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Death Troopers
Lu par : Sean Kenin
Durée : 6 h et 41 min
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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.

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  • Kerry
  • 02/06/2010

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
  • 16/10/2009

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
  • 16/08/2012

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25/11/2019

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
  • 28/06/2017

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
  • 21/06/2017

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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  • Steven Taylor
  • 20/06/2017

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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  • John-Michael Silvey
  • 13/06/2017

perfect star wars and zombie mash up.

loved this book can't wait to start the second one. Blaster Wielding zombies are terrifying

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  • Joseph Reekie
  • 05/06/2017

love it

very well done love the music and sound effects. the extra effort really makes a difference.

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  • Odin Borsson
  • 03/06/2017

Mildly interesting

Decent Book, The story was great until a certain character came in. The description was detailed, the pacing was okay, and the characters were mostly well developed. You should listen to this book if your looking for a "meh" story.

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  • Chris As
  • 09/07/2019

Eigentlich ganz spannend, aaaaaber...

Der Autor verbindet zwei Themen miteinander, die eigentlich schon längst zusammengefunden haben sollten: Zombies und Star Wars.
Wem das auf den ersten Blick etwas merkwürdig vorkommt, sollte dem Hörbuch eine Chance geben, denn es ist auch Dank des Sprechers mehr als hörenswert. Insbesondere eine besondere Filmfigur erweckt er sehr glaubhaft zum Leben.
Zur Geschichte: Die Story ist bis auf kleine Schwächen sehr fesselnd. Jedoch muss man bei der eher auf Spannung und Schrecken konzentrierten Stimmung einige Abstriche im Punkt Lore machen: Was sind die genauen Hintergründe des Projekts? Woher stammt die Krankheit? Wenn das Projekt von Vader in Auftrag gegeben wurde, warum interessiert ihn das Ergebnis nicht?
Klar, diese Hintergründe hätte man schlecht die, von Zombies gehetzten, Protagonisten ergründen lassen können, aber man hätte einen Prolog oder Epilog diese Fakten erzählen lassen können.
Dennoch eine sehr gelungene, dichte und deshalb unterhaltsame Geschichte.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 23/08/2017

Very interesting in many ways

Story: very nicely written and holds it's tension Til the end
Performance: good to listen to and very clear

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  • Jonny Gentil
  • 05/01/2017

Star Wars meets Resident Evil

Sean Kenin hat mich als Sprecher überzeugt und ich könnte mir gut vorstellen weitere von ihm gesprochene Bücher zu kaufen.
Joe Schreiber hat es geschafft eine äußerst spannende Geschichte zu schreiben. Speziell bis zum ersten Auftauchen der Infizierten empfand ich eine unglaubliche Gänsehaut beim Lesen und später auch beim Hören, obwohl ich wusste was passieren würde.
Ich bin kein Freund des Zombie-Genres, aber dennoch habe ich mir das Buch geholt, da ich absoluter Star Wars Fan bin. Wer Zombies mag, wird diese Geschichte lieben. Wer da eher skeptisch ist, so wie ich, wird die Gänsehaut genießen, aber danach dennoch ein wenig den Kopf schütteln, weil diese Art von Geschehnissen nicht so recht in das Star Wars Universum zu passen scheint. Zeitweise fühlte ich mich an Palpatines Auge erinnert, jedoch war es hier ein Kampf gegen einen Supercomputer.
Es ist eine kurzweilige Geschichte, nicht unnötig in die Länge gezogen und bleibt durchweg spannend und fesselnd, die sogar Zombie-Skeptiker nicht mehr loslässt.