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Star Wars: Shadow Fall

Narrated by: Carol Monda
Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
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After their narrow victory over Shadow Wing, Alphabet Squadron is on the attack, hunting their adversaries within the Imperial Remnant. Shadow Wing is desperate for direction and leadership - and they find both in the iron will of Major Keize, their former commander and Yrica Quell’s one-time mentor. As battle lines blur, Alphabet Squadron finds itself fighting not only their resurgent foes but their leader’s own deadly shadow.

©2019 Alexander Freed (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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A forgettable story

Unfortunately like a lot of the new canon novels, everything feels so inconsequential and limited.

The story is very forgettable and after two books I’m still not really connecting with any of the characters apart from Hera, but this is because of Rebels.

I did like how dramatisation had non Star Wars music as well as the traditional tracks. This is the first time I’ve heard non Star Wars music in an Audible drama and it’s very welcome. Hopefully we’ll start to hear some of the sequel soundtracks in these books soon.

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Good story, poor narration

Really enjoyed the first book. And i did enjoy the story here... but i really struggled through it because of the the narrator. Not enough variation; most of the characters sounded the same. Voice felt a bit monosyllabic in places where story needed the opposite. Overall performance was quite weak when compared to other Star Wars audio book narrators. The narrator of the first Alphabet Squadron was a lot better, and varied.

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Alexander Freed donked it out the park

I loved it. Some parts I felt were weaker, some subplots I didn't like all that much but there was nothing I disliked. The tie in with the wider Star Wars universe and with Squadrons the upcoming game, is worth it alone but the series itself has quickly become one of my favourite Star Wars stories.

The new VA took some getting used to, I'd come to just equate Saskia Maarveld with the voice of Yrica Quell, so having her speak in a much more American voice threw me until I got used to it, but that is on me. Carol Monda is an excellent choice and she brings a life to characters that I never thought possible.

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Fantastic squadron book

It's a good book good story and all ,but the narrator of the first book in my opinion was better ,it was and still is a hard thing getting used to the new narrator voice, when the characters voices set by the first narrator is hard coming over they are so different, the new one sounds like a old woman who has had too many cigarettes in her life compared to the younger and smoother sound of saskia who voiced the first book ,hope that in the next that they go back to her as narrator