Star Wars: Dark Empire (Dramatized)

  • by Tom Veitch
  • Narrated by full cast
  • 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Six years after the battle of Endor, the fight for freedom rages on. Han Solo and Princess Leia, now married, struggle to protect their twin children from danger. Darth Vader is dead, but a reborn Empire strikes back against the Rebel Alliance, and the Rebels discover that their greatest foe may be their closest friend: Luke Skywalker!


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A celestial dump far, far away...

As a huge Star Wars fan, and a big reader of the extended universe of Star Wars fiction, it was natural that I'd want my children to get giddy with excitement about all things Star Wars. As part of our own nightly tradition, I read them a couple of childrens' stories, and then as they fall asleep we play a CD of other stories to make their sleep time really adventureful.

Occasionally, Star Wars books have made it into our reading repertoire, but not so with SW audiobooks. This looked like a great kids' book and my sons' love of Luke Skywalker made this a desirable download.

Bleck...absolutely horrible is the only way to describe this book. While it's exciting to know Mark Hammil and Anthony Daniels appear as Luke and C-3PO, the remainder of the voice actors are pretty awful.

The narrator is clearly NOT aware of Star Wars or its pronunciations. The butchering of words such as Coruscant (which he pronounces Core-us-Kant) makes this as abrading as Jar-Jar Binks doing Karaoke.

The whole storyline is truly stupid. Luke gets seduced by a clone Emporer to become a dark sider, Boba Fett reappears from the Sarlaac without any explanation than he's tough to kill (c'mon: tell me HOW you got out..sheesh), and battle scenes sound so artificial and stupid that it makes the TV cartoon Droids (an arguably equally awful set of Star Wars stories revolving around R2 and 3PO that appeared in the 1980s) look downright articulate.

Bottom line: skip this. Ignore it. It is a blight of a story from an otherwise stellar universe. I really can't wait for the CDs I burned of this tale to be composted in a trashdump far, far away.
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- Jason

Wow... A must hear

I remember hearing these stories years ago on tape. It was such a treat to find them at Audible. The story is awesome. This radio drama includes a talented cast with real star wars sounds and great music. It's a "must hear" for every Star Wars fan. The only bummer is the missing part three - Is there a SW:Dark Empire Part III anywhere?
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- Daniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books