The iTunes Store beefed up its Audiobook selection this week with the addition of Star Wars novels.
There are a total of 67 titles available for download, from the Timothy Zahn-penned trilogy of the mid-’90s, which re-ignited interest in the Star Wars franchise, to the more recent New Jedi Order and Legacy of the Force series, set decades after the original movie trilogy ended.
Unfortunately, with the exception of the Episode I, II & III novelizations, all of the titles are only available in abridged versions. Prices range from $12.95 to $18.95 for the abridged books while the three unabridged books cost $25.95-$31.95.
Strangely enough, the index page for all the titles is shown as being in the Music category instead of the Audiobooks category.
Personally, I’m a fan of both Star Wars and Audiobooks (not so much the abridged versions, though). Although it’s the most expensive of all the titles, I highly recommend the Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover. A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but at nearly 14 hours in length, this book provides a lot more insight than the 2-hour film could hope to.