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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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    Joseph 03-07-12
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    "The best Star Wars book ever written"
    What did you love best about Star Wars: Darth Plagueis?

    Every beautiful word. This book is amazing beyond compare in Star Wars literature.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It's a Sith legend...


    What about Daniel Davis’s performance did you like?

    His brilliant voice, his intensity, I wish he could narrate everything.


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

    yes. i'd listen to it every day if i could.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a Star Wars fan, listen to this audiobook!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Weemz 01-03-17
    Weemz 01-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The story episode 1 should have been"

    Amazing performance by Davis. This book gives so much more substance and meaning to the events that take place in the phantom menace.

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    Scott Lee Stewart palm coast 10-04-16
    Scott Lee Stewart palm coast 10-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a complete bore from start to finish"

    I can't understand why it's not canon but I can't understand why it's revered as one of the best Star Wars books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julia 09-12-16
    Julia 09-12-16 Member Since 2013

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks.

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    "Read like a compliation of Backstory"
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    I had high hopes for this book but became frustrated because it was full of summaries and explanations. Far too much exposition. So much so that I began to wonder if this book was a compilation of internal backstory documents strung together to make a book. A great character, a boring book. I returned it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Sexton Telford, Pa USA 07-18-16
    Maria Sexton Telford, Pa USA 07-18-16
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    "Disappointing "

    Narration and delivery were amazing as always, but hoped for more in the story. It was mostly politics, but the action scenes and portraition of the characters were superb. Wished for more action and better back story on Tenebrous, but overall, it's ok at best.

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    Efren 06-23-16
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    "Couldn't stay awake"
    Would you try another book from James Luceno and/or Daniel Davis?

    I have already listened to several books by James Luceno including some from the New Jedi Order Series and Millenium Falcon.


    What was most disappointing about James Luceno’s story?

    A lot of times it would be the over-telling of the most mundane and mindless details that I would often have to skip ahead 30 seconds at a time. And for the parts I didn't skip, I found myself falling asleep to.


    Any additional comments?

    While it does show us the rise of Palpatine/Sidious and gives a little more insight into the Phantom Menace, I found it incredibly boring. Most of it was due to Luceno's writing, while in some way it was Daniel Davis narrating Luceno's story.

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    Omar Stamp 12-01-15
    Omar Stamp 12-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Thorough, Scientific, and Calculating"

    If you're looking for another peek into the ways of the Sith as thoroughly written as the reknowned "Darth Bane" Trilogy, look no further.

    Be prepared in the beginning for author James Luceno's metaphorical, and heavily syllabled writing stlyle, as well as the Aristocratc voice acting of narrator Daniel Lewis....give it a few chapters, and you will find it nothing less of completely appropriate for this tale of the workigs of the Darkside in a highly critical period in the BBY Timeline.

    The darkside is with you

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    Martin NEWBERG, OR, United States 11-03-15
    Martin NEWBERG, OR, United States 11-03-15 Member Since 2012

    Hi my name is Marty, Im book worm from Portland Oregon. I work graveyard shifts and listen to books while I work and read comics in the day

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    "a must listen for star wars fans"

    Amazing production in tandem with an essential story;for those who want to better understand the core story arc of both the prequel and original moives.
    with out spoiling or giving to much away ill just say it has great pacing, spending just enough time on details to make you feel part of the S.W universe with elements of a really good political thriller.

    Its right up there with the thrawn trilogy in terms of Star wars entertainment and makes me want to get a black cowled robe and plot dark sided deeds.

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    ThomasBJJ 08-28-15
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    "Loved it! My first Star Wars audiobook"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis the most enjoyable?

    The narrator Daniel Davis is a master of voices. Each character had his own distinctive voice. He portrayed characters from the movies perfectly. Dooku, Palpatine, Gunray were straight from the movie screen. The music and sound effects added significantly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Seeing events play out over a long period of time thru the eyes of Plagueis.


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

    Plagueis, Sidious, medical droid, Dooku


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

    No, but it was fun and I looked forward to listening to it each day.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish this narrator would do more Star Wars books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dylan Sherman 08-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis the most enjoyable?

    The story itself was fascinating as it offers a look at the lives and rise to power of both Plagueis and Palpatine, and is a great prequel to The Phantom Menace. The music, sound effects, and voice work made the story very immersive.


    What other book might you compare Star Wars: Darth Plagueis to and why?

    I don't know what book I could compare to it because it's the first Star Wars novel I've listened to.


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

    Daniel did a great job portraying all of the characters but my favorite would probably be Darth Plagueis. You learn to realize how important he is in the grand scheme of Star Wars.


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

    At points throughout the story I started fear Plagueis because you realize just how powerful he was.


    Any additional comments?

    This book sparked a huge interest to learn more about the different characters that were mentioned and others that exist in the lore. I hope it does the same for you too.

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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