Star Wars: I, Jedi

Narrated by: Anthony Heald
Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
3.9 out of 5 stars (346 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Michael A. Stackpole presents a stirring new tale set in the Star Wars universe: the dramatic story of a heroic X-wing pilot on the razor's edge between the Force and the dark side.

Corran Horn has distinguished himself as one of the best and brightest of Rogue Squadron's elite fighting force. Then his wife, Mirax, vanishes on a covert mission for the New Republic, and Corran vows to find her. To do so, he knows he must develop the latent Force powers inherited from his grandfather, a legendary Jedi hero. He joins Luke Skywalker's famed Jedi academy to begin training, only to quit in frustration at Skywalker's methods. Now Corran is on his own. Using his Corellian undercover experience, he must infiltrate, sabotage, and destroy a ruthless organization in order to find his wife. But to succeed, Corran will have to come to terms with his Jedi heritage and make a terrible choice: surrender to the dark side...or die.

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Critic Reviews

"Stackpole adds many engaging details and minor characters of his own to the Star Wars universe and puts his skill at telling a fluid action story on full display here. This novel will play well among the loyal fans and can be enjoyed even by non-fans with a taste for star-faring swashbucklers." (Publishers Weekly)

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Only worth it if you havn't read the book

Taken on its own merits, this audiobook is ok. It tells the story of I, Jedi and covers all the major elements and plot points. Anyone who has not read the novel will enjoy this. Anyone who has read the novel will hate it. this is an ABRIDGED version of I, Jedi. nearly 600 pages reduced down to just under 3 hours of audio. An unabridged audiobook of that length should take 12-13 hours to run through, and as such the editing takes its toll. almost all the supplementary descriptions and non plot critical conversations that serve to immerse the reader have been removed or altered, leaving the final product feeling hollow and lacking depth.

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Abridged... really?

What disappointed you about Star Wars?

I honestly think that I MAY have enjoyed this book more if it was not abridged. I bought the abridged version because there was not an unabridged available. The scenes came... one right after the other in quick succession, not allowing the fullness of the story to be absorbed. I really wanted to like it... but couldn't find the rhythm.

Would you be willing to try another one of Anthony Heald’s performances?

I have heard Anthony Heald before in a business book, one of Chet Holmes' I think. In that genre he does well. In the Star Wars EU I don't think I will listen to any more if his performances, at least not until I have exhausted all other means. His personas were narrow and unconvincing and his narration was generally uninspiring. And how about those pronunciations?? Maybe I am just used to Marc Thompon (Whom I really enjoyed in the Thrawn Trilogy), but pronouncing the middle C in "Coruscant" and "Exar Kun" as Exar Kyioon... not my favorite.

Any additional comments?

Although I enjoy the Star Wars Storyline, I was not convinced by the Exar Kun character. After 4,000 years of dormance, why come back now? Why not during the emperor's reign, especially if you claim to be so much more vastly powerful than him? I dunno, left something to be desired.

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abridged didn't make sense

This story jumps around a bit and to sort Hopefully the unabridged version of the book is better.

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Way too abridged

Would you try another book from Michael A. Stackpole and/or Anthony Heald?

I love both the author and the performer. I grew up with their books and their narration, respectively. I've read the book probably 15 times. I'd buy another one of these in a heartbeat.

However, whoever edited the book for abridging made some really terrible calls, in my opinion. They cut out a lot of the fantastic characterization that Stackpole is known for in favor of fight scenes, which lack significance without really understanding the motivation. Leaving the whole Gantoris subplot really diminished the threat of Exar Kun; removing most of the character scenes from the Survivor subplot had very similar effects. When Corran finally faces Remart, it's hard to care.

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Abridged

This is a wonderful book, but the abridged version leaves a great deal to be desired. Characters are failed to be introduced, important scenes removed and the book several crippled. Please find a now abridged copy of this book for yourself

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Not the whole book...

I own this book, and this audio version doesn't include everything. You'll only hear the main parts of the story with much left out.

Please do not waste your credit on this.

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Great Story, But Wish It Wasn’t Abridged

I, Jedi is my favorite Star Wars book in print, and is an amazing story. My only one critique is that it is far too short and many great elements are left out. While this version is very well done and great in its own right, overall it could have been longer.

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abridged version sucks

i love this book. hated the abridged audio version. read the book, 10x better. so many elements that made this story great, like character development, do not exist in the abridged version.

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Bad Abridged Version

I had read this book before and wanted to revisit it. I noticed something was off when I felt the pace moving too quickly and some of my favorite moments were missing. I hadn't realized it was a bridged before purchase. That's on me I guess but it doesn't change the fact that cutting out large chunks of story completely ruins the pacing and makes the story less believable. If you are interested I'd skip this version and just read the paperback.

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Loved Reading it, hated hearing it.

This was my favorite Star War EU book... until I listened to this performance. The voice actor makes the main character sound like an aristocrat, not Tough as nails detective. The sound effects and music take away from the experience, and the abridged version took a day of listening when the book used to take me a week of reading to finish. The whole thing felt hurried an disjointed. That's the last Star Wars book I invest in on Audible.

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  • Mr. Ifan Wyn
  • 01-15-18

So much missing

What was most disappointing about Michael A. Stackpole’s story?

The mos disapointing thing about this adaptation is that it was way to short. There is so much more in the book that develops the charachter and the story. Very disapointing

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  • Tarjinder
  • 05-11-19

I jedi

This is one of the most important and my favourite books from the expanded universe the new star wars is not my star wars. It has been abridged so much that it has lost all of its basic soul this is very disappointing

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  • Gordon Lamb
  • 09-23-17

good but disappointed

too nice edited out from the original book. whole sections missing that seem important to the story in the book

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  • 10-11-11

I, Like it

One of my favorite Star Wars books it's just a pity it's an abridged version otherwise i would give it 5 stars

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  • John Taylor
  • 07-08-18

As bad as episode 1

Sooo disappointing, the story is cut far too much to make sense. The narrators voice is terrible and the use of sound effects should be good but they drown out the words. I won’t be buying another bantam audio book

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  •  AmazonCustomer
  • 09-07-20

Incomplete Reading

This audio-book only reads out less than 15% of the actual novel. I was looking forward to being able to listen to this book on the long trips and found myself completely disappointed with it. Should a complete reading be done I will look at getting it.