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Download Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Dramatized) Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Dramatized) Audiobook, by George Lucas
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,276 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Lucas Narrator: Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, John Lithgow Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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National Public Radio's 1981 adaptation of Star Wars was one of the most successful presentations in the history of radio: and a very tough act to follow. Nevertheless, two years later, the members of the Star Wars production team eagerly returned to create a radio version of The Empire Strikes Back.

Like its predecessor, this electrifying drama boasts an outstanding cast (including Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Anthony Daniels as See Threepio, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, and John Lithgow as Yoda); a greatly expanded script, with many scenes not found in the movie; and audio engineering of unparalleled excellence. The Empire Strikes Back takes you once more into a galaxy of pure sound and limitless imagination for an adventure you'll never forget.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aidan Hardekopf | 2/17/2014

    " This book is a classic, yes. However, it doesn't help that the book was easier to predict than the amount of rainfall in Arizona, and the plot itself was plagued with cliches. That said, this IS one of the first sci-fi novels written, so I'll cut it a bit of slack. But it isn't the best. I'd reccomend this to hardcore fans of the Star Wars franchise, but no one else. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 the Skrauss | 2/13/2014

    " Had an interesting experience reading this book as a child. When Luke is frozen into the ceiling of the space yeti's cave, I suddenly imagined that the scene took place on a stage. The walls of the cave were cardboard, the space yeti a costume, the snow Styrofoam beads. I couldn't get this impression out of my head. Immersion utterly disrupted, I wondered if I'd ever be able to read a book again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/3/2014

    " Loved the movie...but the book is forgettable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin Price | 2/1/2014

    " As a kid who watched this movie very day after school, I can vividly remember reading the novelization as a second grader. Probably better just watching the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 1/19/2014

    " What isn't to love about the middle child of a trilogy? Something has to carry the story forward! So what about loose ends! I think I love this story the best only because it is has such a large burden. And what cool cover art. Brooding and introspective with lots of cool geeky bits to satisfy us alternate universe fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Yelverton | 1/14/2014

    " This book added so much to the movie that several scenes were made to be understandable once I read the novelization. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paulo Carvalho | 1/11/2014

    " One of the best movies out there but this book added nothing new to the story. It's like reading a script but without all those lines saying who is talking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 11/12/2013

    " There is nothing spectacular as far writing but the action is intense. Not a bad science fiction-fantasy book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meadow | 10/24/2013

    " When their rebel base is discovered on Hoth, the rebal alliance must move, But Luke must find the meaning in his past. As he battles Darth Vader, Vader tells Luke that he is Anakin Skywalker, his father. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corinne | 9/29/2013

    " Again, not a Star Wars fan. I read this just to say I read it, but it wasn't my cup of tea. Too much description of battles, not enough characterization. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg of A2 | 9/14/2013

    " As fine a novelization as ever there was one. Good, pulpy stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hunter Beck | 1/10/2013

    " A great follow-up to A New Hope, with, of course, the revelation of Darth Vader as Luke's father. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emerson | 10/19/2012

    " Very very interesting story! Excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Rowe | 8/24/2012

    " Best of all the Star Wars. I love this cover image! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 3/9/2012

    " my favorite of the original trilogy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 11/19/2011

    " i loved this book. i really love the star wars series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 9/23/2010

    " Same as the movie, just with more words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mell | 8/2/2010

    " Admit to being a recovered star wars junkie. I now see the acting was kinda cheesy, tho the Princess Leia/Han Solo kiss in the Millennium Falcon was the swoon-worthy moment of my adolescence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 9/27/2009

    " really clarified a lot of thing for me like who darth "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitlin Rose | 8/18/2009

    " I like this writer better than the one that adapted A New Hope. I still like the movie better--probably because I grew up watching it. It's still a good and satisfying read, though; especially for uber-fans, such as myself:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 2/25/2009

    " Possibly even better than the film? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Roberts | 1/29/2008

    " Still love the story even though it's quite different from the actual movie. There was quite a bit of purple prose and head hopping though (but to be expected from the book's age). "

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