If you’ve listened at all to Star Wars audiobooks, you’ve heard Marc Thompson’s voice. His *many* voices, as it were, as he typically performs dozens of characters in each novel’s narration. And if you’ve been listening to the podcast this past week, you’ve heard snippets of his performances as Leia, Luke, Rey, Kylo, Palpatine, and others in The Rise of Skywalker Expanded Edition audiobook. (Thanks once again to Penguin Random House Audio for sending me a review copy to dissect and share with you…)
On today’s show, a special Sunday conversation treat. Marc Thompson joins me on the podcast to talk about what it was like to read the novel for the first time after having seen The Rise of Skywalker in theaters; what the recording sessions were like; the fun and challenging aspects of the project; what it’s like as the sole voice actor to record scenes where multiple characters are speaking; what it was like to perform the characters of Luke, Leia, and Han one last time; and much more. Punch it!