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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, and more and more worlds are either falling, or seceding and joining the cause. Under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, the Republic heroically battles on, championed by its huge army of cloned soldiers and their Jedi generals.

Anakin Skywalker, believed by some to be the prophesied "Chosen One" destined to bring balance to the Force, is now a Jedi Knight under the tutelage of his Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Death is a constant possibility - and his chances of survival aren't improved by the unexpected arrival of an apprentice: Ahsoka, a brash, inexperienced 14-year-old Padawan apprenticed to Anakin. But there's no time for Anakin to question his latest orders: He and Obi-Wan have been assigned a new mission, and failure is not an option.

Jabba the Hutt's precious infant son has been kidnapped, and when the frantic parent applies to the Jedi for help, it falls to Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and their clone troops to track down the evidence and retrieve the missing Huttlet.

And more is at stake: For a grateful Jabba just might allow the Republic access to the Hutt-controlled space lanes that the Grand Army desperately needs in order to beat the Separatists into submission.

But the Republic is not the only power that craves access to those space lanes. Count Dooku, determined to win the prize for the Separatists, has set a trap for the Jedi. When they find the Huttlet, they will also find Dooku's master assassin, Asajj Ventress, and countless legions of battle droids waiting to spring a trap.

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Much better than the movie

This book really goes into character development and really made a full story, unlike the movie. I really enjoyed the Clone trooper characters Rex & Cody and they were barely characters in the movie. It also helps bridge the time between the Episode II and III movies.

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Fantastic work!

It is incredible how Karen Traviss took a decent movie into a great story, providing insight on the less known characters, specially the clones that are her specialty. Even though you may know the outcome from the movie, you are sitting on the edge of the chair because of this masterful adaptation. And not only the story, but the general production of the audiobook excels at conveying you are in the Star Wars universe. Jeff Gurner is a superb narrator and his voice work is astonishing. I highly recommend this book.

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Wowza

I enjoyed the animated film very much and I was excited to hear the novelization. But wow was it so much more. Traviss really digs into the back story and motivation of the characters in ways I did not anticipate. This is much more mature then the Cartoon. I very much enjoyed it.

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  • Brandon
  • ELKTON, MD, United States
  • 02-24-13

Just Like The Movie!!

Would you listen to Star Wars again? Why?

Yes it was an engaging story with a good performance by the narrator, the audiobook was just like the movie which can be good or bad depending on the individual. A good amount of action as well, you will not get bored with this book.

What did you like best about this story?

How Anakin has to help a Hutt who he hates stemming from his time as a slave. And how his new padawan tries to prod him for information about his past.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Gurner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes I have listened to some of the other TCW books and he narrates them as well and he is just as good in this one as the others,

Any additional comments?

This is a great book to start your journey reading TCW books, I'm finding this whole series enjoyable, tho I loved the animated series, tho this seems to make a fork in the expanded universe as well as the movies and I wonder how it will be reconciled into the timeline, if it will be at all. I think the author does a good job of making you care about the characters, but that may have been because I love to watch the series so much. If you like the series then I encourage you to listen to this audiobook.

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The clone wars begin

I saw it on Netflix, but to listen brought it all back. What a story, can't wait for the next book.

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  • JMKIII58
  • Clarksville, TN, United States
  • 01-01-16

One of the best ever....

Excellent filler of what happened between the attack of the clones and. revenge of the Sith. Highlights Anakins' struggle with thoughts and feelings which lead him to the dark side.

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  • Vera
  • Cranberry Twp., PA, USA
  • 03-22-10

great book!

this is is a great audiobook telling the clone wars movie in words! The book adds in details that the movie doesnt show. I love it!

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Excellent story and performance!

I had seen all the movies but none of the Clone Wars material. This filled in the gap in the movie story line. This is "must see" material for all Star Wars fans.

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Better than movie, should've been canon...

This book was fan-freaken-tastic! Way more in depth than the movie, much, much, MUCH more in depth. My only wish would have been that this been made canon.

Great "read", wonderful time passer, definitely worth buying.

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great book

narrator kinda hurt the book. the sounds that he made were hard to get over. took way from a great book.