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Publisher's Summary

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.

An honest salesman meets a career criminal as a dream vacation turns into the worst nightmare imaginable in a story by Saladin Ahmed.

Dreams and schemes collide when a deal over a priceless bottle of wine becomes a struggle for survival, as told by Mira Grant.

Old habits die hard when a servant is forced into a mad struggle for power among Canto Bight's elite in a tale by Rae Carson.

A deadbeat gambler has one last chance to turn his luck around; all he has to do is survive one wild night, as told by John Jackson Miller.

In Canto Bight, one is free to revel in excess, untouched from the problems of a galaxy once again descending into chaos and war. Dreams can become reality, but the stakes have never been higher - for there is a darkness obscured by all the glamour and luxury.

Cast of narrators:

  • Rules of the Game by Saladin Ahmed, read by Sean Kenin
  • The Wine in Dreams by Mira Grant, read by Saskia Maarleveld
  • Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing by Rae Carson, read by Marc Thompson
  • The Ride by John Jackson Miller, read by Jonathan Davis

©2017 John Jackson Miller, Saladin Ahmed, Mira Grant and Rae Carson (P)2017 Random House Audio

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fun, but no more significance

Absolutely 0 lore significance, but all four stories were immensely fun and engaging throughout. The performances were of the usual star wars audio book quality.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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This is just a collection of short stories that, aside from the setting of Canto Bight, have no bearing on the Star Wars Universe whatsoever. There are no notable characters from any of the movies or books. The stories themselves barely even reference the First Order or the Resistance. The characters that DO make up these stories aren't even notable: a traveling salesman, a sommelier, a masseuse and a small time gambler. These are basic stories that could very well have been human characters with stories set on Earth. Save your money. This is a poor effort rushed to press to capitalize on the popularity of The Last Jedi. I give the performance 3 stars because I always enjoy the narration of Jonathan Davis. I couldn't give it 5 because Marc Thompson always over dramatizes.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Do not get

Stories are slow and not Stars Wars worthy. Do not waste the time or money.

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A fantastic Primer on the new Star Wars planet

Amazing short stories in the Star Wars equivalent of Las Vegas! Im generally skeptical of short stories and expected to be disappointed, but was incredibly surprised by how much heart these 4 tales had and how much fun they were to listen to. They help provide a snapshot into the lives of people who visit, work, and live in Canto Bight in an incredibly expressive, vibrant way. if you are a Star Wars fan getting ready to see The Last Jedi, this is a must read!

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Completely oddball and thoroughly entertaining

This was a very strange—in a fantastic way—collection of Star Wars stories. In short, Canto Bight is the Vegas equivalent in the Star Wars universe. And these stories could easily be dropped into Vegas or any other world, and they’d still be great. Most of them involve some sort of heist. There’s a clear Ocean’s Eleven homage that is confusing at times but, let’s be honest, so was Ocean’s Eleven until th

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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okay at best.

It was okay at best. kept engaged but lacked substance to the Last Jedi. I wish it had something to do with the plot of the Last Jedi.

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Well executed

Great presentation as expected, but I didn't find the second story to be very compelling or interesting. Or maybe I just don't have a taste for the droning on of aristocratic wine connoisseurs.

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great read

This book helped me get a grasp on how this planet functioned as a whole and it would be great if we saw more like this.

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exceptionally written and fun to listen to.

I enjoyed listening to this book it captured my imagination vividly and was easy to listen to for hours

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This book was awful! Save your money!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Nobody! The stories were drawn out, carried no substance, and are lacking of hardly any action that you would come to expect from any star wars book. These stories were basically "Space Las Vegas" with aliens. Not even the good parts of Vegas, I'm talking about those half gas station half casino places on the outskirts where the toilet seat covers are the color hepatitis.

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

Some maybe but never a short no substance story about a place we know nothing about with lame plots that are hard to follow at times. The stories were pointless and lame. I only finished this book because I had to so I could warn others!

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

The narrators actually did a good job as usual.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Canto Bight?

The name Star Wars from the title, and made it about humans in the crappy part of Las Vegas, then just go ahead and release it to the clearance book section.

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I have do doubt in my mind that half of these reviews are bots. No star wars fan in the right mind would like this. These stories were TERRIBLE!! If I could actually listen to paint dry, I would rather then go through this book again.