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Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Spark of the Resistance

Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
Series: Star Wars, Book 43
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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When a distress plea goes up from the isolated planet Minfar, Resistance heroes Rey, Poe, and Rose hear the call! Together, they will face down a First Order battalion, terrifying flying creatures, and a weapon that could change the course of the war!

©2019 Justina Ireland (P)2019 Listening Library

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Wow this one was hard to listen to.

The narrator was really bad, may have been the editing. It was hard to get through.

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Worst Star Wars audiobook I have ever listened to

I’m kind of surprised that this book made it past whoever reviews them for contact quality. The plot is weak. The dialogue is amateur and cliché. The narrator’s voice is painful to listen to, and she is potentially the same teenager that made the song “Friday“ nearly 10 years ago. That level of awful. I always consider the Star Wars books to be some of the best audiobooks ever created, but there is no amount of production quality that can fix this. #Refund

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Meh

A very forgettable story that is inconsequential to the overall Star Wars story. Annoying sounding narrator. Don't bother.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Seriously forgetting character traits.

Since when is Rose a better pilot, strategist and tactician??? The author makes her out to be superior to Poe. Are we forgetting he actually is the best? And what happened to Rey’s force abilities. I really hope this isn’t material given to the author from Disney so it connects to the Rise of Skywalker. If so it may have just ruined the movie for me as well. Sorry I’m so negative. I love just about every SW book. Both new cannon and old. I just can’t take a poorly written book like this.

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Fine, but No Character Progression

The story is fine but nothing stands out. It’s like watching Clone Wars or Rebels, with this being one of the episodes mid season that you wont remember. No character progression, but there’s a plot. I gained nothing from reading it except getting to be around characters I know for a few hours.

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elementary

what kind of elementary school kids have Star wars hired to write their books? in the first chapter alone, they use language like"sneaky first order" and "she sounded really really scared." I'm not kidding. Then they have Rose saying "we should go help this person!" and then just a page later saying that they shouldn't. at least they got her trash character true to the established universe.

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Worst Star Wars book yet - I’ll tell you

Rose insisting that they divert from their current important mission because she is a terrible character

Commanding first order officers do no believing in the force at all despite Snoke and Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker. General Hux is choked out by Snoke via a hologram. The whole bridge crew saw it.... but still the officers in this book don’t think the force is real.

Chewbacca is not with the Falcon. Chewbacca is always with the Falcon where is he. The book doesn’t say.

Poe and Rey are both in the falcon when they encounter first order Tie fighters. Poe is the best pilot in the galaxy - this is stated in Canon. Rey has barely flown a ship before . Yes she is gifted and has the force, but Poe has been alluded to having force sensitivity, and is also a better pilot than her. Why Poe doesn’t fly the falcon makes no sense.

Rey crashes the millennium falcon into a ice field and starts to lose control. The tie fighters shoot the Falcon and take out some of the engines. what happened to the deflector shields? The Falcon has deflector shields! WTF?

Falcon crashes and needs a new housing for the compressor. Rey is worried that if the locals can’t provide one, they’re going to be stuck there for a very long time. The Falcon has a long-range com! It’s able to call the resistance and a lot of other people to bring parts and a rescue them. eEven if they are off mission, the locals don’t need the help. They can get all the help they need just picking up the damn com link!

Rey only uses her staff to fight off storm troopers shooting at her - she has a light saber! She can beat Kylo ren and all of snokes guards. She could handle these storm troopers with no problem with a light saber but she never does - she neadlessly risks herself, her friends and the resistance by not using all her tools.

No storm trooper is ever killed by the resistance. They are knocked out or stunned.

Complete garbage. Diarrhea.

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CHILDISH

This was not a great story, I felt like it was written for children. In fact, the narrator sounded like a small child. Overall this was a very poor effort!

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Truly terrible

By far, this is the worst of the canon novels/novellas I've heard. It reads like fanfic written by a fourth grader.

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written for 12 year olds

awful dialogue, no interesting new characters, and personalities/ what they say does match how they are in the movies. they also stun everyone instead of killing them.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful