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The overthrow of the Republic is complete. The Separatist forces have been smashed, the Jedi Council nearly decimated, and the rest of the Order all but destroyed. Now absolute power rests in the iron fist of Darth Sidious - the cunning Sith Lord better known as the former Senator, now Emperor, Palpatine. But more remains to be done. Pockets of resistance in the galaxy must still be defeated and missing Jedi accounted for...and dealt with. These crucial tasks fall to the Emperor's ruthless enforcer, Darth Vader. In turn, the Dark Lord has groomed a lethal apprentice entrusted with a top-secret mission: to comb the galaxy and dispatch the last of his masters' enemies, thereby punctuating the dark side's victory with the Jedi's doom.
Since childhood, Vader's nameless agent has known only the cold, mercenary creed of the Sith. But his future beckons with the ultimate promise: to stand beside the only father he has ever known, with the galaxy at their feet. It is a destiny he can realize only by rising to the greatest challenge of his discipleship: destroying Emperor Palpatine.
The apprentice's journeys will take him across the far reaches of the galaxy. And he will be tested as never before - by shattering revelations that strike at the very heart of all he believes and stir within him long-forgotten hopes of reclaiming his name...and changing his destiny.
©2008 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. (P)2008 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Alex on 02-27-09

Audiobook Unleashed

After listening to this audiobook, I was very pleased with the quality of the audiobook itself. It was clear and had some terrific sound effects making this listen very enjoyable. What makes this audiobook even more astounding is the level in which Williams wrote this story. It was moving and energetic making it very difficult to stop listening. I give this a five-star rating.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mario A. Escamilla on 11-08-10

Good story, great narration!

I'm impressed by the quality of Randomhouse Star Wars productions and this one is not the exception. Though the story may not be as fantastic as other tales in the same universe, is a compelling one and well written.

But it is the great narration by Jonathan Davis that made me keep listening through the audio book... it certainly is a pleasure. Consider having this book in your library.

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4 out of 5 stars
By James Short on 03-10-14

As good as it gets...considering it's abridged!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this has become part of the Star Wars "canon" and there are some nice little nods to the original trilogy.

What did you like best about this story?

I'd rather not spoil it :D

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Voice acting was great :) Female voices are a little weak, but they're hard for a guy to do. The rest of the voice work was good.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Unfortunately not. I would like to point out, I have now listened to the Force Unleashed 2 which is not abridged and the whole story is much better. I believe that the love interest story would have been much better had they not released this as an abridged version.

If you have the time to read the novel, I would suggest that for a fuller experience. If you can only enjoy books while driving nowadays, this will do :)

Any additional comments?

The love story lacked so much substance, but the second book did convey more emotion. I think I was only aware of the love interest because I was expecting it from the beginning.

I wish people would stop butchering books to save a few pennies ;)

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4 out of 5 stars
By Matthew Wilson on 04-18-18


Oh my very good and yum. Lovely to listen too while waiting in long lines or when at home

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