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Master and Apprentice (Star Wars)

Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Series: Star Wars
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray, read by Jonathan Davis.

An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future.

A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.

Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council - knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master.

When Jedi Rael Aveross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the Royal Court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested - just as a threat surfaces which will demand that Master and Apprentice come together as never before, or be divided forever.

©2019 Claudia Gray (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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The Start is just fine...

They made the Jedi code from Knights of the Old Republic Canon, which is all kinds of right...another winner from Claudia Gray.

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excellent read

loved every minute, great mystery read by the flawless and soothing voice of Johnathan Davis

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Fantastic reader. Jonathan Davis is spectacular!

Jonathan Davis makes any book spectacular..his reading skills are incredible as always! great work and awesome book to

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Great book

This a must have book for any Star Wars fan Who enjoys obiwan and Jinn

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Makes me yearn for more Prequel Trilogy Star Wars

The excellent world-building from the prequel trilogy is really what gets me hooked, particularly Qui-Gon Jinn, the rebellious Jedi Master of unconventional methods and Gray does the character justice. The story explores the Master/Apprentice dynamic nicely from different facets, although I feel Obi-Wan Kenobi gets pretty whiny for a good chunk of it.

Also, well done to Jonathan Davis on some excellent voice work channelling Liam Neeson's soft Irish wisdom, and the youthful eagerness Obi-Wan. Rogue fiend of a Jedi Rael Averross is sick, and Rahara Wick and Pax Maripher's story is quite sweet. I rarely have a bad time listening to Star Wars audiobooks, and this isn't any exception.

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A great star wars story

The book gives a better understanding of Qui-gon Jin, his motives and relationships with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Dooku, and the Jedi council prior to a Phantom Menace.

I really enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone who enjoys diving into George Lucas' universe.

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Maybe the Best Star Wars Novel

Claudia Gray is the best author writing Star Wars novels. She is the only author that has been able to write new characters that don’t feel like distractions from characters we know from the movies. This was a great tale that added lots of interesting context for Obi Wan and Qui Gon.

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  • Gav
  • 09-10-2019

A great insight into Qui Gon Jinn and Obi-wan

I loves the depth and layers the book provided into both these characters. A must read for all fans.

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  • Tim
  • 29-08-2019

Great voice performance.

Good story pace. It could have been longer though the ending was a little abrupt. Character develop was ok, but did feel true starwars.

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Loved it

Great characters and performances.

Really enjoyed it and would recommend

Claudia Gray is amazing and Jonathan Davis was a great narrator

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  • mohamed saleh nasser
  • 09-06-2019

Not the best

No where near the quality of the Darth Bane trilogy and Plagueis. Just an okay book without too much mystery.

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  • Jas P
  • 08-12-2019

Gray Delivers another Epic Tale

Claudia Gray has carved her mark into the Star Wars Expanded Universe, both with the previous now ‘Legacy’ Universe that has been put aside by Disney, in favour of the new timeline and movies, but she has continued to move along with the times (THANKFULLY!!!) into the new Universe as well.
Gray has already taken the dive into the new timeline with the very successful and positively reviewed ‘Bloodlines’ that was a literary prequel to ‘The Force Awakens’.
In this book, she takes us back to well before any of the movies, back when Kenobi was just a teenager and still a Padawan of Qui-Gon Jinn. Whilst at first this might seem an odd choice, once you get into the story, Star Wars fans will find it an utterly fascinating read, full of all sorts of insightful, interesting and riveting information.
Gray takes us back to a time when Qui-Gon had just started up his obsession with the old texts and prophecies again, and due to several events that had occurred in his past (that we learn about in the story due to tales told by Dooku as well as another main character, a rather unusual Jedi, Rael Averross), and events that are occurring on their current mission, again with this Rael Averross, we get to learn a lot about the old prophecies.
And it is in this book, that we finally get to read (hear), the full prophecy that relates to Anakin, something that has only been previously hinted at, or given vague reference to. This is a major bonus for any keen Star Wars Fan, as are several of the other prophecies as they do actually tie in (some of them) with bits of the Clone Wars series, and some sites have even mentioned that aspects of the prophecies mentioned could relate to the last series ‘Rebels’ and Ezra.
The main story relates to Qui-Gon and Obi-wan being tasked with heading to a planet to assist Jedi Averross in the signing of a treaty for a new hyperspace route, as Averross has been acting as Regent for the Planet until the young girl, whose parents where killed, comes of age to take her place as Queen. Averross was chosen for the role after he lost his own Padawan, vowing never to take another, and this was seen as an opportunity for him to use his valuable skills to raise someone in dire need of protection and counsel.
However, all is not as it seems, as there is a complex Political scenario on the planet, with a major Mega-Corporation being heavily involved in the operation of industry on the planet, but also being involved in what amounts to legal slavery through a loop hole in laws. Whilst Qui-Gon wants to stop the contract, to do so would mean the end of the Hyperspace laneway, and helping billions upon billions of lives, damaging trade, other whole planets going to financial ruin through the lack of trade/financial support.
What ensues is a very intricate and multifaceted Political scenario, that not only has ties to the future of the Galaxy and billions of lives, but it also affects directly the individuals involved that are signing the contract, making the entire scenario incredibly interesting to say the least.
This is not just another Star War story of a Political tale playing out on Planet, this is a tale that potentially affects Billions, but it is also a tale that has significant impact on the prophecies of the Jedi Order, on Qui-Gon Jinn and his Legacy within the Force, and even more importantly, it defines Kenobi’s Legacy within the Force.
For Star Wars fans, this is another must read by Gray, who continues to provide epic tales in the Star Wars Universe that are not only captivating, but true masterpieces.
Jonathon Davis does a wonderful job with the Narration, providing a clear and concise narration, a wide range of voices of both genders and aliens (which is not so easy to do). Not only does he provide a wonderful Narration of the story, but Davis as with most of those that Narrate Star Wars stories, really lives the story, allowing us to be with the characters as they go through the story, feeling what they feel, the highs and lows. Davis really brings the story to life, giving it some extra depth, not just narrating it for us. This is an excellent piece of Narration, and it is actually better to listen to this in audiobook form than it is to read it. Well worth getting the Audiobook.

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  • Zapata
  • 10-07-2019

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This was as good as Asohka’s story... no, it was better.

Such a satisfaction to finally get to see Qui-gon again. It felt like reuniting with an old friend after twenty years appart.

But, mostly, it felt like STAR WARS.

Great story and storytelling, very good use of flash backs, a lot of action and emotion.

And, as usual, an immersive interpretation by Mr Davis!!!

I loved it!!!

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  • Luke W.
  • 14-08-2019

Fantastic, character focused story

Master and Apprentice is a fantastic story that gives us a deeper look at Obi-wan and Qui-Gons relationship. Once again, excellently narrated by Jonathan Davis, and written by Claudia Gray. The book also introduces two of the most interesting new characters to the Star Wars canon, the grizzled cowboy-like jedi Rael Aveross, and the lovably pompous Pax Maripher. A deeper look at both those characters would be welcome. The best prequel-era Star Wars book in the new canon.

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  • Arry
  • 23-04-2019

Recommend

I found it hard going at first but soon got hooked good story line and a small look at how gui gon jinn was trained was a nice touch Jonathan Davis did a good job as usual he's obi wan and gui gon was very good overall a good entry into the star wars novels

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  • Kevin M.
  • 12-05-2020

Superb..

The story is a lovely look into the intimate relationship of Master and Padawan, not only Qui Gon and Obi Wans but also Dooku and Qui Gons. Great story and lovely secondary characters. I’d love to see some stories about Pax and Reharas exploits in the outer rim.
The Narration is absolutely awesome from Jonathan Davis and adds so much to the story, I look forward to hearing more from him.
As you might have guessed I highly recommend this audio book. Enjoy

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  • Mike
  • 06-05-2020

Beautiful Story

Love this book. Read the physical one on release, decided to re-experience it through the audiobook. Jonathan Davis does such a good Qui-Gon impression, and his Rael is very accurate to his appearance in Dooku: Jedi Lost too. The actual story of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan learning to respect each other as people, and as Master and Apprentice is beautiful to hear unfold. If you're a fan of Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan or even Dooku, you owe yourself a listen of this.

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  • Holly
  • 04-05-2020

Wow. Just, wow.

Excellent writing that truly gives the reader an insight into Obi Wan’s and Qui Gon’s early relationship and how it develops.
Claudia Gray manages to keep the characters we see in episode one alive. She perfectly captures the personality of all the characters and even creates beautiful new ones.
Amazing reading from Jonathon Davis, as he manages to imitate the characters’ voices perfectly.
From the music, to the blaster sound effects and the familiar voices of all the characters, this truly is the best Star Wars story book and is even better as an audio book!
Well done!

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  • David
  • 11-04-2020

Just Brilliant!

fantastic story throughout along with a great reader! the voices, characters and music made it feel so real. I very muched enjoyed this story... a story many people have wanted to know!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-03-2020

Incredible! I loved It!

It was magnificent!

This is an iccredible book and It did NOT dissapoint! The story is superb, but that was already something i expected from Claudia Gray. The performance is incredible, like Jonathan Davis nailed this; each time he changes his voice from Qui Gon Jinn to Obi Wan is just wow. He actually got the personalities right, It was exactly like It should be.... This whole thing is exactly how It should be. If i go back, i would't change a thing. I don't even like the prequels a little bit, so i did not have high hopes for this. But i was completly satisfied. This book is Perfect.

I recomand this to anybody!

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  • Kevin Kelly
  • 21-03-2020

Great

Great story and I love the fight between obi wan and qui gon love it

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  • Victor
  • 20-03-2020

Fantastic

One of the best Star Wars books I've listened to in a long time absolutely loved it

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  • Aaron Firth
  • 20-03-2020

If you love Jedi, here's a new angle for you.

I got this purely to experience more of Obi and Qui-gon's relationship because we see precious little in Phantom Menace. I was not disappointed. The story is a lot deeper and complex than I thought it would be and it offers an insight into the Jedi at their hight and the flaws in their political entanglements that ultimately lead to their demise. The voice actor does an amazing range of voices for the different characters... Including Yoda. He does a very decent Yoda.
Difinately room for more Obi n Qui-gon stories!
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