|# of Units:||8 CDs|
|Length:||9 hours, 30 minutes|
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This is not only the best Star Wars book I’ve read/listened to, but also one of the best audiobooks I’ve ever heard. The narrator sounds EXACTLY like Tarkin, and nothing in this book feels out of place or forced. There’s even fantastic inner dialogue from the Emperor. I may have to listen through again, it was that good. The author made Tarkin one of my favorite ancillary characters, just off of this book alone. If you’re on the fence, just get it. You won’t be disappointed.
This is pretty much the only audio book that I have listened to more than once. The story was much better than expected and the narration was excellent. A must have for any Star Wars fan.
the book is great and the narrator is great at shifting the pitch of his voice so he sounds like someone else; I thought I was licensing to more then one person.
This book is spectacular. James Luceno hits yet another Star Wars book straight out of the park. This is a compelling tale about probably the most criminally underappreciated villain in all of Star Wars. The narrator is also brilliant and does the voices of Tarkin, Vader, and Palpatine amazingly well. His voice is never boring and he reads the book like a pro. Highly recommended.
A surprisingly in-depth back story for a character that appeared in only one actual Star Wars movie (Episode IV- A New Hope). The novel takes you on a journey back through Tarkin's life and chronicles his rise through the ranks and reveals the very close ties between the Emperor, Vader and the Grand Moff. The tale revolves around the first hint at a rebellion forming five years after the fall of the Old Republic and the run up to the completion of the first mobile battle station (aka Death Star). Well chronicled and full of action and strategy interwoven with the story of Tarkin. Narration is overall well done. However, the voice of Darth Vader was a bit off. Not everyone can speak like James Earl Jones, right? Vader and Tarkin are teamed up in the story so it is full of good interactions and insight into both characters. Well done!
"James Luceno is New York Times bestselling author of two Star Wars: The New Jedi Order novels?Agents of Chaos: Hero?s Trial and Jedi Eclipse. He also co-authored the popular Robotech series with his close friend, the late Brian Daley, and wrote the film adaptations for The Shadow and The Mask of Zorro. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife and children. "