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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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    Rick Bolingbrook, IL, United States 02-21-12
    Rick Bolingbrook, IL, United States 02-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The best Star Wars novel since Star by Star"

    I'm a big fan of the Star Wars novels. Darth Plaguies is one of the best I've read.

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    Roy Inkster, MI, United States 02-12-12
    Roy Inkster, MI, United States 02-12-12 Member Since 2008
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    "The Best EU book to date.Including Thrawn Trilogy!"
    Would you listen to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis again? Why?

    Great Read! As close to cannon as you can get for an EU book! I can't say enough about it. I wish all Star Wars novels could live up to this one. The book explained much of the backround for Ep I. I absolutely loved it!!


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

    There's so many of them!!! Watching Plagueis and Sidious manipulate everything and everyone, And Explaining some of the backstory and motivations of Sifo-dyas and Doo-koo was very well done.


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

    It was my first time listening to him. I was impressed with his voice quality and tone. To be honest, No disrespect to the other Star Wars voices, but He was a welcome change. I won't miss the brooding, monotone of some of the other readers. I do love Jonathan Davis though, but this was a nice change, especially considering a lot of the book involves dialogue and not action sequences.


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

    Seeing Mauls backstory! Very cool!


    Any additional comments?

    A must read or listen to for every true Star Wars fan!

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    Brian 02-07-12
    Brian 02-07-12 Member Since 2010

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    "maybe the best read Star Wars audiobook ive heard"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    well written story, shows how lords plageus and sidious set the stage for the prequel trilogy. Daniel Davis's narration was exceptional, giving depth and personality to the greatest Sith Lords since darth Bane


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

    Listening to it again immediately after finishing, to experience Sidious claim the mantle of sith'ari


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

    The dark side. Best way to put it.


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

    Dark Side Rises


    Any additional comments?

    I've read and listened to dozens of star wars books. This may be my favorite one

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    Gatambwa Dublin, Ireland 02-06-12
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    "Awesome"

    This book was just an incredible incredible nice story to listen to. I was actually pushing and pushing for more and more towards the end. I did not want it to end. It it truly well written and the different voice effects for the characters and the in depth reasoning behind their decisions was really good to know.

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    pete decatur, IL, United States 02-01-12
    pete decatur, IL, United States 02-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    the story was great. All the history that was brought forward was great for any Star Wars historian. The narrator on the other hand, in my opinion, lacked what it took to bring justice to the book.

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    Guillermo Omaha, NE, United States 01-30-12
    Guillermo Omaha, NE, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2009

    I am a photographer here in Omaha, and love to get lost inside of an audiobook. I enjoy a variety of books at the gym all the way home!

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    "Great Star Wars Story!"
    Where does Star Wars: Darth Plagueis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This has to be one of the most entertaining books I have read from the Star Wars saga!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The telling of the story of how Palpatine came into power and how his master influenced him from an early age.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Sith training while Palpatine was young.


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

    Order


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    Tom Georgetown, TX, United States 01-29-12
    Tom Georgetown, TX, United States 01-29-12
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    "Star wars at its best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Superb writing coupled with excellent narration by Daniel Davis makes for the best star wars book ive read in years. If you were dissapointed by darth revan, and the legacy of the force/fall of the jedi series then your in for a real treat


    What did you like best about this story?

    mature writing, excellent narration


    Any additional comments?

    My only wish is that it was longer, i would love to have someone write a star wars book of this caliber that was as long as the game of thrones series

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    Chris ALBURTIS, PA, United States 01-23-12
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    If you could sum up Star Wars: Darth Plagueis in three words, what would they be?

    Revealing, Interest keeping, Amazing


    What did you like best about this story?

    I Loved the gap fillers that came to light... the explanations of how things came to be. And how great everything played out.


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

    He brings a bit of interesting perspective to the characters. the Change in Palpatine from his youth the the Lord of the sith he became.


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

    The Sith seclude themselves, no more.


    Any additional comments?

    Gread book. Any Star Wars Fan would love this.

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    John ISSAQUAH, WA, United States 01-22-12
    John ISSAQUAH, WA, United States 01-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Star Wars: Darth Sidious"

    The book should have been titled "Star Wars: Darth Sidious", since most of the story revolves around him. That's fine with me, since he's a more interesting character in any case.

    The things I enjoyed most about this Audible title were the voice acting and the parts that transport you back to Episode I to see the story unfold from a different perspective. The story does a good job of pulling back the curtain to allow the reader to see what's going on behind the scenes. The ending twists were especially satisfying.

    What I disliked most was that Plagueis had a decidedly Snidely Whiplash aspect. I could almost imagine him twirling his mustache, had he had one, as he ruminates about the "Sith Grand Plan". Sidious steals the show in this book, but he is best portrayed in Matthew Stover's "Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith"

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    Scott Earth 10-13-13
    Scott Earth 10-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    What did you like best about Star Wars: Darth Plagueis? What did you like least?

    Way too much politics and exposition in this book, not enough action. Interesting prequel for Episode 1, but slow to progress. Some technical issues in the recording, clicks, obvious times when they switch between recording sessions.


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