrating the Star Wars books. His descriptions and the emotion he puts into his reading makes you feel it as if you are there.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to Anthony Heald's narration is painful. The combination of his horrible accents, and the disgusting sounds that come from the inside of his mouth (clicking and sloshing saliva), I cringe when I listen to him.

    Audible, please look into remaking all of the abridged Star Wars books. They all need to be unabridged with the polish of the Fate of the Jedi series. I listened to that entire 9 book series in three weeks.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 12-19-13
    Anthony Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 12-19-13 Member Since 2016

    An airsoft guy for 6 years!

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    "A good book ruined by bad narration."
    What would have made Star Wars better?

    I've read this book in paperback before, and rather enjoyed the story. There is certainly nothing wrong with the book itself, as I was excited to listen to it this time to relive the memories. But the narrator, Anthony Heald, has a terrible performance in this book, not putting any effort into the characters' voices and making terrible sounds with his mouth, as well as reading at a very awkward pace. Not having him try and match the characters' voices in the films was okay, but the pace of reading in this book was so clumsy that I couldn't wait to get through it, so I could find a book with a better narrator. The timing in several of the sentences he reads totally changes the mood and feel of the story, and ruins some of the most emotional parts in Star Wars novel history. Save your money or credits, this narrator ruins a great story.


    What didn’t you like about Anthony Heald’s performance?

    Pace of reading was too fast many times, and too slow in all the wrong parts. Reader didn't bother to even try mimicking character voices. Reader smacks mouth in annoying and awkward clicking sounds.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Star Wars?

    I would have cut Anthony Heald and given the part to Marc Thompson.


    Any additional comments?

    These older books would be nice to have redone with the quality of later books narrated by Marc Thompson. I listened to those in a matter of weeks, and would gladly listen to more if they were as well performed by those later Random House Audio presentations.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Brian D TENNESSEE 04-16-15
    Brian D TENNESSEE 04-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "a great set of books butchered"

    the narrator was awful and the abridged version of this set leaves out vital information and stoy content.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Drew 09-01-15
    Drew 09-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "What even happened?"

    I could not follow how everything could escalate so fast. And having a character sacrificed in such an unimportant event? Really? And how could such an advanced society not realize that their moon was going to collide with their planet? It seriously took Han to deduce that outcome to get planetary evacuation started?!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katha Kingwood, TX, United States 10-25-12
    Katha Kingwood, TX, United States 10-25-12 Member Since 2008
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    "No more abridged."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I had read that this book was one of the Star Wars books that had key points in the progression of the series. But in abridged form, it jumped around with obvious gaps. If there was something interesting, I missed it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing abridged.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Glen Burnie, MD, United States 05-11-16
    Michael Glen Burnie, MD, United States 05-11-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Ok but not on par with Zahn/Thompson"

    Good but do not prefer abridged versions. Better than nothing.

    Minimum word counts suck. Never again

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Robins 02-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "To much left out"

    There is so much detail that was left out. It's really a shame this is such a great book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-01-16
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    "Good intro to a new Enemy but bad voice attacking"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is the book where we see huge changes to our loved star wars gang.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Solo children and the new enemy they face


    What didn’t you like about Anthony Heald’s performance?

    Really bad accents given to Han Solo and the solo kids.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Chewies Death was a kick in the nutz


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    s Lions Head, ON, Canada 04-06-16
    s Lions Head, ON, Canada 04-06-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Please no more abridged star wars books"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    it's a terrible abridgement....i didn't mind the narrator as much as some people but he is definitely not marc thompson or jonathan davis.....worse though was the storyline in which characters we know and love act in strange ways completely foreign to their nature because the author just fails to understand them.....you can tell right at the start....when does Leiea ever have a jealous thought or even an insecurity or even a loss of her temper? Um....never....Mr. Salvatore just fails utterly to understand Han Solo in all kinds of ways too. And the character sacrifice at such a stupid insignificant turn of events....I am sorry that the rest of the cannon kept this interpretation going forward for the rest of the story....but yet...it still isn't as awful to me as the new movie.


    What was most disappointing about R. A. Salvatore’s story?

    it's a terrible abridgement....i didn't mind the narrator as much as some people but he is definitely not marc thompson or jonathan davis.....worse though was the storyline in which characters we know and love act in strange ways completely foreign to their nature because the author just fails to understand them.....you can tell right at the start....when does Leiea ever have a jealous thought or even an insecurity or even a loss of her temper? Um....never....Mr. Salvatore just fails utterly to understand Han Solo in all kinds of ways too. And the character sacrifice at such a stupid insignificant turn of events....I am sorry that the rest of the cannon kept this interpretation going forward for the rest of the story....but yet...it still isn't as awful to me as the new movie.


    What three words best describe Anthony Heald’s performance?

    um....sorta kinda tolerable


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

    all of the above


    Any additional comments?

    yeah.....stop freaking abridging star wars....haven't you noticed all the bad reviews everyone keeps writing? Go back and give us the whole books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    alex hickey 01-06-16
    alex hickey 01-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "decent narrator, abridged seems to be castrated"

    the abridged version skims too.many details and leaves you constantly wondering how certain events happen or why more.often than not, I felt almost cheated by the experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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