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Star Wars: Children of the Jedi

Narrated by: Anthony Heald
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Children of the Jedi, Barbara Hambly introduces a new character: Callista, a brave Jedi warrior of long ago who gave her life to foil one of the Empire's darkest plans, a plot to destroy a stronghold that was a sanctuary for the families of Jedi knights.

The plot involved a dreadnaught, one of the Empire's most devious inventions, governed by a sophisticated artificial intelligence. Crippled during the war against the Empire, the vessel has drifted through space for years. But now it is slowly reactivating and resuming its inexorable mission. Only Luke Skywalker can feel its evil presence as well as the mysterious influence of that powerful woman who should have died decades ago.

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Critic Reviews

"[Hambly] offers several solid, well-wrought adventures." (Publishers Weekly) "An exciting adventure that rates among the best in the series." (Booklist)
"In [Hambly's] hands, the heroes of the New Republic take on a maturity and credibility that enhance their already engaging personalities." (Library Journal)

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the story does not flow

Where does Star Wars: Children of the Jedi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was ok, it was hard to keep track of the story and you NEVER find out what happen to the "Children of the Jedi"

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

the thought that there are other people on the empires side that were not killed on the Death Star and what they are now doing.

What about Anthony Heald’s performance did you like?

Very Good

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

no

Any additional comments?

no

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-2017

not a big fan of the abridged

learn how to pronounce coruscant. there was a lot of jumping around in the story too so it was difficult to keep up with. how about an unabridged version?

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  • David
  • 24-02-2015

Anthony Heald is horrible

Not only can Heald not do any of the voices well, he cannot even pronounce the names correctly. I wish somebody would re-do all of these books (unabridged) using Marc Thompson!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-07-2020

This abridged novel stands above the rest..

And all in negative ways. I’ve knowingly spent/wasted credits on abridged SW novels. Even plenty of three-hour books. And this is the first time I can genuinely say “WTF is going on??” The story is so confusing to follow. Characters have no setup. And only the last 40 min or so are even entertaining. We all know AH shouldn’t be narrating SW books. All the complaints have been covered. But this novel gave a brand new one. AH made Mara Jade sound like Caitlyn Jenner. To the point he/she popped in my head involuntarily when Mara randomly shows up here and there. Also why is it only the AH novels that they use that same exact annoying scream/TIE fighter sound for every character? Must be the B Team soundboard I guess. **Not really spoiler but just in case** This is basically the movie HER but Luke Skywalker instead of Joaquin Phoenix.

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  • Floyd Wayne Shackelford Junior
  • 25-12-2016

Good Book, Awful Narrator

Need does the guy talk soft and then blare sound effects. Also, he doesn't have the best narrator voice, probably why he has to use sound effects, but the sound effects are so loud so you have to turn the volume down, but he talks so soft so you have to turn them volume up, but... God dammit!

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  • RUTH E PARKER
  • 29-12-2014

GREAT STORY!

Big surprise ending! Great sound effects and music.
Wonderful way to let us continue the Star Wars saga.

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  • Terryn
  • 08-03-2013

Luke falls in Love!

Would you listen to Star Wars again? Why?

I love Star Wars, and so I have read or listened to a lot of the books. I plan to work my way through the rest. In this regard, the audio versions allow me to get through the stories faster.

If you’ve listened to books by Barbara Hambly before, how does this one compare?

This was the first Barbara Hambly story I have listened to. It was more of a science fiction book than one of political intrigue. It wasn't my favorite SW book, but I still am glad I listened to it.

Which character – as performed by Anthony Heald – was your favorite?

I liked Callista the best. The love that developed between Luke and Callista was the best part of the story.

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

I don't like to read or listen to a book in one sitting. I like to read a little, reflect, read a little more, and reflect a little more. In this way I savor the book.

Any additional comments?

This book was a stand-alone story, but it was also the first book in the unofficial Callista Trilogy. The abridgment was a little severe on this. I wish they had included more details from the print version. But all in all, I am glad I listened to this. The Callista romance was a good story line for Luke.

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  • Nick
  • 20-11-2012

Bad job on abridging

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Keeping the story tight by not cutting out of the book vital parts.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Probubly another starwars book, I'll try to go for something unabridged this time. Definatly a bad expirience with abridged books this time around.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Nice music, very good reading speed, clear voice. At times, the book jumps ahead on the story as it is abridged, but the performer reads like it is the same scene as before, making the book hard to follow.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'd like to see it in an unabridged version as the story is promissing but can't bother to read it if I can't follow the characters and their individual stories.

Any additional comments?

I love all audible starwars books for their phantastic sound effects.

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  • david
  • 11-06-2018

great story

story seems to jump around but gets to the point. straight forward no bouncing around

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  • Eggert Sigurðsson
  • 30-06-2017

One star is a star to many.

They don't get much worse than this. Bypass this book.
It adds nothing to the story.