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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis | [James Luceno]

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.
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Publisher's Summary

He was the most powerful Sith lord who ever lived... but could he be the only one who never died?

“Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise that he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create life. He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying." -Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. And when the time is right, he destroys his Master - but vows never to suffer the same fate. For like no other disciple of the dark side, Darth Plagueis learns to command the ultimate power... over life and death.

Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.

Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious, Master and acolyte, target the galaxy for domination - and the Jedi Order for annihilation. But can they defy the merciless Sith tradition? Or will the desire of one to rule supreme, and the dream of the other to live forever, sow the seeds of their destruction?

From the Hardcover edition.

©2012 James Luceno (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Aaron Austin Omaha, Ne 10-06-12
    Aaron Austin Omaha, Ne 10-06-12

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    "First Star Wars Audiobook. I wasn't disappointed."
    Would you listen to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to this book again. The narrator did a stupendous job.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Darth Sidious. This story told how Darth Sidious became so hungry for power.


    What does Daniel Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The great voice acting.


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    brian 09-24-12
    brian 09-24-12 Member Since 2013
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    "The Force is strong with this one."
    Where does Star Wars: Darth Plagueis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    What does that mean?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I couldn't pick one.


    What does Daniel Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Voices to the characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I don't know.


    Any additional comments?

    We see how the prequel films come together due to the plans of two Sith Lords.

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    Eric Z USA 09-11-12
    Eric Z USA 09-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Consider this Episode 0 of the Star Wars Saga"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis the most enjoyable?

    Like other SW audio books, this is recorded with an appropriate selection of background music and sound effects which add to the great story line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The building of the character of Darth Sidious is astounding. Shame this wasn't covered in SW: Episode 1.


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

    No, I have not listened to other books by Davis, however I will look for future SW books by him.


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

    I didn't want to listen to this book is just one sitting, not because it was bad, but rather because I kept wanting to go back and relisten to sections to make sure I understood the history behind the key SW characters.


    Any additional comments?

    If you hated SW:Ep1, but liked the other stories in the first Lucas trillogy, then you must read this book. Darth Plagueis not only sets the SW Saga into motion, it is key to understanding the character of Pampaltine. It's a shame that this story line was not included in Ep1, it would have made Ep1 so much better. At first I was disapointed that this book overlaping Ep1 as none of the other books have ever done this. By the end of Darth Plagueis, I was quite happy that the book did overlap Ep1 as it provided a better understanding of the characters and the early storyline of the entire SW Saga.

    Although by different authors, I must say that if you enjoyed the SW books by Timothy Zahn, you will probably enjoy this book.

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    Craig D. Braun 09-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding Star Wars Novel"

    Darth Plagueis is another great book in the Star Wars series. After growing accustomed to the voice of Marc Thompson as the narrator for many Star Wars novels, I did not know what to expect from Daniel Davis; he did not disappoint. I would recommend this book to Star Wars fans (and non-Star Wars fans alike) for a great story. Other than expected violence (what can one expect from a Sith Lord?), there is no objectionable material (e.g., offensive language or sexual content).

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    DJ Lancaster, OH, United States 09-07-12
    DJ Lancaster, OH, United States 09-07-12 Member Since 2015

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    What did you like best about this story?

    This book brings a lot of clarity to the new Star Wars movies that is needed to help fill in the gaps. I am a fan of the new movies (though badly acted and scripted) because of the politics and subterfuge that goes on within the great Republic. The down fall of the Jedi and the takeover by the tyrannical Sith make it a neat time for those interested in the genre.

    Anyway, it was well written and I recommend it highly.


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    shane Kingwood, TX, United States 09-04-12
    shane Kingwood, TX, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Should be called Sidious"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Unlike some of the other Star Wars books, this one can be followed if you never had read any of the other books, and just know the movie. Yes I would recommend this to a friend.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It gave the behind the scenes history leading up to 6 movies.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Most memorable scene was when Sidious killed his family.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The power of the dark side.


    Any additional comments?

    Other than the Thrawn series, this was my favorite.

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    TheGreyKlerik Lincoln, NE, United States 08-28-12
    TheGreyKlerik Lincoln, NE, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2014
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    "an awesome book"

    This book actually contributes to the EU and the Star Wars films. it broadened my view of Episodes 1,2,&3 and how they effect 4,5,&6. this book is fantastic and a must read/listen to for ANY fan of Star Wars whether you read other EU books or not

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    Brian FORT WORTH, TEXAS, United States 08-15-12
    Brian FORT WORTH, TEXAS, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you listen to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis again? Why?

    Yes. There was so much going on in the story it's worth a second listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: Darth Plagueis?

    Sidious' complete destruction of his master. I knew it was coming, but I'd prepared myself for an epic battle between master and apprentice, not complete domination.


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

    First time hearing Mr. Davis perform.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Personal Quibble: Sifo Dyas, Mr. Davis pronounced it SEE-fo DI-as, cannonically (Episode II Movie) pronounced SI-fo DEE-as. It might just be me but I cringed every time it was said.

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    Jared LAKEWOOD, CO, United States 08-13-12
    Jared LAKEWOOD, CO, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "they should make it into a movie."
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    Great back story on some Star Wars characters.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a Star Wars fan, you'll love it.

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    John Royersford, PA, United States 07-27-12
    John Royersford, PA, United States 07-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Best Star Wars Book"
    Would you listen to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis again? Why?

    I have already listened to this book twice and I plan on listening again. It fills in so much about what happened before the Star Wars movies.


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