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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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    Alderdeen 03-29-16
    Alderdeen 03-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "one of the best star wars stories I have listened"

    when he does kanobi's voice it sounds very close to him from the movie and really makes me happy. the story its self is rather good. I love this story. to the point where I have listened to it I can't even count how many times.

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    Michael Peterson Missouri, USA 03-09-16
    Michael Peterson Missouri, USA 03-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Heroic and honest"
    Would you listen to Kenobi again? Why?

    I would listen to this story again and again. Obi Wan Kenobi and his story is legendary. This story delves deep into the isolation and sadness that the man is feeling after everyone and everything he knew has been lost. Upon reading other reviews, I have to shake my head. I don't think many have taken the time to grasp that as a Jedi Master in hiding, Kenobi isn't about a lightsaber wielding defender of the Republic. This is about a hero in hiding while trying to find normalcy and solace.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kenobi?

    Kenobi versus the Krayt Dragon


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

    Obi Wan Kenobi. Listening to this story it is easy to visualize and blend the hero portrayed by Ewan McGregor and the voice over from The Clone Wars


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

    The ending: Not only the fate of the villain, but the meditation of Kenobi. This part captured his true loneliness, but also his contentment.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoy this book, but come into it without looking for the lightsaber clash and the space battles. Open your mind to the story of a "samurai" in exile who knows that his exposure could cost more than his life, but the life of the one he has sworn to protect.

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    Runar 03-01-16
    Runar 03-01-16
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    "Saved by the narrator"

    Story is somewhat linear but Jonathan Davis saves it with his excellent narration and storytelling

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    Seth 02-25-16
    Seth 02-25-16
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    "Wonderful book and compelling story"

    Where the Star Wars films deal with events that shape the history of the Galaxy, Kenobi deals with events in the lives of a handful of ordinary moisture farmers on Tatooine. It's interesting to see, though, that Obi-Wan doesn't care any less about the people involved, even though these must seem like relatively petty matters to a man who has seen and done what he has. It's interesting to get to know part of what made the Obi-Wan Kenobi from the prequels into the Old Ben that we loved from Episode four.

    Voice acting was probably the best part. The narrator did a beautiful impression of Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan.

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    Dar-Man 02-03-16
    Dar-Man 02-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Kenobi a true Jedi Master"
    Where does Kenobi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I will give it a seven and a half on a scale of one to ten.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kenobi, because we got a chance to see his pain after the "The Turn" of his former friend and student. He fought to maintain his secret, duty and dignity.


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

    Excellent as usual


    Any additional comments?

    This story of Kenobi portrays him as a true Jedi master. His ability to humble himself, negotiate, fight, and maintain his honor was well written.

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    Amazon Customer 01-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "BEST STAR WARS BOOK THUS FAR."
    Where does Kenobi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among Star Wars book, this is the cream of the crop. I have listened to most of my audio books twice. I have listened to it three times and I'm sure it wont be long before I make it four. There is only one book I've listened to more so I guess that make Kenobi the #2 audio in my library.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Davis does a great Obi-Wan but what really stands out, to me at least, is how he read the female characters. We've all heard male narrators reading female characters in laughable falsetto voices. Well I'm glad to say Jonathan Davis is not one of them.


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

    It was definitely hard to stop listening, even when there was something else I really needed to do.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is clearly a western in space. You have the wealthy rancher, the lonely widow, hostile tribes, posses, and the mysterious drifter Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan wants to keep a low profile and stay out of trouble, but there wouldn't be much of a story if he succeeded. We also get to see the emotional tole the events of Episode III had on him as he deals with some pretty heavy guilt.

    I don't want to get into any spoiler so I won't say any more; except I can definitely recommend "STAR WARS: Kenobi."

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    Robin Daniel Begley 11-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "different, but in the best way."

    I loved this story. Very different than any other star wars book I've seen in atmosphere, but in a very refreshing way. Really great to see the gap in Obi Wans story filled. highly recommend it.

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    Brian Zohner 10-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The Best Star Wars Audiobook I've ever Listened To"
    Would you listen to Kenobi again? Why?

    Sure. The plot was great, the twists were excellent, and the storytelling was engaging. It does a great job showing how Obi-Wan fits in with his new surroundings, while telling a great tale all on its own.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kenobi?

    The chase scene through the Sarlacc Rumbles was very tense. I felt myself urging on Ben's Eopi to catch the dewback before something terrible happened. Very dramatic.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Besides doing a good job of imitating Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan, he did a great job of carrying off the other voices too. If I had a complaint, it's that he might have made the farmers sound a little too oafish, but not distractingly so. He also did a great performance for pacing the story and setting the scene.


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

    Definitely. I found myself grumbling upon reaching my destination and almost wishing my hour-long commute to work was just a few minutes longer. The stakes rising in the story make me curious how the whole drama was going to play out.


    Any additional comments?

    Sure, this story didn't really tell you much on a galactic scale, and it was limited in what it told you about Obi-Wan, but I felt that it had a human quality that most Star Wars stories lack. There were some portions of the story that never had a full pay off, like Obi-Wan's meditations or the future of the Tuskens (especially when you consider the Legacy comics that discuss Darth Krayt), but for some reason it didn't bother me. The story did what it set out to do, which is create a Star Wars version of Pale Rider. The fascinating thing about this particular take on the Pale Rider story is that we know the Stranger's backstory already, so we are rooting for the secret to stay safe.

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    Wendy Poling 10-23-15
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    "Adventure in a grand tradition."

    Wether you are an avid Star Wars fan or just looking for an adventure this is the audiobook for you! The action, intrigue, and emotional roller coaster runs from beginning to end. Truly worth the Star Wars name.

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    david 10-20-15
    david 10-20-15 Member Since 2015

    Was never much of a reader before due to the fact i had to actually read. Now i'm discovering unexpected adventures with time to do other th

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    "much better than expected"

    narrator was great, great to learn what Kenobi had been up to after his exile. fills in a few holes.
    To be honest, i'm not the greatest fan of Kenobi but this book was pretty good.

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