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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Audiobook

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

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As ruthless apprentice to Darth Vader, Starkiller was mercilessly schooled in the ways of the dark side, commanded to exterminate the last of the purged Jedi Order, and groomed for the ultimate Sith power play: assassination of the Emperor. He served without question, killed without remorse, and lost his heart without warning to beautiful Imperial fighter pilot Juno Eclipse, never suspecting that he was just a tool in the schemes of his masters - until it was too late to escape their lethal betrayal.

Juno mourned Starkiller as dead...but now he is back, purged of all memories and programmed to kill. And as fate brings Juno and Starkiller closer to reuniting, with Darth Vader determined not to lose his assassin a second time, they will both have to make a stand. The prize is freedom. The punishment for failing will be eternal enslavement to the dark side of the Force....

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    Jesse SEBASTOPOL, US, Canada 09-07-12
    Jesse SEBASTOPOL, US, Canada 09-07-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Book"
    What did you love best about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II?

    The expansion on the story of Starkiller's fate. Also more background to Juno and the others than the game had.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II?

    When Starkiller broke into the Rogue Shadow's cockpit and Juno was not there.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    Starkiller.


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

    When he finally held Juno in his arms again.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth every cent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason PICKERINGTON, OHIO, United States 01-08-11
    Jason PICKERINGTON, OHIO, United States 01-08-11 Member Since 2016
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    "The video game again, huh?"

    This is an unabridged complete and coherent book as opposed the abridged prequel. Like the first book, it also contains the voice changes and sound effects that make this series seem so alive. I highly enjoyed it and only failed to give it a five star rating because the audio mix at times is questionable (the sound effects drown out the narrative at two distinct points). I honestly wish they would make more novels from compelling video game story lines. This is a nice piece of work by Sean Williams.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joel HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, United States 04-12-15
    Joel HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, United States 04-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Meh, more of a side story than anything else..."
    What disappointed you about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II?

    It was fairly boring.


    Has Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    Proxy.


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

    Boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    Spoiler: the only thing good about this story is revealing some of the backstory regarding how the Rebel Alliance was formed. Else, it was a juvenile romp through the galaxy. This is like the book version of those terrible Transformers movies. Unless you're under the age of 15, you'll be looking for more substance.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joe NUTLEY, NJ, United States 07-16-12
    Joe NUTLEY, NJ, United States 07-16-12
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    "Fanboys & girls avoid"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People interested in a Star Wars story that resides outside the canon.


    Has Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, in fact, since I have read part one and listened to part two, I would like to see how they wrap this up. Part of the allure of listening to this book was that it is unabridged.


    What three words best describe Jonathan Davis’s voice?

    Enjoyable, appropriate, easy


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Star Wars. Some nice cameos and possibilities have been established, but the main characters are not legends in the Star Wars canon and it is kind of hard to create a legend with a prequel, especially when it is based on a video game series that is mediocre.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John 01-06-11
    John 01-06-11 Member Since 2008

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    "A book or a video game?"

    I liked the first book in the series but this one reads like the entire story was concocted to justify a second video game. For example in a scene where he fights clones of himself and the rancor-eating monster, I couldn't help thinking how this would provide the game's near-impossible to beat "boss" levels. Sure enough I buy the game and find these sequences so difficult I gave up playing it. It's not the first book to inspire a game but I got the distinct feeling while reading this one that it was the other way around.

    As in the first book, Darth Vader is portrayed as a second rate force user who is tossed around by Starkiller like he is nothing. It is very different from the way Vader is portrayed in the Star Wars movies and a bit disappointing...again.

    Overall I'd say the series is going downhill. I think I will stick with the other Star Wars titles from now on. Like most Star Wars fans, I like almost anything set in the Star Wars universe. This one may be a bridge too far.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Abigail 07-15-15
    Abigail 07-15-15
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    "Sucked"

    Use your money on other SW ebooks, this one and the first one were pretty bad..

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew PALMYRA, VA, United States 11-03-10
    Andrew PALMYRA, VA, United States 11-03-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow"

    For some reason I didn't like this book as much as I've liked the "Fatal Alliance".

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alpha 1 Omega rockville, md 05-17-16
    Alpha 1 Omega rockville, md 05-17-16 Listener Since 2009

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    "Star wars always a good choice."

    Loved it .
    I am a fan of the games and a bigger fan of the books now.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jared 05-04-16
    Jared 05-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "not as developed as the first one. "

    it wasn't as good as the first one and it definitely should have went more in-depth into the force and then plans a wife beater tried to create an apprentice. possibly explaining his master plan and what ended up happening to Vader once captured like how he got free and what the emperor did whether he found out about his Apprentice

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 04-16-16
    Sean 04-16-16
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    "fantastic read"

    Fantastic read, and painted a much clearer picture then the games did. showed much more of the picture rather then rushing you around like the games did. Great read overall and would recommend to anyone who played the games or just loves the universe.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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