Intrigue, twisting background story of how the Sith set the wheels into motion.
Gave a deeper look at Palpatine and his motivations and interactions with familiar and new characters
Star Wars Episode 1: Sorry about that other one, forget that this is far superior...
I really didn't want to like this story. As an old person :) and Star Wars fan since long ago, I really hate it when stuff written for 18+/adults uses jar-jar level phrases and clichés that are great for my 6 y/o. This had lots of these and at first it bothered me. ... I want story, detail, meat!!! ... and this story delivered! I found myself rewinding on several occasions to make sure I got every little tidbit. If they redid episodes 1-3 in this style I would be very happy!
Great story that binds together the first movie of the prequels. It sets up the first movie so well and even the events to follow. Highly recommend if you want more backstory and explanation for the swing and miss that was the phantom menace.
This book is what I wish the episode 1-3 had been. Daniel Davis and sfx enchanted the listening enjoyment so much. The details in the story had me eager to listen to more!
Deep, Unreal, Polished
I wanted to but at the time i couldn't, and this is a big book.
I don't know it when I picked this book, but it serves as a great set up to Episode 1. The book has a lot of political story telling but it leads you right into the movies.
More Than Expected
Excellent Story. It's really the background story of Palpatine/Darth Sidious as Darth Plagueis was his Master. It's also a very interesting prequel to the prequels. It fills in a ton of plot wholes in Phantom Menace. I was pleasantly surprised to learn more about why Naboo was so important to the Trade Federation and Darth Sidious' plans and many characters including Count Dooku, Qui Gon Jinn, Master Syfo-Dyas, Jocasta Nu, Nute Gunray, Padme and her family, the banking clan and many others.
This was very enjoyable and almost more so about Sidious than Plaguesis. It was fun to get to connect the dots and watch the characters we come to know and trust in Episodes 1-3 and the Clone War cartoons get carefully moved into the picture. It's kinda like Star Wars meets House of Cards.
Darth Plagueis is by far one of the most enjoyable audio books listened to so far , loved the unique sounds and audio additions .Mr. Davis has the unique skill of truly ascending to the base characters personality and emotion, truly bringing me the listener into the story.
What I liked best about this story is how it filled the gaps in the star wars movie world, truly bringing insight into the motivation and core of base characters seen on screen but still didn't know well. Also giving better grasp of The Jedi order of that time and why they suffered as they did, for any star wars fan this book is a must wether read or listened to its truly a fan favorite for me
Like i said above he mastered the voices in such away that i not only heard the story i was able to visually experience it as well, after listening to this book i plan on buying other books That Mr Davis narrates aswell.
Darth Plagueis- "The Good Sith" i say that because as a star wars fan in movies and other books your brought to hate the villain, even Darth Vader once turned to dark side yo want him to fail, but in this story Plagueis the "wise" seemed to have been rigteous and i truly rooted for him.
I am so glad i joined this site