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Kenobi: Star Wars | [John Jackson Miller]

Kenobi: Star Wars

Tatooine - a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.
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Publisher's Summary

The Republic has fallen. Sith Lords rule the galaxy. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi has lost everything….Everything but hope.

Tatooine - a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

Known to locals only as "Ben," the bearded and robed offworlder is an enigmatic stranger who keeps to himself, shares nothing of his past, and goes to great pains to remain an outsider. But as tensions escalate between the farmers and a tribe of Sand People led by a ruthless war chief, Ben finds himself drawn into the fight, endangering the very mission that brought him to Tatooine.

Ben - Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, hero of the Clone Wars, traitor to the Empire, and protector of the galaxy's last hope - can no more turn his back on evil than he can reject his Jedi training. And when blood is unjustly spilled, innocent lives threatened, and a ruthless opponent unmasked, Ben has no choice but to call on the wisdom of the Jedi - and the formidable power of the Force - in his never-ending fight for justice.

©2013 John Jackson Miller (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    david NEW LENOX, IL, United States 01-06-14
    david NEW LENOX, IL, United States 01-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "it's good, takes awhile to build up the plot thoug"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yeah, I would. it fills in the timeline right before the movie episode IV. I like it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kenobi?

    when obi-wan tells Annileen about Orrin's true demeanor (dont want to spoil it)


    What does Jonathan Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I dont have time to read, I listen in my car. So it makes the intake of the story possible, I guess.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I have no idea.


    Any additional comments?

    it's a good story, just takes awhile to build the plot.

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    Jason United States 12-31-13
    Jason United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best but still OK"

    I've read and/or listened to the majority of Star Wars books, and quite honestly, this is not one of the better ones. I was excited to read it after first hearing of it but, while the performance work was OK/Good (say B / B-), the story left much to be desired. It dragged on and was not as exciting as some of the other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hubble PECULIAR, MO, United States 12-03-13
    Hubble PECULIAR, MO, United States 12-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Kenobi to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the printed version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hard to stay, I liked it a lot but loved reading about how he got his home and learned about sand people along with watching Luke.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Yes


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Adventure arises out of the ashes of deception and love as one Jedi prepares himself for his final resting place as a Jedi.


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    Clay KINGSPORT, TN, United States 11-19-13
    Clay KINGSPORT, TN, United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Well written star wars edition"
    Where does Kenobi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Yes, I would say the top 5. Probably one of the most well written star wars books I have encountered. I hope this is the start of the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Ben of course. This book, unlike many other star wars books, follows the fool proof strategy of a humble brave hero. I'm not terribly interested in exploring dark side Sith in many of the other star wars books.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    great


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Hope there are more books in this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael ORLANDO, FL, United States 11-04-13
    Michael ORLANDO, FL, United States 11-04-13
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    "The Way A Story Should Be Told"
    What made the experience of listening to Kenobi the most enjoyable?

    This is the first time I've listened to a Star Wars book. I was very surprised by the way the story was told with sound effects. I loved every minute of this production. Adding the sound effects enhanced the story for me. At one point, I had just arrived in the parking lot for work and turned my car off and kept listening to Kenobi. Thankfully, as the manager, I didn't have to explain why I was 15 minutes late.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obi-Wan Kenobi was my favorite character. Listening to his meditations with Qui-Gon Jinn let me see that Obi-Wan struggled with both his personal side and being a Jedi and protecting Luke Skywalker.


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

    I've never listened to Jonathan Davis before. Michael Kramer, narrator of 'The Wheel of Time' series was one of my favorites. But, I have to say the Jonathan Davis did an excellent job. And, without a doubt, his impression of Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi is spot on. When I first heard Obi-Wan, I thought for sure that Ewan McGregor was reprising his role as Kenobi. It's that good!.


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

    Towards the end, Orwin Gault finds himself captive of the Tuskens. The enemy that he has hated saved him, if for selfish reasons, and now he must live among the Tuskens. Didn't see that one coming.


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    David Roswell, GA. 10-21-13
    David Roswell, GA. 10-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome Book"

    I just loved this story. I had always wondered what Kenobi had been up to...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Denny Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA 10-18-13
    Christopher Denny Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA 10-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    What made the experience of listening to Kenobi the most enjoyable?

    I was glad to see a book like this written. There is so little knowledge about Obi-Wan's life on Tatooine before we see him. It was great to read about his adventures and how he was forced to reveal himself as a Jedi in order to protect life. It would be cool if there were other stories told of Ben's adventures because twenty years is a long time to wait for a child to grow. It would be interesting to know if Luke and Ben ever met in passing or if Luke saw him talking to Uncle Owen.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    I liked the personality that he embedded in each character. His Kenobi made Ben sound like the general from the Clone Wars that had lived a long life despite his relative youth. He seemed closer to the aged wizard that we are introduced to in Star Wars: A New Hope.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked how there were subtle nods to previously known characters, like Jabba the Hutt or situations, such as what Anakin Skywalker did in Attack of the Clones when he murdered the Sand People.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan San Jose, CA, USA 10-18-13
    Bryan San Jose, CA, USA 10-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Kenobi's not in it much, but still great"

    I love and hate Star Wars books and am the biggest critic of the SW genre you'll come across. I was initially looking forward to "Kenobi" because Miller hasn't written much SW and I was eager to see what he could do; so many of the other SW writers have turned out to be huge disappointments. Then I found out Kenobi's not in much of the book so I just took it off my wishlist in disgust.

    For some reason I changed my mind and I'm glad I did. It's true, Kenobi's not in this book much and that's strange for a book titled "Kenobi." But the writing is very, very good. It flows easily and the dialogue's great -- not like most Star Wars books. It feels like a western. It's very Star Wars. The Sandpeople get fleshed out and I thought that'd be boring, but it wasn't. An outstanding effort. John Jackson Miller, Paul Kemp, Karen Traviss. You can't go wrong with those SW authors if you're looking for deeper stories than those put out by the usual SW stable of writers. I'll definitely be looking for more of Miller's work in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Omaha, NE, United States 09-20-13
    Scott Omaha, NE, United States 09-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Star Wars fan or Not Great Book !"

    Just a really great listen and great story. Really nice to see Kenobi's story continued definitely one of the better Star Wars characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Garrett 09-16-13
    Garrett 09-16-13
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    What disappointed you about Kenobi?

    This is not a tale worth telling.


    What was most disappointing about John Jackson Miller’s story?

    Nothing of any note happens in this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ben Kenobi vs. Krayt Dragon


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really. Aside from the rare lightsaber in the dark coming out.


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of a book credit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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