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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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    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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    Christian 10-19-17
    Christian 10-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Please make for all the episodes!"

    The book was phenomenal and they need to make more of these type of books into the other episodes.

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    Anonymous 10-19-17
    10-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "This was great!"

    This was a great way to view the events of the original film. Nearly all the stories made sense and you could connect with the characters. At times I found myself in the film replaying the events. There was one part I didn't particularly like and I feel it damaged a well known character. With all that being said I do recommend that you check it out. I would put this in my top 5 of the new canon material.

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    Shade Dufrene 10-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great for any fan"

    Overall great stories from different perspectives. Obi wan, Yoga, Qui gon, and a bit of a surprise at the end were my favorites, but most were really good! Lots of stories, told in order. If you were a fan of the old "Tales of" series, you'll like this one as well!

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    Roz2D2 10-18-17
    Roz2D2 10-18-17
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    "Good book Great Narration"

    There were only two stories I didn’t care for. As usual the audio performers & production were great!

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    Gene 10-18-17
    Gene 10-18-17 Member Since 2011
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    "I’m so excited for this title."

    Have you ever wondered about how the creature in the trash compactor felt about being interrupted in his home?
    There’s a story in this book.
    Have you even wondered how the best pilots in the galaxy responded to a young farm boy taking over as a squad leader in the most important Rebel battle ever?
    It’s in here.
    Have you ever wondered why Greedo ended up across the table from Han Solo?
    Yep. It’s there too.
    Some of the most unique oerspect

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    Amazon Customer New York 10-18-17
    Amazon Customer New York 10-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Stories. Chapters don’t coincide well."

    The Audible chapters didn’t flow well. GREAT STORY, but switching chapters was in mid sentence or thought.

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