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  • Aftermath: Star Wars

  • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,207
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11,187

The second Death Star has been destroyed, the emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down. Devastating blows against the Empire and major victories for the Rebel Alliance. But the battle for freedom is far from over. As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance - now a fledgling New Republic - presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy's scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy's strength is unfolding.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing and Frustrating

  • By Jason on 09-08-15

So bad I'm writing my first review to warn fans!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I think fans of poorly written fan fiction might enjoy it.

What was most disappointing about Chuck Wendig’s story?

His use of present tense in a story that takes place "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" shows a fundamental lack of understanding for the source material. He dangles interesting characters who are beloved by fans, like Wedge and Admiral Akbar, in front of the reader only to snatch them away. Instead we spend our time with uninteresting and unlikable characters.

What three words best describe Marc Thompson’s performance?

His performance, while over-dramatic at times, is the lone bright spot in this recording.

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

Boredom.

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