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  • Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars)

  • By: Cavan Scott
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Marc Thompson, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,721

Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red saber, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lord’s past begins to come to light.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good but missed potential.

  • By Anonymous User on 05-01-19

Good but hard to follow at times

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-19

I enjoyed this story. It does a great job of filling in the background of characters that have been established in other media and gives some depth to other events in the galaxy. My biggest problem was the voice actor for Dooku. His voice was not remotely similar to what we have become used to from the movies and Clone Wars. It was also pretty similar to other characters which made some scenes difficult to follow.

  • Master & Apprentice (Star Wars)

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,760
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,490

An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've wanted this... sorta

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-18-19

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-19

Fantastic. Great story and performance. It fleshed out the story of some major players from the movies.

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  • Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,834
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,159

On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root - its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs - including the Death Star project - the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe my expectations were too high...

  • By Goggles on 08-29-18

Hot and cold narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-19

The narration took a little while to get used to since the major characters have established voices in other media. Not to say it was bad, just jarring at first, give it a chance. Thrawn's voice is incredible though. Some of the side characters' voices felt exaggerated and cartoonish to the point that it detracts from some scenes.

I was also not a fan of the Vader/Thrawn interactions at the beginning of the book. Vader was made to look borderline incompetent to show Thrawn's deductive skills.

  • Tiamat's Wrath

  • The Expanse, Book 8
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,770
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,747

Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Big moments as the series nears the end...

  • By Lore on 04-12-19

Sorry it ended.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-19

I got to the end of the book and was ready for more. A continuation of a great story, the mysteries are getting more intriguing and I can't wait for the next installment.

They only issue I had, and it is a small one, is that a couple character voices here hard to distinguish. I've never had that problem with this series or narrator before. I think it was a product of trying to "age" characters that I had grown used to using as their younger self. Did not take away from the story whatsoever.

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  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,710

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent

  • By A reader on 05-11-12

Watched the show, read the book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-17

I bought this book after watching the show on SyFy channel. Even though the major plot points had been spoiled for me by the show I still enjoyed the book and was engaged throughout. I'm excited for the next installment.