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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis Audiobook

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

He was the most powerful Sith lord who ever lived... but could he be the only one who never died?

“Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise that he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create life. He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying." -Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. And when the time is right, he destroys his Master - but vows never to suffer the same fate. For like no other disciple of the dark side, Darth Plagueis learns to command the ultimate power... over life and death.

Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.

Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious, Master and acolyte, target the galaxy for domination - and the Jedi Order for annihilation. But can they defy the merciless Sith tradition? Or will the desire of one to rule supreme, and the dream of the other to live forever, sow the seeds of their destruction?

From the Hardcover edition.

©2012 James Luceno (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Alejandro Vera 03-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "absolutely amazing!!"

    For those fans that were left unhappy with star wars episode 1, this book does it Justice and gives us those lost crucial information ( and moments) that were never shown in the movie. The origin story of Palpatine Is a must to know for everyone interested in how he controls the galaxy through the shadow.

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    Kristoffer 03-07-17
    Kristoffer 03-07-17
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    "Brilliant and well executed!"

    This audiobook will keep you on your toes as you experience the life of Darth Plagueis and the various characters he encounter.

    With Daniel Davis' fantastic voice, music from the movies and a plethora of well timed sound effects, I believe that everyone and anyone can enjoy this auditory marvel.

    As a fan of the Star Wars universe, I absolutely recommend til book. It's worth every single penny you give for it. This is also an excellent choice for your first audible book which you get for free. A better deal is hard to come by.

    Thank you James Luceno for a fantastic experience. I look forward to either listening to or reading your other works.

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    Andrew 03-05-17
    Andrew 03-05-17
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    "Good Backstory to Episodes 1-3"

    The book is more about Sidious than Plagueis. Will make you appreciate episodes 1-3 more.

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    David 03-03-17
    David 03-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It was good"

    It was good. It starts out slow. It gets better as it goes on. If you are interested in Plagueis backstory
    This is it.

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    Jorge C. 03-02-17
    Jorge C. 03-02-17
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    "great story"

    I loved it, the story was great and the narrator did a great job of making you feel like if you where in the moment experiencing the events of the book.

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    David Norton 03-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow and unexceptional"

    While the background story of how Senator Palpatine became a Sith Lord is very interesting, I found the book to be very slow and boring. There was virtually no suspense or excitement. The book trodden along at a slow pace and could get confusing at times. It was an unimaginative story. I nearly stopped listening multiple times just because it got so boring. Missed opportunity to tell a great story.

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    J. Storey california 03-01-17
    J. Storey california 03-01-17 Member Since 2017

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    "So good."
    Would you listen to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again. The performance was awesome. The ambiance created by sound effects and music is amazing. very well done. almost like a radio play.


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    Sean Glass 02-27-17
    Sean Glass 02-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Should be Canon"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis the most enjoyable?

    Good narration, excellent depiction of inner monologue and subtlety


    What did you like best about this story?

    This was as much a story about Palpatine as it was about Darth Plagueis. It also leaves enough mystery that you are never entirely sure whether Plagueis devised and anticipated EVERYTHING or not.


    What about Daniel Davis’s performance did you like?

    His Plagueis voice seemed like an entirely different voice over.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, just awe


    Any additional comments?

    This book should be canon, or at the very least, the new franchise should draw heavily from this book. Even though many people guessed it, Snoke should be Plagueis. It just makes sense with what this book has to offer.

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    B. H. 02-26-17
    B. H. 02-26-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Gets good halfway through"

    The beginning and ending are not great, after *spoiler* palpatine shows up, it gets better

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    ben gilbert 02-25-17
    ben gilbert 02-25-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A whole new perspective"

    This story really puts Episodes I, II , and III in a new light and was very enjoyable. Very interesting learning about the sith and the events leading up to episode I.

    It's all about the master plan...

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