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Publisher's Summary

As the New Republic takes devastating losses in the ongoing war with the scattered remnants of the Empire, the galaxy's future depends on three small children, among them the Jedi twins, born to incredible powers and perils, as an extraordinary new saga unfolds.

While the New Republic struggles to decide what to do with the deadly Sun Crusher, a new doomsday weapon stolen from the Empire by Han Solo, the renegade Imperial Admiral Daala uses her fleet of Star Destroyers to conduct guerrilla warfare on peaceful planets. And now she threatens the watery homeworld of Admiral Ackbar.

But as the battle for a planet rages, an even greater danger emerges at Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy. A brilliant student delves dangerously into the dark side of the Force and unleashes the spirit of an ancient master of the evil order that warped Darth Vader himself. Working together, they may become an enemy greater than the New Republic has ever fought...and more powerful than even a Jedi Master can face.

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Great story, but narrator ruins it for me

If you could sum up Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 2: Dark Apprentice in three words, what would they be?

Really distracting narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

Luke Skywalker

How could the performance have been better?

Bad narration with multiple mispronunciations. Coruscant is pronounced "CorusKant", Han Solo sounds like a 1940's gangster, and Wedge Antilles sounds like Scotty from Star Trek. Very distracting after hearing the amazing Mark Thompson in so many great readings.

Any additional comments?

Please have Mark Thompson narrate any book previously narrated by Anthony Heald!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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The mispronunciations

Stories good plays along with the previous in the trilogy but the pronunciations of this speaker appall me as a Star Wars fan.

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Anthony Heald

This guy reads like one big run-on sentence. So annoying ugh. I will never buy another book if I know he's narrating. Painfull.

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Not a great book but the narrator is horrid.

The narrator is not even a fan of Star Wars. He keeps calling it core-is-kont. Drives me crazy. Then i can't get past how oblivious Luke is. Just not a good listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Ok story line but needs work narrator is horrible.

It's a ok story line their a lot of parts of the story that just don't make sense. You have to really use your imagination and rewind but to understand some of the things the narrator is say. I think that story was not brought to life by this narrator he is lacking drive to explain it better.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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At least learn the pronunciation!

The reader did terrible impersonations and couldn't pronounce places correctly, but the story was good.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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unlikely story and the terrible voice actor

story was unlikely and too fast paced. narrator when compared to others that read Star Wars stories is awful and talks way too fast and does not pronounce words correctly like Coruscant and Palpatine. I've listened to most of the Star Wars books in Audible and this series is by far the worst surpassed only by The Last Jedi

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Hard to listen

The performance of this book is so poor it's almost un-listenable. So many mispronounced words, terribly botched when you know even the slightest bit of any other star wars background. The acting is also so poor it only rivals the great Bill Shatner in over acted crap.

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Good novel, terrible audio book.

I have read the paperback novels for the entire trilogy. I must say that the audio books leave something to be desired. First off, I am not a fan of the narrator. To an avid Star Wars fan, he mispronounces words which I found incredibly annoying. This makes me wonder if the narrator has even seen the movies. Do yourself a favor and read this series, skip the audio book.

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good for star wars fans

A good story and a decent performance of an abridged novel. not great but good for my yard work. if a star wars fan should check out