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From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars) Audio CD – Unabridged, 10 November 2020
About the Author
R. F. Kuang is the Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy award nominated author of The Poppy War and The Dragon Republic (HarperVoyager). She has an MPhil in Chinese studies from the University of Cambridge and is currently pursuing an MSc in contemporary Chinese studies at Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship. She also translates Chinese science fiction to English. Her debut The Poppy War was listed by Time and The Guardian as one of the best books of 2018 and has won the Crawford Award and Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel.
Martha Wells has been an SF/F writer since her first fantasy novel was published in 1993, and a Star Wars fan since she saw A New Hope in the theater in 1977. Her work includes The Books of the Raksura series, The Death of the Necromancer, the Ile-Rien trilogy, The Murderbot Diaries series, media tie-ins for Star Wars and Stargate: Atlantis, as well as short fiction, YA novels, and nonfiction. She was also the lead writer for the story team of Magic: The Gathering’s Dominaria expansion in 2018. She has won a Nebula Award, two Hugo Awards, and two Locus Awards, and her work has appeared on the Philip K. Dick Award ballot, the BSFA Award ballot, the USA Today bestseller list, and the New York Times bestseller list.
Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling, Stoker Award–winning author of many books, including the And I Darken trilogy, the Slayer series, the Camelot Rising trilogy, and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. She owns a perfectly reasonable number of lightsabers, and sometimes even lets her kids play with them.
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- Publisher : Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (10 November 2020)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0593215400
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593215401
- Item Weight : 386 g
- Dimensions : 12.83 x 4.14 x 14.91 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
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Like the first book it is difficult to give an overall rating as there are some stories I enjoyed more then others. I found I really like probobly 35 out of 40 stories so 5 stars it is. Unlike the first book, the stories are not in completely sequential. Some do overlap so it give a different person's story or perspective on the same event. I must say prefer this to the first book, and I did like in the first few stories a couple of crossover characters.
The book will does follow the format of the group of stories based on the battle of Host will be together. Then the search in the asteroid field and so on. I like that they hive both Rebel and Imperial perspective stories. Also fills in the blanks of what the rest of the Rebels were doing while Luke was Jedi Training giving a major side character a well deserved life. Potentially leading into one of the upcoming Star Wars spinoffs series to be released. Though Disney has let me down with bridging book to TV in the past. Though I still have hope.
A very enjoyable book and great stories. The book is 549, 561 if you include the acknowledgments pages. 9once again adds depth and great character to build on in the future I hope. Now I am already looking forward to Return of the Jedi FACPOV.
However, I'm left feeling slightly disappointed. I would give this 2 and a half stars but I rounded it up to 3.
Most of the stories are dull; far too many of them take place in the rebel base on Hoth or on Star Destroyers from the point-of-view of the Empire. They add nothing to the story and none of the incidental characters are interesting enough to have overly long stories based around them. Once we leave Hoth, it gets far more interesting with tales of the space slug and the dark side nexus tree cave on Dagobah being particularly interesting. Other stand out stories are those of Boba Fett and Bossk. Once the story reaches Cloud City, the pacing begins to slow again and we are told several stories from the perspective of random citizens of Bespin, none of whom are particularly interesting. There are a couple of stories that tick the "woke" boxes too which i found pointless. Another disappointing one is Obi-Wan's story on Dagobah, which doesn't feel like Alec Guiness' voice and one of the latter ones features a deserting stormtrooper witnessing the duel between Vader and Luke, which seems incredulous and takes away somewhat the spirit of the scene. The penultimate tale is good, told from the perspective of the medical droid reparing Luke's hand, but the finale is another 4th wall breaking narrative from "The Whills" which is probably just a non-canon comedy but cones across as stupid, disrespectful and pointless.
The only other remark I would make is that this book pointed out something I had never noticed before in the film; there are barely any aliens in it. I'm looking forward to the inevitable Return of the Jedi entry because I know it will be the opposite of this.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 December 2020