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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 14 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 8 Mar. 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003BKR2RK
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Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash Audio Download – Unabridged
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Most of the light-hearted side of this novel comes out of the comic escapades of Allana accompanied by C3PO and R2D2. With each book of this series Allana becomes a more and more interesting and well developed character. Her relationships with Han and the two droids continues to get better. In fact, Allana's role gives the well recognised character of Han something fresh and allows C3PO to have a more active role than he has had in many of the Star Wars novels set after 'Return of the Jedi'
The re-introduction of the Nightsisters and the Mandolorians helps to improve the series. Both have been highly interesting peoples across the various Star Wars media and are always a joy to see included. They both seems to have picked up some influence from their portrayals in the Clone Wars TV series, but that too is no bad thing.
Events on Coruscant still fail to impress though. The political manoeuvring and its ramifications lack the intrigue and suspense that such scenarios usually possess in the films and other Star Wars media. I still don't fully comprehend Daala's motivations and can't see how her actions will actually benefit her.Read more ›
Each series has something special to offer and to be honest I'm more at home with the Skywalker/Solo's than at any other point in the Universes vast history. As such it made this title too tempting to resist which I suppose means I'm damned to the darkside. LOL
Unfortunately whilst the plot is gripping, the characters have lost a lot of their lustre, whether this is due to poor planning or lack of understanding of the characters I'm not sure but what really annoyed me was the clunkiness of the language used by the author. Add to this poor story direction and forcing (if you'll pardon the pun) the characters into situations that clearly they didn't want to enter made this all in a rather annoying read. With luck this will improve in future titles however at the moment if you want some good Star Wars writing then perhaps I can suggest Troy Denning or Sean Williams.
That's not to say I was that impressed with it. Like all of the books so far in this series, I've felt it has been a little slow in developing. Plus I still can't abide the concept of the Sith returning in the way they have.
Not wanting to let my fanboy personal prejudice get in the way, the book was actually very enjoyable to read. Aaron Allston usually delivers good quality and this was no different. We see a lot of Luke, Leia and Han, which always makes a Star Wars book that much more enjoyable. I'm also beginning to really like Ben's character. He reminds me a lot of Anakin Solo's character in the New Jedi Order series.
All in all a pretty good read. Given this is almost the halfway point in the series, you can't really afford to miss it can you?
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The book is good and must be viewed as part of the overall series.
The strength in this series remains with the maturing of the relationship between Luke and Ben. Allana's portrayal is still very one dimensional, while Han and Leia's role as grandparents is unrealistic. Go to Dathomir where Luke is in trouble and leave her in the Falcon with C3PO to babysit? Please. What happened to their common sense?
The political problems are convoluted, as usual. I don't see why they have to be. They just are.
Basically, everyone visits Dathomir and leaves. The end.
It was all pretty good, minus just about everything involving Dathomir, which is like 1/2 the book. Seriously, it was bad. Like Gilligan's Island bad. 90% of what happened on Dathomir was a waste of time and had no relevance to existing plotlines... I literally found myself skipping paragraphs (I never, ever do).