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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis Audiobook
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis
Written by: 
James Luceno
Narrated by: 
Daniel Davis
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis Audiobook

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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    Sebastian 04-29-16
    Sebastian 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent! giving a new meaning to star wars"

    Excellent narration, with the expert hand of Luceno as a great author, bringing star wars prequels to a new light, one of my favourite books so far

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    h2o1969 Cincinnati, OH USA 04-29-16
    h2o1969 Cincinnati, OH USA 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great behind the scenes back story"

    I really like this. It gives so much more depth to the emperor character. It is such a shame that Disney is dropping the books as cannon.

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    Jacob Mokrycki 04-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting!"

    A very good back drop for Palpatine! Political intrigue and Sith culture combine to make this story quite palatable.

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    Chris Lee 04-28-16
    Chris Lee 04-28-16
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    What disappointed you about Star Wars: Darth Plagueis?

    Not a lot of action or interesting anything and a TON of intricate, not necessary back story and boring details about nonsense.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not a Star Wars book.


    What about Daniel Davis’s performance did you like?

    Voices were portrayed well and made it easy to follow.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    As an avid Star Wars fan this book let me down and took everything I had to get through it. Normally it takes a few chapters to set up the characters and back story before the meat of the story take shape, this book was the opposite. The set up took all but a couple chapters and then the meat allowed 1 bite before it ended.

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    Matt McCutcheon 04-27-16
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    "Undeniably dark, deceptive and brilliant."

    I've read close to 6-7 Star Wars books. This was the first book I read and is still my favorite.

    The way Luceno captures the natures of the dark side is. incredible. It is the first time in the Star Wars universe where we see the deceptiveness and true power of the dark side. Plagueis' infinite knowledge of the force and Palpetine's ability to manipulate and control a galactic government is what made them a brilliant sith combination for over fifty years.

    It was amazing to see how Palpatine was able to control his powers for so long without ever coming close to being detected by the Jedi. If you love Palpetine/Darth Sideous as a Star Wars character, this is the book for you.

    One aspect I would've liked to seen addressed was Palpetine's saber wielding skills. We only see a glimpse of his training, and for being one of the most powerful sith's ever, it just seemed ideal for the novel. Like in the recent fan made movie "Maul," Palpetine leads Jedi to maul for him to fight off and kill. It seemed as this novel should've somehow incorporated something of that sort. Because in the world of the sith, Jedi are the ultimate enemy. And if you aren't powerful enough to destroy one, well then Darth is just another word.

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    upgrade93 04-27-16
    upgrade93 04-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "One of My Favorite audio books!"

    James Luceno's wonderful writing, delivered a shadowy Daniel Davis, it's an instant classic for anyone who loves Darth Sidious, or history of the Sith. I finished wishing that Plaugis could have continued to manipulate the Galaxy forever!

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    matthew 04-26-16
    matthew 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    If you could sum up Star Wars: Darth Plagueis in three words, what would they be?

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

    James Luceno sheds new light on the prequels and details a plot that is better than the films


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

    Palpatine is just a brilliant character.


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    Elysia 04-25-16
    Elysia 04-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    A wonderful and marvelous story essential to understanding the Star Wars saga. Daniel Davis was captivating! A definite must read! You won't be disappointed!

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    James Bartlett 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great"

    gap filler that was fun t I listen to. interesting that thus is new goapel5

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    Master Overlord Kad 04-22-16
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    a solid audio book worth the money all you need to know is basic star wars characters and you will enjoy this book

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