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
It is enjoyable to finally hear a story line starting to be dedicated to Kenobi. I feel this book is an excellent introduction to his life after the fall of the Jedi. There were times in this book that took my breath away and also made my heart ache. Please keep the stories about Kenobi coming. I would love to see Disney do something with the Kenobi story. I thoroughly enjoy this book and have listened to it five times and I am starting on my sixth.
As always, the performance and the effects from star wars make an incredible experience. The story has ita low points but keeps you interested
One of the best books I've listened to in a long time. A gripping tale, I was hooked from start to finish. Obi-Wan is my favorite character, and getting to learn a little more about his time on Tatooine was a treat. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes Star Wars.
Absolutely loved it. I hope they pull from this story for the upcoming Kenobi movie. As others have said it has a western feel but it is Tatooine and give a deeper sense of what life would be like growing up there.
Mr. Miller's story woven by Mr. Davis 's narration deftly develops the characters of this epic Star Wars story. I particularly loved the contemplative interludes. A must read!🙏🏻😊🙏🏻
I was already in Obi-Wan Kenobi fan before I read this book and now I'm an even bigger fan. The way the story was set up an old west-style kept me wanting to listen to it all the way to the end. The only gripe I have about it is that there wasn't a big scene about Kenobi finding out that Anakin / Vader was still alive (even though there's a scene already like that at the end of the rise of Darth Vader book). Honestly in my opinion I would say this book was better than Darth Plagueis.
This story easily takes the listener back to the original stories and characters. It's easy to see the scenes and backdrops and characters of the original Star Wars movies. The story was intriguing and really captured your attention.
Let me just start off by saying Jonathan Davis is one of the best narrators of Star Wars novels next to Mark Thompson. if you enjoyed him in Darth Bane trilogy then you'll love him as Kenobi. This story takes place shortly after the events of RotS. I never thought I'd actually care about the other Characters in the book but you end up absolutely loving them! a good read for any Star Wars fan
Jonathan Davis does a great job narrating this quite simple, almost rustic story. The opening hour is a challenge to get through but it's worth the wade as it has heart and highlights Kenobi's noble intentions for those around him and the future.
"really struggle. wrong title"
i really struggled with this. i think title should be tuskans not kenobi. really let down. i wanted a proper story with kenobi main character. but this was not it.
"The story of Kenobi continues"
I haven't read the print one, but the narrator brought it to life wonderfully.
I would certainly recommend this. Jonathan Davis's narration is compelling. He absolutely excels in channeling Ewan Mcgregor's version of the character. The tone is perfect and I had no problem imagining that actor saying the words. He also differentiates other characters throughout very well.
As far as the story, it's a tale that niftily utilises what little we found out about the Jundland Wastes, the Sandpeople and even the Krayt Dragon. My main criticism of the story is that the first two hours are spent mostly establishing other characters and Obi Wan is not really mentioned.
Once all the pieces are in place, a mystery unfolds, centered around the local people's defence force against Sandpeople, gangsters and even the Sandpeople themselves.
This is one of the better Star Wars EU books in that it doesn't seek to replicate action and dialogue we've seen before, it lightly references events we may have seen, but doesn't dwell on them.
It doesn't give much information about what characters look like, so you'll have to use your imagination there, but it does well in fleshing them out through dialogue and their actions.
There is jeopardy, but possibly not as much as you might imagine. I felt myself growing quite angry at the main villain once he was revealed- he and his 'victims' are well painted enough to care about.
It ends in a fairly satisfying way and I would be interested in reading further stories by the same author and narrator.
I listened to his narration of James Luceno's Rise of Darth Vader book. That was okay, but the story and characters were mostly stereotypical and didn't give much room for real drama.
two or three sittings.
Looking forward to hearing Jonathan Davis reprise his Obi Wan in other stories. It's the next best thing to actually having Ewan McGregor reading the story!
"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.
"Enjoyable if limited"
Some interesting snippets
I'd read another book by this author. I enjoyed the balance of story and description.
The voice suited the story and felt appropriate.
No moments that moved me but I really enjoyed the pieces that added to background knowledge of the broader Star Wars universe.
"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
"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.
"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.
A nice story that focused on matters that aren't of galactic proportion.
None that I've personally read but I'm sure there are other non-starwars books similar in style.
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.
When the hand of some well deserved justice got dealt.
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.
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
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