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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

By: Jason Fry
Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Series: Star Wars, Book 41
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (330 ratings)

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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry, read by Marc Thompson.

Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.

From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms - and perhaps lay down their lives - for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order's Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights.

©2018 Jason Fry (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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don't do character voices

I found the expression. by the artist great a d imagined being in front of a fire enraptured being told a great story but.....his character voices were not great. don't try an English accent (rey) unless you can do it. tough ask , I know. but could have been direct better. overall o enjoyed a lot

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loved it

If u think characters should get old and change due to life experiences like everyone else?This is for u. If your lookin for a comic book, one dimensional hero who never gets old or fucks up (or slips!lol) then skywalker in last jedi ain't for you.

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A less than stellar mix

I wasn't a big fan of the story of the motion picture of The Last Jedi, so there was no doubt I wouldn't like the story of the book. It is also inevitable that the two are to be compared. There are many scenes in this book that are not in the theatrical edit of the movie. That scenes go a long way towards improving the more questionable parts of the movie, I found these parts to be the most enjoyable. Especially the first chapter, which is a dream Luke has - this was for me, by far the best chapter in the book.

The writing I found to be rather bland. I can't count the about of times I heard the word "ebb", and conversations often literally devolved into "he said", "she said" - rather than finding more dynamic ways to concetly to the reader who is speaking a particular sentence. When large portions of the book are dialogue, this can be rather difficult to get through.

The voice actor however, was fantastic. His narrator voice seemed spot on all of the time, and all of the characters from the movie sounded almost identical to the actual people. Especially Luke, Poe and Finn. His Luke impression was flawless.

So this is a tough one for me. I strongly disliked the story in general, and the book can't be blamed for that. I think the new scenes and the extra "in universe" facts that Canon books bring to the table definitely made this book worth the buy.

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A good book version of the film

The sound effects and music usually enhanced the story but occasionally got in the way.

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Faithful to TLJ plus extra tidbits for lore heads.

As with most audio books, I found the voice over quite over the top at certain points, but overall I think the story was told with a lot of enthusiasm and diversity in tone. I'd say this was probably more enjoyable than the movie in certain scenes, except every major action sequence, which this depiction struggles to do justice. A good listen overall.

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  • Ian Brown
  • Mow Cop Stoke on Trent UK
  • 22-11-18

Good book but

Liked the book even seen the film however did not like the audio tone was flat too many effects as a fan of Star Wars who hasn't missed a single film I was going to get all the audio books but not if the same narrator is doing them sorry but not my cup of tea as they say in the UK

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Clarity of the Force

So well read. The incidental sounds really complimented the clarity of the dictation.

I love the story, but this version is my personal favourite.

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  • J D
  • Scotland
  • 12-10-18

Easily one of the best Star Wars novelisations

Jason Fry's deep-rooted love and understanding of the world created by Rian Johnson (and those of the wider canon) shines through here... and in turn, the quality and sensitivity of the prose gives Marc Thompson all the tools he needs to give one of his finest Star Wars performances to date. This work is vastly superior to the novelisation and performance of the last instalment, The Force Awakens - and although Thompson's wonderful Han Solo will be missed, he more than makes up for for the loss with the quality of his Kylo Ren, Hux, Snoke, Luke and Leia. Thoroughly enjoyed this version of Episode VIII and can't wait for the next one!

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Loved it, well read and good sound effects

obviously not everyone is a Star Wars fan but having listened to Star Wars audiobooks for well over 10 years, I would rate this amongst the top 5. I loved the story and thought it was well read and had great sound effects.

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The last download?

Story is weak. Performance good. what's next for Star Wars? Fingers crossed next one is better.