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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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    marcus 05-14-15
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    "Great Story!"

    great story, made me appreciate the sith and the rule of 2. reader did great.

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    Brian 05-14-15
    Brian 05-14-15
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    "Brought together episodes 1-3"

    Brings to light the brilliant machinations of palpatine and adds much cohesion to the prequels. Palpatine sounds a bit off but short of that quite amazing.

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    Citizen O 05-13-15
    Citizen O 05-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Great Story"

    I really enjoy this book all around it gives you so much information if you are a star wars followers amazing!

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    Noobity 05-13-15
    Noobity 05-13-15
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    "The intrigue and drama of interstellar finances."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was... Alright? I guess it gives a lot of now useless information but is interesting enough. You learn about some of the backstory of Palpatine, which is neat, but how much of it is and isn't canon is mildly confusing.


    What could James Luceno have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Cut out 90% of the debates on the finances, trade regulations, and politics of the Star Wars world. Granted this is just my opinion, but that was part of what made the prequels so lackluster. I went into this wanting a Star Wars novel, not a textbook on how to have my own Trade Federation blockade of Naboo.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Davis – was your favorite?

    They were all pretty decently done. I was able to tell the difference between the characters that he created well enough. There were some issues where he was voicing characters we'd seen on screen and thus already had a voice, but that's understandable. As a standalone it was fine.


    Could you see Star Wars: Darth Plagueis being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, I couldn't see this being made into a movie or TV series. It's a non-canon side story about characters that weren't super well developed or interesting in the first place.


    Any additional comments?

    If episodes 1-3 were your favorite in the Star Wars franchise then you'll likely enjoy this at least a bit. If you have 15 hours to kill or want to lull your spouse to sleep on a long drive so you have some peace, then this is the book for you. It was well written, but the subject matter was just not for me.

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    james 05-12-15
    james 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    Fantastic production. Absolutely loved the sound effects and music that set the mood for the narration. Buy this audio book

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    daniel brooks 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "It's a really good book."

    I love Star Wars and I'm a huge fan of Star Wars and this book is awesome. :-)

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    marshall 05-11-15
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    "Need more"

    Awesome! The only thing that could have made it better is another voice actor, perhaps a female voice. More variety of voices would have made the listening experience more submersible.

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    Kim 05-11-15
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    "Dark, brooding, and uninspired."

    While interesting as a setup to the prequels there are no interesting revelations here. This book revels in the philosophical aspects of the dark side. Large Machiavellian plans are constructed, political wrangling occurring. But the characters involved uninteresting, and one note. Their interesting character traits either never fully explored, or ignored when the plot requires. And the final conflict the book spends the whole time building to.(since we are shown the aftermath first) is a non event.

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    Jonathan 05-10-15
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    "A worthy re-read"

    Excellent! Darth Plagueis tells you everything you need to know about the Dark Lord of the Sith! A worthy re-read

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    Michael K. Harants California 05-09-15
    Michael K. Harants California 05-09-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Outstanding"

    This was a stellar story to give a beginning more to Palpatine rather than Plagueis. I found it extremely entertaining for a origin story.

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    "In my top ten of Star Wars book favorites."
    Where does Star Wars: Darth Plagueis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best in the Star Wars literacy greats.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Palatine becomes so evil, yet true sith.


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

    His voice commands the book with such resonance. bestowing the essence of the characters.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    True unbridled misuse of power for one`s own ends.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a great book read by a true star of audio deliverer.

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