Spectre of the Past by Timothy Zahn Audiobook Review

Note: This review of of the abridged version of the audiobook. After disturbing information about a planets destruction comes to light the peace within the New Republic becomes frayed thanks to a plot from within the Imperial Remnant whilst the Imperial leaders debate a surrender to the New Republic in a bid to end theContinue reading “Spectre of the Past by Timothy Zahn Audiobook Review”

Bad Batching Episode 3: Replacements/Yub Nubbin: Cries of the Trees

Bad Batching returns after another amazing episode of ‘The Bad Batch’ called ‘Replacements’. And as a bonus treat to tantalise your ear-buds, the first episode of ‘The Life Debt Podcast: Yub Nubbin’ is included to whet your appetite for the Early Access show on Patreon, starting in June. So if you like what you hearContinue reading “Bad Batching Episode 3: Replacements/Yub Nubbin: Cries of the Trees”

Showdown at Centrepoint by Roger McBride Allen Audiobook Review

With Centrepoint charging for another Supernova blast, the Solo/Skywalker family and friends are in a race against time to uncover the truths behind the events that n the Corellia Sector. Roger McBride Allen really brings ‘The Corellian Trilogy’ to a stellar conclusion with ‘Showdown at Centrepoint’, with all of the leads reuniting to end theContinue reading “Showdown at Centrepoint by Roger McBride Allen Audiobook Review”

Assault at Selonia by Roger McBride Allen Audiobook Review

With Han Solo and Leia Organa prisoners of ‘The Human League’ and the New Republic Fleet unable to fight, Luke, Lando must find a fleet capable of breaking through the Interdiction Field. Meanwhile, Chewie and the Solo kids go with Ebrihim to his homeworld and discover the secret behind Corellia’s archaeological dig. The second partContinue reading “Assault at Selonia by Roger McBride Allen Audiobook Review”

Ambush at Corellia by Roger Macbride Allen Audiobook Review

The Solo family visit Han’s homework’s of Corellia for a Trade Summit as tensions rise amongst the people and a hostile group called ‘The Human League’ begins terrorising the planet. Meanwhile, Luke joins Lando on a strange journey to find Lando a wife. As the first part of a trilogy, ‘Ambush at Corellia’ has gotContinue reading “Ambush at Corellia by Roger Macbride Allen Audiobook Review”

The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Audiobook Review

When a mass extinction occurs, an old friend of Han’s arrives with a strange message and the Senate is bombed by a mysterious attacker, Luke, Leia and Han go on separate adventures to get to the bottom of a growing threat to the New Republic. After what I can only describe as a rather dismalContinue reading “The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Audiobook Review”

Star Wars Vintage: Clone Wars 2D Micro Series – Volume 1

Oh Disney+, you wonderful, beautiful beast you. Treating us to a whole array of Star Wars: Legends content. Back in the 2000’s when this series first aired I really annoyed my parents, taking over the TV to record these onto VHS, in five minute bursts. But I didn’t care, it was wonderful new Star WarsContinue reading “Star Wars Vintage: Clone Wars 2D Micro Series – Volume 1”

Tyrant’s Test by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review

As the New Republic and The Duskhan League trade ultimatums, Leia faces dissent within her own ranks. Luke’s quest to find his mother comes to a startling conclusion and Lando, Lobot and the Droids finally understand the ship they have been stuck on. Returning to a standard format that jumps between the different plot lines,Continue reading “Tyrant’s Test by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review”

Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review

The second part of McDowell’s ‘Black Fleet Crisis’ Trilogy takes the three separate storylines from ‘Before the Storm’ and throws the characters headlong into their adventures. Split into three parts, the first part focus’ on Lando, Lobot, R2-D2 and C-3PO as they make their way through the lost ship, the Teljkon Vagabond, which is blastingContinue reading “Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review”

Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review

When I was younger I bought this book, and as much as I tried, I just couldn’t get into it. I don’t think I ever made it past the first chapter. Something just didn’t click with me and it ended up in a box until I gave the majority of me EU collection to charityContinue reading “Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review”

The Crystal Star by Vonda N. McIntyre Audiobook Review

Imperial fanatics, a extra-dimensional chunk of meat, a kidnapping plot and the worst vacation ever pretty much sun this one up. After Jacen, Jaina and Anakin Solo are kidnapped by Lord Hethrir, a former apprentice to Darth Vader. His goal is to restore the Empire with the help of the extra-dimensional being, Waru. Han andContinue reading “The Crystal Star by Vonda N. McIntyre Audiobook Review”

Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly Audiobook Review

I can safely say I am happy to be done with this ‘Callista Trilogy’. ‘Planet of Twilight’ finishes off this series, that Hambly started with ‘Children of the Jedi’ and followed by Kevin J. Anderson’s ‘Darksaber’. So far I haven’t been too thrilled with this run of (audio)books, finding the stories to really not haveContinue reading “Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly Audiobook Review”

Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review

Boy, oh boy. Darksaber sees the return of Kevin J. Anderson, the author of the ‘Jedi Academy Trilogy’ but the book falls short of the quality that I had expected after those great books. Set not long after ‘Children of the Jedi’, the book follows a number of storylines that eventually tie together at theContinue reading “Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review”

Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly Audiobook Review

I am not going to lie, as I listened to this, after reading it back in the late 90’s and barely remembering any of it, I had a few “What the #*$%?” moments, where I would have to take a moment to process what it was I had just listened to. The story follows twoContinue reading “Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly Audiobook Review”

I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole Audiobook Review

Rogue Squadron Pilot Corran Horn begins his Jedi Training and uses his CorSec skills to track down the Pirates who have kidnapped his wife. Michael A. Stackpole writes a first person story focusing on Corran Horn who he introduced in the ‘X-Wing’ series. The story weaves through the narrative from Kevin J. Anderson’s ‘Jedi Academy’Continue reading “I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole Audiobook Review”

Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review

With Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in a comatose state and Kyp Durron continues his path of destruction, it’s up to Han and Lando to stop the possessed Jedi whilst Leia worries about the ailing Mon Mothma and an attack on the secret location of her and Han’s third child, Anakin. Kyp uses the Sun CrusherContinue reading “Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review”

The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos (Part 1) – Hero’s Trial

After bumping into Roa, an old friend, Han Solo leaves his friends and family on a quest to track down and wipe out a group of Yuuzhan Vong allies called ‘The Peace Brigade’ and ends up in the middle of a New Republic Special Ops mission with a new ally, a Ryn called Droma. Meanwhile,Continue reading “The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos (Part 1) – Hero’s Trial”

Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review

As Luke’s Jedi Academy grows, so does a Dark evil, threatening to destroy the fledgling Jedi Order before it had even begun, meanwhile, Princess Leia has to contend with an ailing Mon Mothma and the sudden depart of Admiral Ackbar after piloting error caused the Mon Calamari to crash his ship into a historic monumentContinue reading “Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review”

Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review

If ever there was a trilogy of books that I regretted getting rid of other than Timothy Zahn’s ‘Empire Trilogy’ it’s Kevin J. Anderson’s Jedi Academy Trilogy. ‘Jedi Search’ was one of my most-read Star Wars books when I was younger, along with the rest of the trilogy, for me it was all about theContinue reading “Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review”

The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton Audiobook Review

My binge of Star Wars ‘Legends’ Audiobooks took a turn away from the X-Wing series for a moment, after tearing through the first four books of the series I opted to take a break from the rip-roaring fast pace of Star Fighter Pilots. In doing that I have also made the decision to listen/read allContinue reading “The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton Audiobook Review”

The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide (Part 2) – Ruin by Michael A. Stackpole

After the loss of Dantooine, The New Republic looks for allies and answers as a new weapon presents itself that could turn the tide of war. With the New Republic on the run once again, Leia turns to The Imperial Remnant, led by Admiral Gilad Pellaeon for aid against the Yuuzhan Vong. Corran Horn, GannerContinue reading “The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide (Part 2) – Ruin by Michael A. Stackpole”

The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide (Part 1) – Onslaught by Michael A. Stackpole

I’ve finally gotten around to reading this after finishing ‘Vector Prime‘ months ago. It’s not because it’s taken me months to read (it’s barely 300 pages) but the mass amount of Star Wars content we have had since has kept me busy. ‘Dark Tide: Onslaught’ was the first book from ‘The New Jedi Order’ seriesContinue reading “The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide (Part 1) – Onslaught by Michael A. Stackpole”

Star Wars: X-Wing 4 – The Bacta War Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole

After the majority of the team resigned their post, Rogue Squadron is well and truly rogue and taking the fight to Isaard on Thyferra. Wedge Antilles and the rest of Rogue Squadron end up on their own after resigning in the previous book, The Krytos Trap. Their newfound freedom from the Politics of the fledglingContinue reading “Star Wars: X-Wing 4 – The Bacta War Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole”

Star Wars: X-Wing 3 – The Krytos Trap Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole

With a terrifying virus killing non-humans, one of their own on trial for treason and another imprisoned, believed dead, Rogue Squadron must save the day on many fronts. ‘The Krytos Trap’ does something I never even thought I would encounter, let alone enjoy. We get a courtroom drama in Star Wars. The trial of TychoContinue reading “Star Wars: X-Wing 3 – The Krytos Trap Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole”

Star Wars: The Last Command by Timothy Zahn Book Review

Grand Admiral Thrawn’s grip on the Galaxy tightens as The New Republic struggles against him machinations whilst Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade must face C’boath in a dramatic confrontation. Thrawn’s machinations reach an all time high, with his development of Clones filling out the Imperial ranks after the acquisition of the Katana Fleet which hasContinue reading “Star Wars: The Last Command by Timothy Zahn Book Review”

Star Wars: X-Wing 2 – Wedge’s Gamble Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole

Rogue Squadron take the offensive to the Imperial Capital of Coruscant in the second part of the X-Wing series. Rogue Squadron infiltrate the planet with a group of former Black Sun operatives who work to foil the Imperial leadership and claim the planet in the name of the fledgling New Republic. Corran Horn and hisContinue reading “Star Wars: X-Wing 2 – Wedge’s Gamble Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole”

Star Wars: X-Wing 1 – Rogue Squadron Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole

Please allow me to take you down memory road for a moment… Back in late 1998, the release of the highly anticipated N64/PC game ‘Rogue Squadron’ was something I was very excited for, that was right at the top my Christmas list. In my preparation to be the best damned fighter pilot this side ofContinue reading “Star Wars: X-Wing 1 – Rogue Squadron Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole”

Star Wars: Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn Book Review

The Empire and The New Republic are in a race again time to locate the lost Katana Fleet, whilst Leia and Chewie go on a daring mission to gain new allies, Luke, Han and Lando try to prove Ackbar’s innocence and meet some potential new allies. This book travels at breakneck speeds, and even whenContinue reading “Star Wars: Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn Book Review”

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn Book Review

I can’t imagine the excitement for fans in 1991 when this book was released after eight years since ‘Return of the Jedi’ has been released. Of course there had been new content, the two Ewoks films as well as the Droids and Ewoks cartoons, but this was the first story that continued the heroes adventures.Continue reading “Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn Book Review”

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Review Series – Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore

In the mid to late nineties I tried to follow the Expanded Universe as much as a kid could, but I had a lot of gaps in the collection, so when I found out about the ‘New Jedi Order’ I ended up starting with the second book in the series (it was the only oneContinue reading “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Review Series – Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore”