Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #3: Tempest

Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (1,240 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Forty years after the Battle of Yavin, a dangerous new era in the Star Wars epic begins: the revelations are shocking, the stakes desperate, and the enemy everywhere.

As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo have enraged their families and the Jedi by joining the Corellian insurgents. But the Solos draw the line when they discover the rebels' plot to make the Hapan Consortium an ally, which rests upon Hapan nobles murdering their pro-Alliance queen and her daughter.

Yet the Solos' selfless determination to save the queen cannot dispel the inescapable consequences of their actions, which will pit mother against son and brother against sister in the battles ahead. For as Jacen Solo's dark powers grow stronger under the Dark Jedi Lumiya, and his influence over Ben Skywalker becomes more insidious, Luke's concern for his nephew forces him into a life-and-death struggle against his fiercest foe. And Han and Leia Solo find themselves at the mercy of their deadliest enemy: their son.

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Great Because of Sounds and Music

Having read lots of the Star Wars books, and sometimes getting bored in the more daunting parts, I really enjoyed this audiobook because of the rich sound effects, the wide range of well-selected John Williams music, and altered pacing. This, combined with the narrator's many affected voices, make the story much more exciting for me.

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Very well done! A great series continues!

Very well done for a Star Wars audiobook. Even though it is abridged, the 6 hour run-time leaves enough material to make this audiobook entertaining. That said, you can still notice gaps where, I assume, material was cut out for the abridgement. This can be annoying after a while. I won't beat around the bush, I loathe any abridgement and I would encourage people to complain to the publisher so that they will begin releasing unabridged versions of these books. Other than that, this book was excellent. Marc Thompson is one of the most talented narrators that I have heard. It is a pleasure to listen to him. The different character voices that he assumes throughout the book are executed flawlessly and I had to keep reminding myself that it was the same person speaking. The writing, sound production, and music were all top notch. I would give this 5 stars if not for the abridgement.

One last thing, stay away from any of the star wars audiobooks that are less than 6 hours in length. They are so butchered by the abridgements, that they are not worth your time or money. Quite a few of these are narrated by Anthony Heald and he is just plain awful. I found this out the hard way. Just remember, Anthony Heald = extremely poor narration. Jonathan Davis = Extremely good narration. Marc Thompson = Outstanding narration.

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Wow! What a story.

This is really good writing, great character development. It’s too bad aspects this story arc isn’t part of the current movie franchise. Good stuff!

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The Force Is Strong With This One

What did you love best about Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #3: Tempest?

The story. It's by far the best book in the series.

What other book might you compare Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #3: Tempest to and why?

No book really comes to mind, at least nothing outside of the Star Wars universe.

What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His acting makes this book come to life, and is probably the reason I enjoyed it so much. There was one section where he decides to use the Nemoidian accent. And, well... if you've seen Phantom Menace, you know what's wrong there.

Other than that he's superb, and makes these worth listening to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The ending was both really exciting and a little depressing. The action scenes also had me gripped, I really wasn't able to focus on anything else while those were going on.

Any additional comments?

I'm super happy that I found the audio versions of these novels. I'm sure the book is great, but the audio adds that addition layer that you just don't get from the printed novels.

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AJ 1022

Great book love the story kept me very entertained characters were on point nothing bad to say about this book

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Abridgement Not Worth It

I am disappointed in Del Rey that they have put this series out in such a butchered, abridged format. Entire chapters and story points are missing from this abridgement which are very jarring if you have read the book. Star Wars fans expect a lot, and we didn't get it from these abridgements. I was actually hoping I could stop reading the actual books and just listen to the audiobooks because my reading time is limited. But, after listening to this one and seeing how much they left out, I won't be doing that. I am glad to see they have come to their senses and done unabridged audiobooks of the Fate of the Jedi series. When I get done with actually reading Legacy of the Force, I will listen to those audiobooks. But, I won't buy another abridged Star Wars novel after this.

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great star wars story

great addition to this wonderful story arc. Disney never wrote a story this good promise

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Good book BUT...

This is hands down the most annoyed/frustrated/borderline pissed off I’ve ever been while reading a SW book. ** Not really SPOILERS but just in case** The unofficial name of this novel should be “Legacy of the Force: The Beta Skywalkers.” The behavior of some of the characters in this book was so over the top annoying to accomplish plot points that it made it insulting and made me start to dislike characters I’ve “built a relationship with” over the course of hours and hours of SW books. **SPOILER-ISH** The inaction of Luke and Mara is not believable and is contradictory to their character traits. Luke strongly suspects Jacen is turning to the dark side/endangering family members/consulting with a known Sith. And he knows his 13-year old son is blinded by youth to see the obvious and is too young to be part of the G.A.G. and knows that Jacen may be intentionally putting Ben in danger or using him to his own dark devices. BUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTT instead of doing anything that would be considered a smart father action or Grand Freaking Master Jedi action, he decides to just let it all go and brood about it silently. He (the greatest and most powerful JEDI ever) comes across like he’s afraid of his nephew and doesn’t have the courage to stand up to him. This book made me lose respect for Luke. And it sucks that Mara will have to pay the price for it. Should be Luke or Ben. The Beta Skywalkers

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A Great Story

Can we please get these stories unabridged? Mark Thomas excellent voice Acting sound affects amazing

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Amazing

This story line is absolutely amazing way better then the new movies yay yay yay

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  • Ryan Longworth
  • 02-07-20

Better story then the movies

amazing story line, better then the movies by far, on to the next book !

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  • mr ashley slocombe
  • 01-08-19

great book

fun listen with an interesting if brief story can't wait to get the next one

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  • Mike
  • 07-19-17

Don't like the fact that it's abridged

Don't like the fact that it's abridged but overall very good and Mark Thompson is great as usual

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  • mellwill
  • 01-16-15

wish long book

love it can't wait. till next book
wish they was longer. book
in the story