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Empire's End: Aftermath Audiobook

Empire's End: Aftermath: Star Wars

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Publisher's Summary

Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times best-selling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

©2017 Chuck Wendig (P)2017 Random House Audio

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    BHubba 03-25-17
    BHubba 03-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The force is not strong with this one"
    What did you like best about Empire's End: Aftermath? What did you like least?

    Liked Best: Marc Thompson's performance. He brings life to even weak story lines.

    Liked Least: Inclusion of JarJar !!!!! Need anything else be said? Granted it was a very minor part of the story, but it was traumatic for me.


    Has Empire's End: Aftermath turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No - I will still listen to other Star Wars stories, but not with the same anticipation previous story lines have given.
    Why is Luke never a part of the story?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cannot say I liked any scene enough to call is a favorite.


    Do you think Empire's End: Aftermath needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe - it would be interesting to see how certain characters develop in the upcoming big story.


    Any additional comments?

    NEVER bring JAR JAR back - EVER

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    RC 03-09-17
    RC 03-09-17
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    "meh"

    Although better than the first in the series, I found myself wanting it to be over. That's a shame because I love almost all the star wars series books. I found the performance anoying at points. It was like listening to a reality show gone bad.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    M. Metzger 03-06-17
    M. Metzger 03-06-17 Member Since 2011
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    "possibly the worst of the aftermath books"

    this may be the worst in the series. the story is slow and the time frame muddled. the last few chapters are cut together in such a way that it's hard to determine how long the final battle last. every choice made is the stupid choice but it all works out because each dumb choice comes with its own saving dues ex machina.

    three books in and the author still doesn't understand that not every paragraph needs at least one simile. it is perhaps the most annoying thing about these books. especially since some of the similes are only usable on earth. one person says sober as a vicar. did the church of England make it star wars?

    Thompson does his usual job and besides from a few rough voices he does good. the performance is above average.


    spoilers below possibly


    the book does little to further the star wars story. we get a vague idea of how the first order starts at the end of the book but still absent are any details of snook.

    the characters are some of the least likeable in the star wars universe. Nora wexly being one of the worst. in the first chapters she abandons her son in the middle of an imperial blockade to take an escape pod. everyone in this book exhibits terrible and selfish choices that somehow always work out.

    all in all you can skip this and just read the wiki summary. save your money for another star wars story.

    19 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    KL 03-26-17
    KL 03-26-17
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    "Better than first two"

    This trilogy wasn't well written, in my opinion....choppy and too many characters to keep track of. However, the audio version made it more palpable. What the story DOES do is fill in some of the blanks between the events of episode 6 and episode 7. If you really live Star Wars, it's worth getting through. I definitely wish it has been better, though. Doesn't hold a candle to the Thrawn trilogy.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    michael 02-28-17
    michael 02-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "disappointing"

    Extremely disappointing conclusion. I was expecting there to be something of relevance seeing as this was the books leading up to the force awakens but no it's probably nothing more than a lead up to the new thrawn book.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Kovar 03-03-17
    Scott Kovar 03-03-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Origin of the First Order revealed."

    If you like vague Easter eggs, this book is for you. It really didn't bridge the destruction of the second death star. However, this book does reveal the formation of the First Order. This entire trilogy should have been a short story.

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    John Michael Buban 03-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing to the last."

    The Aftermath series in general was a waste of time. What I wanted from this trilogy was insight to how the Empire grew into the First Order, new adventures from beloved characters accurately depicted, and how the Jedi could return to the galaxy. Three books later, I got nothing.

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    Jonathan M. Karamavros Jonathan Karamavros 04-07-17
    Jonathan M. Karamavros Jonathan Karamavros 04-07-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Fine performance. Middling story."

    There is some good insight into the fall of the Empire and origins of the first order. The politics of the day as well. But that doesn't hide the medicore and predictable story. And my God someone send Temmin to his room.

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    Dustin Hillert 03-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Strong Finish For A Troubled Trilogy."
    What did you like best about Empire's End: Aftermath? What did you like least?

    Empire's End's strongest moments come when the title explores the goals and motivations of the series' villains Gallius Rax and Rae Sloane. This final installment of the Aftermath trilogy, ironically, did something that the previous two did not: it actually left me wanting more.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Let me start off by saying that Mark Thompson is great. He reads with full enthusiasm and emotion. But his skills are suited for young adult titles rather than a trilogy of books that was billed as a major addition to the Star Wars cannon. These are written as mature entries into the Star Wars universe but are presented in a way that is cartoonish.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DaveGluth Corona, CA, United States 03-14-17
    DaveGluth Corona, CA, United States 03-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I have to agree"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not, it takes a real fan


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Best book of the the three book series


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    He is excellent


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I have to agree with the unfavorable ratings. This is an average space adventure, using the Start Wars brand. I am, unfortunately, a big fan of the "Expanded Universe" stories and therefore having a hard time with the new start wars. I get very confused even within the new stories. Whose star ship crashed on Jaku, I thought it was Ciena Rae from "Lost Stars", now maybe not? - But I am tough on continuity, for example in Star Wars IV Kanobe says "I don't remember owing a droid" then we see both droids were constant companions of he and Skywalker throughout episodes I,II and III, so it is not just the new Star Wars. I did like seeing Plagueis and Thrawn's origins foreshadowed in the story line.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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