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Download Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,945 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aaron Allston Narrator: Marc Thompson Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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Repercussions from the dark side's fatal seduction of Jacen Solo and the mysterious plague of madness afflicting young Jedi continue to wreak havoc galaxy-wide. Having narrowly escaped the deranged Force worshippers known as the Mind Walkers, and a deadly Sith hit squad, Luke and Ben Skywalker are in pursuit of the now masterless Sith apprentice. It is a chase that leads to the forbidding planet Dathomir, where an enclave of powerful dark-side Force-wielders will give Vestara the edge she needs to escape - and where the Skywalkers will be forced into combat for their quarry and their lives.

Meanwhile, Han and Leia have completed their own desperate mission, shuttling madness-stricken Jedi from Coruscant to a safe haven in the Transitory Mists and beyond the grasp of Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala. But the bold maneuver has intensified Daalas fury, and she is determined to shatter Jedi Order resistance once and for all.

Yet no greater threat exists than that which still waits in the depths of the distant Maw Cluster: a being of pure, ravenous dark-side energy named Abeloth calls out across the stars to Jedi and Sith alike. For some it may be the ultimate source of answers crucial to their survival. For others it could be the ultimate weapon of conquest. But for all, it is a game-changing and life-altering encounter of untold magnitude and a tactical gambit with unimaginable consequences.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/20/2014

    " This is the fourth book in the Fate of the Jedi series in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. In this story, Luke & Ben Skywalker find themselves on Dathomir and fighting against the Nightsisters. Also politics are also in play on Courscant between the Galactic Alliance and the Jedi Order. This author has a great sense of humor which comes across in the dialogue between characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick DiColandrea | 2/17/2014

    " By far not the best SW book to date, but it moves the story arc along nicely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bukminster | 2/16/2014

    " Tremendously boring until the last 100 pages or so. The larger storyline is very mediocre compared to the Vong, but stimulating enough to keep reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick Scott | 2/15/2014

    " I get the feeling that the more interesting stuff in this book was supposed to be Ben and Luke's adventures on Dathomir, but what actually turned out to be the most interesting stuff was Han and Leia and the stuff with the Jedi on Coruscant. Ben and Luke's adventures were entertaining, but upon completion of the book I couldn't figure out why it was necessary. It didn't really advance the Sith/investigation plotlines and most of it (particularly the tribes and games stuff) felt like fluff. I'm hoping there is a big payoff for it later in this series. Also, Moff Lecersen and company are a weak and uninteresting group of conspirators. I enjoyed the book, and it made me want to keep reading the Fate of the Jedi series, but things need to pick up fast if my interest is to be kept. Read only if you've read every other Star Wars Expanded Universe book ever, as this is definitely for the hardcore SW fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Dunn | 2/6/2014

    " Decent book, although a little slow-moving. It seems to be the novel in the series that will set up something big in the next one (hopefully). But when compared with some of the others, a little slow to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 2/2/2014

    " Jedi, Sith, politicking, backstabbing, intrigue, etc. About what you'd expect from a book set in the Star Wars universe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/28/2014

    " Although I have always enjoyed Star Wars books by this author in the past, this time the writing fell flat. Continuing the story of Luke's search for a cure for the insane Jedi, it should have been exciting, but it wasn't. The story really dragged - even the battle scenes on Dathomir with the Night Sisters. Hopefully the next book in the series will be better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patiki | 1/15/2014

    " Actually a good book. Funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 1/1/2014

    " Very good book! Can't wait for the next installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nilorie | 11/28/2013

    " I was losing hope in the series, but this one brought me back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Schmidt | 11/13/2013

    " Really enjoyed this one (but then again I usually enjoy them all). Really wish there had been more Jaina and Jag coverage though; they always seem to get shortchanged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wil | 10/28/2013

    " I hate Dathomir. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren Vincent | 11/17/2012

    " Enjoyable read. I didn't get a sense of progression of the overall series, but it was a good story. I could do a little less with the subplots involving R2, C3PO and Amelia, but I enjoyed how the residents of Dathomir have progressed over the years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gene | 7/19/2012

    " Enjoyed this one the most so far in the series. Looking forward to continuing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyndi | 6/19/2012

    " I dont know why this book took me so long to read. It was a really good book, and I am glad that I waited to read till the next one is out, cause the ending leads you right to the edge of a cliff and leaves you hanging! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kernos | 2/17/2012

    " My escapist reading is not suitable for review, IMO. Like a dream they take me from my imposed reality. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arun | 1/23/2012

    " I was confused by this book, but that may be because I did not read books one, two, or three in the Fate of the Jedi series. Once I do, this book may make more sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colby | 1/5/2012

    " Fate of the Jedi is picking up steam. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Dickinson | 8/27/2011

    " Keeps a little too closely to the formula. But it's pretty good nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 8/2/2011

    " Dathomir? Again? Really? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 5/18/2011

    " Great ride is what you expect from Star Wars -- Full cast of characters including the ever funny duo of R2 and C3! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bukminster | 2/13/2011

    " Tremendously boring until the last 100 pages or so. The larger storyline is very mediocre compared to the Vong, but stimulating enough to keep reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/10/2011

    " All of them have been ok/decent. I enjoy them, but sometimes I just want the plot to resolve! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arwen | 12/19/2010

    " My second favorite writer of the Star Wars books! This book has humor, while questioning the deeper meaning of life and what is right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 10/18/2010

    " Like all the Star Wars books that I have read of late and I think it was really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gene | 10/6/2010

    " Enjoyed this one the most so far in the series. Looking forward to continuing it. "

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

    " Keeps a little too closely to the formula. But it's pretty good nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nilorie | 7/19/2010

    " I was losing hope in the series, but this one brought me back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Willy | 6/26/2010

    " Star Wars at least has returned to more adventure and less soap opera. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyndi | 6/24/2010

    " I dont know why this book took me so long to read. It was a really good book, and I am glad that I waited to read till the next one is out, cause the ending leads you right to the edge of a cliff and leaves you hanging! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 5/19/2010

    " Part of a greater story arc so make sure you read the other books first. In this novel, Luke and Ben go to Dathomir to follow a Sith apprentice. Hijinks ensue but no real progress towards Luke finding out why Jacen went dark in the book. Fun story but doesn't stand out. "

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About the Author
Author Aaron AllstonAaron Allston is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi books Outcast and Backlash; the Star Wars: Legacy of the Force novels Betrayal, Exile, and Fury; the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines adventures Rebel Dream and Rebel Stand; novels in the popular Star Wars X-Wing series; and the Doc Sidhe novels, which combine 1930s-style hero-pulps with Celtic myth. He is also a longtime game designer and in 2006 was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design (AAGAD) Hall of Fame. He lives in Central Texas.
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.