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Star Wars: Death Troopers | [Joe Schreiber]

Star Wars: Death Troopers

When the Imperial prison barge Purge - temporary home to 500 of the galaxy's most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves - breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a star destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back - bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.
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When the Imperial prison barge Purge - temporary home to 500 of the galaxy's most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves - breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a star destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back - bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning....

The Purge's half-dozen survivors - two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board - will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn't really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

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©2009 Joe Schreiber; (P)2009 Random House

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    Alexander Toronto, Ontario, Canada 12-14-09
    Alexander Toronto, Ontario, Canada 12-14-09
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    "Death Awesome!"

    This audio book was great. It was my first from Audible and I had heard a lot of reviews and I must say it did not disappoint. I had some freaky moments where I even got scared. Enjoy!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Bardstown, KY, USA 11-28-09
    Brian Bardstown, KY, USA 11-28-09
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    "Zombies and Blood!!!"

    This is a GREAT book, I enjoyed it imensly. A Great choise for a credit. :)

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    Amazon Customer Durham, NC 11-16-09
    Amazon Customer Durham, NC 11-16-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Zommmmbiesss in Spaaaace!"

    I gave this book only two stars not because it is that bad a story, but because the Star Wars angle is irrelevant to it. It could just as easily been based in the Star Trek universe or any generic science fiction setting. The narrator is good, the story is OK but nothing groundbreaking, but only the inclusion of two familiar faces makes this a Star Wars novel, and they could have easily been non-canon characters.
    In short, this is not your typical Star Wars novel...and I don't necessarily mean that in a good way. It is just a non-exceptional horror novel based in a science fiction setting, with a Lucasfilm licensing agreement. To me, it just felt out-of-place as a Star Wars novel.

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    Kelly N. Canton, OH, USA 10-20-09
    Kelly N. Canton, OH, USA 10-20-09 Member Since 2002
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    "Star Wars Zombies..."

    Started off pretty good. Well written. But was disapointed -- didn't have the same heart as other great installments in the Star Wars category (Fate of The Jedi, Legacy of the Force). It just seemed like the same old zombie story i've seen a 1000X -- only this had Han Solo in it.

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    cory EUREKA, CA, United States 04-19-12
    cory EUREKA, CA, United States 04-19-12 Member Since 2009

    I have always loved reading, helping people to find a passion for these amazing books lead me to work in a local bookstore.

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    "Standard for Starwars."

    This book is pretty standard story quality for a Star Wars book. I cannot make it through this performance because of the constant background noise. I don't think it adds atmosphere so much as it distracts from the listening quality.

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    Mark United States 09-25-11
    Mark United States 09-25-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Don't wait your moneu or credits"

    As a huge Star Wars fan, I read the overview and excitedly started listening to this book. Midway into it, the story just becomes ridiculous. It is atavistic and peurile writing at its worst. It was just plain stupid. The author disgraces the otherwise exemplary universe the Star Wars series has created.

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    Mark buford, GA, United States 11-13-10
    Mark buford, GA, United States 11-13-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Disappointing consider its a Star Wars novel"

    This book is star wars meets zombies. Two very good storylines on their own, but horrible when combined. I found the reading to be melodramatic and the plot lacking significantly. The character development was decent, but the overall book suffered from the lack of a captivating storyline.

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    Diane Iron Station, NC, United States 11-10-10
    Diane Iron Station, NC, United States 11-10-10
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    "Very violent, not good story"

    Sorry, I wanted to like this. Purchased it for my son and myself. We have purchased four other star wars. Liked them all but this one. It is unnecessarily violent and gory from start to finish. You should know that before you listen. not for teens!

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    mommaval 07-18-10
    mommaval 07-18-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Star Wars Zombie Book!"

    Need I say more? (well, indeed I do, a minimum of 15 words, apparently :>)

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    goddess_of_pipework Roswell, GA United States 11-27-09
    goddess_of_pipework Roswell, GA United States 11-27-09 Member Since 2002

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    "Disappointing"

    I had high hopes for this one as my yearly Halloween read. Although it introduced some promising new characters, the plot started out with what seemed to be a bang but ended with a fizzle and a whimper. Not even the introduction of two beloved characters midway through could save it. One thumb down, one thumb sideways, two big toes planted firmly on the ground.

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