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
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.
I will give it a seven and a half on a scale of one to ten.
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.
Excellent as usual
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.
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.
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.
It was definitely hard to stop listening, even when there was something else I really needed to do.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Jonathan Davis certainly rivals Marc Thompson.
Solid story, but ultimately feels like it's lacking something. it's adds depth to the cannon universe we haven't seen before.
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