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Taken on its own merits, this audiobook is ok. It tells the story of I, Jedi and covers all the major elements and plot points. Anyone who has not read the novel will enjoy this. Anyone who has read the novel will hate it. this is an ABRIDGED version of I, Jedi. nearly 600 pages reduced down to just under 3 hours of audio. An unabridged audiobook of that length should take 12-13 hours to run through, and as such the editing takes its toll. almost all the supplementary descriptions and non plot critical conversations that serve to immerse the reader have been removed or altered, leaving the final product feeling hollow and lacking depth.
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What disappointed you about Star Wars?
I honestly think that I MAY have enjoyed this book more if it was not abridged. I bought the abridged version because there was not an unabridged available. The scenes came... one right after the other in quick succession, not allowing the fullness of the story to be absorbed. I really wanted to like it... but couldn't find the rhythm.
Would you be willing to try another one of Anthony Heald’s performances?
I have heard Anthony Heald before in a business book, one of Chet Holmes' I think. In that genre he does well. In the Star Wars EU I don't think I will listen to any more if his performances, at least not until I have exhausted all other means. His personas were narrow and unconvincing and his narration was generally uninspiring. And how about those pronunciations?? Maybe I am just used to Marc Thompon (Whom I really enjoyed in the Thrawn Trilogy), but pronouncing the middle C in "Coruscant" and "Exar Kun" as Exar Kyioon... not my favorite.
Any additional comments?
Although I enjoy the Star Wars Storyline, I was not convinced by the Exar Kun character. After 4,000 years of dormance, why come back now? Why not during the emperor's reign, especially if you claim to be so much more vastly powerful than him? I dunno, left something to be desired.
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What was most disappointing about Michael A. Stackpole’s story?
The mos disapointing thing about this adaptation is that it was way to short. There is so much more in the book that develops the charachter and the story. Very disapointing
too nice edited out from the original book. whole sections missing that seem important to the story in the book