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Every saga has a beginning: 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. At last the saga that captured the imagination of millions turns back in time to reveal its cloaked origins, the start of a legend, the story of Star Wars.

Based on the screenplay by George Lucas, this novel by the master storyteller Terry Brooks probes the depths of one of the greatest tales of our time, providing rich detail and insight into the minds and motives of the characters, and shedding bold new light on Lucas's brilliant creation.

©1999 Lucasfilm Ltd & TM; (P)1999 Random House Audio

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"A sheer delight....Narration is by actor Michael Cumpsty, whose range of voices and accents is astonishing....Few audiobooks manage to be as exciting as a big-screen movie; this one comes darn close." (AudioFile)

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  • James
  • 03-30-11

episode 1

very short!

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  • DJ Morpheus
  • 10-11-08

A Great Listen

I thoroughly enjoyed this, well worth buying. As with most books, this expands the storyline from the movie, and delves deeper into the thoughts of the characters, which definitely adds to the story.

There was something that I found a little disappointing though. The Narrator pronounced Palpatine incorrectly, a minor point I know, but you'd think he may have checked the pronunciation of characters names, before he started reading ;-)

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  • T Parks
  • 04-27-16

OK but could have been more imaginative

Good narration but bad accents. Differs little from the film dialogue, but the overall story remains decent.

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  • Claudia S.
  • 02-25-17

Good but lots of background music

I love Star Wars and this story! I didn't appreciate the amount of sound and music in the background, felt like I had the TV on.

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  • Mrs C E Grimes
  • 01-19-17

Phantom menice review

Lods of sound effects. And long but relly good. If have not watched film ,you won't properly understand iit.

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