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Walk the ancient streets, meet the colorful characters, and uncover the secret history of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the upcoming expansion to the Disney Parks experience!

After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower - and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy’s edge.

A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help.

To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu - before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.

©2019 Delilah S. Dawson (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Meh

The voice acting was good and I really loved the integration of the sound effects. The problem is that the story isn't good, doesn't have memorable characters, doesn't have twists and turns and is definitely not worth reading. Not sure how any other star wars book is, but I won't be listening to this author again.

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story is fine, but reads like middle school essay

dialogue is cringeworthy, adjectives over-used. huge disconnect between plot severity, character maturity and listed ages.

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4-1/2 stars? This is jr. high school level stuff.

My faith in the Audible rating system is severally shaken after listening to this drama. The story was lame. The odd Star Wars background noises were distracting and annoying. The dramatization was sophomoric. I only finished this because I was on a series of long flights.

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While you wait for December's movie!

Made as a direct sequel to the "Phasma" novel, we find ourselves in post-TLJ territory, when spy Vi Moradi receives a mission from General Leia to establish a Resistance outpost in Batuu, the same planet used for the Disney parks (Galaxy's Edge).

Not entirely recovered from the ordeal she suffered at the hands of the First Order, she must accept the mission with few resources and the company of a talkative labor droid... until she finds that her torturer himself will be his only companion, Captain Cardinal, now under his real name, Archex.

Crash landing in Batuu (Another crash of fate?), she finds deprived of all her goods and must integrate in the Black Spire Outpost community, navigate the local powers and try to recover the goods... once everything starts going well, the First Order arrives in town and they must rise up to the challenge of defeating them without messing up the locals lives.

Unlike "A Crash of Fate", you get a better sense of what's happening in the galaxy during the post-TLJ events prior to The Rise of Skywalker, with interaction from some keyplayers and references to main characters.

Plus Delilah S. Dawson shines with her writing, the development of characters and plots.

I experienced the audiobook, narrated masterfully by January Lavoy with fantastic use of voice effects, sound effects and music.

This is a very interesting book to read while we wait until December. Recommended!

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I wanted to like this book, but it really wasn't very good. It may have been handicapped a bit because it had to be a show and tell for Galaxy's Edge, but this wasn't the biggest problem. The characters were boring. The plot was average. There were a couple decent ideas tossed in, but not enough to elevate the story from the mundane. Also, if another character referred to the First Order as "bullies" one more time I might have lost my mind. The deliberate attempt to use a current buzz word a few thousand times was awful.

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I paid for an advertisement...

Why is Black Spire Outpost so important?
Why are Kylo Ren and Ray there?
How did Hando Ohnaka set up shop there?

Prepare to not have any of these questions answered.

I listened to this book hoping it would help me understand the state of Galaxy’s Edge in preparation for my visit to the Disney park. However, it seemed to serve as an advertisement more than anything. It’s story is completely disjointed from the Galaxy’s Edge land at Disney parks. With the only common thread being Vi Moradi as she walks the Disney representation of Black Spire.

P.S. there is also a chapter where Vi visits the shops at Black Spire,(these shops match the shops in the disney park) and it revolves around how “nice” the shopkeepers are and how “Reasonable” the prices are.

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At first I was skeptical, now Im in aww

i wasn't so sure about this book when i had put in for a pre-order. i was guessing it was going to be dry and all fluff for the park. The first few chapters felt that way at first. the rest had me in aww wauting for what was to come next. Now i can't wait to find out what happens next, will there be another book? what will i learn about when i visit the park. i am determined to find out. i hope to see the patk soon. feeling like i was already there.

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Unbearably Childish

Characters & story are so terribly juvenile it is beyond unenjoyable. I was very excited for this book as I had an upcoming Disney trip planned to go to Batuu a couple weeks after opening. I listened to this the first day it was released and was extremely disappointed. There is one chapter towards the beginning that describes Batuu and most of the back stories behind the shops, their owners, and the other characters of the city. For those of you interested in this aspect of the book I would recommend finding it in your local library or bookstore and reading that chapter. Beyond that, it was an extremely difficult book to get through. All the characters, their motivations, and the story seems to be written by a 12 year old for a 9 year old audience. And this was not the young adult novel of the two Batuu focused books. There are too many examples to prove my point so I'll just leave one. The main character is supposed to be one of the resistance's best spys. She is billed to have had many successful missions and is said to have survived through multiple interrogations. Her mission is to go to Batuu and set up a resistance cell. What is the first thing she does when she gets there? Walks through the city IN HER RESISTANCE JACKET. She also internally brags about how proud she is to wear it. Then when the first order shows up looking for a resistance member she is completely dumbfounded on how that could have happened. The whole book is situations like this, all packed with character interactions that show less maturity than a few 15 year olds working on a school project.

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GREAT STORY!

This was a great in between story from ep.8 The Last Jedi and ep.9 The Rise of Skywalker. Lots of little bits of new info and inclusion of several bits from the previous movies.

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The Worst of the EU

TL;DR this book sucks, don't buy it. Also I'm making this review with about five hours left of the audiobook.

This is quite possibly the worst of the new Star Wars canon to be released. And I've gone through A Certain Point of View and the first Aftermath book. Even Phasma, the previous book, isn't this bad. Feels like it was written for children, has one of if not the most annoying droid ever written, and has several parts that make you go 'ok we get it'. For example the First Order feels like a Saturday morning cartoon villain. There's a scene where Vi recruits a female Chadrafan from her evil male boss. I typically wouldn't care about the particular genders but Dawson, the author, SPECIFICALLY mentions them makes his actions so over the top. Just, we get it, these characters genders literally don't matter to the plot. People criticised Rey in the movie calling her a Mary Sue but they've never had the displeasure of reading/listening to the actions of super protagonist Vi Maradi.

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