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Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace...Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in the High Republic.

It is a golden age. Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Republic to the furthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force users known as the Jedi. With the Jedi at the height of their power, the free citizens of the galaxy are confident in their ability to weather any storm. But the even brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation.

When a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces, the flurry of shrapnel emerging from the disaster threatens an entire system. No sooner does the call for help go out than the Jedi race to the scene. The scope of the emergence, however, is enough to push even Jedi to their limit. As the sky breaks open and destruction rains down upon the peaceful alliance they helped to build, the Jedi must trust in the Force to see them through a day in which a single mistake could cost billions of lives.

Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. The hyperspace disaster is far more sinister than the Jedi could ever suspect. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age, and harbours a secret that could strike fear into even a Jedi's heart.

©2020 Charles Soule (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Graeme
  • 2021/01/24

Great introduction to the new period.

A great lead in to this new period of the High Republic.
Interesting new characters with a special mention to the villains of this particular story. Looking forward to more as the stories continue.
Marc Thompson’s performance cannot be faulted. Outstanding.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mantas Zukasukas
  • 2021/01/22

Simply amazing

Amazing in every way. Reminded me of old expanded universe stories about the old republic.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Joel Sunnex
  • 2021/01/19

Very enjoyable.

Great narration and some truly fun characters. it kind of blends A New Hope with The Phantom Menace into a Star Wars distater movie. There might be TOO many characters in the end, but I came to enjoy most of them.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • harry
  • 2021/01/15

Amazing

a new story new heroes and bad guys away from the Skywalker saga really felt like the old Republic books doing them justice ! Marc Thompson brilliant as always

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2021/01/11

Great Introduction to the Whole New Era

This book is engaging, and I think a wonderful addition to the Star Wars canon. Soule develops the action slowly, choosing to unfold the story rather than deliver it all at once. The end of Part One is particularly moving, and a brilliant moment representing the complexity of the Jedi and the Force. I would say, however, there are some faults. The characters are highly undeveloped, particularly the Jedi. They are pristine and glossy. Their "faults" (if they have any at all) seem superficial at best. The action is far more engaging than the characters, unfortunately.

I have never been a fan of Marc Thompson's narration, and this might be his worst one yet. His accents are forced and his delivery is laboured. I often have to tune out his choices in order to enjoy the story.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021/01/09

at times i had to tune out the narration :-/

at times i had to tune out the narration :-/ the story was okay, but voices was awful.
Normally i like Marc Thomson's narrations, but...

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Kishan
  • 2021/01/06

Exciting start to a new era!

This book is excellent. Probably the best description of a galaxy wide disaster in all of star wars. This story has scope and depth and is very character driven. I felt for characters that we only knew for one or two chapters, for example.

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  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • T-Bone
  • 2021/01/06

NOT Star Wars

The author is more concerned about their own consumerist lifestyle than understanding Star Wars and the mytos behind Star Wars - Avoid this like the plague if you're a REAL Star Wars fan. Absolute cash-in on the franchise from this lazy audio-book.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • John Smith
  • 2021/01/05

music ruins the presentation

totally ruined by sound effects and music, what should of been a great listen is a jumbled mess of audio demanding attention. what a failure!

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • J. Keys
  • 2021/01/08

Feeling overdramatised and uninspiring

I'm at about 10 chapters so far and it feels very overdramatized. The narrator seems to give grave importance to the most benign sentences which make the opening chapters feel slow and even a waste of time. The Jedi are currently appearing as infallible and many are exquisitely dressed or of a pristine demeanor which just makes them feel unrelatable. They're a little too high and mighty and that dissuades someone like me, a fan of the humble hermit types. That and the fact there's just so many of them being introduced along with other characters that you have no idea who to root for or why.

I hope the writing comes across better from the page. If it comes across the same as the audio is read, it's bloated and slow. It doesn't give any pace to impending dangers or action and chunks of exposition are given to characters of genuinely no importance other than their immediate service to the story. There also seems to be liberties taken in its plot layout. i.e. one scene is set "60 minutes to impact" and ends on a cliffhanger. The next time we meet the same characters, it seems to have taken them 30 minutes to do anything at all, as the chapter claims to be "30 minutes to impact."

Now, I'm no stranger to the EU. This kind of writing is not uncommon to Star Wars or sci-fi/fantasy in general but I've been loving everything that the new-era Lucasfilm has been putting out since acquisition until now. This seems like wet lettuce by comparison to The Last Jedi or The Mandalorian. Perhaps these characters need to come to fruition and the state of this era needs its web-spinning before we can get nicely entangled in it. As of right now, the book is coming across as I initially perceived its cover; a little bland and falling far short of inspirational despite an obvious effort otherwise.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe
  • 2021/01/06

A great start to a new Era

A solid story with a great reading. Sound effects can somewhat hinder the experience though when overdone

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2021/01/16

forgettable

Im not a fan of this book due to it introducing 30+ characters around an event that could have been an interesting but they spoil it 1/2 way through. my main issue is you don't spend enough time with any character to care about them.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • A. Todd
  • 2021/01/10

Great introduction to the high republic era

Overall a great listen.
A bit hard to follow at the beginning but brings it all together very well.
Stick with it and you won't be disappointed.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2021/01/05

1st Day Review

Hello there!
First rewiew and comment.

Meeeessssaaaaa like a this.

Interesting start for a new age.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Mr. C. Spencer
  • 2021/01/07

How to keep you awake

Stories should speak for themselves.
The reading does not require an overabundance of sound effects and heavily dramatised music to force tension into the story, especially when the reader has already has a dramatic style of delivery.
I could only manage a few chapters before I gave up.
I look forward to reading the book on Kindle instead.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Theo
  • 2021/01/08

Great - I think?

This was essentially my first audiobook, so I can’t give the best judgement on the acting - which seemed pretty good considering it’s one guy doing all the voices, but certainly doesn’t come close to a TV show or movie - but I loved the story and am excited for this new addition to the Star Wars universe. Some cool new concepts, interesting characters and a good amount of genuinely “edge of your seat” moments. I certainly recommend this book to anyone looking for an intro to this new era or just for a cool story inside the Star Wars EU, although I’m not sure I’m totally bought on the equality of the audiobook vs visual book experience yet.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2021/01/09

A thoroughly intriguing introduction to a new era

My first ever audiobook. Now I'm hooked and left needing more! Can't wait to get into the the rest of phase 1 of the high republic.

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Joshua
  • 2021/01/08

An attempt

Marc Thompson is an incredible narrator and voice actor, hands down he is what makes Star Wars audio books excellent.

This new era of the ‘High Republic’ has so much promise and potential but based on this first book, we’re back to having inexplicable, hyperspace super weapons that destroy things instantly. Surprisingly there is no satisfactory explanations as to why this method was not used for the destruction of the Death Star’s, Starkiller Base or even under the Tarkin Doctrine to generate fear amongst insurgents and Rebels. It really is a breakpoint for Star Wars, hyperspace is a crucial component to the Sci-Fantasy and making a inconsistent universe sandwich is lore-breaking and tells us that some people don’t care about the rules that this universe’ creator, George Lucas, made.

Lastly if anyone has read this far, the characters are okay and seem to be thought out with actual story arcs, I don’t feel any connection to them yet and struggle to remember their names but hopefully listening to more from this era they will gain more dimensions and become more iconic.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2021/01/15

Couldn't finish the third chapter

Really? A Donald Trump impression? Really?

The narration on this is terrible. The story seemed to be going OK, but I only finished 2 chapters. The voice acting is too distracting

And the last line of the first chapter? Who would read it like that. It made me actually cringe

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2021/01/14

Didnt really grab me ...

I dont know why but this just didn't really click with me. Iv read so many star wars books and loved them all. But yeah im not sure why but its just didn't sit right with me. Im also no a huge fan of cursing in the star wars universe there is alot of times that the characters swear and its just sucked me out of the universe. There are curse words from the star wars universe so I dont know why the writer needed to add swear words from the real world just seems slack. The voice acting and production its absolutely top notch. Just the story and characters are kinda meh.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • John
  • 2021/01/20

Downright terrible story. Great performance tho

All I can say is that its not good and avoid.


Terrible plot and a horrible start to a new Star Wars era. Reads like an advertising booklet to joining and even more boring Jedi Order vs the Order in the Prequel era. This is barely a new start, its all the same concepts as the prequels but hyperspace is new....

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Iceberg
  • 2021/01/19

Star Bores

I am 4 hours in and nothing much has happened. The story has not progressed. Same same same! . I’m convinced there is nothing else on offer for the next nine hours. I have given up. Not sure what age this is aimed at but it seems very junior. I was looking forward to this. But unfortunately it’s not for me. A bit over acted and no substance.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • tomas sims
  • 2021/01/24

Hard to listen to. Obnoxious performance

I have listened to books with performances that have taken a lot to let grow on you but this is something else. The over exaggerated performance makes every character feel like they belong in a cartoon and every moment of impact comes out limp and devoid of seriousness. There hasn't been a single line that has been read without a ridiculous voice added to it. It's a shame that I have spent most of my time while listening to this, wishing that the performance would flatten out and stop being so obnoxious

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Daylan
  • 2021/01/08

Fun new reboot

The first hour or so of this was excruciating. The voice acting was over the top and the story was ‘meh’, but it got pretty fun by about half way in and you could tell it was all build up for a much longer story. Eventually the narration gets good and the voice acting of some of the characters is pretty great. Have read better Star Wars stories, but has the potential of setting up a new era of the universe which is exciting. The new setting is going to allow deeper exploration of the Jedi and republic story than the known Skywalker galaxy would allow for which is gonna be fun. A few average characters in this one, but maybe they’re saving them for later tales. Fantastic villain though. Nice to have a Star Wars villain break away from the empire. Looking forward to seeing where their arc goes. Overall, this was a bit better than okay. Takes a bit to get into, but if you stick with it, it does get pretty fun.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2021/01/21

that narrator though

That was absolutely amazing! the narrator was perfect with voices and accents, the background music and sounds made it feel like i was watching a movie, I loved it and i am so excited for the next one

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Damian Edwards
  • 2021/01/16

Awesome

This is the first tune listening to an audiobook and this was awesome. Awesome story and read beautifully by Marc Thompson. Highly recommend to all.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2021/01/10

Excellent first installment

A must-read for Star Wars fans.Top notch narration. The ending felt a little abrupt, though.