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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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    Oscar 01-05-15
    Oscar 01-05-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Incredible audio book"

    James Luceno is an extraordinary author. His story creation as a breakdown of the machinations of the sith is so intricate that I was blown away. One of the best Star Wars stories I have ever read.

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    Susan Stauber Sheboygan Falls, WI United States 01-01-15
    Susan Stauber Sheboygan Falls, WI United States 01-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Unbelievable narration"

    The narrator's voice as both Sith Lords turns a book filled with a deep knowledge of all factions Star Wars from a rather dull sequence of political events to an engaging listen.

    While lacking in good old fashioned Force action, the book wonderfully details the events right before and even during The Phantom Menace. The Sith point of view was very engaging. I really wanted Plagueis to succeed by the end, but obviously his fate had already been written.

    Well developed characters and staggering enunciation and tone by the narrator made this book completely satisfying. I will definitely look for other books read by this narrator.

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    sherwin love 12-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "great storyline"

    Love the narrator's voice that's what really made me stick in to this book

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    Kevin Illauer 11-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "My first time Star Wars Book/Audio Book."
    What did you love best about Star Wars: Darth Plagueis?

    There is some serious Back Story that I really enjoyed. The long term goals of Plagueis and the Sith in general is really amazing. Learning that some Sith lords set back their agenda of destroying the Jedi by hundreds of years was very interesting but the passing of knowledge to each apprentice and the conversations and logic behind why they did what they did is awesome. The view point that the Sith have of the Jedi can sway you in justifying what they are doing from time to time even though their methods are very questionable to say the least.


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

    Darth Plagueis is the first book I have ever listened to in the Star Wars universe with Star Wars Tarkin being my second. There IS mention of passages from Darth Plagueis in Tarkin so even though Plagueis is listed as "NONE CANNON" there is story mined from the book that makes Plagueis a must read before Star Wars Tarkin.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Plagueis manipulation of so many characters including Palpantine. The entire book weaves in and out this way.


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

    History of the Dark Side


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    Dovauk 11-07-14
    Dovauk 11-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Enthralling story by a man born to read this book"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis the most enjoyable?

    I don't know where to begin, the story is top notch. Attention to lore is spectacular, it is fascinating to learn the intricacies of the Dark Side, and to view Sith as people instead of monsters.
    Daniel Davis was born to read this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have listened to it 6 times now, the story is so enthralling, and Mr. Davis's voice entrances me, I love his Plagueis, and he capture's Ian Mcdiarmid Palpatine flawlessly.


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

    I have not but based on this one, I am keen to hear more.


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

    Yes, my longest run time was 8 hrs in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must have book for any Star Wars lore hound. I desperately want to watch the phantom menace hoping to see some telling signs, but the movies are difficult to suffer through.
    I was sad to see the old Muun go, he truly was wise and should have ruled forever, he just couldn't escape the Bane legacy.

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    allope 10-22-14
    allope 10-22-14
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    "Great look into the Sith order."
    Would you listen to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis again? Why?

    Well, I will have to wait a bit but I would listen to it again. It's interesting and a nice change from constant battle scenes. Daniel Davis has a good voice that's pleasant to listen too.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would have to say Darth Plagueis was the best. But, hopefully there will be a book about Darth Tenebrous as well. Emperor Palpatine as a young man and budding Sith was interesting as well.


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

    I thought he was good in that I could imagine the characters sounding like they did.


    Any additional comments?

    Some reviews complained that this book had very little about Plagueis. I don't know where they got this idea. The content lives up to the title....Also, if you are expecting loads of action and battles,etc. you might not like this book. It's more of a historical/political intrigue story. I am looking forward to "Tarkin" for the same reasons.

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    Marc-André 08-30-14
    Marc-André 08-30-14
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    "Finally the origins of the two principal Sith..."
    Where does Star Wars: Darth Plagueis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best of the star wars universe!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Finally! the origins of Darth Sidious (Palpatine / The Emperor) and Darth Maul are explaines in detailed fashion.


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

    M. Davis has a very nice voice to listen to, some of his voices aren't great but the listener gets the point.


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

    When Palpatine / Sidious adopts Maul


    Any additional comments?

    This books comes when I was getting bored with Star Wars expanded universe. A must read AHEM! Listen to book if you like Star Wars. Even a beginner in the Saga will get his bearings if he watched the movies.

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    Laura Dearing, GA, United States 08-19-14
    Laura Dearing, GA, United States 08-19-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Fills in"

    This story really fills in some of the information you want for Star Wars. This lets you know more about the Sith. A good listen.

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    Justin Coldstream, BC, Canada 08-03-14
    Justin Coldstream, BC, Canada 08-03-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A Performance Masterpiece"
    If you could sum up Star Wars: Darth Plagueis in three words, what would they be?

    Political, Mystical, Tragedy


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Darth Plagueis: He was truly wise, and had an iron will. He doggedly pursued his goals and excepted no limits. He was truly on top of everything, but had just one character flaw...


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

    No


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

    Yes, but just never have the time to. It reads like a movie, and has many moving pieces.


    Any additional comments?

    I get more and more out of it each time I listen to it. And the world I listen to becomes brighter each time. This is one of those times where the story and the performance truly complement each other and elevate each other higher. It's rare, but it does happen. I really enjoyed the main characters, and wished, in the end, there was more that could be written of Plagueis.

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    Robert 07-31-14
    Robert 07-31-14
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    "Best Stand-Alone Star Wars Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: Darth Plagueis to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I've read the book about a year ago, and I found that Daniel Davis has wonderful voices for the different characters in this book. It really helps that he has a deep rich British accent.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is nice to learn more about Darth Sidious and his rise to power. He is a complex character and this book really helps me to understand why he did what he did, and exactly how he became Emperor Palpatine.


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

    British accent. Enough said.


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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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