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Death Troopers
Auteur(s): Joe Schreiber
Narrateur(s): Sean Kenin
Durée: 6 h et 41 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 évaluations)

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Description

When the Imperial prison barge Purge - temporary home to 500 of the galaxy's most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves - breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a star destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back - bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning....

The Purge's half-dozen survivors - two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board - will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn't really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

©2009 Joe Schreiber (P)2009 Random House

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Good but was the recipe for great

Epic concept and setting, a million opportunities for twists, turns, dark deals, and unholy alliances. AWESOME. Voice actor was 10/10.

I imagined prisoners, rebels, and storm troopers forced into a tight group, having to work together to survive as “super soldiers” gone wrong or zombies picked them off whilst their ship was crumbling to pieces as they tried to escape.

Instead... well I don’t want to ruin it, but that’s not what happens... and I was gravely disappointed :(

It felt more like a made for tv budget zombie drama.

I won’t deny I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t all my dreams (nightmares) come true

Best Line of dialogue “I did him a favour, would you like one as well?”

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'Edge of your seat' intensity!

Excellent narration and immersive sound effects! Lots of detailed characters that are so easy differentiated through the Author's changing tone!

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Well

Didn’t expect a zombie or living dead story from star wars. Overall it was good storyline

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Too much like a fanfic

it doesn't go far enough. It feels very much like it's own isolated story in it's own pocket dimension. Which, in some cases is fine, but the execution did not make it in it's favour.

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Interesting mix of 2 genres, Star Wars vs Zombies.

I quite like the story. The narrator isn't as good as Marc Thompson, it took the first 15min to get warmed up to his voice, but the story picked up and it got way better.

SPOILER ALERT! it's one of the better starring Han Solo stories that I've listened to.

It was different, entertaining, quite disgusting and an interesting twist of genres, Star Wars and zombies. I dig it!!!

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A Must Listen If You Are a Star Wars Fans

Amazing sound effects and the narrator's impressions were extremely impressive! A captivating and suspenseful story that had us wanting to listen non stop until it was done!

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Completely immersive! unreal quality

This was actually my first foray into audio books and I could not have had a better time. The narration was excellent made only better by the accompanying sound effects and music. I can only hope to find other audio books of this caliber.

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  • Kerry
  • 2010-06-02

Freaking scary!

Man this book will ENTRANCE you with the horror. At several points I had to stop because it was freaking me out. The chapter transitions which are screamed in a freaky way will really add to freaking you out. And yes thus far I've used the word freak a lot, because this book did a very good job of scaring the bejesus out of me. I had to stop listening to it after hours at work, cuz I was all alone. The narration is AWESOME. They have full dramatization and a full cast as far as I can tell. WARNING: This audio book WILL scare most people. I am no shyster to horror, with all classic horror movies being enjoyable to me. But jeez, the way this book is paced you constantly feel the constraints of the spaceships. There is nowhere safe to run. Nowhere to safe to hide. If horror is your bag, GET THIS AUDIO BOOK! If you are easily frightened stay away!

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  • Morelos
  • 2009-10-16

Awesome atmospheric Star Wars horror

The Star Wars universe has always been about adventure and might, but being a full grown adult and a fan, I am always in search for good stories in the Expanded Universe.

I had always thought my beloved franchise needed some good mature stories and here it is. Death Troopers is a mature, fast paced story that will make you enjoy this book in one sitting.

The story is heavy on character development and you end up actually caring for what happens to all of them.

Narrative is pretty atmospheric and you feel like you are there, trying to get out of a swarm of monsters that are up for a good lunch.

Now about the narrator. This guy is AWESOME. I am pretty impressed by his quality, his acting skills and how he can switch from a teenage voice to a droid to a girl to a villain. All in a single chapter. If you happen to know him, please tell him I am a huge fan.

The production is also top notch. I has plenty of sounds and atmospheres and clips from the movies.

The book is a blast. Just plain fun and it will give you the creeps rather often.

Fantastic work.

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  • Thomas
  • 2012-08-16

Has its moments. Not many, but it does have them.

I've never heard any other narrations by Sean Kenin, but he is stellar here. He uses an array of different voices, accents, and speech patterns so you always know which character is speaking. His natural reading voice is clear and pleasant. I will have to look for more of his work. Strong audio design continues beyond the narration, with licensed Star Wars music and sound effects used throughout for great ambiance.

Unfortunately, the story itself is uneven. While truly good at some points, it is often goofy and always predictable. In addition to being predictable, the author errs, in my opinion, by not providing enough survivors. The initial outbreak claims all but six characters, and two of them are protected by Hero Death Immunity - two canonical characters in a very questionable cameo. No matter how grim things seem for our survivors, there is very little dramatic tension since we know that, at worst, only four of them can possibly suffer any permanent consequences. A larger cast with no "untouchables" would have helped the story considerably.

I would recommend this book to a friend, but only on the condition they were a huge fan of both Star Wars AND zombies.

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  • Steven Taylor
  • 2017-06-20

What a great star wars book!

The story is amazing, scary and somber at times. The quality of the narration incredible.

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  • David
  • 2014-05-14

Ugh Not Another.....

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this story to the die hard Star Wars fan. There is another particular fan that I would recommend this to as well.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I loved the sound affects.

I am so very tired and bored with the plot as it has been done a billion times.

What about Sean Kenin’s performance did you like?

Just a great voice with a good sense of timing.

Did Star Wars inspire you to do anything?

I am not certain that I understand this question. I purchased the book because it was a Star Wars universe setting.

Any additional comments?

This really was not a bad book. I think young adult readers would love it. I did enjoy the radio play elements, and the reader.

*****Spoiler*****
Warning
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Zombie book

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  • Terje
  • 2011-06-24

Comes across as fan fiction

This was my first foray in to the Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU) and honestly it gives off a "fan fiction" kind of feel. I really can't say that the author is bad, but just wasn't my taste. I do how ever like the added sound effects and the reader did a great job with all the different voices. I will give maybe one more EU book a chance. Fingers crossed.

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  • Logan
  • 2010-03-06

Great Book

I thought this was a good book, and a good combination of two of my favorite sci fi things; star wars and zombies. One thing to note is that it is incredibly gory, just a fair warning. The narration is great, as are the sound effects.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-11-25

Star Wars meets The Walking Dead!

a great change of pace to the Star Wars galaxy of novels. This performance gave me chills, the narrative descriptions of th story placed me on that prison barge and panicking for a way off without being chomped and munched upon! great book, I don't want to say much more for the sake of not spoiling this gem for a new reader!

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  • Tony
  • 2017-06-28

This should be Canon and turn into a Video Game

What did you love best about Star Wars?

The Film Saga and the video games.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars?

That this is the first Star Wars Novel with Gore.

What about Sean Kenin’s performance did you like?

Him reading the whole book makes it a true Horror.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Hell yeah. It just give me chills.

Any additional comments?

This book needs to be Canon and Turned into an M rated Video Game but rename as Undead Troopers.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2017-06-21

chilling sound effects and good voice acting.

would definitely recommend to anyone that's a fan of star wars or horror in general.

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