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Star Wars The Force Awakens: Rey’s Story Audiobook

Star Wars The Force Awakens: Rey’s Story

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Publisher's Summary

Rey never thought she would leave the desert planet of Jakku, but her life is turned upside down when she meets BB-8, a small droid with a big secret. Like it or not, Rey is about to be caught up in something much larger than herself: a galactic war between the evil First Order and the fledgling Resistance. But something is awakening inside of Rey, something that might turn the tides of fortune in the galaxy....

©2016 Lucasfilm, Ltd. (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    JasonInMelbourne Melbourne, Australia 08-15-16
    JasonInMelbourne Melbourne, Australia 08-15-16 Member Since 2015

    JasonInMelbourne

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    "It rehashes the movie from Rey's point of view"

    Very little extra is learned about Rey in this book. What little is learned is very quickly spoiled so I won't mention it here. This book is actually meant for pre-school children and this fact is not mentioned in any of the descriptions at Audible.com, otherwise I would have given it a miss.

    Also, I'm used to the high production values of sound effects and sound track included in other Star Wars audio books, but this is sorely missing from this title.

    Only listen to it if you're a die hard Star Wars fan. I am, but was still disappointed.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    William 06-28-16
    William 06-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Not great...or even good really..."

    No new insight! It is everything you already know from the movie or book. I was expecting new insights into Rey's back story...nothing like that!

    27 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    Morton T Saunders JR Copley, Ohio United States 09-29-16
    Morton T Saunders JR Copley, Ohio United States 09-29-16 Member Since 2016

    docmts

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    "Force Awakens from Rey's perspective"

    I always enjoy a Star Wars story and Ms Larry is a master story teller. My only concern would be that this story is simply the Force Awakens from Rey's perspective. If you have seen the movie, this story is redundant.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Atif Naqvi Fremont, CA USA 09-14-16
    Atif Naqvi Fremont, CA USA 09-14-16 Member Since 2013

    AtifNaqvi

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    "Confusing yet rather enjoyable..."

    I do love Star Wars, I was pleased with the force awakens, but this book confused me. This book follows the journey of Rey during the events of TFA, and that's it. January LaVoy is great again showcasing she's only second in performance to the great Marc Thompson. No music or sound effects that is staple to a Lucasfilm audiobook production. Very fast listen to the point where you feel slightly cheated. Yet I really enjoyed it. Rey's character and charm has been greatly captured while we experience TFA through her eyes.

    What confused me is why was this book ever written/recorded. Coming in around 1:45 of listening I can't think of what this added to the canon or fandom experience. Why retell the TFA story from the perspective of Rey (which does help you realize that she does not encounter many of the other great characters in this particular story)?

    Conclusion: cash grab by the publishers knowing people like me will always be lured into anything Star Wars. Bravo publishers! I will gladly always fall for that!

    ... or that this book was written for kids! :)


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tom 09-11-16
    Tom 09-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Ok, but minor inconsistencies"

    The story follows The Force Awakens, but there's a few inconsistencies that are annoying. But it's a quick book to kill some time and the performance is good.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Walter 08-17-16
    Walter 08-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Rey's cliffnotes"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    more original writing


    What was most disappointing about Elizabeth Schaefer’s story?

    It was just Rey's parts of the force awakens, I already have that book and it was just a rip off of excerpts. Only additional story was in the beginning, then nothing but disappointment


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan 07-20-16
    Bryan 07-20-16 Member Since 2011
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    "waste of money"

    nothing new I feel riped off nothing new I feel cheated out of credit lame

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    margart 03-03-17
    margart 03-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Reys story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it was an exciting read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rey


    Which character – as performed by January LaVoy – was your favorite?

    Rey


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

    yes but I am afraid I had to go to work


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, everyone will enjoy it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "this is an excerpt of a highly abridged story"

    At its heart, this summarizes the first 2/3 of the movie without adding any information. I wasted my time and money here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Seaman Berlin, Wisconsin United States 12-14-16
    M. Seaman Berlin, Wisconsin United States 12-14-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Watch the movie or get the full novel."

    this book is unabridged version of the movie done completely by Rey's perspective. it offers no new information if you have already read the previous Star Wars the Force awakens book or seen the movie. it is however well written but gives me nothing new.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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