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Kenobi: Star Wars Legends Audiobook

Kenobi: Star Wars Legends

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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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    michael 04-10-16
    michael 04-10-16 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "Should have been called "sandpeople and a store""
    Would you try another book from John Jackson Miller and/or Jonathan Davis?

    I'll listen to anything he does


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

    I'd be willing, sure


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    Obiwan duh


    Do you think Kenobi needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    YES!! And one that actually has more obiwan in it....


    Any additional comments?

    MORE OBIWAN!!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    subtitles 05-26-15
    subtitles 05-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Hmm."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I gotta go with hmm.......... I was hoping for more Kenobi to be honest, and what was the A plot be more B Plot. It's called Kenobi!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was disappointed that the Author & Lucas Books went for the easy Star Wars formula ending. It once again feels like what should have been a B plot, was really the main story after all.


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

    Nein, niet, no. But he was good, and I would listen to him agin.


    Was Kenobi worth the listening time?

    It was, but I feel bait & switched.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel SEATTLE, WA, United States 03-21-14
    Daniel SEATTLE, WA, United States 03-21-14 Member Since 2013

    Sci-Fi and Fantasy Enthusiast!

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    "Great narration spices up an otherwise boring book"
    Where does Kenobi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kenobi... duh, he was the only real character that had any... character.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    Keboi


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me cringe. Some of the characters where pretty cookie-cutter and very predictable.


    Any additional comments?

    If it wasn't for the superb narration by Johnathan Davis, I would have scored this audio book much lower. I can imagine if anyone bought the e-book or paperback version of this story they would have been pretty bored. Johnathan does a great job keeping you engaged and breathed life into an otherwise C- book.

    5 of 6 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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Placerville, CA, United States 10-07-13
    Matthew Placerville, CA, United States 10-07-13

    I love SciFi and Fantasy books. I love any Star Wars book. Some of my Fav's are Harry Potter, Eragon, Hunger Games, and Game of Thrones.

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    "If you like Kenobi then you will love this book!"
    If you could sum up Kenobi in three words, what would they be?

    Struggle, Fear, Love.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it shows how hard it was for a Jedi to be a Hermit!


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Love this guy, can do great character voices!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me LMAO in parts! :)


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    Timothy Corbett Mankato, MN 02-08-17
    Timothy Corbett Mankato, MN 02-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Jonathan Davis *is* Kenobi"

    Fantastic narration, excellent story. Although as one friend described it, the story will leave you with lightsaber blue balls...

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    Kevin Marano 01-12-17
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    "Excellent"

    Davis is always a pleasure to listen to and when coupled with a great story it's a perfect Star Wars fit. This is a must read. It really helps you to FEEL what Kenobi was mentally going through after Order 66. Great book!

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    Lasse 01-04-17
    Lasse 01-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Just great"

    well writtin, good storyteller and an amazing galaxy ready to be explored. Every star wars book is good in it's own way and so is this instalment.

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    1/29/17
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    "great star wars story!"

    Really well put together production, with great effects to accompany a solid Star Wars tale

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  • Phillip Smyth
    1/27/17
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    "Great Story"

    It was great to finally hear about some of the things Ben got up to between the films

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  • Victor
    1/25/17
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    "worth it for the back story"

    slow burner at first but get going after the 4th chapter and gives a great in-site to Kenobis life whilst keep g an eye on Luke.

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  • Joanna Darrell
    1/25/17
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    "Disappointed"

    Was hoping for a more action packed telling of missions and what made kenobi who he was. Came across as really dreary and didn't connect with it at all.

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  • Roger Newton-Darby
    12/21/16
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    "rivitting "

    a story untold and so needed. The Hero that everyone is routing for and the guide we all wish we had, his story is thrilling and interesting with such importance for the future.

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  • Harry
    11/27/16
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    "some parts slow but good overall"

    some parts are a bit slow but overall a very good book, just dont go in with the expectation that it would be an obi-wan focused book.

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  • Patrik
    10/19/16
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    "brilliant to legends fans and new EU alike."

    I really hope they make a McGregor film based on this story. it would be absolutely perfect.

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  • Amazon Customer
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    9/21/16
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    "good book"

    nice story of kenobis early days before a new hope. a good read for any star wars fan.

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  • Kindle Customer
    9/18/16
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    "A Jedi in exile..."

    A stunning story and a very good performance!

    This needs to be a Star Wars standalone feature movie.

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  • sara Thomson
    9/11/16
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    "Excellent story amazing presentation."

    An excellent story for fans performed by a master of voices. Would recommend for any Star Wars fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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