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  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

  • By: Steve Perry
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 337

He is Xizor, Underlord of a galaxywide criminal organization, and he seeks to displace Darth Vader as the Emperor's right hand. To do so, he will hatch a brilliantly evil plan to discredit Vader in the Emperor's eyes. In the meantime, he will join the Dark Lord in an unholy alliance whose common target is Luke Skywalker.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Would have been better Unabridge

  • By Kallie on 11-10-12

This guy needs to watch starwars

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

Reviewed: 08-27-17

His pronunciation clearly shows he's never seen the show or movies in his life. Please stick to narrators that have seen it

  • Razor's Edge

  • Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion, Book 1
  • By: Martha Wells
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 503

Times are desperate for the Rebel Alliance. Harassment by the Empire and a shortage of vital supplies are hindering completion of a new secret base on the ice planet Hoth. So when Mid Rim merchants offer much-needed materials for sale, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo lead an Alliance delegation to negotiate a deal. But when treachery forces the rebel ship to flee into territory controlled by pirates, Leia makes a shocking discovery: The fierce marauders come from Leia's homeworld of Alderaan, recently destroyed by the Death Star.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Adequate Narrator.

  • By Pamela on 09-29-13

Amazing work as always

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

Reviewed: 08-27-17

January LaVoy gives a spectacular performance in this novel! Her pronunciation is proper through out and acts out the various action words as she reads!

  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

  • By: Sean Williams
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738

As ruthless apprentice to Darth Vader, Starkiller was mercilessly schooled in the ways of the dark side, commanded to exterminate the last of the purged Jedi Order, and groomed for the ultimate Sith power play: assassination of the Emperor. He served without question, killed without remorse, and lost his heart without warning to beautiful Imperial fighter pilot Juno Eclipse, never suspecting that he was just a tool in the schemes of his masters - until it was too late to escape their lethal betrayal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice star wars story especially for the gamers

  • By P on 05-30-12

Pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

I don't understand how a professional could miss pronounce a word like lived. The saying short lived has a quite obvious way of pronouncing it. Sigh.

  • Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: Rebel Dawn

  • By: A. C. Crispin
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

When Han Solo wins the Millennium Falcon in a game of sabacc, he and Chewbacca become kings of the smugglers: uncatchable, unstoppable. But with the Empire clamping down, Han knows his luck can't last. Still, when an old girlfriend who is now the leader of an insurgent Rebel group offers him a shot at an incredible fortune, Han can't resist. The plan seems a sure thing. Too bad for Han that smuggler friends can often turn into enemies...quicker than light speed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • UNABRIDGED NOW PLEASE

  • By Chad on 04-21-16

Abridged and bad pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

Hate abridged books but it was the only way it was available. I also don't like the fact that the narrator didn't do his homework on pronunciation uncertain popular words and names.

  • Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit

  • By: A. C. Crispin
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Han Solo is a fugitive from the Imperial Navy. But he has made a valuable friend in a former Wookiee slave named Chewbacca, who has sworn Han a life debt. Han will need all the help he can get. For the Ylesian Hutts have dispatched the dreaded bounty hunter Boba Fett to track down the man who already outsmarted them once. But Han and Chewie find themselves in even bigger trouble when they agree to lend their services to the crime lords Jiliac and Jabba the Hutt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn the pronunciation

  • By george hillman on 01-06-18

Butcher

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

Stop butchering the names!!!!! Do some studying so you don't ruin the flow of the story

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  • Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare

  • By: A. C. Crispin
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

He was a child without a past, a Corellian street urchin, abandoned, foraging for scraps of food, when the cruel Garris Shrike whisked him away to join a nomadic band of space-faring criminals. Now, years later, chafing under Shrike's sadistic tyranny, driven by dreams of adventure and glory, Han fights his way free. His goal: to become an Imperial Navy pilot. But first he needs hands-on experience flying spacecraft, and for that he takes a job on the planet Ylesia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prefect for the whole family on a long car ride!

  • By R-knows on 01-18-15

Pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

It would be nice if the narrator would do some homework and educate himself on the pronunciation of words from the book as well as from the movies

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919

For the handful of scattered Jedi, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy somehow, someday reclaimed. Yet more important still is the well-being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padme Amidala. Separated after Padme's death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regime, and the unspeakable power of the dark side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid, wish it was Unabridged though.

  • By Randall on 12-11-15

Unabridged

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

Please release the unabridged version!!! Despite that. This was an awesome tale. Especially the amazing epilogue.

  • Star Wars: Jedi Trial: A Clone Wars Novel

  • By: David Sherman, Dan Cragg
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Commanding a Separatist invasion force more than one-million strong, the cunning Pors Tonith lays siege to the planet Praesitlyn, home of the communications center that is key to the Republic's survival. Already outnumbered and outgunned, when confronted with an enemy ultimatum that could lead to the massacre of innocents, the Jedi may also be out of options¿unless Anakin Skywalker can strike a crucial balance between the wisdom born of the Force and the instincts of a born warrior.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged again...

  • By Seanathan1 on 01-12-17

Pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

What do I keep writing about in these reviews? Pronunciations. Somewhere in the beginning the narrator says lĪve instead of lîve. It's extremely important to get these kinds of variations right so as to not break the listener out of the spell of the story.

  • Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit: Siege

  • By: Karen Miller
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

On the Outer Rim, the planet Lanteeb has no strategic value, no political power, and one enormous problem: It has been invaded by an emboldened Separatist Alliance. To find out why, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi have snuck onto Lanteebe and now look oblivion in the eye.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It takes two books to tell a single mission

  • By Thomas David Chou on 04-10-12

Pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

I get that some words are not in the English dictionary. But names like chandrilla is grammar-wise, said incorrectly. They say instead, "Shan drillAhhh". Pokes my pet peeve every time

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: No Prisoners

  • By: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

The Clone Wars rage on. As insurgent Separatists fight furiously to wrest control of the galaxy from the Republic, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine cunningly manipulates both sides for his own sinister purposes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another full length and it was enjoyable

  • By john on 07-05-09

Relationships

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

This book ultimately answered questions many had about the Jedi and their issues with attachment. It was the most illuminating book yet.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful