As the strands of destiny draw ever more tightly together in a galaxy-spanning web, the shocking conclusion will shatter two families and cast a grim shadow over the future.
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"A great series! Keeps your hungry for more!"
Very well done for a Star Wars audiobook. Even though it is abridged, the 6 hour run-time leaves enough material to make this audiobook entertaining. That said, you can still notice gaps where, I assume, material was cut out for the abridgement. This can be annoying after a while. I won't beat around the bush, I loathe any abridgement and I would encourage people to complain to the publisher so that they will begin releasing unabridged versions of these books. Other than that, this book was excellent. Marc Thompson is one of the most talented narrators that I have heard. It is a pleasure to listen to him. The different character voices that he assumes throughout the book are executed flawlessly and I had to keep reminding myself that it was the same person speaking. The writing, sound production, and music were all top notch. I would give this 5 stars if not for the abridgement.
One last thing, stay away from any of the star wars audiobooks that are less than 6 hours in length. They are so butchered by the abridgements, that they are not worth your time or money. Quite a few of these are narrated by Anthony Heald and he is just plain awful. I found this out the hard way. Just remember, Anthony Heald = extremely poor narration. Jonathan Davis = Extremely good narration. Marc Thompson = Outstanding narration.
"Such a Drastic Improvement Over Exile"
Probably the best so far. Despite some plot points that just make me angry, this is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.
Of course! I find her to be one of my favorite Star Wars writers, so I'll probably be picking up her Republic Commando series soon!
Everything! Thompson is so great, and combined with the sound effects and music, he's really what makes these worth the audio format.
Not really, mostly because I don't have 6 and a half spare hours to listen to audiobooks. I have to space out my reading. 15 minutes in the car on the way to work, during lunch while I eat, etc. I have no doubt this would be something I could binge read.
There is a certain story point. One that I won't spoil, but one that understandably upset a majority of the Star Wars audience when they read, or at least found out, what happened. It's something that makes me angry, and a total waste of a character.
A more positive note is the relationship between Mara and Ben. Father's are the central theme in Star Wars (at least in stories involving the Skywalkers). So it's nice to have a mother/son relationship being more developed. Of course Luke is still here, but it's made abundantly clear that Ben has a more loving and focused relationship with his mother, and I really wish that was in here more.
Also, I love how Traviss basically undoes the last novel. She shows Mara being pissed off with Luke's hand gesture with Lumiya bullcrap at the end of Exile, she nearly avoids all mention of Ben's trip to Ziost and whatever that amulet was, and while that weird Sith ship is still present, she at least makes it (somewhat) more interesting.
The production values are back to where they were in the first few novels, the story is getting more interesting, the tide is turning with these characters, and despite me not being able to take the way Jacen pronounces his new name seriously, I'm looking forward to what's coming next!
This is a true Star Wars Universe story in its purest form. It's all excitement from the beginning to the end. And I'm now looking forward to continuing the "Legacy of The Force saga.
The Force Will Be With You..... Always.
This is the 5th book in this story line, it is more story than action and the action in good just not great. But between Jason and -Fet they more than carry this book.
"the best of a great series"
The LOF series is a fantastic one to begin with. The narrator does a fantastic job of pulling you in. Sacrifice is the best out of the series, with and ending that will make you immediately want to hear the next tape in the series.
Great book love the story kept me very entertained characters were on point nothing bad to say about this book
All that I love about that Galaxy Far far away. !!! Thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one!
"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
It was overall a good story. Ready to go to the next in line and see who gets to be the hero.
Very involved storyline. Well written and executed. I DONT LIKE ABRIDGED!! I wonder if Lucas got to look at this one personally before it was published.
The narrator is the greatest wine and all of creation. One of the saddest moments in the whole series happens in this book must read!!!
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