• Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 12-01-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.3 (2,071 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Throughout the galaxy, it was believed that Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One, had died on Coruscant during the siege of the Jedi Temple. And, to some extent, that was true. Anakin was dead.
From the site of Anakin Skywalker's last stand, on the molten surface of the planet Mustafar, where he sought to destroy his friend and former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, a fearsome specter in black has risen. Once the most powerful Knight ever known to the Jedi Order, he is now a disciple of the dark side, a lord of the dreaded Sith, and the avenging right hand of the galaxy's ruthless new Emperor. Seduced, deranged, and destroyed by the machinations of the Dark Lord Sidious, Anakin Skywalker is dead, and Darth Vader lives.
Word of the events that created him, the Jedi Council's failed mutiny against Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, the self-crowned Emperor's retaliatory command to exterminate the Jedi Order, and Anakin's massacre of his comrades and Masters in the Jedi Temple, has yet to reach all quarters. On the Outer Rim world of Murkhana, Jedi Masters Roan Shryne and Bol Chatak and Padawan Olee Starstone are leading a charge on a Separatist stronghold, unaware that the tide, red with Jedi blood, has turned suddenly against them.
For the handful of scattered Jedi, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy somehow, someday reclaimed. Yet more important still is the well-being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padme Amidala. Separated after Padme's death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regime, and the unspeakable power of the dark side.
© & (P)2005 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM; Random House Audio, a divsion of Random House, Inc.
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By robert coats on 05-13-15

Why abridge this story

Why abridge so many of these books grrrrrrrre I hate that they do that bah bah bah bah bah at bah

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By Randall on 12-11-15

Solid, wish it was Unabridged though.

Would you listen to Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader again? Why?

Yes. Luceno didn't disappoint. Would like the unabridged version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader?

The best part of the book was the inner dialogue of Vader. I never realized how much pain he was going through inside the suit.

Any additional comments?

Narrator was fantastic.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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By JPks on 05-26-16

meh

Pretty poor story. No real thrust towards a decent climax. Unimaginative with very few m9ments of interest. I'm glad it's not canon.

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By Mr. OJS on 05-14-16

Good but abridged

Fun but lightweight. Gives a taster of the Darth Vader transition. Would have liked a bit more.

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By Daniel on 01-18-17

mediocre

It might be just that I had just listened to a vastly superior book: 'Dune' by Frank Hurbert that i feel disappointed by this work.

I found this book to be uncaptivating. Uninteresting. it has the flavour of run-of-the-mill starwars books with little depth and strong predictability.

This book serves as a spin-off of the movies. which tries to produce congruence between the canon of the classic trilogy and the prequal trilogy.

I suggest you save your audible credits for other EU books. The thrawn trilogy, the darth bane trilogy & darth plagueis to name a few gems.

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