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Download Annihilation: Star Wars: The Old Republic, Book 4 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (292 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Drew Karpyshyn Narrator: Marc Thompson Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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Based on the epic videogame from BioWare and LucasArts.

The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord's attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy.

But Karrid's ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi master, Theron does not wield the Force - but like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood. As a top covert agent for the Republic, he struck a crucial blow against the Empire by exposing and destroying a Sith superweapon arsenal - which makes him the ideal operative for a daring and dangerous mission to end Ascendant Spear's reign of terror.

Joined by hot-headed smuggler Teff'ith, with whom he has an inexplicable bond, and wise Jedi warrior Gnost-Dural, Darth Karrid's former master, Theron must match wits and weapons with a battle-tested crew of the most cold-blooded dark-side disciples. But time is brutally short. And if they don't seize their one chance to succeed, they will surely have countless opportunities to die.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janne | 2/17/2014

    " Very enjoyable read, and works better as a stand-alone than most of the SW:TOR books. Well paced story, likeable original characters. And I was so very happy about there being plenty of women on all levels and both sides of the conflict in a perfectly casual way, no Smurfette Principle :) Very minor quibble -- I read the comic preceeding this book and found it very refreshing to have the protagonist being non-angsty and entirely mentally balanced about being adopted. A rare thing to see! I get the feeling the author of this book struggled with that bit... hero came dangerously close to the edge of woe-is-me-I'm-having-dad-issues on a couple of occasions, and quite needlessly so. Nearly took it down to 4 stars for that, but went up to 5 again after considering how few other Star Wars books feature women in anything other than extraordinary roles. (It even passes the Bechdel test, if there is such a thing for books.) That's worth a star on its own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lourdes | 1/28/2014

    " I grew up with Star Wars and am willing to grab and read anything about it. I was so glad when I got this book to add to my collection and happy to see that it ties in with the game, it's just another thing my nephew and I can discuss together. Old and new fans should get this because the bottom line is, it is well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Micah | 1/19/2014

    " Not as terrible as his sith based books, it's still kinda bland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 12/18/2013

    " Good book. Havent been a big fan of old republic books but this one was good. Interesting characters good battles not to much politics and ancillary characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bee | 12/11/2013

    " Meh. Karpyshyn's slipping. This was uncompelling reading and nowhere near the calibre of his Darth Bane books. The end battle made it somewhat worth reading to the end. Somewhat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy | 10/27/2013

    " This just came out today excited about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonny Blaze | 10/18/2013

    " Absolutely loved it! The characters and story were very well done. I love Theron Shan. I would really like to read more of this character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Kaufman | 10/10/2013

    " the other old republic books are better ,and a nice surprise written in thevery last sentence that makes you think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myk | 9/21/2013

    " Good story, just a little short @ 286 pages. I think the author could have put more detail into the scenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 8/4/2013

    " Slow start, good story line, strong finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed Schwartz | 7/19/2013

    " Stands out from most Star Wars books, but I liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brad Gilliland | 7/14/2013

    " The story has all the essential Star Wars attractions built in, space travel, slicing, Jedi and an evil ass Sith. Unfortunately the main battle and a Jedi having a child were the only exciting and interesting parts to the book. The rest was just filler in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Quauhtli | 7/9/2013

    " It was a solid story, but I felt like the ending was much stronger than the earlier parts of the book. For a long time the book tracked along without any specific idea on where it was heading. I liked it. It was a very fun story. But it wasn't great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose F. | 6/2/2013

    " A Star Wars Old Republic book I actually liked? Wait... Why are you so surprised, it's written by Karpyshyn! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/23/2012

    " One of the better stories of this series of Old Republic book. Good versus evil, nothing exceptional just a good story. "

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About the Author
Author Drew KarpyshynDrew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars: The Old Republic novels Revan and Annihilation, as well as the Star Wars: Darth Bane trilogy: Path of Destruction, Rule of Two, and Dynasty of Evil. He also wrote the acclaimed Mass Effect series of novels and worked as a writer/designer on numerous award-winning videogames. After spending most of his life in Canada, he finally grew tired of the long, cold winters and headed south in search of a climate more conducive to year-round golf. Drew Karpyshyn now lives in Texas with his wife, Jennifer, and their cat.
About the Narrator

Marc Thompson is a voice actor and audiobook narrator. He is the reader of the #1 New York Times bestselling Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn.