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Extended Audio Sample Star Wars: The Cestus Deception: A Clone Wars Novel, by Steven Barnes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,480 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Barnes Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ord Cestus, a planet mostly barren and inhospitable to life, was first colonized as a prison world, until a handful of hardy pioneers discovered its rich ore deposits and managed to build up a successful droid-manufacturing industry. But when the Clone Wars erupted, bringing severe rationing of imported resources and a Republic ban on the production of battle droids, Ord Cestus was threatened with imminent economic collapse.

Enter the Confederacy of Independent Systems - the Separatists - with a life-saving offer to purchase a generous quantity of the planet's most lucrative export: bio-droids. Possessed of tactical capabilities that rival the fighting abilities of even the most advanced Jedi, these sophisticated, techno-organic hybrid units would prove a most formidable weapon if ever deployed for military use.

Determined to halt the bio-droid sale, but fearing a show of force will result in a political backlash, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a team of envoys, led by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. But if all else fails, the Republic will not hesitate to launch a full-scale attack and wipe out not only the means of bio-droid production, but countless lives as well, to demonstrate the consequences of disloyalty.

For Obi-Wan, the prospect of such wholesale slaughter only serves to fuel his growing suspicions about the sinister path the Republic seems to be taking. As the leaders of Ord Cestus refuse to capitulate and Palpatine rapidly loses patience, Obi-Wan's hopes of a peaceful resolution are dwindling. Now, facing a crisis of conscience, Obi-Wan must find the wisdom and strength to prevent a bloodbath and safeguard the Republic while abiding by the ancient code to which he has pledged his life.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aric Smith | 2/20/2014

    " I thought that this book was very good. Too many books focus on Anakin but this book actually gives Obi Wan and Kit Fisto more play room. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kent | 2/16/2014

    " Based on some of the reviews I've seen for this book I didn't think it would be all that good, but after reading it I thought it wasn't too bad. It has a pretty good story plot and well developed characters. The story takes place on Ord Cestus where they are building force sensitive droids and the republic wants to them to stop before they start selling them to the Separatists. It stars Obi-Wan and Kit Fisto, which is cool cause he kicks ass and isn't centered around much. It has several plot twists and turns and delves into clone soldier life and morals. Like most of the clone wars era it is rather political, but it still makes for a good story. I'd recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/16/2014

    " Pretty good!! Obi Wan is awsome!! Better than Kit Fisto!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Patrickderaaff | 2/6/2014

    " Rather forgettable Clone Wars novel. Not much more to say about it I'm afraid. "

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