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

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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?
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    Amazon Customer New York 10-18-17
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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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    stephen taylor 10-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Frickin Awesome"

    Great retelling of "A New Hope" from all different perspectives. A definite must read for any and all Star wars fans.

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    Gregory Jarrell 10-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great listen overall!"

    All of the performances are great and really bring some characters to life that didn't get as much story (if any) in the movies or shows. My only complaint would be that some of the cantina stories are a bit unnecessary and hard to get through.

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    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 10-17-17
    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 10-17-17 Member Since 2011
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    "True Star Wars Stories come alive!!"

    This is one of the best Star Wars audiobooks ever recorded!
    Stories surrounding almost entirely, the original Trilogy.
    All the characters you may have ever thought about, while
    watching or listening to the original trilogy, are explored
    here!

    Favorite Story:
    "The Baptist" - Omi, the Trash Compactor Creature

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    Watermark Marietta, GA, United States 10-17-17
    Watermark Marietta, GA, United States 10-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "40 years point of view"

    I did not love this book. There were stories that were to long that just got boring. Others were good but not great. I don't think this book needed 40 stories to tell the in between the lines of what happened from Episode IV. As usually the voice acting was good but couldn't they have used more than one actor in each story.

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    Patrick 10-17-17
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    "Great collection of stories!"

    Best Star Wars stories in a long while. The combination of humor, insight, suspense, and heart made it great!

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    Hans F. Anderson 10-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Read"

    Stories were up and down in quality. But it was great how they incorporated some parts of the "Legends" universe and the current cannon universe. And overall a good read for any fan

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    Sean M Cook St Louis, Mo. 10-16-17
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    "They need this for all movies"

    This book was awesome! It is entirely from a new Hope, but totally worth your time. Everything is top notch! Now, they have to do these for all of the movies.

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