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Allegiance: Star Wars Legends Audiobook

Allegiance: Star Wars Legends

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Publisher's Summary

Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been more evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion - fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge - must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness.

The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging someone else’s war - and his contentiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to help keep the Rebellion alive. The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector - agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade - all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke - is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places - while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way.

But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empire’s concerns. For Imperial Stormtrooper Daric LaRone, his faith in the Empire shaken by the wanton destruction of Alderaan, will commit a sudden and violent act of defiance, and take four other enforcers with him, in a desperate bid to elude their masters’ wrath.

Each of these fateful actions, whether sanctioned, secret, or scandalous, will expose brutality and corruption, spur upheavals destined to shake the Empire to its core, and shape momentous events yet to come.

©2013 Timothy Zahn (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Spero Constantine 12-07-16 Member Since 2010
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    "this is a good book"

    great book I really like the author great storyline the audio portion was very professional the storyline excellent the characters were new and well written

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    Steve 11-17-16
    Steve 11-17-16

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    "Excellent"

    Love the book. Mr. Zahn brings to life the world of Star Wars that is wonderful.

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    BeautifulAngela 11-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "My favorite so far!!!"

    I've listened to more than 30 of these Star Wars Audio books in the last few months and I think this might be my favorite. The heroes are unexpected and I never thought I'd be rooting for Storm Troopers but these characters were really cool. Also all the the great characters are included!

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    Morton T Saunders JR Copley, Ohio United States 10-06-16
    Morton T Saunders JR Copley, Ohio United States 10-06-16 Member Since 2016

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    "A story of Integrity"

    Timothy Zahn's composition paired with Marc Thompson's narration equals unparalleled brilliance. Like Star Wars? You'll love this!!!!!

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    Lindsey Bomke 08-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Zahn and Thompson do not disappoint."

    another good collaboration between Zahn and Thompson. it was a nice story with well-defined characters. my biggest complaint is that Luke disappeared toward the end , but this story really wasn't about him. Mara Jade somehow has more powers in this book than in books after this one, which is a bit weird. overall, it was very entertaining

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    XiaoTian 06-19-16
    XiaoTian 06-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic story from TZ ;-)"

    Great story. Loved the imperial side of the action. This show's that the GE as an institution was not bad nor good but a goverment that have to run the galaxy.

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    Richard Mietlicki 01-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "love it"

    great story wish it was longer, liked all the characters but who doesn't like star wars.

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    Ken W. 01-28-16
    Ken W. 01-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "thoroughly enjoyed this story, Mara Jade bad a$$"

    thoroughly enjoyed this story. it was fun to follow Mara Jade on her early exploits, and how intertwined all the key players were.

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    Cody WHITINGHAM, VT, United States 01-14-16
    Cody WHITINGHAM, VT, United States 01-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book!"

    I hope they do the other 2 in the series. The focus on the storm troopers is the best part of the book.

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    K. F. 12-21-15
    K. F. 12-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Zahn's best, but a solid title regardless"
    What did you love best about Allegiance: Star Wars?

    The central arc about rogue stormtroopers righting wrongs and fighting criminals is a solid feel-good story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daric LaRone, the unofficial leader of the group of stormtroopers at the center of the novel, is a catchy protagonist, thrust into a situation where he has to weigh duty against morals and choose a path for himself and his men.


    Have you listened to any of Marc Thompson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to one other book by Thompson. This book shares the same pluses and minuses - Thompson is a good narrator and voice actor, able to provide unique voices for a litany of male character, but he (understandably) struggles with female voices, making even strong female characters like Leia and Mara Jade sound soft-spoken and wimpy. My other complaint would be that he relies too heavily on recognizable Earth accents - cockney and Irish pirates and Russian mechanics, sounding out-of-place in the Star Wars universe.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Despite her position as Emperor's Hand, Mara has touches of humanity and compassion that stand out in several places in the book.


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