There’s something out there: a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic - unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it.
Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians -and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high. His memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares - and deep, abiding fear.
What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget. Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic. With no idea what it is, or how to stop it, Revan may very well fail, for he’s never faced a more powerful and diabolic enemy. But only death can stop him from trying.
©2011 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2011 Random House Audio
I believe Revan's story would make a much better movie then the starwar's movies they are coming out with now. He has all the character traits that make him much like a Japanese horror movie.
Revan is about the 7th Star Wars novel I've read and it seems that each book is better than the last. However, because of my connection to the characters in this particular story via the video games KOTOR 1 & 2, this novel which was written beautifully, will always have a special place in my heart.
Meetra was delegated to a weak follower. Masterful performance by Marc Thompson, but he could have researched the pronunciaron of the names better. Good ending to Revan's story, bar ending for Meetra.
I'm not a gamer, so I was unfamiliar with "The Old Republic" game. I have enjoyed the Star Wars books, and I love the audiobook versions. The production is outstanding, expert narration combined with music and sound effects makes Star Wars audiobooks exceptional entertainment. While this is not my first Star Wars audiobook, it is the first with Marc Thompson narrating. Personally, I'm partial to British narrators, Daniel Davis did an exceptional job with Darth Plageus. However, Marc Thompson really brings depth, passion and an incredible array of voices to this performance that makes it easy to follow various characters. I can see why so many enjoy his narrations, he is incredible. Revan was an interesting premise with a good story. I'm doing the Old Republic in order, so I wanted to get a feel for the author's work. Drew is a good writer. I'm really looking forward to the Darth Bane series after I finish this 4 book series. A great production!
"A particular taste"
The writing is good enough for a casual 'beach listen' style but don't think about it too much. It is an entertaining listen for any Star Wars fans but probably won't hang together as an ordinary scifi listen if you aren't a Star Wars fan.
The production of the audio book is much more in the style of a dramatisation with sound effects etc.I'm not sure how I feel about that really.
Altough I didn't knew Revan, reading this book while playing Star Wars the old republic proved helpful.
I got to know the history of how the emperor came to power, some knowledge about the planets like Dromund Kaas, history about the mandalorians, etc...
The book is very action and lightsaber fight oriented. I didn't find it dull at all.
The narrator was excellent comparing to other audio books, I especially liked all the StarWars FX'es in the book. The sound of explosions, lightsabers, starwars soundtracks, background humming etc made it great.
My review would probably been different would it not have been an audio book and would I not be playing the new MMORPG StarWars the old republic.
Even though it was well written(ish) it bears no resemblance to other Jedi/Sith stories what so ever
"This badly written book destroyed Revan."
This book is supposed to continue the legend of Revan after KOTOR. Revan was once the greatest of Jedi, then the greatest of Sith and finally returned to the light to become again the greatest of Jedi of his time. This book turns Revan into a very normal unimpressive failure. The author repeatedly has Revan fail and attempts to make the fail seem like some sort of victory. Revan is almost pointless in this book. The Jedi exile comes out of this book as the heroic character that Revan should have been. I won't spoil the ending but I will say that it basically turns the entire book into one long advert for the new Star Wars The Old Republic game. Very very disappointing. Badly written pointless book that destroys Revan while trying to suck you into the new game. Avoid.
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