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Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex | [Troy Denning]

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

In a stunning turn of events, Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben, joined forces with members of the Sith armada sent to kill them - and turned their combined might against the monstrous being Abeloth. But with Abeloth gone, the Sith reverted to form, making a treacherous attempt on Luke's life. Luke and Ben have no time for retaliation. A new and even more insidious threat is rising. Unless the Skywalkers survive to sound the alarm, the galaxy will suffer as it has never suffered before.
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In a stunning turn of events, Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben, joined forces with members of the Sith armada sent to kill them - and turned their combined might against the monstrous being Abeloth. But with Abeloth gone, the Sith reverted to form, making a treacherous attempt on Luke's life.

Luke and Ben have no time for retaliation. A new and even more insidious threat is rising. Unless the Skywalkers survive to sound the alarm, the galaxy will suffer as it has never suffered before. But the reinforcements they need remain grounded on Coruscant, where the political battle of wills between the Jedi Council and Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala has reached a boiling point.

Now Luke and Ben must go on the run, taking along the inscrutable - and dangerous - Sith apprentice Vestara Khai. With a host of Sith warriors in hot pursuit, the Skywalkers soon find themselves trapped on the moon Pydyr, caught between their former allies and a mob of angry Fallanassi. A new truce may be their only hope.

©2010 Troy Denning (P)2010 Random House

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    Mark Brady 10/12/2010
    Mark Brady 10/12/2010 Member Since 2009
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    "Best Star Wars book in a long time"

    At last a fate of the Jedi book where the Jedi act like the Jedi we know and love. Luke and Ben's story is magnificent and the rest of the Jedi finally decide it's time to stop being Dalaa's punch bag. There is so much well written action in this book that after the fairly slowly pace of the FOTJ series so far that it almost feels like a different series. I only hope that the remaining books in the series continue with the momentum built up in this book. Also Vortex works great as an audiobook - the reading, voices and sound effects are atmospheric and done very well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Exeter, United Kingdom 24/06/2013
    Lee Exeter, United Kingdom 24/06/2013

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    "Jumping in half way through - A dyslexics journey"
    If you could sum up Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex in three words, what would they be?

    Detailed space saga


    What other book might you compare Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex to, and why?

    The book stands up well with the original story's and helps develop the rich world in which the the story's are all set. With the help of original sounding voices and sound effect this really sends your mind to the dark star lit spaces between planets or the harsh metal build ships. You feel every bit a part of this book as you would a big budget movie in 3D. This really builds a world in your mind.


    Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favourite?

    Thompson brings Han Solo back with a bang, you really feel the character and the words are brought to life by the classic sounding voice.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    All the characters surrounding on the side of the Jedi are built up with such good back story's, when you find your self about to say good by to one prepare to feel the force.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first step into Star Wars books and I jumped right in the middle. Crazy move as lots had taken place in the previous books but the way the characters are written and the back story they all have it does not take long to settle down into the flow. This is my 4 ever book and what an audio book, allowing me to enter a world I previously did not have access to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Nelson, United Kingdom 15/12/2010
    Martin Nelson, United Kingdom 15/12/2010 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent!"

    This was the best book of the series so far -- its a long book but always interesting, good pace and high levels of action.

    The standards of voice and sound effects are very high and this potentially takes this audio format beyond the experience of reading a print book in my view as one can relax and be immersed in the action and engage the imagination.

    When the audiobooks are as well done as this, in many ways it is an experience that nothing else can re-create. In movies, you can't approach the complexity of plot for example. I would say this quality of writing and production is the future.

    The unabridged format is a massive improvement on earlier Star Wars novels put to audio which were heavily abridged, leaving you feeling disappointed.

    However, the unabridged format does show up books which are slow in pace or low in quality. In this case, that is not an issue and I'd recommend this definately.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • John
    JACKSONVILLE, AR, United States
    04/12/10
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    "Fate of the Jedi - Vortex"

    This series continues to improve as it the story progresses. This is a much more emotional story. It's has happy moment and some sad moments. I really enjoyed and will listen to it again. If you follow the star wars universe, you'll want to continue with this story. If you haven't read/listened any of the previous Fate of the Jedi, then you'll want to read or listen to them first.

    Marc Thompson is a great narrator. I hope to see more narrations from him and not just Star Wars books.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • brian
    gettysburg, pa, United States
    17/12/10
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    "Fun series"

    Great series. Totally gets my mind of work during my commutes. If you have not listened to the series start from the books right after the return of the jedi. you will be hooked!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hirad
    Canterbury, UK
    19/08/13
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    "Amazing"
    If you could sum up Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex in three words, what would they be?

    By far the best one in the series so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its not just the main characters that are amazing you find a lot of secondary characters to care about. It really paints the star wars universe in an amazing detailed way.


    What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His performance is really as good as it gets. After awhile i really don't need him to say who is talking anyway he has such a distinct performance for each of the characters.


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

    there is a death of a character in the book that was without spoiling anything absolutely stunning.


    Any additional comments?

    a must buy for any Star Wars fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • david
    oakland, Ca, United States
    31/01/12
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    "Great ......"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex to be better than the print version?

    Certainly...by far..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to say cause the reader did so many great voices and imitation of character in the Movie version of star Wars... I guess I like the HIgh lord Sith lord. He did a great Lando Calloresian.


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

    no, I haven't


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

    Somewhat


    Any additional comments?

    A 5 start performance,The story had 5 star production values all the way,listening to it was better than watching the Movie, thanks to the reader,and production values.

    The reason I didn't give it 5 all the way arcoss is because is part of a series,so it would be nice to have listened to the previous stories to understand better than what is going on in this one..

    It a relatively small story, about 14 hours... ,Too bad Audible couldn't bundle other parts in this series these together and sell them for 1 or 2 credits. It would be well worth it..

    I found this story CD in a second hand book store , it was inexpensive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eric
    Plano, TX, United States
    25/02/11
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    "confusing"

    Part 2 starts with Chapter 1 displayed on my Zune.....?? Otherwise a great performance by the narrator, Marc Thompson. The story starts out kinda lame, but ramps up with very light political intrigue and some action. Typical leftist, tree hugging droll from this crop of Star Wars writers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    AUSTELL, GA, United States
    11/02/11
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    "A good listen"

    I listened to this on the way to Disney World. The first half on the way down and the second on the way up. The story is excellent and the voice acting and sound effects add a good feel to the story. I enjoyed this thoroughly and hope I can go back to the beginning of the series at some point and listen to those as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • UberDeals
    05/02/11
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    "Hold on tight!"

    As a faithful listener of this series, I admit being a little biased. I have enjoyed the expanded universe for some time. This book is action packed, and Troy Denning has a wonderful gift for keeping us on edge during the ride. I highly recommend this to my friends and family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    Mahboula, Kuwait
    06/12/10
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    "Vanilla"

    I like the audio productions of these books because they add a little something. The stories are so tightly contolled that there is never any real risk involved, so hearing a production helps immensely. Of course, the biggest problem is the protrayal of Lando. Um, has the performer never seen the movies? When did Lando become a Texan?

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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