Being a long-time Star Wars fan, I was skeptical about the stories that were written by people who were not George Lucas. I must say, after getting my first taste with this book, I am left wanting more!! The storyline is so consistent, and it seems like the author crawled into George Lucas' head and was very true to the Star Wars saga. After listening to this book I re-watched Episode 1: The Phantom Menace for the first time since I watched it at the movie theater and was actually able to appreciate much more! The storyline in this audiobook leads VERY WELL into that movie! And the narration and sound effects added greatly to the entertainment value!
Good back story and build up to Phantom Menace. Narrator was slightly monotone
shows the beginnings of the droid army before the phantom menace. the narrator does a terrible imitation of Yoda but everybody can't easily do it. other than that I love it!
Slow, boring and a waste. Did not add to the Star Wars storyline and could be skipped when listening to the Star Wars canon. Bleh
When I think of Star Wars I think of a lot of action and adventure. This book sorely disappointed me. I found myself in a hurry to get to the next disk, not because I found it so interesting but wondering where the action takes place. The beginning and the ending were very action packed and exciting but I got tired of listening to the politics in the middle.
This story was okay.. not nearly as exciting as some of the other novels that I have listened to or read. However, for Star Wars enthusiasts like myself, I still think that it is worth a listen.
Its an fun read if you are interested in background stories potrayed in the Star Wars Phanton Menace. For example, why Cancellor Valorum got that vote of no confidence and why Qui Gon and Obi-Wan were so involved. 4/5ths of the book is action and the last 1/5 is the conclusion, aka setup for the Phantom Menace.