The rebel cause is losing ground under the twin blows of Admiral Gilad Pellaeon's assassination and the death of Mara Jade Skywalker. At the same time, the Galactic Alliance, with the extraordinary power and dark brilliance of newly ascendant Sith Lord Darth Caedus at its helm, may be unstoppable.
Tormented and torn between the call of duty and the thirst for vengeance, Luke has searched the Force and beheld an unspeakable vision of the galaxy enslaved under tyranny more monstrous than even Palpatine's. Now it seems that the last, best hope lies in mobilizing the scattered Jedi for one decisive search-and-destroy mission. The objective: eliminate Darth Caedus.
It's a plan that will be as difficult and dangerous to execute as it is daring. For Caedus is a scion of both the Skywalker and Solo bloodlines whose command of the Force surpasses even that of his grandfather, Darth Vader. There is only one who is bound by destiny to stand against him in what will surely be a duel to the death, only one with an outside chance of bringing down the dark lord who was once Jacen Solo
The furious final moments between power and peace are here, and whoever confronts Darth Caedus will decide the outcome - and the fate of those left standing.
©2008 Lucasfilm Ltd.; (P)2008 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Very well done for a Star Wars audiobook. Even though it is abridged, the 6 hour run-time leaves enough material to make this audiobook entertaining. That said, you can still notice gaps where, I assume, material was cut out for the abridgement. This can be annoying after a while. I won't beat around the bush, I loathe any abridgement and I would encourage people to complain to the publisher so that they will begin releasing unabridged versions of these books. Other than that, this book was excellent. Marc Thompson is one of the most talented narrators that I have heard. It is a pleasure to listen to him. The different character voices that he assumes throughout the book are executed flawlessly and I had to keep reminding myself that it was the same person speaking. The writing, sound production, and music were all top notch. I would give this 5 stars if not for the abridgement.
One last thing, stay away from any of the star wars audiobooks that are less than 6 hours in length. They are so butchered by the abridgements, that they are not worth your time or money. Quite a few of these are narrated by Anthony Heald and he is just plain awful. I found this out the hard way. Just remember, Anthony Heald = extremely poor narration. Jonathan Davis = Extremely good narration. Marc Thompson = Outstanding narration.
"Good for Abridged"
This is an abridged version so quite a bit of the book is left out. One thing missing are Jacen's jokes at the beginning of each chapter. There is also alot of description missing. But . . . you can follow the story and you do get the main part of what the authors of this series were trying to get across. It really isn't bad for abridged. I wish audible would do unabridged of these.
"Worth waiting for"
My son has been waiting for this since he finished listening to Book 8. He loved it and could not wait to get back into the car to hear more, he was actually hoping for red lights to make the drives to school longer. It was a good end to the story and we are looking forward to future stories with the characters we have watched grow over the years.
"great job of the author"
good plot and forethought of author lots of action and surprise ending
spectacular characters and funny moments along with memorial ones to bad Disney do not follow this story line instead of copycatting Lucas's new hope movie
A great end to a great series!!! While I knew of the outcome for the story before I started, I didn't realize how well written and thought out everything was! This was such a great series and I'm probably going to relisten to this real soon!
every part of this series is 4+++ stars
so well done, but mark Thompson needs to pronounce admiral pellions name right it's not Paal e on its pell e in. thanks. great books. I hate abridged books and this was actually ok.
I will recommend a series to any Star Wars lover it's a really great series
"Very good series"
if your a star wars fan this nine book series is a must read, there is no doubt you will enjoy
"Star Wars LOF"
Excellent story it engulfs you into the star wars universe. Surprise Ending and almost chronological order to the other books. However great read greater audio Star Wars what more can you say!
"Good story. Bad closure."
Good story. Bad closure. And again, Luke barely existed in any of the battles. What's the point of a Jedi Grand Master if he is merely a presence at meetings?
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