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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra

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Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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Dr Chelli Lona Aphra, rogue archaeologist, is in trouble again.

A pioneer in the field of criminal xenoarchaeology, Aphra recognises no law, has no fear and possesses no impulse control. To her, the true worth of the galactic relics she discovers isn’t found in a museum, but in an arsenal. This viewpoint has led to a lot of misunderstandings. After her latest plan goes horribly wrong, her criminal past is on the verge of catching up to her, when suddenly Darth Vader, terror of the galaxy, swoops in with his lightsaber ignited and...saves her life? 

Don’t get her wrong - it’s not like she’s ungrateful. Sure, her new boss is a lord of the Sith. And OK, she may have just become a pawn in a deadly game being played by him and his boss, who happens to be the Galactic Emperor. And yes, the life expectancy of anyone who disappoints Vader can be measured in seconds. 

But she’s back doing what she does best. She’s got a ship to fly, a heist to pull and two unorthodox but effective metal buddies: Triple-Zero, a protocol droid specialising in etiquette, customs, translation and torture, and BT-1, an astromech loaded with enough firepower to take down a battlecruiser. Together, they might just find a way to get the job done and avoid the deadly performance review that waits at its conclusion. 

Just kidding. She’s doomed.

©2020 Sarah Kuhn (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Excellent

I reckon I do not finish about 90% of the Star Wars books I have tried to read. Aphra is different, witty, fun, and 100% finished. And, narration is the best. Better than a movie.

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  • 31-07-2020

excellent

Great story following the comic series, and excellently performed and casted. Can't wait for more!

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the fucking best

i cant describe just how good this is. do yourself a favor and buy this fucking book

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  • 23-08-2020

Dr Aphra a crazy Snowballing Masterpiece

Hilarious Narration, Rich Characters and psychologically insightful enjoyed more than the comics in some ways.

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  • 11-08-2020

A great retell of a great story

I'd say they are going into right direction with these audiobooks, although I think there are improvements to be made.
For example, the voice acting was brilliant in my opinion. However, I think they could find more fitting voices to certain characters. Especially if those characters are likely to appear in future audiobooks.

And then there is the story. It's based on Marvel's Darth Vader comics from 2015, which was one of the best comics series (in my opinion), but I never felt like it needed to be retold from a slightly different perspective. On the other hand, it's nice to listen to this and follow the comics in the same time for visuals. Because they used the same lines here as in the comics it was quite simple to do so. However, it also means they sold us the same story the second time. With a few addition to be fair, mainly from Aphra's past, but in the galaxy so rich as Star Wars, I would really prefer new epic stories.

For people who are considering buying this audiobook, I'd suggest that there are better Star Wars audiobooks and you can still get this story in a different format. However, if you really want Doctor Aphra's story in audio format then you are still getting a pretty decent product (in my opinion).

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  • 09-08-2020

Superb!

Having tried and abandoned the Dooku production last year I was somewhat apprehensive about buying Doctor Aphra. I needn't have worried. The narration is pacy and funny, driving the story forward with well-drawn scenes and characters.
As some reviewers have noted, the interaction with characters from the OT are a little substandard in voice acting and for me only serve to caution against new productions such as this treading so closely to old and familiar ground. All the new stuff in this works brilliantly and could stand more on its own. Having said that, the constant menace of Darth Vader is an important and welcome factor in the story.

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  • redghost
  • 07-08-2020

Aphra

Having read the comic books I know the story well. This covers the Darth Vader comics that are set before. This is a good production, however Aphra makes the original film characters who appear, to be idiots. This is not the fault of the cast. If a production is made of the actual Aphra comics then this would be better. A good first attempt.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-07-2020

Great! but Wookiee voices were awful

The Wookiee were voices were awful. Vader and Boba Fett voice could be better as well.

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  • 22-07-2020

amazing. the doc will see you now

fantastic. gripping and a true star wars tale. if you love star wars and enjoy reading the marvel comics then you'll love star wars doctor aphra👏