We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis, Book 1: Before the Storm Audiobook

Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis, Book 1: Before the Storm

Regular Price:$15.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

In the blockbuster best-selling tradition of Heir to the Empire comes this thrilling addition to the Star Wars saga, as peace gives way to a new threat.

It is a time of tranquility for the New Republic. The remnants of the Empire now lie in complete disarray, and the reemergence of the Jedi Knights has brought power and prestige to the fledgling government on Coruscant. Yesterday's Rebels have become today's administrators and diplomats, and the factions that fought against imperial tyranny seem united in savoring the fruits of peace.

But the peace is short-lived. A restless Luke must journey to his mother's homeworld in a desperate and dangerous quest to find her people. An adventurous Lando must seize a mysterious spacecraft that has weapons of enormous destructive power and an unknown mission. And Leia, a living symbol of the New Republic's triumph, must face down a ruthless leader of the Duskhan League, an arrogant Yevetha who seems bent on a genocidal war that could shatter the fragile unity of the New Republic - and threaten its very survival.

More in the Black Fleet Crisis series we have. And download all of our Star Wars titles you can!

© and (P)1996 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (98 )
5 star
 (41)
4 star
 (30)
3 star
 (22)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.2 (72 )
5 star
 (33)
4 star
 (23)
3 star
 (13)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.2 (71 )
5 star
 (36)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Brett Hatheway 11-06-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Acceptable"

    Not one of the best Legends books and honestly doesn't really feel like it fits with the rest of the series primarily because, it uses a lot of vocabulary that isn't seen elsewhere in Star Wars novels, such as referring to the Chief of State as "President".

    The actual plot line is pretty interesting, as there is a large amount of political background throughout the novel and a larger emphasis on military strategy and tactics. It without a doubt leans more towards the Sci-Fi end of the Star Wars spectrum, rather than the more fantasy take that books such as Planet of Twilight delve into it.

    Overall it's not bad, Anthony Heald isn't the best Star Wars narrator by any means but he's passable. The abridging was fine, but like always I wish it was just the full book.

    Overall a 3/5. If you're trying to push through as much of the mainline post-ROTJ Star Wars Legends novels as you can like I am, than it's at least worth a look.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nismo Los Angeles,CA USA 06-07-16
    Nismo Los Angeles,CA USA 06-07-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not the best story line"

    This is not the best story line. It makes no sense in the starwars universe I will move on from this series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James Oakland, CA, United States 01-05-14
    James Oakland, CA, United States 01-05-14 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Most unfulfilling Star Wars series I've read."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not a Star Wars fan.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Kube-McDowell again?

    Possibly.


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

    Good job on multiple characters. Not perfect, but good discernment between characters.


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

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Three nearly completely disconnected story lines. These were also very short books. It should be one book. Don't waste your credits.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tim parma hts, OH, USA 05-22-08
    Tim parma hts, OH, USA 05-22-08
    HELPFUL VOTES
    59
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    68
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "The Force is elsewhere"

    This book does an effective job at establishing the setting for the Story, but you could just as easily skip to book three and not miss a thing.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.