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Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Tom Angleberger delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young listeners while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

©2015 Tom Angleberger (P)2015 Listening Library

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Well done. I really enjoyed this retelling.

The couldn't have picked a better person to read this retelling of Return of the Jedi. Excellent!

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horrible. I hope they do the real story eventually, this is more like a children's book

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Amazing

If you thought the OT atories were missing a bit of the details then you will love this book. It looks into thinks you probably never thought of. Like the how the engineer of the DS2 felt about his monstrous creation. Very well written and executed

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Fantastic

What did you like best about this story?

This book adds just the right emotions and settings to fill in the holes that were in the original story.

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author or commentator

my only issue with this one, the author would sometimes choose to talk directly to the listener or write as if he were talking to the characters. He didn't do it often but when he did it was distracting, other than that he did a good job.

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It was good but I wanted more background you get when you read the book. This followed the movie word for word. I have read movie scripts and this is what it reminded me of, the script and not a book. It was entertaining, but still lacked depth like the movie. There was minor background explanation, but again, simular what your would read in a script to give actors information about the characters.

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awesome

a very well put together book it held a lot of missing information that I wanted to know from the movie

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Cheesy radio play.

This is a radio play, not an audiobook-- and a stupid one at that. The narrative style is breezy, conversational, and attempts to be funny.

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Yub-Nub!!!

I loved this retelling of Return of the Jedi. It's the best book in this 3 part series, and I enjoyed it better than the movie itself. I wish this author did all three books.

I also liked the first book in this series: Princess, Scoundrel, Farmboy. Unfortunately, the second book I hated more than any book I have ever encountered: So You Want to be a Jedi was worse than garbage, it ruined the story of ESB and Star Wars. I couldn't stand to even finish the book.

It was such a relief that the storytelling was nothing like it's predecessor. I wanted more. I never liked Ewoks before, but now I want more Yub-Nub!

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This is the worst thing ever done to Star Wars

Let me begin with Marc Thompson, he's is titan of Star Wars narration and voice work. THE BEST. Every book he's done in the series has been a wonderful presentation. This though... stang... by the emperor... so bad. its written in a way that entirely unravels the story with beginning of each chapter, and jarringly pulls you from the narrative by including a ridiculous author's point of view description of the entire chapter before it begins; and yes, it's author's point of view, NOT narrative description.
If someone could work this weekend, and uh, cut alllll that absurd nonsense out and rewrite the entire thing as an Expanded Edition, that'd be greeeeaat. First book of over 100 that I truly regret buying on this app. First Star Wars Novel I didnt absolutely love, nonetheless despise. I've fallen to the dark side because of this book. Two thumbs down, two other fingers up.