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  • Star Wars: Queen's Shadow

  • By: E.K. Johnston
  • Narrated by: Catherine Taber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 612

When Padmé Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A story only worth reading, diehard Padmé fans.

  • By Raymond L on 03-18-19

A great story that is long overdue

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Padme Amidala has always been one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe and I thought it was ridiculous how little she is featured in Books & Comics throughout the years. The expanded universe had wasted an opportunity to give us a Padme Centric story. I find it baffling it took 20 years to finally have a novel about this character. she is one of the most important characters of the entire Saga and she is all but ignored.



I make it no secret I'm not a fan of the new Canon I think most of the new Canon novels are trash and uninspired stories that don't actually add anything to the Starwars universe. now why did I want anything to do with this particular novel? Well it should be obvious why. Padme Amidala is one of my favorite characters and I wanted to give this story a chance for this reason even if it isn't part of the expanded universe. This is one of the rare exceptions I'm willing to incorporate this into my personal timeline in the expanded universe.



The story is really good and it made me actually care about the characters including padme's handmaidens. The author that wrote this novel she actually did a great job giving this character the the story that she deserved. There is some issues I do have with the novel which prevents me from giving it 5 stars. I think the epilogue was completely unnecessary and it pretty much killed an opportunity for a follow-up story with Padme during the events of the Clone Wars. I think it would have been a great opportunity to have a story during the Clone Wars From padme's perspective and the epilogue should have been in the follow-up novel not this one. I wouldn't mind a follow-up though involving Sabe.


good job giving us a Padme story that was worth the 20-year wait. if you are a Padme fan I highly recommend you pick this novel up. This is coming from someone who is a fan of the expanded universe and does not have a high opinion of the new Canon. The force is strong with this one.

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  • Star Wars: Shatterpoint

  • A Clone Wars Novel
  • By: Matthew Stover
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 337

Jedi were never intended to be soldiers. But now they have no choice. Mace Windu - Jedi Master, skilled diplomat, devastating fighter - must journey alone to the most treacherous jungle planet in the galaxy and into his own heritage. He will leave behind the Republic he serves, the civilization he believes in, everything but his passion for peace and his devotion to his former Padawan. And he will learn the terrible price that must be paid when keepers of the peace are forced to make war.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poorly Abridged

  • By Jack of Fools on 04-09-15

great story but I wish it wasn't abridged

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

I would seriously love for audible to Willie's unabridged versions of these books who cares if they're labeled as Legends fans like myself would buy them.

  • The Doomsday Machine

  • By: Daniel Ellsberg
  • Narrated by: Steven Cooper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

The Doomsday Machine is Ellsberg's hair-raising insider's account of the most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization, whose legacy - and renewal under the Obama administration - threatens the very survival of humanity. It is scarcely possible to estimate the true dangers of our present nuclear policies without penetrating the secret realities of the nuclear strategy of the late Eisenhower and early Kennedy years, when Ellsberg had high-level access to them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Insider Story

  • By Terry Masters on 12-07-17

disturbing listener beware you may lose sleep

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

I believe this book is something that everyone should have to read. I always knew nuclear weapons were dangerous but never to this extent. we need to dismantle nuclear weapons if this book doesn't convince you that we need to do that I don't know what will.

  • I Don't Believe in Atheists

  • By: Chris Hedges
  • Narrated by: Chris Hedges
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

There are two radical and dangerous sides to the debate on faith and religion in America: Christian fundamentalists, who see religious faith as their exclusive prerogative, and New Atheists, who brand all religious belief as irrational. Too often, the religious majority - those committed to tolerance and compassion as well as their faith - are caught in the middle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puzzeled by the Title?

  • By C. A. T. on 03-30-14

A book that every atheist should read

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I have listened to quite a bit of Chris Hedges audio books. I don't agree with him all the time but he does do what most people won't do and talk about subjects that most authors are afraid to talk about. as someone that's a non-believer I think this book was great considering I can't really think of a book that does as good job is this that critiques the new atheist movement. this book May be over a decade old but, The information in this book is still revelant.

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  • They Killed Our President

  • 63 Facts That Prove a Conspiracy to Kill JFK
  • By: Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 50 years, you're aware of the many hypotheses that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was not done by one man. Whether you've listened to one or a dozen of the audiobooks on this topic, there's no way to fully grasp the depth of this conspiracy. For the first time ever, New York Times best-selling authors Jesse Ventura and Dick Russell have teamed up with some of the most respected and influential assassination researchers to put together the ultimate compendium that covers every angle - from the plot to the murder - of JFK.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and informative. And a great reader.

  • By DE Burke on 12-31-13

recommended for those who are skeptical

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

I have always been skeptical about what really happened with the JFK assassination. Jesse Ventura with this book I believe proves Beyond a reasonable doubt that there was a conspiracy. There's a lot of information here that I didn't even know before. This isn't some baseless nonsense that has no sources to back it up it has plenty of sources and he list them in all of his chapters.


I believe this is a good place to start if you are skeptical about the government version of the JFK assassination. I think this book is easy enough to understand for those who have not studied this in great detail. each chapter Jesse Ventura brings up points I didn't even know before about the Kennedy assassination.

I highly recommend this book for those who don't believe the government version or who are skeptical of the government version of what really happened. I believe beyond a reasonable doubt that Jesse Ventura destroys the government version completely with this book. Those so much evidence to prove that there was a conspiracy. The more you study the Kennedy assassination the more inconsistencies you will find with the government version.



I know this book was released 5 years ago but I still believe it's revelant. I firmly believe this is worth your time. I firmly believe by the time you're done reading this book or listening to it on Audible you will be convinced that the government version is not what really happened.





  • Star Wars: Jedi Quest, Book 4: The Master of Disguise

  • By: Jude Watson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi find themselves caught on a hostile planet, and facing their savviest enemy yet, a master of disguise named Granta Omega.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • request for more

  • By Greg on 03-16-17

If Only They did the entire series

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I make it no secret that I think that the expanded universe tells much better stories than what is currently being published under Disney. The Jedi Apprentice series and the Jedi Quest series by Jade Watson are amazing. I really wish all those books got the treatment of being on Audible Jonathan Davis and Mark Thompson in my opinion are the definitive narrators for Star Wars. it's such a waste they never did the whole series. do yourself a favor and pick up book 5 through 10 of Jedi Quest on Kindle you will not regret it and when you're hungry for more try to track down the Jedi Apprentice series if possible they're worth your time.

  • The Last Jedi

  • Star Wars
  • By: Jason Fry
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,835

Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content. From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms - and perhaps lay down their lives - for the cause.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the film but still lacking

  • By I Kisala on 06-24-18

A dumpster fire just like the movie

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

it's no secret that the Last Jedi is the most divisive movie of the entire franchise. The novelization does shed light on things that should have been explained in the movie. That doesn't change the fact the movie is still an abomination and the novel is even worse. Mark Thompson couldn't even make this any good and I've listened to a lot of Mark Thompson's Star Wars audio books.


I hated this movie with a passion and the novel reinforces that fact. Those who are currently in charge of Star Wars do not respect the legacy of the those characters. The movie is an Abomination just like the novel is. Jason Fry did the best he could with the material he had to work with but it was awful material and there's no way he could have made it any good.


This is the worst Star Wars novel I have the pleasure of listening to and thank God audible allows you to exchange audiobooks. This just reinforces my view on the new Star Wars Canon and why I have no hope for the future. anyone who hated the movie stay away it's not going to change your mind in fact it will reinforce your view on why this movie is an abomination and is a disgrace to Star Wars. I thought the movie itself felt like a fanfic well the novel feels even more like a fanfic. do yourself a favor if you haven't already and check out the expanded universe so what if it's not considered officially Canon by lucasfilm at least the characters are respected and it feels like Star Wars and not glorified fanfiction like the sequel Abominations are.

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  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire

  • (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,106

Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last!

  • By Jt on 10-25-11

better than the sequel trilogy

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Long before the sequel Abominations there was a another Star Wars Trilogy that continued the story after Return of the Jedi. If you hated the sequels I think you should give this one a shot the original and true sequel trilogy.

Mark Thompson brings every character to life and it makes you feel like you are experiencing the movies.


If you're looking to get into the expanded universe you can't find a better place to start than the thrawn trilogy and it's also a great place to start if you were disappointed in the sequels. This feels like a true sequel to the original trilogy unlike the hacks JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson Timothy Zahn understood the original trilogy and it shows with these novels.

  • Star Wars: Millennium Falcon

  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

Two years have passed since Jacen Solo, seduced by the dark side and re-anointed as the brutal Sith Lord Darth Cadeus, died at the hands of his twin sister, Jaina, Sword of the Jedi. For a grieving Han and Leia, the shadow of their son's tragic downfall still looms large. But Jacen's own bright and loving daughter, Allana, offers a ray of hope for the future as she thrives in her grandparents' care. And when the eager, inquisitive girl, in whom the Force grows ever stronger, makes a curious discovery aboard her grandfather's beloved spacecraft....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Star Wars: Millennium Falcon

  • By Chad on 03-15-11

enjoyed the story but it's skiped too much

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

honestly the skipping that happened in this audiobook almost ruined it for me it turned a five-star audiobook into a 3-star.

  • The Counter-Revolution of 1776

  • Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America
  • By: Gerald Horne
  • Narrated by: Larry Herron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then living in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with the British. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne shows that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A revelation, a paradigm shift and a new view

  • By Diana Black Kennedy on 03-28-18

an eye opener

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

an eye-opener and I think everyone should read it especially if they don't buy what they've been taught in schools. if you ever wondered about the origin of white supremacy and why it's continuing to be a problem around the world this book is a opener and a different perspective on the American Revolution which unlike most accounts this seems to be plausible.