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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge A Crash of Fate

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Series: Star Wars
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (309 ratings)

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Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy's family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. But now she's back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, Jules and Izzy will come to terms with who they are and what they mean to each other.

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  • Jan
  • Lewiston, ME, United States
  • 08-20-19

Teen Romance, with a Star Wars backdrop

I rarely ever write reviews for audiobooks, or novels. I read over 200 books a year. I have literally read every single Star Wars novel published, even all the new canon for young adults, since most of them all are very good. A Crash of Fate however, although wonderly written, was very captivating...is simply a teen romance of 8 hrs and/or 347 pages set in a Star wars setting. Literally if a few 'Star Wars' terms were left out of the prose, it could simply be any new science fiction setting. Honestly this book could be Star wars fan fiction. It is simply a cliched story of 2 little kids(6 years old) separated from each other, finding each other again by kismethe 13 years later and falling in love. The end. Yeah you heard it right...6 years old...and then they are suddenly 19. If the author had their ages at age 10 or 11 at the time of separation, them hanging on to each other in memory would be FAR MORE PLAUSIBLE. There is little to no plot. What very little plot there is, is simply interwoven to make an actual story more 'Star Wars' with nefarious smugglers. Now HOWEVER, the audio version is fantastic. There is an entirely new cinematic musical addition here that I certainly don't ever remember hearing in any other Star Wars audio. There are several new musical landscapes/background-- for example, upbeat discoteque music in the club, or during the more romantic or sad scenes, a soft almost gut wrenching piano ballad. All I could keep wondering is where can I buy the soundtrack?? And Brittany Pressley does a FANTASTIC job in narration. I never once wanted to speed up the narration. I typically speed up Marc Thompson's narration to 1.33 because he READS.....SO.....SLOW, and it is the perfect cadence as well as with the sound effects.
Again, do not look to the story as anything earth shattering, or that even barely feels to fit in to a Star Wars Universe. Take away the Star Wars music, and the name drop of some planets, and it literally could be set in any sci fi setting with teen romance. You have been warned.

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A Batuu love story written in the stars

A beautiful love story that will capture your heart and leave you wanting more! The book was an easy read and I loved every moment. I highly suggest reading this book before visiting Galaxy's Edge on your next Disney trip.

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Super mushy romance that happens to be set in SW

Now I'm a sucker for a good romance story, but this one was rather juvenile. Clearly not meant for my age demographic. Beyond the romance though, the story was solid. Fun adventure on Batuu. Sometimes I got a little lost as to what was going on, but I never got bored listening to the story.

The performance is what really helps this book out. Beyond the narrator being great at what she does, they actual used *new* music not from the original saga. As much as I love the soundtrack of Episodes 1-6 of Star Wars, hearing the same music in every Star Wars novel was starting to get stale.

Overall, an okay story with a good performance.

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Meh

I’ve listened to a lot of Star Wars books and most of them are very good. This one definitely left me underwhelmed. Many times I felt the need to rewind it because I felt like I must’ve missed something, only to find that after I rewound it there just wasn’t much explanation. I liked the characters and hearing about Battuu but overall the story was hard to follow and at times seemed kinda pointless.

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boring

I'm not sure what the point of this story was. Was this to introduce new characters? Was it geared towards young adults? But, it just didn't really go anywhere. I just felt like it was a big waste of time.

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  • Mark
  • Bowie, MD, United States
  • 10-18-19

Cloying Teenage Soap Opera

Up front, I am not the target demographic of this book, which is young adult. I am the opposite, but I have been a Star Wars fan for over 40 years. Did not enjoy this book that adds nothing to the wider SW universe. Teenage angst in the Star Wars universe. Pretty pointless teenage will they or won't they story/soap opera that is mainly a vehicle for Galaxy's Edge propaganda. At least the Black Spire book, which had the same propaganda purpose, had a story line that tangentially tied into the sequel trilogy. I'm actually expecting to see Batuu in episode 9. But this book has no such plot ties to the movies, and really doesn't add anything to my enjoyment of Star Wars stuff (although still not as bad as "So you Wanna be a Jedi.") And having a main character with the very earthling name of Izzy Garcia (ok, they spell it Garsea, but this is an audiobook, who's narrator pronounced it Garcia) just pulls you out of the universe every time it is mentioned. Narrator does a good job over all, but a bit squeaky/annoying when doing child voices. Soundtrack over the final narration by the main character sounded like it was right out of "The Breakfast Club."

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Just a space love novel

This book is less Star Wars adventure and more space love novel. Wouldn’t recommend unless you want to listen to the notebook in space.

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Where's the crash?

It was cool. Compared to other start wars books it was just ok. I'm gonna say I was in love with the book until towards the end. And then, it became pretty Twilight esque. I guess, if nothing else, this one could be the beginning of an epic saga that needed the craftily chosen backstory to give it deeper value.

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romance in space

it is a simple love story, filled with every cliche, and enough star wars to fill the gaps. normally I wouldn't recommend this kind of book, but the two lovers captured my 30 year old heart.

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Great work and I hope to listen to more

I would’ve liked to know more about the package they were transporting (fingers crossed kyber crystal). But other than that I thoroughly enjoyed this and the performance was amazing.