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Kenobi: Star Wars Legends Audiobook

Kenobi: Star Wars Legends

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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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    eric Pingree Grove, IL, United States 09-30-13
    eric Pingree Grove, IL, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow better than expected!"
    Where does Kenobi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would have to say in the top 10.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It wasnt Kenobi going out to save the galaxy, just him dealing with normal everyday life.


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

    I have liked all of Davis's preformaces. I don't the Star Wars world would be the same if he didnt do it.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leland CHERAW, SC, United States 03-08-14
    Leland CHERAW, SC, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Tales from the Jundland Wastes"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Kenobi to and why?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    "Now that's a name I haven't heard for a long time."


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    docJ East Brunswick, NJ, United States 12-19-13
    docJ East Brunswick, NJ, United States 12-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A must read!"
    What did you love best about Kenobi?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Kenobi to and why?

    Not so much a book, but a classic movie.....The Rifleman.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    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.


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

    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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sean MESA, AZ, United States 09-05-13
    Sean MESA, AZ, United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Didn't keep me glued in."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


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    Nicholas A. 07-21-16
    Nicholas A. 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "the best western I've read and it's STARWARS! ."

    loved it worth a rear for sure. don't miss out take the chance and you'll be glad

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JONATHAN 07-12-16
    JONATHAN 07-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely Amazing!!"

    I loved it from start to finish, absolutely loved it, and the narrator was amazing! and whoever does the voice of ObiWan sounds just like Ewan McGregor!!! pretty freaking awesome!!!!

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    "Absolutely loved this book! Superb performance!"

    Jonathan Davis is a marvellous narrator and his story telling style is captivating and keep you listening! One of my favorites for sure!

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    Amazon Customer 06-17-16
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    "One I'll have to listen to again!"

    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. ^^

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    Janet 06-15-16
    Janet 06-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Engaging"

    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.

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    Adam 06-09-16
    Adam 06-09-16
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    "Old western goes Star Wars"

    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

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  • Yatsugashira
    Livingston, UK
    3/12/16
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    "Good story. Professional writing."

    Very good book. Despite an awful special effects (I found them anointing) book glue you to itself. I listened it about 4 times in a row.

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  • Mr R.
    12/1/15
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    "Enjoyable if limited"
    If you could sum up Kenobi in three words, what would they be?

    Some interesting snippets


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Jackson Miller? Why or why not?

    I'd read another book by this author. I enjoyed the balance of story and description.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    The voice suited the story and felt appropriate.


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

    No moments that moved me but I really enjoyed the pieces that added to background knowledge of the broader Star Wars universe.


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  • matthew stone
    plymouth, england
    10/30/15
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    "beautifully read great sound effects"

    fantastic story guy that reads this book has a great voice to listen too and the sound effect really transport you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/15/15
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    "an enchanting and enthrolling performance."

    I enjoyed this story and performance very much. The way the performer used music and sounds to enhance the story was better than reading it from a book. However I still enjoy a book now too.

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  • dbroadway87
    6/12/15
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    "Great story from start to finish!"

    I really enjoyed this audiobook and thought it told a great story of Obi Wan struggling to settle in to his new life as a hermit to watch over the baby Luke Skywaker.

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  • Mr. H. Howdle
    4/8/15
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    "Interesting change"
    What did you like most about Kenobi?

    A nice story that focused on matters that aren't of galactic proportion.


    What other book might you compare Kenobi to, and why?

    None that I've personally read but I'm sure there are other non-starwars books similar in style.


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

    I've listened to Jonathan Davis's performances for the Bane trilogy and this was just as good in my personal opinion, my favourite narrator so far.


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

    When the hand of some well deserved justice got dealt.


    Any additional comments?

    A welcome change from the standard star wars books which usually focus on issues that concern either the whole galaxy, orders or star systems. Instead it was a book focusing on specific people and there rather insignificant life's as far as the galaxy is concerned, we get a book that focuses on the smaller things in the galaxies and yet in some cases was possibly more interesting to read/listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nikolaj Friis Hansen
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    4/4/15
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    "Nice backstory"

    Slow paced in first half and great crescendo for the finish. Overall a good listening experience where one often supports the Tusken Raiders at times

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GLYNN HOLLAND
    3/10/15
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    "3 books to read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Kenobi to be better than the print version?

    not read the print but audio book was great


    Would you recommend Kenobi to your friends? Why or why not?

    yes


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

    to long for 1 sitting for me but keeps you wanting to read on


    Any additional comments?

    the newer star wars books are certainly a lot better produced than the old ones, in my opinion you need books narrated by jonathan davies or mark thompson (hope thats him forgot name).3 must readskenobihonor amongst thievesscoundrels

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • andrew i chaplin
    1/20/15
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    "well written and read. star wars is alive"




    helps fill a star wars gap between episodes 3 and 4. enjoyed listening to it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. M. Neil
    UK
    10/2/14
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    "Classic western"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Everyone who loves Star Wars has often wondered what Obi Wan's first months on Tatooine would have been like. This may be the answer. Reminiscent of a classic western, where the drifter appears to save the day.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kenobi?

    Probably the moment towards the end, where he is left standing in his doorway, in the shadows.


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

    n/a


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

    Probably the moment towards the end, where he is left standing in his doorway, in the shadows.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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