Tracing the events that lead up to the Republic's chaotic state, this exciting audio follows Chancellor Valorum as he struggles with his fall from power and the dark forces seek to benefit....
On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force - and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples....
The Force is strong in 12-year-old Anakin Skywalker - so strong that the Jedi Council, despite misgivings, entrusted young Obi-Wan Kenobi with the mission of training him to become a Jedi Knight....
On the strategic planet Ansion, a powerful faction is on the verge of joining the secessionist movement. The Jedi Council sends Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to stabilize the population....
Jedi Masters and Knights, including Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, and 50,000 men, women, and children, embark on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds....
Mace Windu - Jedi Master, member of the Jedi Council, skilled diplomat, devastating fighter - must journey alone to the most treacherous jungle planet in the galaxy and into his own heritage....
From the site of Anakin Skywalker's last stand, on the molten surface of the planet Mustafar, a fearsome specter in black has risen....
In a crisis of conscience, Obi-Wan Kenobi must find the wisdom and strength to prevent a bloodbath and safeguard the Republic while abiding by the ancient code to which he has pledged his life....
In barren desert lands and seedy spaceports...in vast underwater cities and in the blackest depths of space...unfolds a tale of good and evil, of myth and magic, of innocence and power....
Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries divided them in endless battles for supremacy - until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy....
An enemy ultimatum could lead to a massacre, and the Jedi may be out of options...unless Anakin Skywalker can strike a balance between the wisdom of the Force and the instincts of a born warrior....
Planet by planet, darkness creeps across the galaxy. Among warriors and generals, among ordinary beings living in far-flung worlds, the fear will not go away: We are losing this war...
Capturing Trade Federation Viceroy and Separatist Councilmember Nute Gunray is the mission that brings Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, and a squad of clones, to Neimoidia....
Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy....
The overthrow of the Republic is complete. The Separatist forces have been smashed....
Across the galaxy, the Clone Wars are raging. The Separatists, led by Count Dooku, the onetime Jedi and now secret Sith Lord, continue to press forward....
The Purge's half-dozen survivors will do whatever it takes to stay alive....
Ulic Qel-Droma and Nomi Sunrider are young Jedi Knights drawn into a battle for the survival of the Old Republic....
For the infamous, power-hungry Sith, beholden to the dark side, the time has come to rise again.
After years of waiting in the shadows, Darth Sidious is taking the first step in his master plan to bring the Republic to its knees. Key to his scheme are the Neimoidians of the Trade Federation. Then one of his Neimoidian contacts disappears, and Sidious does not need his Force-honed instincts to suspect betrayal. He orders his apprentice, Darth Maul, to hunt the traitor down.
But he is too late. The secret has already passed into the hands of information broker Lorn Pavan, which places him right on the top of Darth Maul's hit list. Then, in the labyrinthine alleyways and sewers of Coruscant, capital city of the Republic, Lorn crosses paths with Darsha Assant, a Jedi Padawan on a mission to earn her knighthood. Now the future of the Republic depends on Darsha and Lorn. But how can an untried Jedi and an ordinary man, stranger to the powerful ways of the Force, hope to triumph over one of the deadliest killers in the galaxy?
"Full of lightsaber battles, the Jedi philosophy, and lots of new life forms." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"Reaves writes with a creative flair, allowing readers to experience an almost cinematic sensation as they move through the story. The language is colorful, the action scenes are dynamic, and the dialogue is realistic." (Winston-Salem Journal)
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Simply put, the effects were horrible...this is Star Wars, and sound boards for it are a dime a dozen, so I was more than a little shocked by the production value...A dirt bike putt-putt sound for speeder bikes? REALLY!? I was honestly unable to immerse myself in this a-book because I kept listening for all of the missused sound effects.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars?
The story in Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter is interesting because it explores Coruscant's lower levels in a way that has not been done yet. The story moved along nicely, and Maul's capabilities in skills other than lightsaber combat are exposed to a decent degree.
What three words best describe Michael Cumpsty’s voice?
The narrator, Michael Cumpsty, breathed live into the characters, and delivered the goods in an otherwise mediocre to shooddy Star Wars Production. Michael was able to emote all of the character well, the rogue was rough, Maul was focused and sinister, and the Jedi Padawan character sounded uncertain of her skill, and Jedi-like in her approach to the problems at hand.
Was Star Wars worth the listening time?
This book was worth the time and money if you have credits to burn...if you are looking for a big bang for real $$, this is not it.
Any additional comments?
I am shocked that George Lucas has not had the sound effects remastered on this audio book yet...only slightly less shocking is that he allowed this to roll-out in the first place.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
As a Star Wars fan, I really enjoyed this book. The writer pulls you right into the Star Wars universe! I read the book, listened to the audiobook, and I find myself doing it over and over again. It's a must have if you're a Star Wars fan.
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Would you listen to Star Wars again? Why?
Yes, if they featured a character as interesting as Darth Maul.
What other book might you compare Star Wars to and why?
Stainless Steel Rat Series by Harry Harrison - thye are both Science Fiction action adventure.
Which character – as performed by Michael Cumpsty – was your favorite?
Darth Maul (of course!)
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The DARK Force is strong in this one.
Any additional comments?
I wish they had included the short 52 page story that was in the paper back version: Darth Maul: Saboteur by James Luceno. I felt let down when it wasn't part of the audio version. <br/><br/>More Maul please!
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the narrator delivers this story like he was reading testamony.
next time use Johnathan Davis who uses different voices for different charactors, and emulates the charactors excitement and mood.
Micheal Cumpsty made this story very hard to enjoy and follow. i listened to it 5 times before i could wrap my thoughts around it. I had to envision every charactor and emagine how i would have read it in order to absorb and enjoy the story.
The reader kept on mispronouncing species names and kept calling the droid "I-5" and "Y-5" interchangeably. I was confused on what the droids real name was.
You know those games based off of movies that sucks, but sells anyway? This is the book version of that.
Voice acting is poor, sound effects are horrible, the story is bland and uninspired, and it doesn't contribute to the Star Wars legacy at all.
Spend your money elsewhere.
One of my favorite Star Wars books. Very well written and narrated. A must have.
i enjoyed this more than i thought i would, since i struggled to read the book my self, i choose this as an audio book and was pleased with the story although its not as much about Darth Maul, more about his targets involved in his mission. but enjoyable none the less. And the narrator did a great job, also loved the music and sound effects added over aswell.
My only complaint is the abridged nature of the story. Wish it had been a longer more drawn out version. I am not one that subscribes to the belief reporter short is the way to go.
The story was fantastic! Unlike most of the star wars audio recordings, this one has a huge tendency to vary in volume. If you turned it up loud enough to hear the transcript, a sound effect would come screaming through the speakers the very next second.