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....
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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.
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!
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.
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! :)
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.
more original writing
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
Yes it was an exciting read.
yes but I am afraid I had to go to work
Great book, everyone will enjoy it
At its heart, this summarizes the first 2/3 of the movie without adding any information. I wasted my time and money here.
Movie Buff Extrordinare
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.
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