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Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Star by Star Audiobook

Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Star by Star

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It is a solemn time for the New Republic, as the merciless Yuuzhan Vong continue their campaign of destruction. The brutal enemy has unleashed a savage creature capable of finding and killing Jedi Knights. And now Leia Organa Solo faces a terrible ultimatum. If the location of the secret Jedi base is not revealed within one week, the Yuuzhan Vong will blast millions of refugee ships into oblivion.

As the battered but still unbroken Jedi scramble to deal with the newest onslaught, Leia's son, Anakin, lays out a daring plan. He will lead a Jedi strike force into the heart of enemy territory in order to sabotage the Yuuzhan Vong's deadliest weapons. There, with his brother and sister at his side, he will come face-to-face with his destiny - as the forces of the New Republic, still fighting the good fight, will come face-to-face with theirs.

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    Cam T. 06-09-13
    Cam T. 06-09-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Great story, too much cut out"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    The Star Wars audio books are always an enjoyment for me to listen to. This particular story is a rather poignant one since some major EU characters is killed off in this story, which makes it sad, yet heroic, as it occurs to defeat overwhelming enemy forces.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the heavy use of EU characters, including the younger ones introduced in the "Young Jedi Knights" series, which for some incomprehensible reason, has not been made into audio books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    A favorite? That's a tough one - there are many cool scenes in this book. Unfortunately, a lot of them were cut out for this abridgement. This was a HUGE novel, and the editor took a paring knife to it to force fit it into a small window of time. This was the major flaw of the older Star Wars audios - many of them were too abridged, and it hurt the story. In particular, I refer to "Darksaber", "The Crystal Star", the Jedi Academy trilogy, and the Hand of Thrawn duology, which is being rereleased this September & October, reread and UNabridged!

    One cool scene was where the Jedi rescue some Dark Jedi in enemy captivity, only to be betrayed by them. How? Listen to the story!

    Another is the death of the team's leader, and it's a sad ending for him, though heroic. The book definitely leaves you wanting to see what happens next!


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

    Yes, I admit that I did weep a bit when the aforementioned character died, since through the books, we've seen him grow from a baby into a model Jedi. He was cut down too soon. The first time I read the book, I got so heavily into it that I was depressed for a few days after I finished.


    Any additional comments?

    In short, this is an excellent book. If you don't mind sacrificing quality for a time budget, this will do fine. If you really want the whole story, then read the book or petition Random House Audio to re-do this one, unabridged. In fact, I'd have them re-do the whole New Jedi Order, but that's just me.

    While the later books (the Dark Nest Trilogy and Legacy of the Force) were also abridged, they were far less so than these older ones. After the 13th book of the New Jedi Order line, they started to wake up to this with "Destiny's Way" being far longer than usual. Then they made the mistake of similiarly abridging the Force Heretic trilogy and "The Final Prophecy". The finale, "The Unifying Force" was given a similar treatment to "Destiny's Way", and then Random House began making longer, though still edited, releases.

    IMHO, the Dark Nest trilogy suffered for this, with my favorite parts in that trilogy being left out!

    Similarly so with this abridgement. If you've read the book, you can fill in the gaps with your memory, so it's easier to listen to.

    Either way, it's a fast-paced story, and Star Wars fans should enjoy it. I do.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John KYLE, TX, United States 08-20-12
    John KYLE, TX, United States 08-20-12
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    "Don't waste your money"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This audio book is very abridged and completely cuts out one of the most important acts in the history of the star wars universe. The fall of Coruscant.


    What was most disappointing about Troy Denning’s story?

    I imagine the story was good we just didn't get to hear it.


    What didn’t you like about Alexander Adams’s performance?

    No originality of voices.


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

    Anger that I didn't get to hear the fall of coruscant.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sterling Independence, MO, USA 12-31-08
    Sterling Independence, MO, USA 12-31-08
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    "Good but very incomplete"

    The story is good and the presentation is very good (as usual). However, this is by far the most highly abridged Star Wars title I've heard so far and it leaves out major events important to the NJO series as a whole.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Oliver 03-27-12
    Oliver 03-27-12
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    "Good Book, Don't Like The Abridgment"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story is very good but can be hard to follow because of the severe abridgment. Would love to see the books redone in an unabridged form.


    What three words best describe Alexander Adams’s performance?

    Alexander's performance was good but Mark Thompson sets the standard.


    Do you think Star Wars needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Redo the New Jedi Order series in unabridged format.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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