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Publisher's Summary

As ruthless apprentice to Darth Vader, Starkiller was mercilessly schooled in the ways of the dark side, commanded to exterminate the last of the purged Jedi Order, and groomed for the ultimate Sith power play: assassination of the Emperor. He served without question, killed without remorse, and lost his heart without warning to beautiful Imperial fighter pilot Juno Eclipse, never suspecting that he was just a tool in the schemes of his masters - until it was too late to escape their lethal betrayal.

Juno mourned Starkiller as dead...but now he is back, purged of all memories and programmed to kill. And as fate brings Juno and Starkiller closer to reuniting, with Darth Vader determined not to lose his assassin a second time, they will both have to make a stand. The prize is freedom. The punishment for failing will be eternal enslavement to the dark side of the Force....

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Pronunciation

I don't understand how a professional could miss pronounce a word like lived. The saying short lived has a quite obvious way of pronouncing it. Sigh.

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The book was good, but repetitive to me.

I love the star killer story, but the second book seemed to be a lot of same repetitive playback from the first story and just the characters repeating the same sentences over and over. Who knows, maybe there's going to be a third book? With new characters?

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Pretty good

I liked this book quite a bit. I had hoped it would be a little different, as I haven't played the games and didn't know the story, but it was good.

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What wasn't filler made no sense

I hated it. It seemed as if the writer had 100 pages of actual story but was told it had to be a 400 page book. There are flash backs, flash forwards, even flash sideways. Half the book seems to be characters wondering what might or might not happen and what it all means. Add to all that (SPOILER ALERT) a woman recovers from massive blunt force trauma, including what we were led to believe was a broken neck, by the power of love. NOT the force, the writer was very clear on that point. Like I said, I didn't like it at all, which was surprising since the first was so good.

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should not be abridged

good narration, good story. although i felt the story where too short, and took a too many shortcuts and i missed more origin details of the main characters. and the relations between the characters felt too hastened and forced. theres no explanation to why these people feel the way they do towards each other. they dont get enough time to get to know each other, but the act like they've known each other far more and longer than this abridged book allowes us to see.

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very enjoyable!

a ton of action and interesting plot twists. the story of Starkiller is not as well known but is very important to the alliance.

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Weird

The first book was good but this one is confusing. Creates more questions and left me in a weird place. Good build but as finish in my opinion.

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Read these back to back.

Lot's of action alone makes it worth a second listen. The story does lag in places but makes up for it with debuts by old favorites. There is plenty of back story too, leading up to the events of episode IV.

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Wast of time

Jonathan Davis is the only enjoyable thing about this book. Painfully hard to listen to. Once you get through the first half of the book it continues to repeat itself. I bought UNLEASHED and this one and have listen to them both. Waste of time. I'm not a gamer so that might have a roll to play but after this story I definitely wouldn't want to play the game. Weak in every way.

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  • Joel
  • HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, United States
  • 04-12-15

Meh, more of a side story than anything else...

What disappointed you about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II?

It was fairly boring.

Has Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

Proxy.

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

Boredom.

Any additional comments?

Spoiler: the only thing good about this story is revealing some of the backstory regarding how the Rebel Alliance was formed. Else, it was a juvenile romp through the galaxy. This is like the book version of those terrible Transformers movies. Unless you're under the age of 15, you'll be looking for more substance.

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