- Aug 20, 2005
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I was wondering has anyone been able to put their hands on the book yet? I just wonder, does the story include the Rebels Animated Series characters? and is the book any good?
I just started it so I don’t know about the rebels characters. It’s captured my interest so far, and all the non spoiler reviews I’ve watched/read have had nothing but great things to say about the novel.
I've never read the Thrawn Trilogy. But I did read Thrawn, and I thought this book was decent in comparison. Not great, but pretty good.
Yeah, I agree pretty good stuff here. Good characters, good story, good plot, etc.oh man!!!!! You have not read the Thrawn Trilogy? That is -in my humble opinion- the BEST piece of Literature EVER written in the context of Star Wars. Nothing can ever come close to it.. You should really start immediately!
Thrawn 2 is next up on my Audible listen list after partaking in a non-fiction, palette cleanser. (The Templers, by Dan Jones)
In the last month recently finished the following two Star Wars audiobooks (For the record, I've listened to most of them):
Ashoka: Decent for its' relatively narrow story scope and somewhat lightweight material. Treads a very familiar trope of outsider who comes in to help the downtrodden, but Rebel cartoon fans will like how it sets up the Bail Organa--Fulcrum connection. The best bonus is that you get Ashley doing the voice & that's nearly worth 1 extra star in itself. Enjoyed this one more than Rebel Rising, which it shares obvious similarities to. Rating this one 3.5/5 stars.
Last Shot: Disappointing, given the characters and the timeline. Overall this was strangely simultaneously both confusing and boring. It has you jumping around 3-4(!) different timelines making it a pain the behind to keep track of the "storyline" while doing anything else but paying 100% attention. If you want a summation, this is basically a Dr. Who episode involving the Daleks. All that was missing were droids yelling, "Exterminate! Exterminate!" Not-quite saving grace award goes to Marc Thompson whose voice impersonation is golden as both Han & Lando. IMO, he's recently overtaken Johnathan Davis as best SW narrator, excited to have him back for Thrawn 2. "Yesssss, perhapsss." (Listeners of first Thrawn book will get that.) The other 2 narrators on Last Shot are nothing special and seem to be there merely to check Disney Diversity Boxes. Overall: 2.5/5 stars.