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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,523

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book.

  • By Dallas Booher on 12-17-18

12 Rules for Life. An Antidote to Chaos

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

12 Rules for Life. An Antidote to Chaos.
It took me a couple of long nights and a few times re-listening to a couple chapters, but I feel like it was well worth it. Many gems of wisdom and solid advise on how too be a better person to yourself. I've listened to a few Psychologists' books, this ia by far leeps and bounds better than the rest. It was light hearted while able to stir up real emotions from me. Highly recommended.

  • From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

  • By: Renée Ahdieh, Meg Cabot, Pierce Brown, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Janina Gavankar, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,000

Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the 40h anniversary, more than 40 contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the 40 short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No One has Raved About this yet?

  • By Michael J. Stewart on 10-05-17

From a Certain Point of View. 70% was excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

70% of there short stories in this book are absolutely excellent. Two stories were very hard to get through.

  • Canto Bight

  • Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • By: Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, and others
  • Narrated by: Sean Kenin, Saskia Maarleveld, Marc Thompson, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 914

Soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers are willing to risk everything to make their fortunes. Set across one fateful evening, these four original novellas explore the deception and danger of the lavish casino city.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun group of stories with a few great moments

  • By Anonymous User on 04-18-18

Finished just in time.... 2 hrs till the last jedi

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Canto Bight was a nice look into the Las Vegas type planet city. The book didn't feature any main character of the Star Wars galaxy. it was an interesting look into the underworld of Canto Bight.

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  • Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262

Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her life so far: proving herself in the areas of body, mind, and heart to be formally named heir to the throne of Alderaan. She's taking rigorous survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to worlds under Imperial control. But Leia has worries beyond her claim to the crown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Claudia Gray is 3 for 3 in Star Wars canon

  • By Ben Gorniak on 10-26-17

Star Wars: Leia. Princess of Alderaan

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

Star Wars: Leia. Princess of Alderaan is definitely in the top 10 best Star Wars books. This takes place when Leia turns 16 and joins the Galactic Senate Apprenticeship program. During her apprenticeship she discovers that her parents are plotting against the Empire. Leia learns just how deep the rebellion is committed to restoring freedom to occupied worlds of the Galactic Empire. Great book. Absolutely loved it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Phasma: Star Wars

  • Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • By: Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,245

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins - and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Character Development For Phasma!

  • By Michael Hicks on 10-03-17

Star Wars Phasma

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Star Wars Phasma felt like a psychological analysis of Captain Phasma more than a story to add to the Star Wars galaxy. One really cool thing we learn is how she got the chrome armour.

  • Battlefront II

  • Inferno Squad (Star Wars)
  • By: Christie Golden
  • Narrated by: Janina Gavankar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,153

After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera's Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire - no matter what the cost.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Inferno Squad Squandered

  • By Michael Thomas Lamia on 08-13-17

Battlefront 2 Inferno Squad is astonishing.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

Battlefront 2 Inferno Squad is an excellent prequel to the upcoming video game. Inferno Squad adds another great female character in the Star Wars galaxy. Iden Versio.. an Imperial Captain in the Empire's Imperial Security Bureau, the Star Wars equivalent to the CIA. Iden runs a Special forces unit called Inferno Squad that infiltrated the Rebel Extremists group called the Dreamers. The game takes place where the book ends. Crush the Resistance!!! Rebel Scum!!!

  • Allegiance: Star Wars Legends

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468

The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Middle of the road Zahn is still good Zahn

  • By Jacen on 06-21-13

Star Wars. Allegiance by Timothy Zahn

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

I love the Timothy Zahn books. They add some much depth and personality to the Empire's High Command political structure. Mara Jade and Vader are so cool in this book. A large portion of this book is also told from the perspective of 5 Stormtroopers. I like that the Stormtroopers are humanized in this story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3: The Last Command

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,377
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,608

Overwhelmed by the ships and clones at Thrawn's command, the Republic has one last hope: sending a small force, led by Luke Skywalker, into the very stronghold that houses Thrawn's terrible cloning machines. There a final danger awaits, as the Dark Jedi C'baoth directs the battle against the Rebels and builds his strength to finish what he had already started: the destruction of Luke Skywalker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Exhilarating, Excellent Book-Loved it!

  • By Dr. Joe on 08-31-16

Thrawn Trilogy. Book 3 The Last Command

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

Thrawn Trilogy. Book 3 The Last Command was a great way to end such an amazing addition to the Star Wars Expand Universe. Even if its not officially Star Wars Cannon I think we will see Disney adopt a lot of this storyline into the new movies.

  • Star Wars: Dark Force Rising: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,538
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,734

The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UNABRIDGED!!

  • By Ron on 07-10-12

Dark Force Rising of the Thrawn Trilogy was great!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

Timothy Zahn is amazing. I really wish this is made cannon by Disney. Mara Jade and Thrawn are such bad ass characters that add so much too the Star Wars galaxy.

  • 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 14,901
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,768

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

Heir to the Empire. By Timothy Zahn

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

I absolutely loved it. Thrawn is such a great character addition to the Star Wars galaxy.