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  • Tarkin: Star Wars

  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,294

He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly…. and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid, but not earth-shattering

  • By kalei on 11-20-14

An excellent back story of Tarkin

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

This book gives some great insight into how Wilhuff become one of the most feared and powerful leaders in the Empire. It also has a great deal of interaction between him and Vader which adds to Vader's back story as well.

  • The Princess Diarist

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,917

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fireworks at Midnight

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-25-16

A few hours w/ a Princess

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-17

Especially after the events of this past week, this book is a must listen. Not read, but listen. This allows us to spend several hours with our favorite intergalactic Princess and in some fashion it helped with grieving and coming to terms with the fact of her death. I'm grateful she made this for us before she passed so we could not only hear her wit and charm again but to hear details about the making of Star Wars that we may not have heard before.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Catalyst (Star Wars)

  • A Rogue One Novel
  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,525
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,504

The must-have prequel novel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - the upcoming film, set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, that reveals the untold story of the rebel effort to steal the plans to the Death Star!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing prequel to Rogue One.

  • By M.S. Valdez on 12-27-16

A Must Read/Listen Prior to Seeing Rogue One!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-16

What made the experience of listening to Catalyst (Star Wars) the most enjoyable?

Listening to this was fantastic as it included all of the sounds and music we've come to love from the Star wars universe. It delves deep into the Death Star construction going as far back as a year after the Battle of Geonosis and explores Galen Erso & Orsen Krennic's relationship. There are several other people you will recognize including Moff Wilhuff Tarkin.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Catalyst (Star Wars)?

Realizing Poggle the Lesser has a role in this book and hearing him and Orson Krennic converse in their tongue - something I wouldn't have gotten from just reading the book. Also, the details of the Death Star construction were very interesting to learn about.

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

He beautifully captures how you would expect the actors from Rogue One to sound as well as past characters like Moff Tarkin.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh yes - I finished it in 2 days since i kept wanting to hear more.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: Ahsoka

  • By: E. K. Johnston
  • Narrated by: Ashley Eckstein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,753

Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars and before she reappeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa - and the Rebel Alliance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The highs were high! But the lows, very low.

  • By K Michael on 11-03-16

A must listen for any Star Wars fan!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-16

This book for anyone who has been a fan of Star Wars the Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels is required listening. Ashley Eckstein who voiced Ahsoka reads and performs the book. plus there is the added bonus of sound and music from that galaxy far, far away to enhance the listening experience. Along with the story of Ahsoka there are many familiar faces and added details of what was happened with some characters in the time between Episode III & IV. Check it out, you won't regret it.