long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... It is a dark time
for Naboo. Fleeing the invading forces of the Trade Federation,
the embattled Queen and her retinue have been forced to land
on the desert planet of Tatooine. The pod race upon which
their fate rests is still a day hence, and there is nothing
to do but wait. As young Anakin Skywalker test-drives the
pod, Padme Naberrie looks back to an earlier time, to the
crisis that forged her into the Queen she has become...
Did they say this was a fan production? Well firstly let me
say that I've heard plenty of professional productions - Hell
I've even listened to radio plays on BBC Radio 4 - that couldn't
touch this. Professional acting, script writing and mixing
are all important elements in productions of this kind and
Rise of Nobility is overflowing with talent in all
Williams' original score and sound effects from the movie
are used wonderfully as are a heap of original sound effects.
Four years in the making and it was certainly time well spent.
the surround sound version (yes this was originally mixed
in surround sound) is not available on line - which is a great
shame. But the stereo version is more than adequate to show
the huge amount of talent that is behind this audio production.
Abbott's portrayal of Jar Jar is spot on, as is Eric Grove's
Qui-Gon. Ted Alderman's Red Beard is also worthy of merit
but all praise must be reserved for 14 year old Elizabeth
Ascot in the role of Amidala/Padme.
you are a Star Wars fan, or love well produced audio
productions, then you really should download this. Go on!
It's free. You won't regret it.