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Summary

After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now-fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis and in need. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order, negotiate differences, and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi.

In a shocking move, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo's turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it's only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. When Jedi Knight Valin Horn, scion of a politically influential family, suffers a mysterious psychotic break and becomes a dangerous fugitive, the Jedi become the target of a media-driven witch hunt. Facing conviction on the damning charges, Luke must strike a bargain with the calculating Daala: his freedom in exchange for his exile from Coruscant and from the Jedi Order.

Though forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is determined to keep history from being repeated. With his son, Ben, at his side, Luke sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo's corruption and downfall. But the secrets he uncovers among the enigmatic Force mystics of the distant world Dorin may bring his quest and life as he knows it to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by the same madness as Valin Horn, is headed for Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could doom the Jedi Order and devastate the entire galaxy.

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Star wars - Fate Of The Jedi......................

What made the experience of listening to Star Wars the most enjoyable?

Well read, Marc Thompson is a Great Narrator, with great vocalizations & Brilliant storytelling, If you love Star Wars then this series is a Must !!!

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

Star Wars - Fate Of The Jedi.......The Story Continues !!!

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If you are a Star Wars fan then the Star Wars - Fate Of The Jedi Series is a MUST !!!.......Set Decades after the fall of Darth Vader & the Fall of The Empire, The Story continues the Jedi`s fight for the greater good & the ultimate defeat of Evil. Having defeated Jacen Solo after his turn to the Darkside & his ultimate reign of terror, the story follows Luke Skywalker & his son Ben attempt to understand how & why Jedi Master Jacen Solo could have fallen to the Darkside, & how can they prevent other Jedi from suffering the same fate in the future !!!
With Great story & brilliant plots & characters the story of The Jedi Continues !!!

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a thrilling and marvellous and captivating experie

a brilliant and marvellous and capturing experience emotional as well as as I filled with death and turmoil a brilliant experience as well as joyful filled with captivating emotion of a father and son is parents as a father I found it to be such a brilliant read giving insight into Ben Skywalker and Luke Skywalker's father and son relationship a pleasure to listen to

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Brilliant star wars story. Good voice acting and sound effects, better then some of the films

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Builds on strong points of previous story

this is a strong start to hopefully what is a very good story .which builds on many of the strong points from the previous series of books developing the Ben Skywalker character as well as Luke Skywalker.

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Wicked book

Truly amazing audiobook with the lack of unabridged star wars books this is a great part of the story with several audiobook in the series can't wait to get the rest

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It's not the best Star Wars book around.

I'm hoping other books in the series get better. This is still well written, and as usual brilliantly narrated by Marc Thompson, but the story seemed to lack any real substance or the underlying key plot line was not really clear.

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a good short book

Going to purchase more from this series. Worth a listen if you like star wars but don't have a lot of time for listening to or reading books.

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Good fun.

I enjoyed this book and found it good fun and an enjoyable listen. I liked the scenes between Luke and Ben and for me that made the book. The other two strands of the story were ok but I felt the Han and Leia storyline was put in there just to give them something to do but overall I like hearing about them so it's not a major gripe. This book is obviously setting the scene for a major story arc and I look forward to the other books in the arc. Overall a nice fun book. The audio quality and reading was really exellent.

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My worst audiobook so far.

I dont understand why so many good reviews. This was by far the worst star wars audiobook ive listened to and compared to the likes of "kenobi" or "master and apprentice" it was down right poor! There were still enjoyable moments but they were very few and far between. I also felt it didnt tie in well with other star wars stories - all the jedi (who are supposed to be celibate) suddenly have kids/boyfriends and girlfriends; it was like some trashy tv soap - "star wars meets eastenders".

The recital was performed well and in my opinion admirably, with the tedious plot. My only issue with the reading was the voice of the young characters, really poor and whinny. Then again when the writer scribbles down a whinny, overtly generic teen as a sorry excuse for poor penmanship you work with what youre given!

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  • john
  • 21-04-09

Full audiobooks make these even more enjoyable!!!!

the story is good we get to see ben growing into his own, i enjoyed the book i hope audible keeps the unabridged coming for us!

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  • Kir Kanos TN
  • 03-09-09

This Series has Potential, but off to a slow start

This was definitely not one of my favorite books from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It picks up where the Legacy of the Force series left off and Jacen Solo's betrayal to the Jedi Order will obviously have repercussions for the future of the Jedi and it's Grand Master Luke Skywalker. I won't give away any spoilers, but "Outcast" seems more like a setup book for a more elaborate plot in the series than a grand adventure itself. Unfortunately this book does not stand alone on its own accord. It will be interesting to see how this series plays out. I sure hope that the rest of the authors aren't as obsessed about Coffee, or 'caf' as its known in the Star Wars universe. I got tired of hearing about every character, either NOT having their morning caf or needing some caf, or going to get caf, or offering another character caf. It got old, REALLY QUICK, but unfortunately continued throughout the book. Overall, the book was average ~ not great, and not bad either, but the series has potential.

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  • Richard
  • 22-02-10

Star Wars books worth the Price

I truly am a big Star Wars fan. These books being read to me is like watching a new movie when a book comes out. Fate of Jedi is the same. This is suppose to be a nine book series. I am waiting for the third book already.
The Star Wars books on Audible is enough for me to keep with Audible.

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  • Jeff
  • 25-04-09

Awesome story!

Its great to be back with Luke and th eother main Star Wars characters. The narrator does an incredible job with the voices which just adds to the quality sound effects abd the outstanding plot line.

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  • Ray
  • 14-02-13

Only book 1

What did you love best about Star Wars?

The voice acting is spot on. The music and sound effects are what I expect and love.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars?

The climax, for this book, for me, was Luke & son figuring their way out of their dilemma. The mines were also excellent.

What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

He mostly narrates, so he fills the visual gaps well.

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

I don't recall laughing. There were no tearful incidents to induce tears.

Any additional comments?

Well done. On to book 2!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-06-09

Great start to a new series

If they ever think about making movies out of another series in the Star Wars universe this may be the one to choose. Bottom line, narration is great, sound effects add depth, and storyline kept my interest from beginning to end. I am looking forward to listening to Outcast.

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  • Lobo
  • 02-12-10

Great star wars story

This is a great story, and the way is narrated make you think you are actually seeing all the characters from the movie.

I like it a lot!

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  • Alex Lavo
  • 23-07-19

Great start

a great start to this series. take time to build but very entertaining throughout and the performance is among the best.

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  • Bob Watson
  • 24-07-14

Not very good

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

A better story.

Would you ever listen to anything by Aaron Allston again?

No

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

Luke Skywalker

What character would you cut from Star Wars?

The solo grandchild

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This book could have been ok, but there were very long stretches of the book that were irrelevant.

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  • Steven
  • 06-04-12

A Must Read for any Star Wars fan

I don't know what is better about this book - the writing or the voice acting by Marc Thompson. Marc Thompson always brings an A+ effort, not only changing his voice to reflect the character that is talking but the known characters (Luke, Leia, Han, Lando, etc) and are always consistent & sound great for those none regular cast (Allana, Tenel Ka, Sith characters, Ves).
Highly recommend this entire series - plus it's the whole unabridged book.

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