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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis Audiobook

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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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    eric 07-12-16
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    Everything about this production was absolute astonishment. The characters were much more devloped with the readers tone?

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    GrdnEric 07-11-16
    GrdnEric 07-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "GREAT book"

    This was a fantastic edition to the Star Wars story line. Unfortunately I learned after the fact that this book is non canonical which is extremely unfortunate. Without giving too much away, it made me want to watch The Phantom Menace again and for once it made sense.

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    Oscar 07-10-16
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    "One of the best!"

    One of the best books when it comes to the non-canon starwars (pre-episode 1). The voice actor (Daniel Davis) made it to feel so real! 9/10 would recommend.

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    BV 07-10-16
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    "this should be a movie"

    i hope this story or something close to it becomes canon. it makes Palpatine/Sidious more interesting. the plot tied together well. the force "philosophy" is well-explained, as is the grand plan of the sith. definitely a good story.

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    Alexander Highland, NY, United States 07-08-16
    Alexander Highland, NY, United States 07-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Birth of Darth Sideous"

    It was awsome to hear a story from the sith POV. The narrator is fantastic. He gives the story life and substance

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    Synge SF Bay Area, CA 07-05-16
    Synge SF Bay Area, CA 07-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good backstory on the events immediately preceding The Phantom Menace!"

    Lucero does a good job of plumbing the depths of the dark side, giving us insights into Sith psychology. We learn that Plagueis was far from myth. In actuality, he was a critical part of Darth Sidious's background and origin story. But he had a life beyond Sidious, and Lucero does a great job to show us this life in its details.

    It had some small issues with the story and the ways that Lucero failed to weave it into the established canon. Nevertheless, on the whole Lucero shows himself to be a capable, powerful storyteller.

    I'd recommend this to anyone interested in becoming a Sith Lord…or just curious about the process.

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    Rommel P. 06-29-16
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    "Non-canon but provides insightful history"

    Loved it. since it is so close to the phantom menace story, the history of Sirius and his rise to power is a good primer before the Canon.

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    Brand 06-26-16
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    "Incredible story"

    Great great great great great great great great. I had to write 14 words. There

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    Mark 06-26-16
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    "The answers to questions you didn't know you had"
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    The prequel to the prequels. This book offers the reader a glance into the life of the most sinister vilians of the star wars galaxy. The author expertly ties in this story to the movies (all three of the prequels) in such a way that leaves the listener feeling satisfied as If he's now being told the answers to questions he wasn't aware he had! Mr. Davis's narration, dark and deep, adds to the overall feel of the book drawing the listener deeper into the story and the expanded universe. If there is one book I wish was still considered Canon, it's this one. A must read.

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    Pepper R Goforth Riverview, FL, US 06-26-16
    Pepper R Goforth Riverview, FL, US 06-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "title should be Palpatine's beginning"

    If you like the politics, instead of fighting, you'll love this book. for me, it was just ok compared to Bane trilogy which was amazing. worth listening to, as a prequel to the first movie as it introduces Annakin and has a very nice tie in tiki the movie.

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