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Summary

The Alliance Fleet mounts a major campaign against a deadly warlord. Tyrant Ysanne Isard has taken control of Thyferra, intending to use its supply of medicinal bacta to destabilize and destroy the New Republic. Undermanned and deprived of Alliance support, Rogue Squadron must oppose Isard's plans, defeat her Star Destroyer fleet, and free Thyferra from her rule in a winner-take-all battle against a seemingly superior force.

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What listeners say about Star Wars: The X-Wing Series, Volume 4: The Bacta War

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interesting to hear the story I have read so often

I have owned a hard copy of this set of books for a number of years and have read each one numerous times. I always enjoy reading them. That being said, I do enjoy listening to these audiobook versions.

The story is adapted from the original but it does not particularly detract from the over all story. The performance is do everything very well as are the sound effects.

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well worth a listen

I 1st read these bunch of books as a teen and loved them. Easy to listen to although I'm pretty sure it's missing some of the back story from the books which is disappointing.

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too many sound effects

It was a decent Star Wars story with good narration but the sound effects got a bit annoying and were too loud compared to the narrator

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-17

Too Abridged

These are fantastic books and the abridged versions do not do them justice. I figured this out from some of the other reviews and actually read the books which are worlds better. I hope that these will be redone without abridgement.

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  • James Hillberry
  • 17-05-17

Terrible performance

When the F*** did Wedge become Irish?! Actor still cannot pronounce names world and other vital aspects of Star Wars

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  • MRTrauffer
  • 28-03-16

Why does this series need abridgment?

This series needs to be unabridged. Too much detail is missing from these storylines. These audio versions do not do the actual stories justice, sure I like the effects and background that was added, but the lack of story depth counteracts that production. What a shame.

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  • Timothy
  • 18-07-15

Abridgment and narrator leave a little to be desired

The narrators accents are muddled at best, perhaps on purpose, perhaps by accident, but it can make him difficult to follow at times. That being said it won't prevent me from getting other books in the series. I only wish they had produced an unabridged collection.

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  • firstceb
  • 01-03-13

Hard listen for a 'core' Star Wars fan

What didn’t you like about Anthony Heald’s performance?

Everybody is an old man with this readers voice.

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I have read all the books and looked forward to listening at work. The first three were rough with Henry Thomas; barley into book 4 and wishing they were done by Mr Thomas. Seems these books were read by whom ever would do the work. Fictional stories need to be done by those who can perform a miriad of voices. Christian Rummel, who narrated The Lost Fleet series, would be a great improvement. His ability made listening to a story I had never read/heard before, an amzing jorney.

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  • Melissa R.
  • 05-05-22

Interesting editing

The abridged version took some interesting choices. Story and performance are fine but I prefer the unabridged version.

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  • Aime
  • 01-02-22

Poor narration

I was truly interested in the story, but the narrator was not very diverse in demonstrating a differentiating tone. In addition, his inability to pronounce Coriscant was aggravating. There are movies, cartoons, podcasts. Seriously?!!

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  • jon
  • 07-11-21

Missing parts of the original book

The narration was not too bad, sound effects were ok, but bits of the book were missing. Small sections of the story were not narrated into the audio book

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  • Richard
  • 19-10-21

My Favorite X-Wing Novel

My favorite of the X-wing books. REALLY hoping they do an unabridged version. Finally going through and buying/listening to all the abridged ones after the recent Rogue Squadron unabridged version release. This has always been my favorite series in the EU.

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  • Jason
  • 17-04-21

So abridged you can't enjoy it.

Save your money/credit. I will just read the book again. I mean when you leave out entire plot points that matter later in the book and for that matter ALL of Star Wars Legends? Might as well not have abridged huh?