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Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelisation of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theatres!

The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over.

Rey, Finn, Poe and the Resistance must embark on the most perilous adventure they have ever faced. And this time, they’re facing it together. With the help of old friends, new allies and the mysterious guidance of the Force, the story that began in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continued in Star Wars: The Last Jedi reaches an astounding conclusion.

©2020 Rae Carson (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Better than the actual film

Thompson’s narration combined with Carson’s writing made TROS better on paper than on screen. I recommend it to any Star Wars fan, even sequel skeptics

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  • 21-03-2020

Amazing narration

Marc Thompson was amazing. He is one of the best narrator I have ever heard!

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Essential companion to the film

Much like the "Catalyst" prequel novel and the novelization of "Rogue One", this adds vital context and information to the story of Episode 9 which I feel is essential to fully experience the complete story of "The Rise of Skywalker". You could argue that some of this back story should have been present in the film and I certainly wouldn't disagree but it's here nonetheless and together with the film this forms a complete picture which actually greatly enhanced my enjoyment of the film. Marc Thompson is great as always and embodies each character beautifully, particularly the Emperor.

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Star Wars Rise of Skywalker was enjoyable overall

Star Wars Rise of Skywalker was enjoyable overall. Narrator was brilliant. Story was ok. I've been a fan since the original, it's a shame that Disney didn't keep with George Lucas' vision

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brilliant performance

a brilliant way to experience the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga giving you in depth detail in to the thoughts and feelings of your favourite characters .

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Better than the movie?

Plugs a lot of potholes, without being overt with the answers to a few lingering questions, that are better off unanswered... I cried, okay? I cried!

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amazing!

The perfect way to cap off the Skywalker saga! This book gives a more in depth look at the movie, the extra context provides a much better understanding of the story. Loved it

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  • Kamil
  • 30-06-2020

Awesome story

Honestly I was little afraid how the sequels will go, but I'm not disappointed at all. Worthy successors in my opinion

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  • Jon
  • 31-03-2020

better than the film, obviously.

I enjoyed it more than the film, for obvious reasons, the book can delve deeper into things the film skips over. but the problem I have is that I still feel like it was rushed, the whole trilogy could have been a lot better if it was planned out properly from the start. marc thompson delivers a stellar performance as always.

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  • clareo
  • 21-03-2020

Disappointing Chewie voice

Love this audible book, except the Chewie voice needs rerecording. May the force be with you.

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  • duncan e c mcleod
  • 07-07-2020

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I loved this audio book and I want more like this in the future. By Orkneyislands

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  • Glyn
  • 19-06-2020

Enjoyed This Very Much

Excellent book, well read with good sound effects. I marked down the story by one star because Ben Solo did not survive. IMO it would have been even better had Ben and Ray walked off together into a new life...,but it was not to be. I haven't yet seen the movie, and some reviews of that are not good, but I will watch that shortly and decide for myself. I find it hard to believe that this is the last in the main Starwars saga. We shall see.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-2020

A very hard book to enjoy

Enjoyed most parts with Kylo/Ben and the little that was added to his part of the story was good. I think the sequel trilogy would of been better if it concentrated on the story of Kylo/Ben alone. Also it was quite good when Finn was becoming more force sensitive. You feel more for him in the book than you do in the movies. The rest of the book is quite a frustrating listen. It’s hard to feel anything for the new characters and these new stories just don’t compare to the EU. The Sequel Trilogy has ruined Luke Skywalker and that’s unforgivable.

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  • Marc Evans
  • 23-10-2020

better than the film.

Marc Thompson delivers yet another stellar performance that makes for a great listen. the story itself is still a little questionable, however the book dives more into many of the plot holes the films developed, explaining more motivations, feelings, reasoning and so on. I'd recommend this if only to hear a more satisfying story.

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  • Trevor Hall
  • 16-09-2020

In-depth

The audible version runs and sounds like the movie, but with a few bits more of the characters thought processes and how they were feeling, what they were thinking at certain moments. I’ve enjoyed listening to this very much

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  • Ian j Horne
  • 24-08-2020

totally awesome

it's not the way I would have liked Star Wars to have ended but it was a great book anyway

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  • Rob Noakes
  • 18-07-2020

If you like the film......

....then you'll love this. it fills in a couple of the plot holes in the film. The different character voices, sound effects and music all add up to great listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-2020

Impossible to listen too

Awful performance. Over dramatises everything will not be listening to Marc Thompson again Waste of time

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