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Alphabet Squadron (Star Wars)

Auteur(s): Alexander Freed
Narrateur(s): Saskia Maarleveld
Durée: 13 h et 50 min
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Description

The first novel in a new trilogy starring veteran New Republic pilots!

On the verge of victory in a brutal war, five New Republic pilots transform from hunted to hunters in this epic Star Wars adventure. Set after Return of the Jedi, Alphabet Squadron follows a unique team, each flying a different class of starfighter as they struggle to end their war once and for all.

The emperor is dead. His final weapon has been destroyed. The Imperial Army is in disarray. In the aftermath, Yrica Quell is just one of thousands of defectors from her former cause living in a deserters' shantytown - until she is selected to join Alphabet Squadron.

Cobbled together from an eclectic assortment of pilots and starfighters, the five members of Alphabet are tasked by New Republic General Hera Syndulla herself. Like Yrica, each is a talented pilot struggling to find their place in a changing galaxy. Their mission: to track down and destroy the mysterious Shadow Wing, a lethal force of TIE fighters exacting bloody, reckless vengeance in the twilight of their reign.

The newly formed unit embodies the heart and soul of the Rebellion: ragtag, resourceful, scrappy, and emboldened by their most audacious victory in decades. But going from underdog rebels to celebrated heroes isn't as easy as it seems, and their inner demons threaten them as much as their enemies among the stars. The wayward warriors of Alphabet Squad will have to learn to fly together if they want to protect the new era of peace they’ve fought so hard to achieve. 

Part of a Marvel and Del Rey crossover event, Alphabet Squadron is the counterpart to Marvel’s TIE Fighter miniseries, which follows the exploits of Shadow Wing as they scheme to thwart the New Republic. 

©2019 Alexander Freed (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Imperial Defection Story that makes sense

loved it so much! voice acting was superb and the story itself was great! favourite star wars novel to date!

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  • Matt Cilvik
  • 2019-06-12

It's not Rogue Squadron

Being a die-hard fan of the Rogue and Wraith Squadron series of books from the EU, I was super excited for this release.

The premise was slightly baffling, but I needed to read this book.

However, I just couldn't get into it. There are far too many characters, too many storylines to place these unfamiliar names, and the book seems so jumbled.

The narrator does a fantastic job throughout the book, but it's still very lacking. I listened for the lore, for the back story that would flush out the overall Star Wars arc... But it wasn't there.

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  • aaron w marshall
  • 2019-06-12

Worse than Aftermath and that's saying something

I tried, i really tried. I just could not get interested in the characters or the storyline. I am a die-hard star wars geek and this just had me puzzled. Right from the start it didn't sound like a Star Wars story. Of course it was lacking all the fan service and main characters we've come to know and love but the writer seemed to have trouble telling a real Star Wars story.

Give me Wookie lore and space battles right away and i'll forgive the endless internal dialogue of a main character whose name still escapes me. If I have to ask myself "who?" every time a character is mentioned, you've lost me. There are no reference points; it felt like a movie jammed into a book. At least in the movie i would visually recognize the character and feel like "ok, i have to root for her."

For me the reader was also very distracting. I couldn't figure out which was a male and which was a female character. Marc Thompson would have given this book a bit of a bump but I can see why he passed on the story.

Overall it wasn't as bad as The Crystal Star but still worse than Aftermath Book 1 which this reader just barely made it through without throwing the book out a window.

Would not recommend, I had high hopes but they were sadly not met.

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  • Robert A. Raymond
  • 2019-06-12

Great narration makes up for lack of sound effects

This is a great book, but the lack of sound effects that are usually in a star wars audiobook is telling right from the beginning. The narration makes up for this.

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  • Joey
  • 2019-06-12

A great first entry into this post-RotJ trilogy

The premise of Alphabet Squadron is simple. The burgeoning New Republic needs a special task force and assembles an unlikely group of pilots, each flying a differing model of starfighter (hence the name), and assigns them with a tough mission... to track down and eliminate the deadly Shadow Wing TIE fighter squadron of the Empire.
Alexander Freed writes military sci-fi well, and Alphabet Squadron was no exception. The space battles are described wonderfully, and the book immerses the reader in the military world of Star Wars. The characters fall into some common tropes for military characters, but Freed manages to make them interesting and stand out. I was happy to have two aliens on the team too. The story is engaging, and the ending is very unexpected and will leave you ready for book 2. The story drags in some parts, which isn't surprising given this was supposed to be a standalone novel but was extended into a trilogy however this extra focus helps flesh out the story Freed is carving and expands on his characters as well as Shadow Wing more.
Overall I recommend this for Star Wars fans, especially if you want more post-RotJ content or like the military aspect of the franchise.

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  • Kay
  • 2019-06-13

Off To A Good Start!

As the first book of three, it is a good way to introduce all of the characters and their backstories before we see them later on down the road in their true elements. I'll be honest, I came here mostly for Hera Syndulla and I appreciate her presence in the book, though now I have more questions pertaining to her than any other character, and cannot wait to learn more! The wait for the next book is going to be the end of me.

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  • Bill
  • 2019-06-16

Takes me back when I first read x-wing..

..for the first time. top notch narration, and I would put it up there with the redone Thrawn series.

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  • James
  • 2019-06-13

Incredible Book!

I LOVED this book! Seriously my favorite piece of Star Wars content since Rogue One!

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  • Stan W
  • 2019-06-15

One of the best Star Wars books

Some of the best world building yet, covering the intricacies of a post war galaxy. The cast is diverse without feeling forced.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-06-14

the best of the new cannon books!!

amazing!! new characters that we grow to care about, and an exciting story! very much looking forward to the rest of this trilogy!!

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