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December 17, 2007 at 11:44 pm #138904JaxKeymaster
Just out of curiosity, has anyone else read or listened to Tales of the Jedi? I picked up the audiotape on clearance to listen to while in my truck going to job sites. Today I started it. I have to say, it’s the worst writing I’ve ever seen in paid Star Wars fiction. Seriously, it was horrible! I’m going to finish it, to see how it goes, but man. lol Just curious if anyone else had the same impression.December 18, 2007 at 2:19 am #147338AslynParticipant
It is generally considered to be some of the worst writing within the SW genre, and as a consequence is widely ignored. You’re not the only one to think that.December 18, 2007 at 3:00 am #147339JaxKeymaster
Good to know. lolDecember 18, 2007 at 8:01 am #147345Brandel ValicoParticipant
Hmm… Never knew they had made it into an audio book.
Still I actually enjoyed reading those comics. But I don’t know if I would enjoy it in audio book format.December 18, 2007 at 3:56 pm #147347JaxKeymaster
I don’t know, the writing is just bad. Everything is horribly simplified so that the young Jedi sent on their mission sound like children, not Jedi getting to the point of becoming knights. Though at times it’s so bad it’s funny. And with the audiobook they add music which is nice. Too bad the rest of the story doesn’t match the music. lolDecember 18, 2007 at 9:08 pm #147357Brandel ValicoParticipant
Well in all fairness it is taken from a series of comic books. You take out the art in any comic book series. Star Wars or not, It looses alot of it’s impact. Then factor in that it’s written for a medium that is usually around 20 to 30 pages each comic. It doesn’t leave alot for story development. Even over a series as long as the Tales of the Jedi series. Which if your tape just covers the very first set of stories. Was actually very badly written. Had next to zero character development. It improved alot in the next couple series of Tales of the Jedi.
Heres a list of who wrote what for those interested.
* Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith by: Kevin J. Anderson, Chris Gossett, Dario Carrasco Jr
* Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire by: Kevin J. Anderson, Dario Carrasco, Dario Carrasco Jr, Bill Black, David Jacob Beckett, Ray Murtaugh
* Tales of the Jedi: Knights of the Old Republic by: Tom Veitch, Chris Gossett, Janine Johnston, David Roach
* Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising by: Tom Veitch, Tony Akins, Dennis Rodier
* Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith by: Kevin J. Anderson, Tom Veitch, Chris Gossett, Art Wetherell
* Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War by: Kevin J. Anderson
* Tales of the Jedi: Redemption by: Kevin J. Anderson, Chris Gossett
If I’m not mistaken the one your reading is the Knights of the Old Republic series. With Ulic in front of a bunch of raised sabers. Written by four different writers. If instead of just reading or in your case listening to the one book which is made up of I believe it was 6 individual comics. You read the whole series. It makes the first one written the one your listening to. Seem better as you get a bit more of the back story and insight into characters you don’t get from just the one. Though to be fair even the entire set taken together would barely be the size of one of the childrens books they have written. (Well young teens is where I find them in my bookstore) If you removed the pictures and didn’t put in descriptive text to take their place. Which I admit would make it seem very badly written.
Though I’m thinking I may be confused and thinking of a different series then you are.
This is the one I am talking about
Just to clarify if we are even on the same page so to speak. *LOL*December 19, 2007 at 3:14 am #147373JaxKeymaster
This one is the story of Orik Qel Droma and Noami Sunrider dealing with the darkside on Anderaan. (spelling is probably wrong all over there lol) Now, I’m willing to bet that abridging the comic has caused some silliness. However, since this is a full on radio play, with sound affects and actors, I don’t think much is missing from the visuals of the comic. It’s the dialogue that is painful. But, we’ll see. Maybe the comics aren’t as bad, or maybe they improve. But at this point, I’m pretty sure I could have written better. And I’m not a writer lolDecember 19, 2007 at 5:47 am #147374Brandel ValicoParticipant
Hmm… I’ll have to see if I can’t locate a copy to listen to. Only way to give it a fair shake. But I would suggest the comics.
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