• Star Wars: Rogue Planet

  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Michael Cumpsty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (468 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $22.60

Buy for $22.60

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Master and apprentice.

The Force is strong in 12-year-old Anakin Skywalker...so strong that the Jedi Council, despite misgivings, entrusted young Obi-Wan Kenobi with the mission of training him to become a Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan - like his slain master, Qui-Gon - believes Anakin may be the chosen one, the Jedi destined to bring balance to the Force. But first Obi-Wan must help his undisciplined apprentice, who still bears the scars of slavery, to find his own balance.

Dispatched to the mysterious planet of Zonama Sekot, source of the fastest ships in the galaxy, Obi-Wan and Anakin are swept up in a swirl of deadly intrigue and betrayal. They sense a disturbance in the Force unlike any they have encountered before. It seems there are more secrets on Zonama Sekot than meet the eye. But the search for those secrets will threaten the bond between Obi-Wan and Anakin - and bring the troubled young apprentice face-to-face with his deepest fears - and his darkest destiny.

Download all of our Star Wars titles you can!
©2000 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. (P)2000 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM.

Critic Reviews

"This is a typical Star Wars audio, distinguished by evocative audio effects, background noises, and glorious music, as well as the skill of a reader who grasps the intonations and melodies of the Star Wars universe." (AudioFile)

Featured Article: Bright Suns! On Star Wars, Fandom, and a Trip to the Galaxy's Edge


There’s a universality to the Star Wars franchise, a world so sprawling that no matter who you are, you’re bound to find something—an adventure, a moment, a character—that resonates with you. And if you were to ask any fan, they’d likely be able to recount a memory directly tied to the series. On a 2021 journey from the East Coast to the Outer Rim, one Audible editor and Star Wars superfan saw all of her wildest, most interstellar dreams become reality.

Experience Star Wars Like Never Before

Experience Star Wars Like Never Before

Our stellar collection of intergalactic listens offers an expansive
universe of adventure anytime, anywhere.

What listeners say about Star Wars: Rogue Planet

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    237
  • 4 Stars
    104
  • 3 Stars
    92
  • 2 Stars
    24
  • 1 Stars
    11
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    213
  • 4 Stars
    98
  • 3 Stars
    61
  • 2 Stars
    18
  • 1 Stars
    5
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    198
  • 4 Stars
    78
  • 3 Stars
    86
  • 2 Stars
    25
  • 1 Stars
    7

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Better the second time around.

This book was just a fun Star Wars story to me when I first read it. It wasn’t until I’d finished the New Jedi Order that I truly appreciated this book. Vergere. The Yuuzan Vong (The Far Outsiders). Plus it’s still a fun post Phantom Menace Anakin and Obi-Wan story. A must have for an EU fan.

The obvious disclaimer. Read the paperback. it’s abridged. However it’s 5 hours long and well done, with music and sound effects. Kill the lights, put in some headphones and listen to a mini audio-movie.

Reviewed in 2019.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A most inspiring Audiobook

This was a great audiobook and a most unexpected great storyline. I recommend this audiobook for all star wars fans

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

fabulous

I'm a Star Wars fan. the different voices for different characters was delightful to listen to.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Pretty cool planet

Cool planet to discover but WAY too short. I never got ATTACHED to the characters anymore than I already am. Good book just not riveting story. I wouldn't read again.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

A good gap filler

This is a good gap filler that shows Anakin's progress in the Jedi Order and tells a good story. I enjoyed Micheal Cumpsty's performance and the music and sound effects are always great in these Star Wars Novels.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

yes, it is abridged, but it is good

I read the book years ago. its a little short, but the story is still good, and the pacing is good and the performance is good. I had forgotten how good the story was. I recommend this title.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great

I liked the way it described anakins feelings and showed his empathy, it really puts his character into perspective

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Ehhh...

This book was difficult to finish. It doesn't really add to the whole Star Wars story. The narrator didn't make some of the characters disgusted enough. A couple points during the story, I had trouble figuring out who was actually talking.

That being said there are a couple little interesting tidbits here. The biggest one for me was the planet Anakin and Obi-Wan travel to and find out how these mysterious ships are made. Also (not really a spoiler) if you're a Tarkin fan, he's in the story as well.

If this book was unabridged, I'm sure it would have been a more enjoyable experience.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars

Skip It

I am currently going through all of the Star Wars Series books in order. Because of this, I would consider myself a big fan. However, I would not have been hurt had I skipped this one. It didn't add anything to the overall Star Wars experience.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Not so good

I didn't understand most of it but it was a good story that is my review