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From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars) Audiobook

From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

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Publisher's Summary

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 40th 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. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by best-selling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars:

  • Gary Whitta bridges the gap from Rogue One to A New Hope through the eyes of Captain Antilles.
  • Aunt Beru finds her voice in an intimate character study by Meg Cabot.
  • Nnedi Okorofor brings dignity and depth to a most unlikely character: the monster in the trash compactor.
  • Pablo Hidalgo provides a chilling glimpse inside the mind of Grand Moff Tarkin.
  • Pierce Brown chronicles Biggs Darklighter's final flight during the Rebellion's harrowing attack on the Death Star.
  • Wil Wheaton spins a poignant tale of the rebels left behind on Yavin.

Plus 34 more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from Ben Acker, Renée Ahdieh, Tom Angleberger, Ben Blacker, Jeffrey Brown, Rae Carson, Adam Christopher, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Paul Dini, Ian Doescher, Ashley Eckstein, Matt Fraction, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Kieron Gillen, Christie Golden, Claudia Gray, E. K. Johnston, Paul S. Kemp, Mur Lafferty, Ken Liu, Griffin McElroy, John Jackson Miller, Daniel José Older, Mallory Ortberg, Beth Revis, Madeleine Roux, Greg Rucka, Gary D. Schmidt, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, Sabaa Tahir, Elizabeth Wein, Glen Weldon, Chuck Wendig

Narrated by a full cast, including:

  • Jonathan Davis
  • Ashley Eckstein
  • Janina Gavankar
  • Jon Hamm
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • January LaVoy
  • Saskia Maarleveld
  • Carol Monda
  • Daniel José Older
  • Marc Thompson

All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book - a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies' longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children's books - valued at $1 million - to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education. Over the past 16 years, Disney and Penguin Random House combined have donated more than 88 million books to First Book.

©2017 Renée Ahdieh (P)2017 Random House Audio

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    P. Sands Alabama 10-22-17
    P. Sands Alabama 10-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved this book, wow!"

    I generally love the Star Wars books but this one was so different and just amazing. I mean don draper (Jon Hamm) as boba fett, need I say more. If you have ever seen A New Hope, you will enjoy this tremendously!

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    Jesse SEBASTOPOL, US, Canada 10-22-17
    Jesse SEBASTOPOL, US, Canada 10-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "39 gems"

    The only complaint I have is with the story about the mouse droid. It might have been better to read but was unlistenable. Still the other 39 stories are good.

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    Brian 10-22-17
    Brian 10-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Started slow, built to a nice climax."

    A little too much time wondering around Mos Eisley. The final hilarious installment silences any nitpicking I might do about continuity weirdness arising from these tales.

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    Tex_H 10-22-17
    Tex_H 10-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Well worth the time!"

    I have always been a fan of alternate viewpoints, and this is great. I don't care for all the stories, but that is what is great about an anthology of short stories. Some are great, some not so much, but overall the book is worth it.
    Some of the voice actors are also better than others. But the fact that this is a full on production makes it wonderful. I have always wished that audiobooks had background music, and this does and more. Some clips from the original soundtrack, sound effects of laser blasts, howling wind, a hyperdrive, and voice modifiers for stormtroopers and Darth Vader. It is awesome!

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    Chris 10-22-17
    Chris 10-22-17
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    "Not worth my time"

    With one exception, the hilarious and inspired Boba Fett story, I found this book to be so boring. I was never interested in Aunt Beru's inner monolog or any of the Jawa's stories either. We get the cantina scene from 3...or was it 4....different pov's. One narrator pronounces his T's with such heavy inflection (daugh-T-er, wa-T-er) it's almost unlistenable.

    Interesting concept with no payoff.

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    Kendall LaCroix 10-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good"

    i've been a star wars fan since the originals first came out and i really liked this book. most stories in this anthology are great and very well performed. there are only a few stories that I didn't like. overall a very good buy and hard to turn off.

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    chris jordan-knox 10-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "January LaVoy in Starwars from a certain point of view"

    When she was reading the recording made the sound blurry and unclear in some parts. You should probably fix it.

    Thanks

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    Eric C. 10-20-17
    Eric C. 10-20-17
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    "Great view of Star Wars"

    loved it, I hope they do all the movies this way. really enjoyed the sarcastic trooper story.

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    Jon 10-20-17
    Jon 10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Tidbit Book"

    There is a lot of things in here that make you go oh wow that is so cool to know and it also feels in some gap of things. This is truly a book that give little inside knowledge that make you smile when you think about it and look at some people in the EU just a bit differently. There was one or two stories that I didn't quite get the meaning or I should say I don't think there was a point for it. One for sure I didn't get a meaning for it at all other then I think the author wanted their name on a Star Wars story. I can't give it full 5 for that but this book is for sure a 4.7

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    Mike D. 10-20-17
    Mike D. 10-20-17
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    "Unfortunately misses the mark."

    There were a couple great/fun stories in here, but most were lacklustre and not particularly interesting. Throw in some major stinkers (the MSE droid story was painful to listen to) and overall this book was a letdown.

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