Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? : Star Wars Novels (Listening Library)

  • by Adam Gidwitz
  • Narrated by Marc Thompson
  • Series: Star Wars Novels (Listening Library)
  • 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young listeners while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

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Gidwitz wants to be the star

when he got the memo they wanted this for younger audiences it seems Gidwitz imagined a 5 year old dressed in jar jar binks pajamas. He writes as if I'm an idiot and as if this is the first of the trilogy feeling he has to give background when it's least important. He distracts the story with what he thinks is comedy and interrupts every now and then with the most stupid "jedi lessons" that embarrass you just listening to them.
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- connor

I got a bad feeling about this...

This may be the worst Star Wars book I've ever read/listened to. I could barely make it through.

The style of storytelling spoiled for me what is a Star Wars classic and a cherished memory from my childhood. The commentary was snarky and poor, and the perspective from which the book is told was a bad idea. Unless you want to check a box that you completed this series, I would avoid this one.

The only bright point to this otherwise dismal Audio Book is Marc Thompson, who was masterful as always.
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- Christopher S. Berte

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-22-2015
  • Publisher: Listening Library