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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived Audiobook

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived

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The second novel set in the Old Republic era and based on the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic ramps up the action and brings listeners "face-to-face" for the first time with a Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order's Dark Lords: Darth Malgus, the mysterious, masked Sith of the wildly popular "Deceived" and "Hope" game trailers.

Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous - something Malgus would never want to be, but cannot stop, any more than he can stop the rogue Jedi fast approaching.

Her name is Aryn Leneer - and the lone Knight that Malgus cut down in the fierce battle for the Jedi Temple was her Master. And now she's going to find out what happened to him - even if it means breaking every rule in the book.

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©2011 Paul S. Kemp (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    Sandy 08/02/2012
    Sandy 08/02/2012 Member Since 2016
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    "Great fun"

    Great fun. Can't wait to listen to the next one. Corny in places, no doubt, but it fulfilled its expectation to be fun. I enjoyed it so much I listened twice!

    The one thing I didn't like was the rather graphic attention to detail during fight scenes. I felt it was superfluous to requirements and actually detracted from the plot rather than adding to it, as the description of the sound someone's arm makes as it is twisted and breaks takes rather a lot of print (and leaves me wincing). I wanted to get on with the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom 24/03/2011
    Thomas York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom 24/03/2011
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    "Fantastic for a first timer!"

    This is the first time i've ever listened to an Audio book and also the first ever Star Wars book. It's fantastic and clear to follow, the story is gripping and the characters make you feel for them. The reader's voice is brilliant and very easy to listen to.

    Fantastic.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Emma Bristol, United Kingdom 11/08/2012
    Emma Bristol, United Kingdom 11/08/2012
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    "Fantastic easy listening but shallow"

    I really enjoyed this book, there is very little story (one might even say shallow) but the way it was written and narrated more than made up for the lack of grey matter needed to listen.
    It felt like one huge lightsaber battle through the book (and lets be honest who doesn't watch Star Wars for those!)
    The narration was probably the best I've ever had the pleasure to listen to!
    The narrator handled the different voices brilliantly and was almost breathless with excitement, he really got into his role and I think his enthusiasm was contagious.
    This is one of the few books I'd easily listen to more than once and can heartily recommend it if you want an action packed story with first rate exciting narration as well as the obligatory and oh so famous Star Wars universe sound effects that really bang the action home and make you feel really immersed.
    Just don't expect a deep storyline, the book is an excuse for action and more action.
    Luckily the action is great!
    Just to add, I can't get enough of Marc Thompson's narration (after listening to Reven as well) and intend to work my way through all the books he's narrated.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "great listen"

    another great book really enjoyed it a must for any star wars fan very good

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    Jazzwave 04/09/2016
    Jazzwave 04/09/2016
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    "Warning spoilers"

    It was a fun book. Very predictable though like at the end of chapter 14 when the ship comes it was easy to tell who it was I also really liked the detailed battles I know some people don't like it though. It was also a simple plot not much special though it's nice to see what happens exactly after the deceived trail. Personally I liked Marc Thompson's narration and the sound effects were good. So now for the super simply overall rating

    It was 4 stars and three live long and prospers - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🖖🖖🖖

    Jazzwave

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    Amazon Customer 31/07/2016
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    "A fantastic star wars adventure"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived the most enjoyable?

    Marc Thompson is an excellent reader and performer. He does many of the star wars novels here on audible all of which are great in their own ways. The story in deceived will ,metaphorically anyway, have you on the edge of your seat as fantastically placed twists and turns happen to each character throughout.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked all of the detail that was put into each of the main characters which makes you feel so much more immersed in the story. By the end you feel like you have know these characters for years.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I feel like every scene was brilliant but the last couple of hours really make this book worth while.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    An epic journey for any star wars fan...


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    Gustav 30/06/2016
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    "Marc makes right."

    A decent and a bit different star wars novel. Marc Thompson is as always the best narrator among the star wars narrators.

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    CJT Truro, Cornwall 25/05/2016
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    "Rollercoaster ride from start to finish (SPOILERS)"

    As the story starts, Z-Man (an ex-special forces pilot) has turned to running spice (space drugs) to help pay for his daughter's new hover chair. As he comes out of hyperspace to collect the drugs, he learns that Couresant, his destination and home of the Jedi, has been placed under occupation by the Sith.

    He meets up with an old friend, a young Jedi, who has detected from the Order and is looking for revenge against the Sith who killed her master during the initial attack on the Couresant Jedi temple. Together, they make their way to Couresant.

    After being shot down by a Sith cruiser, the Spice is lost, but they manage to survive the fall. They make their way to the temple, find that the Sith who killed the Jedi's master is still around and the story comes together in two close-quarters fights.

    Overall, an amazing story with great origins. A definite must-own for any Star Wars fan.

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    Joshua94 09/04/2016
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    "Absolutely Superb"

    Easily one of the best audio books I've ever listened to. Great for any star wars fan!

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    Jordan Edinburgh, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Jordan Edinburgh, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
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    "Interesting backstory"

    Very much one for Star Wars fans so I wouldn't recommend it if you aren't a fan. Assuming you are a fan, the novel develops its characters well and listening you do start to get engaged with what might happen to them which is an achievement in a book so full of scifi escapism!

    The writing won't win prizes but is good enough not to distract from the story.



    Like the previous one, Revan, it is a highly produced audio-book with sound effects. I don't like or dislike this especially, but it is a distinct style worth knowing about before you buy!

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  • Conrado
    Chicago, IL, United States
    08/04/11
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    "Another Great Old Republic novel"

    Yes, as the tittle of my review says, this novel was very well writen, placing great emphasis on the dualities of the Force. Darth Malgus gives a great explanation as to what being a Sith is, from a certain point of view. Paul Kemp makes the reader actually care about the characters involved and shows how useless dealing in absolutes is (light, dark, good, evil etc.) This is enjoyed even more when the reader has watched the trailers for the upcoming MMO. The scenes in the novel are actually depicted in all its action! Thumbs up!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Ibrahim
    Springfield Gardens, NY, United States
    31/05/11
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    "Excellent Story!!!"

    Best audio book so far in Star war series..Awesome… Can’t wait for the next saga of Darth Malgus.. For me It’s much better then the original Trilogy. Writer really did justification with all the characters…

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Tedd
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    20/08/11
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    "Excellent"

    Loses nothing relative to the other SW saga reads. Definitely adds an edge and a real psychological insight into the mind of a warrior absent from the others. The author's knowledge of the martial arts is particularly impressive. Looking forward to more from him in and out of this series.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Jt
    casper, WY, United States
    22/11/11
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    "Yeeeeaah."

    Im very excited about TOR books. Star wars has had the same charactors scince the movies. This series is a fresh spin on an old favorite. I love the new charactors and storylines. If you are a SW fan I think you will love this book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • brian
    Shawnee, KS, United States
    15/04/11
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    "Knights of the Old Republic Deceived"

    Many have seen the trailer depicting Sith warriors converging upon the Jedi Temple on Coruscant killing and ultimately destroying the Jedi Order and the Republic in one devastating swift surprise attack. This book which opens up the world that the Knights of the Old Republic MMO will be focused on takes you there with this audible book brought to you by Audible.com. The voice talent of Paul Kemp kept me thoroughly enthralled throughout. The sound effects were excellent and in keeping with the Star Wars tradition of sounds you would expect to hear from a Star Wars franchise. The surprises in this chapter of a galaxy far far away will keep you on edge and entwined for hours. This book is a must have for fans of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela
    Pottstown, United States Minor Outlying Islands
    23/05/11
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    "The Best 'The Old Republic' novel"

    this book sheds light on the TOR trailer reliesed by BioWear. The events that take place aftur the trailer are brilliantly dipicted in this novelization of 'The Old Republic'

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • CaseyHD
    Rosemount, MN, United States
    04/10/11
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    "He does it again! This narrator beats them all."

    *Reposting my other review because I feel the same about this book and narrator.*

    The audio book was excellent. The narrator, Marc Thompson, did an amazing job with this audio book and others! I have listened to many audiobooks, and this guy makes his work come alive. His studio puts some amazing B.G.M., sound effects, voices, etc. into their books! This is an absolute listen.

    Only problem is when they announce each chapter, it bugs out a bit. There is no problem with the book or anything else. It's just the chapter announcement that is a teensy bit buggy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jeff
    Moncton, NB, Canada
    03/08/11
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    "Better than expected"

    The Sith and the supporting non jedi cast steal the show. The Sith agenda and in-fighting was very entertaining. Novel had good pacing with minimal story line jumps {unlike the Jedi Outcast series}

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • T. L. Walker
    Montgomery, Al, USA
    09/01/16
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    "Excellent Entry to the SWTOR Canon"

    This book was much less heavy handed than Fatal Alliance with making obvious nods toward things in the game, but this story does focus heavily on characters from the game such as Darth Malgus, Eleena, and the female Mandalorian, Shae Vizla. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t chuckle a little when they introduced Lord Baras, a Darth my lighside Sith marauder has a long and storied history with in game. Yeah, you read that right. Lightside Sith, which shamed my husband for a whole mess of reasons. I deal in the incongruous even in my games. Not all her lightside choices have actually been that “good,” and she may have her own motives for going against the grain. She is a Sith after all, but I digress.

    This book took things, even power moves we know from the games, and weaved it in much better than Fatal Alliance. It was fun naming the in-game moves used just by the description in action scenes. Some of the relationships mirror similar relationships in the game that the player’s character can have with their companions. Scenes from the cinematic trailer for the game show up here described in all their glorious details. It was pretty awesome and one of my favorites from the game to date. It was fun to get the blow by blow of one of my favorite fights from the trailer.

    However, none of this was done in a way that would alienate readers who haven’t played the game (or those who started the game after that particular cinematic was no longer used to open the game), but it’s a nice nod for those of us who have played.

    Aryn and Malgus offered an interesting dichotomy of each other as Aryn rebels against Jedi “nonattachment” and Malgus struggles with his passionate feelings that don’t serve his purpose. Ironically, despite differing beliefs, there is that one moment they can meet in the middle and admit that they’re disillusioned by the respective Orders.

    This conflict with both Aryn and Malgus presented a compelling story, especially where Aryn was concerned. Readers are pretty used to Sith drawing on emotion, especially rage, so it was nice to see this delving into how some Jedi might really feel about this “Jedi nonattachment.” The exploration of Aryn realizing that emotions and emotional attachments were important to her really was fascinating, and while Malgus can come off as typical Sith, his struggles with the softer emotions he feels add a new layer to an old story. In this respect, there’s a bit of a romantic plot/subplot going on in this book that manages not to suffocate the story and adds to Malgus’ conflict with himself and emotions most notably, and I enjoyed this exploration of conflicting emotions in a Sith and a Jedi took center stage rather than trying to quell them. This presents them as human despite vows they’ve taken for their respective orders instead of making it easy for them to overcome emotions that make them “weak” and “vulnerable.”

    I think it goes without saying that Marc Thompson did an excellent job with the narration as usual. I won’t rehash all his virtues since I think I pretty much exhausted that in my review of Fatal Alliance. What I really appreciated with this book is that it did better with the background ambiance. Where I sometimes had a hard time hearing Thompson over the din in the last novel, which is a common complaint I have about many full production books even though I enjoy the added touch, I can’t say that I had that issue with this book.

    The story had more depth to it, and the action scenes were choreographed well with words. Yeah, this story still has its corny scenarios, cheesy dialogue, and contrived plot points like the last novel, but overall, this was a stronger, better crafted novel than Fatal Alliance.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • clint
    21/12/14
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    "great story "

    awesome book couldn't stop listening
    it really helps add to the storyline of the game

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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