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  • Last Shot

  • Star Wars
  • By: Daniel José Older
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson, Daniel José Older, January LaVoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,908

It's one of the galaxy's most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren't your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize - first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's a letdown and boring

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-19-18

What a pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I had no idea what to expect here and I loved every moment. The narrators absolutely nail the characters as well.

  • William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken

  • Star Wars Part the Seventh
  • By: Ian Doescher
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 133

Experience The Force Awakens as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! As the noble Resistance clashes with the vile First Order, Rey, Finn, Poe Damaron, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 are pulled into a galaxy-wide drama - in iambic pentameter! Star Wars fans and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike will enjoy the authentic meter, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent addition to the series.

  • By Bryan L on 10-04-17

Another absolute delight

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Every one of these is a joy. They're clever, fun, and well cast. Listening to this on audio is the ultimate way to enjoy them. I had a smile through the entire listen. I am grateful to have heard some of these stories live as well. (AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY)

  • Dark Disciple: Star Wars

  • By: Christie Golden, Katie Lucas (Foreword)
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,005
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,606

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clone Wars Continues

  • By Troy on 07-07-15

Fleshing out a beloved series.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

This is definitely more what I was hoping for from the new canon. Golden does a fantastic job of making me care about Asajj. Although some of the plot felt rushed or glossed over, I certainly enjoyed this. I listened to the audiobook, and Marc Thompson does an incredible job.

  • Tarkin: Star Wars

  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,761

He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly…. and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid, but not earth-shattering

  • By kalei on 11-20-14

An instant Star Wars classic.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

This is the book that I wanted to see in the new Star Wars canon. I looked forward to this one for a long time and it delivered.

Tarkin brings to deeper light a character full of dark and twisted ambition. It shows an inside look to the horrible mind of one of the Empire's most wicked leaders. And the author does such a good job of making him respectable, intelligent, and grand(moff) that you almost forget what a monster Tarkin was. This is a must read for the new canon.

Euan Morton does a good job of not just capturing Tarkin but EVERY character that shows up.

Name spoiler: Armand Isard is mentioned. Old canon pushing through!

  • Starship Troopers

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,848
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,212

Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Science Fiction Classic

  • By Cather on 11-18-05

Not sure what I expected, or what I got.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

So I don't know if I liked this book or not, but I acknowledge it's quality and the conversation it provides. I get that it's not an action sci fi, more of a sociological book, but I think it failed in that regard and that's why I knocked it down a few stars. It feels like JUST the radio speech Galt gives in Atlas Shrugged without any of the quality narrative surrounding the speech. It spent more time preaching than selling me on the society under these rules.

The memoir of a soldier appeal is truly what kept me reading. I know it's nit picking but after his section about "spanking children solving the world's problems speech" I was a bit less interested in what Heinlein had to say. This is worth a read, but keep your mind active and ready to think.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lords of the Sith: Star Wars

  • By: Paul S. Kemp
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,296

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice Darth Vader find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough Sith

  • By Will Jadick on 07-30-15

Adventures of Darth and Darth, nothing more.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

This book delivered what I wanted. It had an insight into Vader's mind, his relationship with the Emperor, and some action for early rebel movements. It's fun and enjoyable, but not overly deep or dramatic as far as the big picture of star wars goes. It's definitely worth a read for fans with the new canon. I listened to this on audible, and the narration by Jonathan Davis is top notch.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return

  • By: Ian Doescher
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson, Jonathan Davis, Daniel Davis, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 427

Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare's Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Something Wookiee this way comes!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT a one-trick pony

  • By Julie W. Capell on 10-18-14

An immensely fulfilling journey

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

This may have been my favorite. Again I can't insist enough that the audio book is the superior format. The ending with the author is also charming and cheeky.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back

  • By: Ian Doescher
  • Narrated by: Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, Ian Doescher, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 519

Hot on the heels of the New York Times bestseller William Shakespeare's Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. These two plays offer essential listening for all ages.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shakespeare: Meant to be Listened To

  • By Lauren M. Woods on 11-12-14

Even better this time.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

This one was even more brilliant than the last. The wampa, AT-ATs, and Ugnaughts had me in tears of laughter. The climax of the film is done well and is still captivating in this format. If you made it through the first one and enjoyed the experience this one won't disappoint. Again, you MUST listen to the audiobook. It's wizard.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • William Shakespeare's Star Wars

  • By: Ian Doescher
  • Narrated by: Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, Ian Doescher, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas's epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare's greatest plays. 'Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Thine Ears, Brilliance This Doth Be!

  • By Troy on 10-02-13

A ton of fun.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

It's fun, clever, and a must on audio. The narration is top notch when names like Marc Thompson and January Lavoy are present.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 11,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,472
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10,450

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

Here we go!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

I think I liked this more than most once I got past the style. Listening to Marc Thompson's narration definitely helped. I liked hearing about the galaxy abroad in interludes, and I liked that we also had new characters. One of my chief old complaints was how everything was "Han, Luke, and Leia!" so I welcomed this change. The teases were fun, but I won't spoil them here. I think this rating will certainly go up or down based on how the trilogy pans out. It's not my favorite of the new canon, but it's also not the worst.