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.
I would listen to this story again and again. Obi Wan Kenobi and his story is legendary. This story delves deep into the isolation and sadness that the man is feeling after everyone and everything he knew has been lost. Upon reading other reviews, I have to shake my head. I don't think many have taken the time to grasp that as a Jedi Master in hiding, Kenobi isn't about a lightsaber wielding defender of the Republic. This is about a hero in hiding while trying to find normalcy and solace.
Kenobi versus the Krayt Dragon
Obi Wan Kenobi. Listening to this story it is easy to visualize and blend the hero portrayed by Ewan McGregor and the voice over from The Clone Wars
The ending: Not only the fate of the villain, but the meditation of Kenobi. This part captured his true loneliness, but also his contentment.
Enjoy this book, but come into it without looking for the lightsaber clash and the space battles. Open your mind to the story of a "samurai" in exile who knows that his exposure could cost more than his life, but the life of the one he has sworn to protect.
Where the Star Wars films deal with events that shape the history of the Galaxy, Kenobi deals with events in the lives of a handful of ordinary moisture farmers on Tatooine. It's interesting to see, though, that Obi-Wan doesn't care any less about the people involved, even though these must seem like relatively petty matters to a man who has seen and done what he has. It's interesting to get to know part of what made the Obi-Wan Kenobi from the prequels into the Old Ben that we loved from Episode four.
Voice acting was probably the best part. The narrator did a beautiful impression of Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan.
I will give it a seven and a half on a scale of one to ten.
Kenobi, because we got a chance to see his pain after the "The Turn" of his former friend and student. He fought to maintain his secret, duty and dignity.
Excellent as usual
This story of Kenobi portrays him as a true Jedi master. His ability to humble himself, negotiate, fight, and maintain his honor was well written.
Among Star Wars book, this is the cream of the crop. I have listened to most of my audio books twice. I have listened to it three times and I'm sure it wont be long before I make it four. There is only one book I've listened to more so I guess that make Kenobi the #2 audio in my library.
Davis does a great Obi-Wan but what really stands out, to me at least, is how he read the female characters. We've all heard male narrators reading female characters in laughable falsetto voices. Well I'm glad to say Jonathan Davis is not one of them.
It was definitely hard to stop listening, even when there was something else I really needed to do.
This book is clearly a western in space. You have the wealthy rancher, the lonely widow, hostile tribes, posses, and the mysterious drifter Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan wants to keep a low profile and stay out of trouble, but there wouldn't be much of a story if he succeeded. We also get to see the emotional tole the events of Episode III had on him as he deals with some pretty heavy guilt.
I don't want to get into any spoiler so I won't say any more; except I can definitely recommend "STAR WARS: Kenobi."
I loved this story. Very different than any other star wars book I've seen in atmosphere, but in a very refreshing way. Really great to see the gap in Obi Wans story filled. highly recommend it.
Sure. The plot was great, the twists were excellent, and the storytelling was engaging. It does a great job showing how Obi-Wan fits in with his new surroundings, while telling a great tale all on its own.
The chase scene through the Sarlacc Rumbles was very tense. I felt myself urging on Ben's Eopi to catch the dewback before something terrible happened. Very dramatic.
Besides doing a good job of imitating Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan, he did a great job of carrying off the other voices too. If I had a complaint, it's that he might have made the farmers sound a little too oafish, but not distractingly so. He also did a great performance for pacing the story and setting the scene.
Definitely. I found myself grumbling upon reaching my destination and almost wishing my hour-long commute to work was just a few minutes longer. The stakes rising in the story make me curious how the whole drama was going to play out.
Sure, this story didn't really tell you much on a galactic scale, and it was limited in what it told you about Obi-Wan, but I felt that it had a human quality that most Star Wars stories lack. There were some portions of the story that never had a full pay off, like Obi-Wan's meditations or the future of the Tuskens (especially when you consider the Legacy comics that discuss Darth Krayt), but for some reason it didn't bother me. The story did what it set out to do, which is create a Star Wars version of Pale Rider. The fascinating thing about this particular take on the Pale Rider story is that we know the Stranger's backstory already, so we are rooting for the secret to stay safe.