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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,642 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin J. Anderson Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN:
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As the New Republic takes devastating losses in the ongoing war with the scattered remnants of the Empire, the galaxy's future depends on three small children, among them the Jedi twins, born to incredible powers and perils, as an extraordinary new saga unfolds.

While the New Republic struggles to decide what to do with the deadly Sun Crusher, a new doomsday weapon stolen from the Empire by Han Solo, the renegade Imperial Admiral Daala uses her fleet of Star Destroyers to conduct guerrilla warfare on peaceful planets. And now she threatens the watery homeworld of Admiral Ackbar.

But as the battle for a planet rages, an even greater danger emerges at Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy. A brilliant student delves dangerously into the dark side of the Force and unleashes the spirit of an ancient master of the evil order that warped Darth Vader himself. Working together, they may become an enemy greater than the New Republic has ever fought...and more powerful than even a Jedi Master can face.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dominic | 2/20/2014

    " The Sun Crusher, under the hands of Kyp. It's basically like one of those animes where a 15yr old kid gets his hands on a ridiculous machine and he's somehow hella proficient at using it and goes out to save the world. fun. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew Wright | 2/15/2014

    " This is the inferior Star Wars novel trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/13/2014

    " This was realy good. When the bad guys were finally killed I let out a yell of triumph, but then looked around in embarrassment to make sure nobody saw me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 2/13/2014

    " Has the usual problems of most middle books of a trilogy, but I like Luke's class of Jedi trainees and Anderson does a decent job of keeping the action moving and giving everybody something to do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 2/9/2014

    " see my rating for book 1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Schmidt | 2/7/2014

    " Loved this, but it's been quite a while since I read it so I can't really review it very well. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Labri | 2/3/2014

    " The second book in the Trilogy, Kevin J. Anderson explains the power of the Dark Side and never misses a beat! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brett Dungan | 1/29/2014

    " I am surprised that Anderson has been able to find publishers for so many books. I found Dark Apprentice to be poorly written, plot disjointed combination of unrelated events & characters, the ending was disappointing without resolution. I guess this is one of Anderson's earliest works-> maybe his books get better? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan's Obsessions | 1/20/2014

    " Well it's been so long, sinc I first got that one, but I can't recall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virre | 12/14/2013

    " This books was beeing given away by a local trift store so I picked it up and finished it in a few hours, it was supriseingly much better than I thought it would be. Even if I acctually read the Swedish translation which was horrendous "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard Houchin | 11/21/2013

    " I read a lot of Star Wars novels in Jr. High. It took a few dozen books before I realized many of them just weren't all that stellar. Ah, well, I'll squirrel away the memories on the internet and free up a book shelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 11/19/2013

    " Worth reading for Star Wars fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/14/2013

    " Fuck yeah! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 4/24/2013

    " Outstanding!!! I wish they had made this series into movies instead of the prequel trilogy. Awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/6/2013

    " These were the first Star Wars novels I read, and as such, they have a special place in my heart. I can't really judge them objectively, but if I tried, I'd say they're not as technically impressive as Zahn's Thrawn trilogy, but they're still very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Hartzell | 1/28/2013

    " I enjoyed this series, and would like to go back to it sometime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wealhtheow | 10/28/2012

    " The spirit of a long-dead Jedi returns to haunt the newly formed Jedi Academy--and unfortunately, the Jedi is totally Dark Sided. By the end of the book, former-slave Kyp has become consumed by revenge, and Luke is in a coma. Woops! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitch | 6/10/2012

    " Great second act. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah Webber | 4/26/2012

    " Meh. This was, I think, too many stories wrapped into one novel. Also, damn Kyp, jumped the shark a bit, didn't cha? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wesley | 3/28/2012

    " A decent series and one of the first written in the "expanded" universe. Lays the foundation for most books after this time with the new Jedi Order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/21/2011

    " I like to keep up with what my kids read. This was an action book very enjoyable for young boys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 5/15/2011

    " Continuation of the Jedi Academy trilogy. The suspense is building. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/14/2011

    " Totally suspense! And pretty fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 9/29/2010

    " To be honest, I was glad for this trilogy to be over. It was fun meeting new Jedi, though some were douchier than others, new enemies that just couldn't catch a break but it wasn't the greatest of stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 9/17/2010

    " A great way to end the series. Kip Duron, still under the power of a Sith Lord, uses the planet destoying Suncrusher to exact revenge on the Empire for his family's fate. Things get really complicated as both Han and Luke try to bring him back to the light side of the force. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 6/27/2010

    " A good end to a good trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wesley | 6/22/2010

    " Important early series in the Star Wars line. A must read to see how many of the Masters in the newer books got their start. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 4/9/2010

    " I read a lot of Star Wars novels in Jr. High. It took a few dozen books before I realized many of them just weren't all that stellar. Ah, well, I'll squirrel away the memories on the internet and free up a book shelf.


    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 4/4/2010

    " Nothing earth shattering here, just a good, solid bit of space opera with an interesting mix of new and old Star Wars characters.
    Fun read.

    After Zahn's stuff, I think I enjoyed Anderson's SW stories most.






    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beast(scott | 1/13/2010

    " the star wars trilogy is astonishing how in-depth it is "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 8/30/2009

    " This book was great. The first two in the series really set this one up well. After I finished the other two, I was dying to read this one. It ended the series really well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 4/25/2009

    " see my rating for book 1. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 4/16/2009

    " This book had the most action out of the 3. I liked every story line that was going on with Han & Lando. Luke and his students, Leia and her counsel, Chewie and C-3PO. After watching the movies again I can link names/faces/places within the books. "

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About the Author
Author Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author. Copies of his books number over twenty million and appear in thirty languages—among them the bestselling prequels to Dune, cowritten with Frank Herbert’s son Brian. He has written more than forty national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula, Bram Stoker, and SFX Readers’ Choice Awards.

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.