Star Wars Episode II : Star Wars

  • by R.A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • Series: Star Wars
  • 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mischievous and resolved, courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval. The 19-year-old apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. Time has not dulled Anakin's ambition, nor has his Jedi training tamed his independent streak. When an attempt on Senator Padme Amidala's life brings them together for the first time in 10 years, it is clear that time also has not dulled Anakin's intense feelings for the beautiful diplomat. The attack on Senator Amidala just before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease. The dark side is growing, clouding the Jedi's perception of the events. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a slow rumble is building into the roar of thousands of soldiers readying for battle. But even as the Republic falters around them, Anakin and Padme find a connection so intense that all else begins to fall away. Anakin will lose himself. and his way, in emotions a Jedi, sworn to hold allegiance only to the Order, is forbidden to have.
Based on the story by George Lucas and the screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, this intense and revealing novel by best-selling author R.A. Salvatore sheds new light on the legend of Star Wars, and skillfully illuminates one of our most beloved sagas.

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What the Critics Say

"Actor Jonathan Davis gives the characters American or British accents, depending on the nationality of the actors in the film version, and these characters are so on-target as to make the drama entirely believable." (AudioFile)

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Don't hate! Appreciate!!

For those who continually find fault with the prequel films, please direct your attention to the wonderful novels that accompany the ever critiqued stories of Anakin Skywalker. The much needed insight into the motivations of the prequel characters are found within this recording. Here the love between the main leads is explained and becomes a romantically intriguing example of young love, as opposed to awkward and uncomfortable. Here one is able to see that thematically the idea of "clones" transcends that of just cloned troopers. There are wonderful father/son moments between many of the characters that are touching and profound. Read and listen to this wonderful book, then avert your attention to the film to watch with a deeper perspective. You'll be glad you did!
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- Jon Rohlf

Poor Jango

I think this is a great companion to the movie, it fills in the little things with Annakin and Padme, her background and family. I like all the nuances you can retrieve from the book where the movie cuts them for time and production reasons. One thing I will say is that the light saber battles get confusing to imagine them and I can only piece together what I recall from the movie to go in its place.

Side Note: I wish Jango made it and I'm glad I got a glimpse into the love for his son (clone). Long Live Boba Fett!!
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- Jonas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-26-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio