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
The fact that as I was already spoiled a large part of the plot, especially the ending before starting the audiobook, listening to this production of fantastic quality by the ever greater narrator Marc Thompson made the experience much more enjoyable for me than the plain spoilers I was told and those which I learned by accident. Plus, The Sith Emperor's voice was evil incarnate. I don't think my imagination would have done his voice justice with simple reading so Marc Thompson's work on that was a true treat.
When Revan recovered his lost memories and defeated his current opponent like an absolute BOSS! By the Force, that was awesome!
Yes but I was constantly getting interrupted so finishing it took me longer than I would have liked.
I am not usually one to tear up when reading or listening Star Wars books but I'll admit the Epilogue on this book did it for me. Marc Thompson's narration and tone of voice with Grandma Bastila, the topic of the conversation and the Star Wars music in the background was a flawless combination and very emotional too. Kudos to the production team for making that scene so well.
the last 6 chapters were golden but this book as a whole could have been monumentally better, or even have just had more action and representation of revans past. were talking about the most revered and complex jedi in the galaxy, and he gets duped by a 2nd rate sith lord? cmmmmon.
Of the MANY Star Wars titles I have listened to, this book stands out. Not a single word is wasted or superfluous. It is a dark tale, yet one I find myself wanting to revisit. One of my all time favorites.
Of course Revan stands out, but the stories of each character have their own rich and compelling part in this epic tale.
If made into a movie, the tagline would be "Dark Savior," or something that can be taken more than one way after you've come to the end of the story.
Of all the Star Wars novels, this and Darth Plagueis are my favorite tales thus far. I would recommend this story for anyone with or without an interest in the Star Wars universe.
If this had been the first book in a series I would be excited to read the next one, but it's not. The story just ends; the stage is set, the characters have been introduced, and just as the director seems to be about to shout "Action!" all the lights go out and they tell you to go home.
The book only gives us brief glimpses into the past of Revan. While the larger questions raised by the book are answered, I was left with more questions about Revan than when I began. This was probably intentional. But as good as the story, characters, performance and writing are, they are all hampered by what seems to be an attempt on the author's part to condense a trilogy into a single book. I would have been fine with a trilogy, especially if it contained an ending.
After reading the Thrawn Trilogy I expected nothing to come close into comparison. This book and performance surpass it easily. It's a wonderful action packed story that brought new elements of the force.
"Best star wars book"
One of the most interesting star wars books I have listened to. Listened twice already.
"My favourite Star Wars novel i've read/listened to"
Enjoyed this more than any Star Wars novel i've listened to or read, great to finally find out what happened to Revan after the events of Knights Of The Old Republic videogame, a welcome addition was also the inclusion of other characters from the videogames. I'd recommend this as a standalone novel also as it does explain past events but any person who has played the games will benefit from the book or enjoy it more in my opinion. The narrator does an excellent job, especially his depiction of Sith Lord Skurge who is one of the main characters in the book. My only reason for giving 4 stars and not 5 for performance is my slightly picky opinion that they should use a female narrator for female parts although I know this is very rare.
"This is the best thing ever!"
Awesome!, Vivacious and Powerful.
The story of course! (Also the narration of the author)
Marc Thompson actually made me visualize the area, persons, actions, voices, appearances and actually all of it. It was like watching a movie.
Yes, actually! Some parts made me laugh, some surprised me and also a lot of parts shocked me.
Every Star Wars fan has to read this book. I find the Story of the Old Republic better then the movies.
First audio book. Amazing place to start! Will be listening to full series enjoying alot
"fantastic loved it"
Was told to listen to starwars revan and after putting it off for a while decided to ... wow must read
"Nice story loved the voices"
loved the story and the effects the voices from each character was really good a must get audio book if u are a star wars fan :-)
"Your powers are weak Re-van"
I would listen to SWTOR again because I am a Star Wars fanatic and love to learn as much as I can about the Star Wars universe.
I enjoyed this book, it added a new dimension to my knowledge and experience of the Star Wars universe. I was concerned that there might have been hordes of new characters and planets to get to grips with but pleasantly I was not overwhelmed.Admittedly the plot isn't the greatest in the world and the sound effects are a little cursory in places rather than adding to the experience, but I did enjoy it and recommend it to anyone who's a fan of the franchise.
Absolutely awesome and epic possibly the best star wars story I've ever Listened
I recommend this for everyone
"It was a great story with excellent narration!"
It was a very interesting story especially if you have enjoyed the Knights of the old republic games. The narration was near perfect. Women's voices sometimes sound a little comical but that is to be expected. Other than that it was excellent narration. Thoroughly enjoyed the audio book and have already downloaded the second in the series.
This was about absolutely compelling listen expertly read. The addition of background noise fitting the scene of what's going on was a great addition to the immersion to allow the reader/listener to draw a picture of the scene. The revelation of what happened to Revan after KOTOR has always intrigued me and reignited my love for the series.
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