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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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    Matt 09-22-14
    Matt 09-22-14 Member Since 2015

    "Two there should be, no more no less. One to embody the power, the other to crave it."--Darth Bane

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    "The tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise"
    What did you love best about Star Wars: Darth Plagueis?

    Darth Plegueis vs Venamis, his retaliation vs the ex king of naboo. And if you have heard or read Maul: Lockdown you know how the bando gora get their weapon used to attack the Dark Lord.


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

    Darth Bane Trilogy, and Maul: Lockdown. They all make you want to see the Dark Lord prevail.


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

    Darth Tenebrous. But his Palpatine was great considering we all already know one voice for him, he was excellent. Nute Gunray, the Neimodian was hilarious.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 03-07-12
    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!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ThomasBJJ 08-28-15
    ThomasBJJ 08-28-15 Member Since 2014
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    topher 08-28-15
    topher 08-28-15
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    "Great"

    Great work. listen to it multiple times

    need twenty words. great voices and timely reading. .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Raybon E. 08-27-15
    Raybon E. 08-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting and informative"

    An easy listen. This story gives great insight into the evil that is Darth Sideous. The films portrayal of the character do him no justice but leave him looking more like a wicked old witch than a powerful Sith Lord. This in depth look into Palpatine's journey to the dark side give much more insight into just how deep his evil runs, how utterly powerful and purely sinister he truly is. Now, having heard this story, its easy to see how someone of conscience like Anakin could have been so easily swayed. Anakin was a simple boy at heart. He lived, loved, and hated with his heart on his sleeve. Palapatine never had a heart to begin with. Educated, refined, and expertly trained in the Dark Side of the Force. Only Anakin in his redemption could have defeated him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Eckley 08-26-15
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    "Lead In Book"

    This book and Star Wars: Tarkin are great lead in stories that provide history and explain personalities. Learning about Palpatine's youth, development and apprenticeship help provide a good visual of the man and his actions in the early books. I like that it lead us right into the early moments of Episode 1.

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    marcus 08-26-15
    marcus 08-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Sith perspective"

    I loved the perspective and backstory of Plagueis and Palpatine/Siddeous.
    This was a really interesting story line.
    Highly recommend to anyone and everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dylan Sherman 08-22-15 Member Since 2015
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Alicie Cleveland, TN 08-22-15
    Patrick Alicie Cleveland, TN 08-22-15

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    "Fuck yeah! :D"

    I'm now addicted to star wars books 😍 this story nit only provided nessecary back story to the Saga i watched as a kid but now i can brag about my knowledge of the force!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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