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Summary

Go beyond the film with a novelization featuring new scenes and expanded material.

As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate...and a threat that may be too great to overcome.

If the worlds at the Empire's mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire's military; Chirrut Ïmwe, a blind holy man; his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. In their hands rests the new hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory - if only they can capture the plans to the Empire's new weapon.

But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of their ultimate enemy - a monstrous world unto itself - darkens the skies, waiting to herald the Empire's brutal reign with a burst of annihilation worthy of its dreaded name: Death Star.

©2016 Alexander Freed (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

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Shame about the sound effects

Great story, but its a shame that the sound effects make listening difficult in places. Screeching sounds in places drowns out the narrative .

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An enjoyable listen

Would you listen to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story again? Why?

Yes, I find Jonathan Davis a very good narrator and the story was enjoyable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?

...the bit where (spoilers)

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

Darth Vader Strikes Back Harder.....

Any additional comments?

Yeah,, why won't audible UK offer me the ability to buy the Marc Thompson performed Unabridged Timothy Zahn 'Thrawn Trilogy' of 'Heir to the Empire', 'Dark Force Rising' and 'The Last Command' Audiobooks that are available to buy from the Audible US store?

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better than the force awakens

Where does Rogue One: A Star Wars Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

very good, goes more in depth than the movie by exploring the characters

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jyn, simply because she had a tragic past and was trying to find her way in the universe

Which scene did you most enjoy?

the climax, full of action with great sound effects

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

Rogue One The Force Awakens

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Excellent Star Wars story

A great film transferred well to Audible. Well read as usual by Jonathan Davis. Fleshes out the more emotional parts of the story giving these short lived characters more depth than the film could show. Vader's breathing effect a bit poor though.

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I am not impressed overall

Would you try another book written by Alexander Freed or narrated by Jonathan Davis?

No

What three words best describe Jonathan Davis’s voice?

robotic, clear, non-emotive

Was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story worth the listening time?

Not to me

Any additional comments?

I am more than halfway through this and between the voice acting and sound effects (which I actually grew to like) I find it strangely hard to keep track of what is going on, who is talking and the scene descriptions are not great. I will be giving up and moving onto the film.

I think being a novel based on a movie that I haven't seen yet gets this off to a bad start.
The narrator will voice a character and then describe what is going on in the scenes with the same voice/tone often making it hard to tell if the character is still talking or if the narrator is onto something else.

Being based on the movie it jumps from scene to scene with little depth and plenty of characters to try and visualise or remember which is frustrating if, like me, you listen while doing other things. Except for walking the dog while listening I think I would rather read it myself or watch the movie.

The narrator is clear in his way of speaking but sometimes he emotes the characters voice, other times he uses the same tone which does not flow very well for me.

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More detailed than the film

What the film glossed over the book fills in, giving you more of a connection to the characters and even gives you some of their final thoughts

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I kept thinking about the movie!

If you could sum up Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, detailed, captivating

What other book might you compare Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to, and why?

I think its good enough to stand on its own I’m still getting into this genre in book form, no comparison yet.

What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

The storytelling was very deep and the added sound effects really completed the atmosphere. Visualising what was being said really brought back memories from the movie.

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

The voice acting for the droid, k2. It felt real and authentic.

Any additional comments?

The whole time I was listening to this book I kept thinking about the movie which I have seen twice already. I started to remember each scene in detail and now I’m eager to see it again.

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great

very good story kept me listening very good speaker will listen again definitely 5 star

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Dramatic

This tragic story is beautiful in itself and the companion book is beautifully written, with additional scenes and reflections that are only hinted at during the movie.
I have to say, however, that while I enjoyed the story immensely, i would have preferred it to be a simple reading. The background noise and different sound effects, coupled with the overenthusiastic style of the narrator were simply too much for me personally. It took me a few minutes to be able to concentrate and take this seriously. All in all still a terrific piece I wouldn't want to miss.

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loved this book

loved this book was wicked and really well read with great sound effects I recommend it

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  • Adam
  • 04-08-17

Great story but not well written

I enjoyed the movie and normally the novels tied to movies are good as they give more details. However for thus book I just didn't find the additional information that interesting. Also the author's effort to explain Jyn's emotions was like a scraping thing scraping at my brain