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As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands onboard trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious Luke Skywalker true or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy to another? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan, or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker. A collection of myths and tall tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, written by Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Award-winning author Ken Liu.

©2017 Ken Liu (P)2017 Listening Library

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Feels like Disney can't commit

These are "Legends" - the Legends of Luke Clodplotter and Han Shooter. Yes, that's right Han Shooter. Various characters in cantinas, long haul shuttles and the space equivalents to the bonfire tell tales they've heard of the heroes of the New Republic. Overall it's lame and poorly told.

The first story is the worst and most grating but compared to what this book 'should' be, it's really disappointing. It does get better and at various points some of our Ep 1-6 Heroes do appear but not nearly enough to make this book worth reading.

The entire premise of this novel is that it's "legends" but it comes off as an entire book that's being put out there because Disney can't commit to a story for Luke (or anyone else) and they don't want to be trapped when making future movies or other media.

This is the result and I don't recommend anyone spend any time reading it (or listening to it as the case may be).

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Not the Luke Skywalker story I was looking for...

I had a lot of hesitation in getting this one. But with The Last Jedi arriving next month I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything revolving around Luke. The stories told in this book do not help lead up to the next chapter of the saga in my opinion and do nothing to build the legend/myth of Luke Skywalker. January does a great job presenting this one so that is the one bright spot.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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terrible

I hope books like this aren't considered Canon. stories were boring and belittled the characters.

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Boring and soulless

This feels like L.A./Disney was just trying to put out a book for the sake of putting out a book. It had no feeling, no life, and no suspense. It felt totally meaningless. One of the worst yet.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Lazy and Irrelevant

A series of lazily written first-person short stories telling canonically irrelevant stories about Luke Skywalker. What was advertised as a book that filled in the years between ROTJ and TFA is more of a children’s book of cartoony tales including one of a talking flea that saved the witless Luke from Jabba’s rancor. Yes really. This book is the literary equivalent of clickbait. January LaVoy does the best she can, but the book itself is poorly written and adds nothing to the epic narrative of Star Wars.

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Wow. Just Awful.

At no point did this book feel like Star Wars. In fact, at no point was this book even a fun read. Very much a grind to get through it. Those looking for an enjoyable Luke Skywalker adventure will have to keep waiting.

Would much rather that Lucasfilm released fewer books if it meant higher quality. This was truly awful.

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Not one of the better Star Wars books.

I would pass on this book for others. stories are boring. save your time and credit .

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definitely not the best new Canon

this is the most kid like book out of all the new stories. it was well performed, but the tails in this book can be quite painful to get through. if you're looking for New Canon with Luke Skywalker this is not the book for that. it's well-written however my opinion is that the stories are just not too good. my son would have been bored and confused as to why some of these choices were made.

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trashes Luke's feats in most stories

Luke was portrayed as someone who does not know what he's doing. for instance Jabba's Palace in the movies that scene was completely undermined by the explanation that a flea was telling him what to do.

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A dumb idea

I guess they thought this would be fun? So put into a children's book meant for toddlers. This doesn't deserve to be a Journey book. Ridiculous.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful