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Celebrate the greatest saga ever told: All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars have our favorite moments. Each time the screen goes black and you see those words - "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away" - the music blasts through you, and you're a kid again. Ken Napzok, expert appreciator of Star Wars, counts down each one of those special moments that makes this series not just the best movies of all time, but the greatest saga ever told.

Become a scholar of Star Wars: What began as one movie about good people, evil oppressors, and the space wizards that stood between them has exploded into a franchise. The moments that continue to inspire are on screen and in the pages of novels. They are found in the panels of comic books and among animated sequences on television. And they all continue to grow in stature, importance, and myth through discussions, debates, and daydreams.

Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built a Galaxy Far, Far Away is the ultimate gift for the film buff who has binged all 1001 Movies to See Before You Die and the super-fan who covets Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia and Star Wars: Complete Locations.

©2019 Ken Napzok (P)2019 Tantor

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Great walk through great SW moments

To be fair, I’m a big fan of Ken Napzok anyway. He has one of the best understandings of the franchise, not just in a “I can name every alien in the cantina.” type of way (although I’m pretty sure he can) but he really understands what the stories and more importantly, he can break down these moments for us in a way that reminds us why we fell in love with the stories in the first place.

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An affectionate trip down Star Wars memory lane.

Delving into every aspect of Star Wars history, this is a beautifully written celebration of all that we love as fans of that galaxy far, far away. With none of the cynicism and nastiness that has blighted SW fandom recently, this is a joy to read as it reminds us why we love Star Wars.

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A great personal account.

This truly is why we love star wars. From prequelist to sequelist, fans will love this and identify with alot of what the "pit boss" states. I found myself agreeing with the majority (not all) of what he delivered as a personal account of what he deems are the reasons that the magic that makes star wars bind us together as fans. Love it!!

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Reignited my love for Star Wars. And for life

I was caught up in the cynicism of the Star Wars fan base with respect to the prequels and sequels. But then I heard this audible book and realized that you can be a passionate critical fan with demanding standards. Or a passionate fan with empathy and compassion for the creators and actors and writers. You can be disappointed with certain outcomes, and yet appreciate the effort and intention of the people involved in making it happen. And you can do that with every aspect of life. This book is not just about Star Wars. It's about what it means to be a Jedi. Which at some level is about understanding what it means to be human.

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loved the story,the memories and the humour

adore this book , brilliantly read by Ken with real heart and soul . Can't wait to listen to it again

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superb

great book, am a fan of ken and so so glad he done the audio

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A celebration of passion and love for Star Wars

An enjoyable listen for anyone that wants to celebrate Star Wars. Ken's love and passion always shines through. Good stuff.

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Ken reminds us why we really love this epic saga

Ken Napzok is a true fan of Star Wars. He's a geek, knows all the names and planets in SW Universe and has read and seen every book, comic and magazine, seen every film and show and yet he knows what it really means to love the franchise. He knows that we don't have to love everything about the Star Wars to love Star Wars. He let's us know that its OK to not like something in the franchise, because that's the beauty of Star Wars. It's also OK to still feel little a child again and get excited over space battles, lightsaber duels or have a tear when when one of you favourite characters is killed. Thanks Ken, you have made me realise why I truly love this epic saga, in fact because of you, I love it even more. May the Force be with you

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  • Grimbear13
  • 04-09-19

A heartfelt trip around a fandom I love

I'm a fan of Ken from Collider (Mpvie Talk, Jedi Council) and The Movie Trivia Schmoedown originally, but this put his love of Star Wars in a whole new light for me. It also now has me reminiscing on all of the scenes mentioned and wanting to go immediately rewatch them and looking at them in a new light sometimes. I can now add this book to one of the reasons I love Star Wars

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-08-19

Memories.

Thanks for bringing back memories of watching the original Star Wars films as a young kid.. Two thumbs up.

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  • Ashley Borthick
  • 19-09-19

The most heartfelt publication on Star Wars I’ve ever read

To say that this is just a book is an understatement. I’ve never been on such a memory road trip before as I have while reading this book. Ken Napzok’s use of pure Star Wars knowledge and insight have a way of transporting you to the very seconds in your life when you experienced these Star Wars moments for the first time. Thank you Mr. Napzok. I truly appreciate you and your work and now I have this book to add to my enjoyment of your work. See you on the next episode of Forcecenter and Collider: Jedi Council! May the Force kind of, sort of, always remain around you.

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  • Benjamin
  • 16-09-19

Thanks

I loved the format of this books with each 100 chapters as a moment. Thank you so much Ken for sharing why you love Star Wars.

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  • timothy green
  • 06-09-19

Required reading or listening for every Star Wars Fan

I’m familiar with Ken Napzok’s love for Star Wars from his many appearances on a variety of podcast and YouTube shows. Never one to shy away from a conversation or offering a opinion about the greatest story of our times, Star Wars. Star Wars is more then a story, it our current mythology. It has created our childhood fantasies and grew with us as we became older. Allowing us to pass it on to our children. In the pages of Why We Love Star Wars, we are all of one mind. Ken Napzok, takes us through a galaxy of the greatest moments of Star Wars. From the epic films to the animated series, novels and comic books, these are short recaps of moments are written from a point a view of a person that enjoys and loves the saga that has raised several generations. This book is written with a innocence that is refreshing, its non critical... it’s the joy of a fandom. It’s amazing how easy going the words are put together to capture the feeling that actually makes you want to rewatch, reread and put on a John Williams composition. The details are clear and there is no forced opinions giving. Ken Napzok does an excellent job off of narrating his book, it so such a personal touch especially if one is familiar with Napzok from other forms of media. I will most definitely reread and listen to Why We Love Star Wars again and again. This should be required reading for every Star Wars fan. I will highly recommend this perfect collection of story about the greatest moments of Star Wars. Great writing Mr. Napzok, May the Force be with you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-19

the pitboss for the win

Ken gives an open and honest personal perspective on all things that make star wars great. I plan on listening to this more times

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-09-19

This is a must!

This is a must for any true Star Wars fan. Prepare yourself for an awesome ride!

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  • Robert Hamby
  • 12-09-19

two words - Ken Napzok.

Ken Napzok is the man! His love of SW is so deep and passionate that one can't help but be drawn into the flames!

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  • Kyle
  • 04-09-19

A must listen for any Star Wars fan

Ken loves Star Wars and it shows here, listen to this and you will too

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  • Kyle, St. Charles, MO
  • 03-09-20

Ken knocks it out the park

really loved this book. some much needed positivity, in this toxic culture. thank you Ken!