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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (820 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Veitch Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Six years after the battle of Endor, the fight for freedom rages on. Han Solo and Princess Leia, now married, struggle to protect their twin children from danger. Darth Vader is dead, but a reborn Empire strikes back against the Rebel Alliance, and the Rebels discover that their greatest foe may be their closest friend: Luke Skywalker!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris | 1/18/2014

    " I understand George Lucas approved of the storyline, but there's also a good chance George Lucas approved of Jar-Jar Binks, Boss Nass, a petulant Anakin Skywalker, and, well, everything else about Episodes 1-3, so saying "George Lucas approved" doesn't quite have the same currency as it may have in 1991. I take it Cam Kennedy loves the color green, since almost everything in the trade feels like it is green-coated (most of it is, in fact, green). Perhaps he was a Nickelodeon fan as a child, but I digress. I acknowledge that this is early on in the development of the Star Wars "Expanded Universe," and so things were pretty much up for grabs, but for something 6 years after the end of Return of the Jedi, it doesn't feel like much has changed, as if everything was in a sort of stasis. I know there was supposedly a big Imperial Civil War a few days before issue one opens, but it doesn't feel real - perhaps because there is so much action so quickly. Even with hyperspace drives, people jump across the galaxy too quickly for it to be realistic (a bold claim for Star Wars, I know). People go where they need to go, despite the firefights, get in safely, get out safely, and no real danger is palpable, even for Luke who somehow is supposedly embracing the Dark Side in order to destroy it - and the Emperor is still alive, too. Everything feels hurried, like if it didn't get in here now it wouldn't ever make it into the Star Wars universe. The resurrection of the Emperor is fine, but Luke's willingness to go into the Dark Side and destroy it from within seems a stretch, especially since it is supposedly 6 years since Endor - has he really done nothing except research tales, practice, and mildly train Leia? Has he really not made any Jedi recruits or sought out Force-sensitive acolytes in 6 whole years? The lengthy prose treatment at the end of the trade paperback is probably more enjoyable to read than the series, since it actually explains a few things the comics leave unexplained (perhaps for latter), tying in the Tales of the Jedi characters to the current generation of Jedi heroes (a smidge). It's a good try, better than the Tales of the Jedi stories, but a bit more flash-boom-bang than intelligent story or believable character movement. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Liston Morris | 1/14/2014

    " I picked this up to read while I was waiting in lines at Disneyland. The Emperor returned to trey and take over the galaxy once again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mark Desrosiers | 12/19/2013

    " I'm not sure why I read this, probably because I figured Tom Veitch would be as twisted and odd as his brother Rick. No such luck. Luke Skywalker is the dullest epic hero in the history of the human imagination, and here he experimentally goes over to the Dark Side in order to find its secrets, or stop it, or conquer it. Or something. Anyway, grimacing pale-irised Dark Side Luke is good for a laugh, while the reincarnated Emperor Palpatine (he clones himself, talk about your doofus ex machina plot point) lets the hate flow through him, the planet Calamari (LOL), Leia's unborn Jedi fetus, then out of the page, and into this irritated reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jason Scott | 11/23/2013

    " The art was lame. "

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