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
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....
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!
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.
Nein, niet, no. But he was good, and I would listen to him agin.
It was, but I feel bait & switched.
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Enthusiast!
Somewhere in the middle.
Kenobi... duh, he was the only real character that had any... character.
This book made me cringe. Some of the characters where pretty cookie-cutter and very predictable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Now that's a name I haven't heard for a long time."
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.
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.
Not so much a book, but a classic movie.....The Rifleman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Struggle, Fear, Love.
That it shows how hard it was for a Jedi to be a Hermit!
Love this guy, can do great character voices!
Made me LMAO in parts! :)
Fantastic narration, excellent story. Although as one friend described it, the story will leave you with lightsaber blue balls...
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!
"great star wars story!"
Really well put together production, with great effects to accompany a solid Star Wars tale
It was great to finally hear about some of the things Ben got up to between the films
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
nice story of kenobis early days before a new hope. a good read for any star wars fan.
"A Jedi in exile..."
A stunning story and a very good performance!
This needs to be a Star Wars standalone feature movie.
"Excellent story amazing presentation."
An excellent story for fans performed by a master of voices. Would recommend for any Star Wars fan.
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