• Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide II: Ruin

  • By: Michael A. Stackpole
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (585 ratings)

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Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide II: Ruin

By: Michael A. Stackpole
Narrated by: Anthony Heald
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Publisher's summary

New York Times best-selling author Michael A. Stackpole continues The New Jedi Order epic with Dark Tide II: Ruin, a thrilling Star Wars adventure in which the Jedi Knights must fight their most treacherous battle - against an unrelenting evil intent on devouring the galaxy....

The alien Yuuzhan Vong have launched an attack on the worlds of the Outer Rim. They are merciless, without regard for life - and they stand utterly outside the Force. Their ever-changing tactics stump the New Republic military. Even the Jedi, once the greatest guardians of peace in the galaxy, are rendered helpless by this impervious foe - and their solidarity has begun to unravel.

While Luke struggles to keep the Jedi together, Knights Jacen Solo and Corran Horn set off on a reconnaissance mission to the planet Garqi, an occupied world. There, at last, they uncover a secret that might be used to undermine the enemy - if only they can stay alive long enough to use it!

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Feel like I've been ripped off

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one will enjoy a book that doesn't contain the whole story. So much is missing it's ridiculous.

Would you ever listen to anything by Michael A. Stackpole again?

Not if it's an abridged book.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was OK, not the best I've heard.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

Do the whole story not an abridged version. I feel like I've been ripped off. Don't even want to keep Audible. The fact that the book is abridged should be highly visible.

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too short

too short this whole series should be a single book. way way way too short

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Great Series

The Jedi battle the forces from the outer rim in this third piece of the puzzle

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Great story

Huge sacrifice by Koran. Luke and Mara will have their hands full with kyp. Solo children all are looking for answers

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Great story

Great part to a great series. Narration and effects were great too! May read the third!

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Abridged is a no go

Great story good narrations all suffer from the abridgment. Really wish we would get full versions of the NJO series but it will probably never happened since its designated “Legends”

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Great Story

Awesome story of the expanded universe although I
sincerely wish the narration was better executed .

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good story a little short as far as a audio books

the story is interesting. the characters fun to follow. I am getting use to audiobook s being much longer to listen to though. so these seem to fly past.

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What made the experience of listening to Star Wars the most enjoyable?

The effects they make you feel your right therre

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

lenght

Have you listened to any of Anthony Heald’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes it is still well done

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

a few laughs

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Fairly good story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Star Wars. It continues the NJO series and finishes the Dark Tide duology.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have changed the wrap-up after the climax of the story. The wrap-up as written was unsatisfying, and disappointing after the good ending of the climax.

Which character – as performed by Anthony Heald – was your favorite?

Corran Horn is the star of this novel.

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

This book showed the Jedi gaining some ground. it also showed the foolishness of trying to make premature peace with a warrior culture.

Any additional comments?

SPOILER ALERT:

I thought the introduction of the spores was an ingenious way to give the New Republic an upper hand over the Vong, but this storyline just dies in this novel. I also thought it strange that Corran Horn defeats his enemy, yet instead of getting a hero's welcome he is blamed for the Vong's deceit. I found this unsatisfying.

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