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Publisher's Summary

The era of the Old Republic is a dark and dangerous time, as Jedi Knights valiantly battle the Sith Lords and their ruthless armies. But the Sith have disturbing plans - and none more so than the fulfillment of Darth Scabrous’s fanatical dream, which is about to become nightmarish reality.

Unlike those other Jedi sidelined to the Agricultural Corps - young Jedi whose abilities have not proved up to snuff - Hestizo Trace possesses one extraordinary Force talent: a gift with plants. Suddenly her quiet existence among greenhouse and garden specimens is violently destroyed by the arrival of an emissary from Darth Scabrous. For the rare black orchid that she has nurtured and bonded with is the final ingredient in an ancient Sith formula that promises to grant Darth Scabrous his greatest desire.

But at the heart of the formula is a never-before-seen virus that’s worse than fatal - it doesn’t just kill, it transforms. Now the rotting, ravenous dead are rising, driven by a bloodthirsty hunger for all things living - and commanded by a Sith Master with an insatiable lust for power and the ultimate prize: immortality... no matter the cost.

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Critic Reviews

Praise for Joe Schreiber’s Star Wars: Death Troopers: “This is the Star Wars of every horror fan’s dreams - gory, funny, and brimming with a blood-spattered cast of swashbucklers and space-zombies.” (Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
“Brilliant . . . This book combines two of my favorite things on earth: the Star Wars universe and the undead.” (Tommy Wirkola, director of Dead Snow)

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7 hrs and 56 mins of life I'll never get back

Would you be willing to try another one of John Glover’s performances?

Possibly, but I'd have to be hard up for anything else to listen to

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Extreme disappointment. Like, Prequel Trilogy level disappointment. Like, Han Solo remembering Luke and Leia kissing when he found out they were siblings level disappointment.

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Just terrible. I listened to all (almost) 8 hours, continually telling myself "It'll get better. It HAS to get better". It didn't. From start to finish, it was a huge disappointment.

A story about force sensitive flowers, talking trees, and Sith zombies (calm down, it isn't as cool as it sounds). This book doesn't even feel like Star Wars. It uses familiar words like "Jedi", "Sith", and "Coruscant", but that's as Star Wars as it gets. The Sith aren't familiar in their actions like the other books, I've never heard of a Jedi botanist who talks to flowers all day, and the zombie angle was a huge confusing let down.

The narrator is so-so. At times he's right on with how I want him to read the book, other times he sounds like a constipated child who's trying to talk through a painful bowel movement.

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performance great, story ok

it was bingeable? without spoilers I'll say the characters were hard to care for too deeply and there was a lot of cheesiness and some almost blatant plagiarism.

I'm a star wars fan, though, and I did enjoy it. :)

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Poor story

The story doesn't have much plot and has a tendency to blur the timing of scenes together to the point where it seems ridiculous. This is a terrible excuse for a Star Wars book, it's mainly action and gore, though it did introduce me to the Neti species (poorly, I had to look up the race to actually know what was being described fully.). The narrator does his best with a poor story and shows he is very capable.

Overall, if you want an intelligent, we'll planned and executed story, steer clear. If you want a book of mediocre zombie action that doesn't hold interest, go ahead.

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my favorite so far

Star Wars and zombies, what could be better. Well read and hard to put down.

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A decent horror story with a Star Wars twist

Red Harvest was a disappointing addition to the other great Old Republic stories. John Glover gives a good performance, but it can be hard to hear what he says at times.

The story was lacking and lost its focus by diluting the story too much with unnecessary viewpoints and storylines. The story was a good explanation on where the virus came from in the Death Troopers novel. All in all, this book in my opinion can be skipped if you want to learn more about The Old Republic and a better horror story can be found elsewhere.

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Dull and boring performace

Couldn't even make it through chapter 2. I'm sure the book is okay, I might even buy the book so I can read it, but the performance here was incredibly dull and boring.

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No good

Bad story writing. Hard to follow. Vocal performance left much to be desired. Bad performance. no distinct difference between characters.

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Definally not the best Star Wars book

The book is extremely slow the reader sounds blain and it jumps around confusingly way too much

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well-done

good dramatization, very good reader. it felt like I was there in the movie, great story.

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This book was horrible.

The story was terrible and doesn't belong in the Star Wars universe.

The voice over was choppy and very very poorly edited. You can hear them cut up recordings mid sentence throughout the book.