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  • 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 8,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,915

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

Overall mediocre, falls short of most stars books

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

Reviewed: 09-27-15

Let me star out by saying I absolutely love the sith and until now have loved all the books that focus on them. Lords of the Sith however not only fell short of expectations, it was just an overall dry story. normally I love seeing how tjese iconic characters think however this book has successfully left me feeling like Vader is still that whiny kid from episode 1. on top of that the book uses an annoyingly explains things in circles way to much... Vader is full of pain because of the loss of pádme, that pain fules if power, the power makes him draw on the pain for more power.... I get it.. is hatred and pain full the dark aide and give power, I didn't need to be lead through the circle every single time. as for the story... it was okay, it was just one of those stories that had little substance and failed to really take me on any real adventure. this book was a suggle to get throught and in the end I was I hadn't gotten the book. if you aee looking for a good book that focuses on the sith then you woild be far better off geting Darth Plagueis or the Darth Bane trilogy.

  • 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 11,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,193
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11,173

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

I really wanted this book to be great...

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

Reviewed: 09-08-15

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

I think that there likely are people who might enjoy the writing style but personally it ruined the book for me, made me zone the book out a lot of the time, and annoyed me to no end.It was lines like "she lines her target up in her sights. And then, a foot. Pain. Remembering falling. Firing grappling hook too late. Much too late." I feel like most of his sentences need several more words to make them sound right and a lot of the time I felt as if he was writing in cave man talk.

Any additional comments?

Marc Thompson was as good as ever. I have listened to at least 30 star wars novels narrated by him and never once has he let me down. If there is anyone who is just getting into star wars novels I would recommend any book that he has narrated because even if the story isn't that great he will at least make it sound great. There was two big issues that I had with this book, the first I already addressed, that being the tense that it is written in and the cave man like style that the author uses. The second is something that really saddens me. Aftermath is the 38th star wars novel I have finished and something that I always have admired about the novels is how they never would break you out of the world they created by never describing objects in the star wars world with reference to objects in our word but Chuck doesn't do that. He describes a man in a long jacket as a peacock with its tail feathers dragging behind it. He calls the windows of star ships glass rather than Transparisteel. While this seems like a little thing it is really makes it that much harder to immerse your self in the world of star wars. Sadly Aftermath is now the 2nd of 3 books from the new canon that has really let me down. I hope that the other books get better because so far it isn't looking too promising.

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