I would have to say in the top 10.
It wasnt Kenobi going out to save the galaxy, just him dealing with normal everyday life.
I have liked all of Davis's preformaces. I don't the Star Wars world would be the same if he didnt do it.
I would absolutely recommend this book. It's a well written tale that walks a wonderful line between being a high noon-esque western and a really awesome Star Wars EU book.
I find myself reminded of "Darth Plagueis" and "Dark lord: The Rise of Darth Vader". "Kenobi" really does a brilliant job of exploring a single key character to the Star Wars mythology while also mixing in all the outside players perfectly. Which is a another key aspect of what I like about the other two books I mentioned.
I have. I've listened to "Star Wars: Dark Lord - The Rise of Darth Vader"," Darth Bane: Path of Destruction", "Star Wars Episode III" and am about to listen to "Maul: Lockdown". And Kenobi is the best of them all. Davis seems the more relaxed in this audio than any of those others. He handles the "other" character brilliantly And as good as his Kenobi was in "Revenge of the Sith", he absolutely embraces the Ewan McGregor style "Kenobi" for this tale. And may I say the production and sound effects mix is the best since "Darth Plagueis". The chapter cut sound effect is especially cool.
"Now that's a name I haven't heard for a long time."
Great overall experience. Listening to this one book is what has not only gotten me back in the mood to listen to audiobooks but more importantly it has gotten me back into Star Wars and the EU-verse. Thank you, Audible. Thank you Random House Audio. Thank you, Mr. Lucas. Thank you too, Del Ray. Thanks for the good read.
Kenobi was a well paced story from start to finish, with elements of action and drama mixed nicely. We really get to dive deep into Obi-Won's soul, and learn more about his feeling towards Anakin, and the emotions he felt during and after Episode III.
Not so much a book, but a classic movie.....The Rifleman.
Jonathan Davis is the GO TO GUY to narrate Star Wars novels! He captures Obi-Won's voice and character to a tee, and he gives life to the assorted characters in the novel.
The ending for sure, after Obi-Won resolves the story's issues/conflicts, and grants himself a measure of forgivness for the actions of Episode II/III.
Being a huge Star Wars book fan I found this one rather plain. The narration was excellent. The story itself was just.... I didn't care for what was going on. The emotional interaction of the characters felt very forced. The back drop of Tatooine was the most exciting thing going on just because I could relate it to the feelings I had watching Episode IV for the first time. But for the love of me I could not give two cents about Tusken Raiders. Its not a bad book. I really don't enjoy saying anything about negative about it. But, I kept having to force myself to finish it. However, I did not return it. Some people really liked it, I found it to be mostly filler.
Fantastic! The story is great and the narrator super talented; he does Ben's voice perfectly, and it's easy to forget that one man is doing all these voices, even the women! A great story for anyone who is interested in more about Obi-Wan or Star Wars in general, with some compelling twists and really solid character development. Definitely recommend. ^^
I really enjoyed listening to this book. It was easy to imagine the Tatooine landscape and feel like I was immersed in the scene. The character portrayals by the narrator allowed me to more quickly relate to them and identify subtleties in the dialogue. I listened to this book over a long drive and while I remember pointing my car to go from here to there and back again, I scarcely recall the details of my journey. Very engaging.
First off, the title is misleading. This book is not solely focused on kenobi, he is actually more of a minor character. But the story and narration is very entertaining and are far from being dull like other Star Wars books. The writing and character dialogue seemed almost perfect for a movie. I was expecting something more focused on Obi Wan and his life up to a new hope, but the narration made up for it by really painting a picture and keeping things exciting. I would recommend this to people even though it's not canon, it's a great listen and a fun story. 4/5 stars
The story takes a mysterious Star Wars character, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and fleshes him out, giving him more humanity than we are accustomed to seeing in him. I have often wondered how he could possibly have lived on Tatooine without rendering the types of service he was accustomed to as a Jedi Knight. This story answers that question. It is a wonderful story, presented in a captivating way. Thank you very much!
I'm just a guy who hates Small talk, thanks to audible and a good set of ear buds. Not shopping, not even waiting rooms are a problem.
I'll listen to anything he does
I'd be willing, sure
YES!! And one that actually has more obiwan in it....
when he does kanobi's voice it sounds very close to him from the movie and really makes me happy. the story its self is rather good. I love this story. to the point where I have listened to it I can't even count how many times.