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Star Wars: Outbound Flight Audiobook

Star Wars: Outbound Flight

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Publisher's Summary

The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth petitions the Senate for support of a singularly ambitious undertaking. Six Jedi Masters and 12 Jedi Knights, including Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, and 50,000 men, women, and children, will embark on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds beyond the known galaxy: Outbound Flight.

But unknown to Master C'baoth, the successful launch of the mission is secretly being orchestrated by an unlikely ally: the evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious, who has his own reasons for wanting Outbound Flight to move forward...and, ultimately, to fail.

Yet Darth Sidious is not the mission's most dangerous challenge. What begins as a peaceful Jedi mission is violently transformed into an all-out war for survival against staggering odds and the most diabolical of adversaries.

Timothy Zahn's unique mix of espionage, political gamesmanship, and deadly interstellar combat breathes electrifying life into a Star Wars legend.

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What the Critics Say

"An enthralling page-turner." (Publishers Weekly)

"Davis' range is astounding. He captures numerous well-known voices...with perfection." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

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  • Preston
    Marietta, GA, United States
    5/09/12
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    "Great story, enlightening for fans.HATE ABRIDGED"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars to be better than the print version?

    For driving in a car and "reading" a book at the same time, yes.


    Has Star Wars turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no, still love 'em.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Pretty good character variation, Mr. Davis is a great reader and his voice keeps me interested. That said, the sound effects can be too loud or add to the confusion instead of clarifying. I say spend more time getting the book's tension and arc flowing better instead of adding the lame song at the beginning and all those sound effects. I want the whole book. I hate to have it abridged. If you focus on the voice and characters coming from it, I will sit through the 11-15 hrs it takes, feel cheated by the 4-6 abridged gives us.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but usually every day or every other day I'd get a good chunk out of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Abridging a book sucks! A lot! There are dozens of them! I hate this! Make less books that would have the whole thing in there, cover to cover, instead of throwing tons of half (assed) books on our digital shelves. Want whole story! Can't exactly read the paper copy, want whole audio books!

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • David
    thousand oaks, CA, USA
    28/12/09
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    "Too many missing parts...."

    Three stars is generous for this one. Far too many details are left out of this abridged version. I am a definite fan of Zahn's previous SW titles and this one just felt incomplete. Buy the paperback!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • david
    NEW LENOX, IL, United States
    6/01/14
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    "would love to listen to the unabridged version"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, tons of action. Nice, thick plot.


    What other book might you compare Star Wars to and why?

    any of Zahn's other books.


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    not sure...


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when Thrawn destroyed outbound flight


    Any additional comments?

    would have liked the unabridged version, but that's not available.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Shane Ellis
    Alhambra, California
    1/08/13
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    "Abridged, and with a poor Thrawn voice."
    What did you love best about Star Wars?

    The idea was appealing.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Probably the setting out on the mission paired with the wonder of what they might find.


    What three words best describe Jonathan Davis’s voice?

    Bad Thrawn voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When you find out the bad aliens are using live shields.


    Any additional comments?

    If they sub in Marc Thompson's voice for all the Thrawn lines, and add-in the parts that were abridged...maybe they'll start to have something here. The time spent on the actual mission is very short, and the quickness with which the main character learns Thrawn's language is unbelievable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • WDM
    Edmond, OK United States
    5/08/10
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    "It's a good book"

    There were some minor plot points left unresolved, but other than that Outbound Flight is a good listen. The narrator does a good job with the reading and distinguishing of voices. The integrated sound effects and music add a nice touch to make it feel like you are listening to a Star Wars book. True, the paperback gives the complete story, but that didn't stop me from enjoying this abridged audio version.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • GEORGE
    Grand Blanc, Michigan
    4/02/15
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    "solid and enjoyable"

    If you enjoy the other Thrawn novels, you'll find he's still at his best here. The overall story is a little sparse, however, and feels a little more like a checklist of continuity events rather than a dramatic arc. Solid, brisk reading by Davis with a good take on younger Thrawn.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TR Jensen
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    24/12/12
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    "Really Well Done"

    Great story ... Love Mr. Zahn's writing, but Jonathan Davises narration is really captivating. Great fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/12/12
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    "Great Story"
    What did you love best about Star Wars?

    I found the story and performance outstanding. I was kept entertained trying to guess how it would turn out; how they would handle the situations. I was not disappointed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    blainville, Quebec, Canada
    30/07/08
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    "great!"

    I had a hard time turning off the book, keeped me in the car longer then I wanted to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seanathan1
    5/12/16
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    "Abridged again! Why?"
    Any additional comments?

    Everything about the actual story was fine, but it felt like details and depth were missing. I would gladly pay more for the whole story! Try reading(listening) one of the unabridged Star Wars novels and you will see how much better they are.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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