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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis Audiobook

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis [Audiobook]

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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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    Faraday Walnut Creek, CA United States 04-21-17
    Faraday Walnut Creek, CA United States 04-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I Love this book"

    This book is great I found the plot enthralling and cut honestly imagine watching the events unfold before my eyes narration was spot on I thoroughly enjoyed this book

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    provides a great backstory for episode one and provides great detail on Darth Sidious and the inner workings of the sea

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    shadowcaster 04-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Story"

    masterful in it's perfect telling of the rise of Darth Sidious! I would listen again just to get the nuances down. highly recommend it to anyone interested in the background story of most Star Wars characters. despite the book not being Canon it fits perfectly as basically a prequel to The Phantom Menace, explaining the actions of everyone involved in making the story much more clear.

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    Roosevelt 04-17-17
    Roosevelt 04-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I want a squeal."

    If this book doesn't or at least this story doesn't become canon I'll be very upset because this was a great origin story for one of the most fun and iconic villains of all times. We get so much but yet there is still more I'd love to know one can only hope now that Disney has taken over we will explore more of his story.

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    Miles 04-15-17
    Miles 04-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Never thought I'd start leaning toward the Sith..."
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis the most enjoyable?

    The writing is superb. The voice acting is spectacular. In reality though, the story is intriguing, well crafted, and based on an enviable character that remained fairly elusive to Star Wars fans for years.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's hard to grasp what I loved most about this story. First, the details surrounding the rise of the Sith are clarified, and in a way that I don't think most would expect. Second, the new information provided about important characters like Darth Sidious, Maul, Qui Gon, Sifo Dyas, Count Dooku, and of course the young Anakin Skywalker helps to clarify so many events leading up to Palpatine's election to chancellor. I always knew that Palpatine had his finger in just about everything, but to find that almost every event and decision made over decades was fabricated to bring about the rise of the Sith, and any decision not made by the Sith was somehow used to the advantage of Plagueis of Sidious anyway. It's like reading about the best galactic chess match in history.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Without spoiling too much, there is a point where Darth Plagueis falls into a trap, and his response and subsequent changes in character after the event make him, to me, one of the most intriguing characters in all of Star Wars history.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Plagueis: The True Orchestrator of the Empire's Rise


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't say I'm a spectacular reviewer, but I can promise any Star Wars fan that this will be the best, or damn close to the best SW book you'll ever read.

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    Austin Watkins 04-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Have you heard the story of a horrible ending."

    great read, fuck the ending. suck a dick whomever dictated the charter limit.



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    Christian Scott 04-11-17
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    "Misleading"

    Have you heard of the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? I thought not. It's not something the Jedi would want you to know...really this book should be called the rise and success of Darth Sidious. The sound effects, narration, and audio performance was superb. Ultimately I guess the content left me wanting.

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    Frank Rebholz 04-07-17
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    "Best Star Wars Story Ever!"

    If you were left puzzled by the Star Wars mythos mentioned in some of the films this audiobook sets it right! It follows Emperor Palpatines former master Darth Plagueis and himself as Darth Sidious in their house of cards chess game to rise to the top in government power and strive for immortality. Daniel Lewis lends great voice acting and narration. A very dark and gritty tale, this covers the recent Sith Lords and fleshes out their ideologies at their best versus the Jedi we come to know and love. There are brief cameos by famous characters of the series that leave their mark but these two Sith Lords steal the show throughout the book. If you wish to investigate the nature of the Sith Lords in Star Wars, this is the audiobook for you! I would totally recommend it!

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    Amazon Customer 04-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic"

    The Story of Darth Plagueis was written very well. It talks about his apprenticeship to becoming a Sith Lord and master. Talks about his rise of power from the shadows and how he set the Sith in line to become the rulers of the universe. It mentions Palpatine and his rise to the chairmanship through Darth Plagueis. If you want to hear a Work of art then listen to this book. You wing regret it.

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    Gary 04-07-17
    Gary 04-07-17
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    "Amazing"

    narrator and effects were amazing. goes super deep into the story great book! would listen too/read again

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