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I'm not sure why this was abridged, I don't care enough to research it. But I have read the book and listened to the audiobook, and there is simply no value in the abridged version, not as compared to the book. The story is good, as is the narrator, I wish he could have read the whole story, its not his fault. You are better off reading it, I'm sorry to say.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
In a heartbeat, because the story is remarkably good...but quite frankly this audiobook should have been unabridged. I owned the ebook so I could read as I was hearing an I noticed that many great things were ommited. I know that abridged productions can't have it all but this is without a doubt the most thought-provoking Star Wars Novel I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying; hence the title of my review. A complete narration would have been amazing.
Having said that, there were many additional SW sounds that went well with the prouction and Jonathan Davis did an excellent job again. If I had to mention my favorite aspect of the audiobook it would be the sound effects for the jungle voice of Kar Vastor. Very well done and much better than what my imagination would have come up with otherwise.
What other book might you compare Star Wars: Shatterpoint: A Clone Wars Novel to and why?
Off the top of my head...none actually and I have read/listen to plenty of Star Wars books. The deep themes, the controversial topics, the countless of thought-provoking one liners...all of this was blended in such a way that it turned it into a fairly unique Star Wars experience for me. And I mean that as a compliment.
Which scene was your favorite?
Hard to pick a favorite with such an amazing book but if I had to single one out...the Duel between the 2 Masters of Vapaad was definitely intense and emotional. And that's as specific as I can get without heavy spoilers.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
There was one scene that terrified me. Not because of the gore of the scene but because for a moment, after the blood settled, I realized with horror that I could comprehend where th antagonist was coming from to justify his recent murder. The phrase "Old enough to kill, old enough to die," rang in my head for days. What a crafty author for compellingly pulling something like that off.
Any additional comments?
Kar Vastor was quite the interesting antagonist and I would really like to read/hear more of him.
Also, this book was quite gripping. Once I started, I finished it in 2 days. So, excellent job overall, despite the lack of an unabridged version.
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