Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2003
CD ISBN 055371371X $19.95 Three CDs
THE FINAL PROPHECY is the penultimate volume in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series, all of which have been produced as abridged audiobooks. It begins with the words "A long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away," which are immediately followed by John Williams's stirring theme. Sound effects and music, played throughout under Jonathan Davis's narration, never overpower the work and help achieve the heroic tone of the Star Wars oeuvre. Davis does a fabulous job narrating the action-packed story, providing distinct voices for all of the major characters. S.D.
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