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William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return | [Ian Doescher]

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return

Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare's Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Something Wookiee this way comes!
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Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare's Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter.

Something Wookiee this way comes!

©2014 Ian Doescher (P)2014 Random House Audio

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    Amazon Customer 07-01-14 Member Since 2012

    I grew up on Golden Age Radio, and while I love to read, I typically consume more books via audio thanks to a job that lets me listen while I work. As an aspiring writer, I try to read a great deal of non-fiction in addition to a variety of fictional genres. I especially love history, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and old-style gothic horror.

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    "Tis a Worthy Conclusion"

    If you've heard Verily A New Hope and The Empire Striketh Back, you already know what to expect. This falls right in line and completes the trilogy in its greatness. For those who have not yet experienced this... you're in for a treat. Shakespearean puns and mangled quotes run amuck through the galaxy far, far away, accompanied with all the ham-fisted, Monty Python style acting. And yet, there is another level of experience, as one would expect from reading the Bard's original works, so all of the drama and gravitas of the story is there to be had. Add in the familiar sound effects and classic John Williams music you remember, and this most unlikely mashup becomes a few hours of pure fun.

    But then, having enjoyed the previous two, I'm already biased. You've not experienced Shakespeare until you've heard him in the original Huttese, and the songs from Jabba's band and the Ewoks just drive this performance over the top. It's a blast.

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    brian 07-07-14 Member Since 2010
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    "The grand finale."
    If you could sum up William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return in three words, what would they be?

    I can't think of any I'm afraid.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration and writing.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Acting.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I wouldn't sence there's already a film


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the author makes more Shakespeare style stories if he wishes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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