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Star Wars: Outbound Flight | [Timothy Zahn]

Star Wars: Outbound Flight

The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth petitions the Senate for support of a singularly ambitious undertaking. Six Jedi Masters and 12 Jedi Knights, including Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, and 50,000 men, women, and children, will embark on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds. But the mission is secretly being orchestrated by an unlikely ally: the evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious.
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Publisher's Summary

The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth petitions the Senate for support of a singularly ambitious undertaking. Six Jedi Masters and 12 Jedi Knights, including Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, and 50,000 men, women, and children, will embark on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds beyond the known galaxy: Outbound Flight.

But unknown to Master C'baoth, the successful launch of the mission is secretly being orchestrated by an unlikely ally: the evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious, who has his own reasons for wanting Outbound Flight to move forward...and, ultimately, to fail.

Yet Darth Sidious is not the mission's most dangerous challenge. What begins as a peaceful Jedi mission is violently transformed into an all-out war for survival against staggering odds and the most diabolical of adversaries.

Timothy Zahn's unique mix of espionage, political gamesmanship, and deadly interstellar combat breathes electrifying life into a Star Wars legend.

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What the Critics Say

"An enthralling page-turner." (Publishers Weekly)

"Davis' range is astounding. He captures numerous well-known voices...with perfection." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

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    Preston Marietta, GA, United States 09-05-12
    Preston Marietta, GA, United States 09-05-12
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    "Great story, enlightening for fans.HATE ABRIDGED"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars to be better than the print version?

    For driving in a car and "reading" a book at the same time, yes.


    Has Star Wars turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no, still love 'em.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Pretty good character variation, Mr. Davis is a great reader and his voice keeps me interested. That said, the sound effects can be too loud or add to the confusion instead of clarifying. I say spend more time getting the book's tension and arc flowing better instead of adding the lame song at the beginning and all those sound effects. I want the whole book. I hate to have it abridged. If you focus on the voice and characters coming from it, I will sit through the 11-15 hrs it takes, feel cheated by the 4-6 abridged gives us.


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

    No, but usually every day or every other day I'd get a good chunk out of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Abridging a book sucks! A lot! There are dozens of them! I hate this! Make less books that would have the whole thing in there, cover to cover, instead of throwing tons of half (assed) books on our digital shelves. Want whole story! Can't exactly read the paper copy, want whole audio books!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    David thousand oaks, CA, USA 12-28-09
    David thousand oaks, CA, USA 12-28-09
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    "Too many missing parts...."

    Three stars is generous for this one. Far too many details are left out of this abridged version. I am a definite fan of Zahn's previous SW titles and this one just felt incomplete. Buy the paperback!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    WDM Edmond, OK United States 08-05-10
    WDM Edmond, OK United States 08-05-10 Listener Since 2010

    spiceminesofkessel

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    "It's a good book"

    There were some minor plot points left unresolved, but other than that Outbound Flight is a good listen. The narrator does a good job with the reading and distinguishing of voices. The integrated sound effects and music add a nice touch to make it feel like you are listening to a Star Wars book. True, the paperback gives the complete story, but that didn't stop me from enjoying this abridged audio version.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    david NEW LENOX, IL, United States 01-06-14
    david NEW LENOX, IL, United States 01-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "would love to listen to the unabridged version"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, tons of action. Nice, thick plot.


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

    any of Zahn's other books.


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

    not sure...


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

    when Thrawn destroyed outbound flight


    Any additional comments?

    would have liked the unabridged version, but that's not available.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Shane Ellis Alhambra, California 08-01-13
    Robert Shane Ellis Alhambra, California 08-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Abridged, and with a poor Thrawn voice."
    What did you love best about Star Wars?

    The idea was appealing.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Probably the setting out on the mission paired with the wonder of what they might find.


    What three words best describe Jonathan Davis’s voice?

    Bad Thrawn voice.


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

    When you find out the bad aliens are using live shields.


    Any additional comments?

    If they sub in Marc Thompson's voice for all the Thrawn lines, and add-in the parts that were abridged...maybe they'll start to have something here. The time spent on the actual mission is very short, and the quickness with which the main character learns Thrawn's language is unbelievable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike blainville, Quebec, Canada 07-30-08
    Mike blainville, Quebec, Canada 07-30-08
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    "great!"

    I had a hard time turning off the book, keeped me in the car longer then I wanted to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristopher Ames Marysville, WA 07-02-13
    Kristopher Ames Marysville, WA 07-02-13 Member Since 2001
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    "A must listen if you enjoyed the Thrawn series"

    This is a good book that takes you back to the Outbound Flight project and gives some background into one of Zahn's best characters... Thrawn. It definitely gives you a different perspective on this character. The only complaint I would have is that I do not like abridged books very much. They tend to leave things out and I wonder what I missed in this book so that is the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Josiah COVINA, CA, United States 06-09-13
    Josiah COVINA, CA, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Gripping! I would definitely Recommend!"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    It was a great follow up to the Thrawn Trilogy. It kept the same feel and really expounded upon the Thrawn Character enough to keep me interested, while providing new content to keep me listening. If you loved the Thrawn Trilogy, your love affair continues with Outbound Flight.


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

    Although I have not heard any his performances before, I have to say I throughly enjoyed this one. Although I prefer Marc Thompson, I felt that Jonathan Davis does a great job at representing the characters as well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TR Jensen Salt Lake City, Utah 12-24-12
    TR Jensen Salt Lake City, Utah 12-24-12 Member Since 2011

    Just a curious guy who travels the world.

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    "Really Well Done"

    Great story ... Love Mr. Zahn's writing, but Jonathan Davises narration is really captivating. Great fun!

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    "Great Story"
    What did you love best about Star Wars?

    I found the story and performance outstanding. I was kept entertained trying to guess how it would turn out; how they would handle the situations. I was not disappointed.


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