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.
very interesting story of Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader working together. and even going back to the clone wars in which mentions Tarkin and Count Dooku having words.
A great look into Tarkin and how ruthless he really was. Now I see why he was the commander of the death star.
The story wasn't as interesting as most other star wars titles, getting bogged down in military names and back stories. Maybe Tarkin just isn't that interesting of a character. However the production and narration was amazing.
I would recommend for those who are deep into star wars and want to know every detail of the universe
I enjoy the book. Luceno does know how to write Star Wars characters, but given how vast the galaxy is, I am saddened by how simple the stakes are for this journey.
On the flip side, I am glad we get to enjoy the journey of Tarkin and explore him further than we did in the movies.
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.
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!
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