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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,029 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael A. Stackpole Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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It is a perilous time for the New Republic. Just when unity is needed most, mistrust is on the rise. Even the Jedi feel the strain, as rogue elements rebel against Luke's leadership. When alien invaders known as the Yunnan Vong strike without warning, the New Republic is thrown on the defensive. Merciless warriors, the Yunnan Vong glory in torture. Their technology is as strange as it is deadly. Most ominous of all, they are impervious to the Force.

Now Luke must wield all the awesome powers of a Jedi Master to defeat the gravest threat since Darth Vader. As Leia and Gavin Darklighter lead desperate refugees in a fighting retreat from Yunnan Vong forces, Mara Jade, Anakin, Jacen, and Corran Horn find themselves tested as never before by a faceless, implacable foe determined to smother the light of the New Republic forever beneath a shroud of darkest evil.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 2/14/2014

    " As far as continuing the story arc this book did great, but some of the dialogue was a bit lame. Also I missed the story being told from the enemy's perspective as it was in the last book, but it was in the epilogue so I can't complain too much. "

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

    " This book was pretty decent. I liked how it was nice and short (292 pages), so I finished it quickly. The only thing I didn't like was that my favorite character, Han Solo, was absent during most of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg of A2 | 12/25/2013

    " This is the first Stackpole book I've read and he's a decent hammer and nails kind of writer. He doesn't get flowery with his prose but he is willing to ask some deeper questions about the role of the Jedi in the universe. This series "The New Jedi Order" is very interesting in that the younger generation (Skywalker and Solo children) are trying to find themselves while living in the tall shadows cast by their parents. They ask questions about the force that Luke and Leia didn't have the luxury asking as they were too busy saving the universe. But now the next generation's time is coming to face a great evil and will they be up to the task? As I said in my comments while reading it, the Yuuzhan Vong are some of the best villains ever seen in the Star Wars universe. If only Lucas would had been willing to take a chance at a more mature storyline with his second trilogy. This series proves that the Star Wars universe has legs and the ability to stretch into more adult territory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 12/7/2013

    " A quick listen with some of your favorites from the Star Wars realm "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 11/21/2013

    " Better than Stackpole's usual, though the hokey ending sort of ruins the whole thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vee | 11/18/2013

    " This is an exciting action-packed story. Insights into how the Jedi relate to the force makes this book even more compelling. Yuuzhan Vong! They're a great adversary for the New Jedi Order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Shannon | 10/22/2013

    " I liked this book. The story arcs were well thought out and the narrative flow was accessible. I'm going to read the next one where this one leaves off. I'm just starting this now,. I should have it read by the end of this month "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xebix | 10/8/2013

    " This series has been OK so far, but nothing really spectacular. I'm hoping it picks up soon, or I may skip it and move on to the next era of Star Wars books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 9/18/2013

    " Stackpole's entry into the New Jedi Order, a good page turner. I made the mistake of reading this one before Vector Prime, which I do not recommend doing. "

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

    " Not really getting into this story line - will try a couple more in the series to see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan | 11/26/2011

    " While I'm not a fan of the Yuuzhan Vong and don't know how well they fit into the EU, I did enjoy this read. I think it balanced the story lines well, there was some great story development and I am interested to see where this goes in the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 9/27/2011

    " See my SW: NJO: Dark Tide 2: Ruin review for my thoughts on this duology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shinew | 7/4/2011

    " An amazing book, that depicts the demise of a Star Wars icon that even those who haven't seen the films would likely recognise, this book shows one of the first extra-galactic incursions by the dreaded Yuuzhan Vong, who would viciously destroy all technology & enslave any creature that exists "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valhalite | 6/26/2011

    " This book is what began my love of reading. it has everything a Star Wars movie/book should be. Every story line is perfect, hense the 5 star review. If you like the movies then you will love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Hartzell | 6/14/2011

    " The New Jedi Order is my favorite series in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It is a long and epic story, with large ramifications for all the Expanded Universe characters. It will keep you busy for a while! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 5/4/2011

    " Not bad. I finally feel like I've gone back far enough in the series chronologically that the more recent books are going to make sense. I can't wait to discover what makes Jacen Solo turn into such a jackass by the time we get to the Legacy of the Force series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 3/31/2011

    " Another great book on CD! This one contained new species that were a bit disgusting, but the Star Wars excitement still remains! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 10/8/2010

    " Stackpole again shows why he is a master of the Star Wars universe. Crafting a well paced story with plenty of action and heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 10/8/2010

    " This book was pretty decent. I liked how it was nice and short (292 pages), so I finished it quickly. The only thing I didn't like was that my favorite character, Han Solo, was absent during most of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xebix | 9/5/2010

    " This series has been OK so far, but nothing really spectacular. I'm hoping it picks up soon, or I may skip it and move on to the next era of Star Wars books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 8/8/2010

    " Better than Stackpole's usual, though the hokey ending sort of ruins the whole thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vee | 3/16/2010

    " This is an exciting action-packed story. Insights into how the Jedi relate to the force makes this book even more compelling. Yuuzhan Vong! They're a great adversary for the New Jedi Order. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kersten | 11/15/2009

    " A good escape book, and worth the $.25 garage-sale price tag. The book features the most popular characters from New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and delves into the lives of their children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeroen | 6/14/2009

    " Good second in the series, slightly less thrilling than the first... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 3/6/2009

    " The New Jedi Order is my favorite series in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It is a long and epic story, with large ramifications for all the Expanded Universe characters. It will keep you busy for a while! "

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About the Author
Author Michael A. Stackpole

Michael A. Stackpole is an award-winning novelist, game designer, computer game designer, graphic novelist, screenwriter, editor, and podcaster best known for his New York Times bestselling Star Wars novels I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron. He’s written more than forty-five novels, has books translated into ten different languages, and has an asteroid named after him. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. In his spare time, he dances, plays indoor soccer, and logs a lot of hours in World of Warcraft.

About the Narrator

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. Heald has also won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.