Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Book Review: Star Wars: Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire- by William C. Dietz

Soldier for the Empire (Star Wars: Dark Forces, #1)Soldier for the Empire by William C. Dietz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is one of the rare cases where I have not only listened to the audiobook, but have also read the print book as well. The print book has impressive illustrations that do a good job of giving tribute to the graphic novel style while still accompanying a more traditional text.
The audio adaptation is just that, it is an adaptation in the style of radio dramas without the narrator. Therefore there are a lot of times where characters are describing their actions which is kind of silly. From what I can tell the graphic novel adaptions seem to be some of the earliest "audiobooks" in the Star Wars Universe and I am grateful that as novel began to be adapted that the early decisions were for abridgment rather than radio drama style adaptations.
Being the first of three graphic novel tie-ins to a video game this book did a pretty good job of setting the scene and establishing Kyle Katarn's background and motivation.

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