I haven't read a single Star Wars book that felt anything like the film, so I'm gonna say I don't like any of em.
But, it's been about 20 years since I had any interest in the EU. So there are plenty of authors whom I've never read.
And I'm ok with that. I just don't have much interest in Star Wars outside of the original film and Empire.
Brian Daley hands down. He perfectly captured the spirit of the galaxy and his stories were always fun. His work on the radio plays alone and how they expanded the films was brilliant.
Oh, yeah, I do like the radio dramas. Very much. So I'll say this Brian guy is my favorite too.