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Star Wars Episode III

Revenge of the Sith
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

The turning point for the entire Star Wars saga is at hand.

After years of civil war, the Separatists have battered the already faltering Republic nearly to the point of collapse. On Coruscant, the Senate watches anxiously as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine aggressively strips away more and more constitutional liberties in the name of safeguarding the Republic. Yoda, Mace Windu, and their fellow Masters grapple with the Chancellor's disturbing move to assume control of the Jedi Council. And Anakin Skywalker, the prophesied Chosen One, destined to bring balance to the Force, is increasingly consumed by his fear that his secret love, Senator Padme Amidala, will die.

As the combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame: Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader General Grievous. Palpatine, eager to secure even greater control, subtly influences public opinion to turn against the Jedi. And a conflicted Anakin, tormented by unspeakable visions, edges dangerously closer to the brink of a galaxy-shaping decision. It remains only for Darth Sidious, whose shadow looms ever larger, to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic, and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader.

©2005 Lucasfilm LTD. and TM. (P)2005 Lucasfilm LTD. and TM.

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"The perfect companion to the blockbuster film." ( Publishers Weekly)

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"Impressive! Most Impressive!"

Any Star Wars fan will know, the title of this review is a quote from 'The Empire Strikes Back', spoken by Darth Vader during his first battle with Luke Skywalker. \"Impressive\" just doesn't do this book justice though, it is utterly superb.

The Jedi battle with Dooku on the separatist flagship, the deepening darkness on Coruscant and in The Republic, the rising fear within Anakin Skywalker, the twisted inner-workings of the minds of Count Dooku, Darth Sidious, and General Grievous....All these things (and more) feed your imagination, and open-up the Star Wars Universe, like never before.

On top of this, the narration is masterful, almost an art, which brings the story to life in such a way, you could almost be there.

Amazing book, and well worth buying. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and wil do so again, I have no doubt of that :-)

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The definitive version of the Revenge of the Sith.

Get it, it's every bit as good as the Darth Bane trilogy and Plagueis .

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Superbly written and performed

I thoroughly enjoyed the Revenge of the Sith novelisation. The writing was superb, almost poetic. It greatly improved the dialog from nearly all scenes of the film, and gave a much better insight into the character's feelings, and motives. Anakin's fall is much more understandable, although one glaring omission was his perspective on killing the Jedi and younglings, which was disappointing. The extra material not covered by the film was also sound, particularly the beginnings of the Rebel Alliance, and the conflict between Anakin and Padme's political views. I wish this had been the basis for the film, and not the other way around.

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What a Surprise!

This book based on a mediocre prequel film (in my opinion) has blown my mind away!

Star Wars Revenge of the Sith novel fills in the numerous plot holes created by the film and allows context to be added to characters choices and decisions, making them feel more fleshed out. It also adds extra scenes not present in film, allowing the world in the Star Wars Galaxy to develop and grow.

My only complaint with the novel is that some scenes from the film are better compared the novel due to having more dramatic weight

Overall, this was a fantastic read/listen. I recommend this book to any Star Wars fans who require an entertaining space fantasy read.

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Film is good, book is better

even though its not necessarily "canon" doesn't matter. its a great book and Jonathan Davis is great, as great as Marc Thompson in narrating star wars.

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Masterpiece

may change your opinion on the prequels. this and clones are my favourite books yay

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Extraordinary

The tragedy that is Star Wars finally done justice, as a long time star wars fan this is the kind of content that give justice to the great story that Star wars is following Anakin Skywalker.

The problem with the prequel movies is that we don't get enough screen time and depth that is required to justify the huge leap that Anakin Skywalker takes, from going from the messiah of the jediorder to the sith lord and villain we all love.

Watching the Clone wars series and listening to this book really flesh out the tragic character that is Anakin Skywalker, following his most inner thoughts and the justification of his actions. There are some truly heartbreaking and breathtaking moments in this book that i really didn't know i missed until i heard it, amazingly delivered by Matthew Stover which reads this novel with just the right emotion and emphasizes just the right words.

If you are a Star Wars fan and on the fence if you really should give this book a listen (or read) i'll tell you right now you won't be dissapointed.

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Superb rendition of the modern epic

The epics are not always old like Homer’s Iliad or Shakespeare’s Macbeth or always written on paper. George Lucas’s Space Opera, Star Wars has all the qualities and grandeur of an epic. The episode III is a bridge between the old and the new. The novel is written by someone with deep understanding of the spirit of Star Wars. The narration and the background music,sound effects are equally effective. Overall a fantastic listen. May the Force be with us all.

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Better than the movie!

Fantastic improvement on the movie, adds alot of depth in areas that were perhaps lacking, Anakin's interactions with the Jedi Council for example. Some poignant observations/narrative comments and a great performance. Would definitely recommend for any big Star Wars fan!

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brilliant!

well read and thrilling from the start to finish. An awful lot more in depth then the fims, especially anakins development and story must listen for any fan!

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  • 01-04-09

Great book for Star Wars fans!

I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and I have seen all 6 movies several times. I was looking into Star Wars books telling stories not told in the movies, but except for a couple of them, all Star Wars books available as audiobooks are abridged versions. I know you lose lots of the details in these versions, so out of curiosity I bought this one, even though I had already seen the movie. I was very surprised with the quality of the narration, and the quality of the story as well. The book adds lots of insights and details that would've been impossible to include in a 2 hr movie. Special effects are good, but nowhere excessive, and actually help in visualizing the story. Overall, I'm very happy I bought it!

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