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Doctor Aphra (Star Wars)

Written by: Sarah Kuhn
Series: Star Wars, Book 36
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Aphra teams up with Darth Vader himself in this audiobook original - an expanded adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marvel comics series, performed by a full cast.  

Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra, rogue archaeologist, is in trouble again.

A pioneer in the field of criminal xenoarchaeology, Aphra recognizes no law, has no fear, and possesses no impulse control. To her, the true worth of the galactic relics she discovers isn’t found in a museum, but in an arsenal. This viewpoint has led to a lot of misunderstandings. After her latest plan goes horribly wrong, her roguish ways are on the verge of catching up to her, when suddenly Darth Vader, terror of the galaxy, swoops in with his lightsaber ignited and...saves her life?

Don’t get her wrong - it’s not like she’s ungrateful. Sure, her new boss is a lord of the Sith. And okay, she may have just become a pawn in a deadly game being played by him and his boss, who happens to be the Galactic Emperor. And yes, the life expectancy of anyone who disappoints Vader can be measured in seconds.

But she’s back doing what she does best. She’s got a ship to fly, a heist to pull, and two unorthodox but effective metal buddies: Triple-Zero, a protocol droid specializing in etiquette, customs, translation, and torture; and BT-1, an astromech loaded with enough firepower to take down a battlecruiser. Together, they might just find a way to get the job done and avoid the deadly performance review that waits at its conclusion.

Just kidding. She’s doomed.

Cast:

  • Emily Woo Zeller as Doctor Aphra
  • Jonathan Davis as Boba Fett
  • Sean Patrick Hopkins as Luke Skywalker
  • Sean Kenin as Triple-Zero
  • Nicole Lewis as Sana Starros
  • Carol Monda as Maz Kanata
  • Euan Morton as The Emperor
  • Catherine Taber as Leia Organa
  • Marc Thompson as Darth Vader
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  • Matthew Lambertson
  • 2020-07-25

This is absolutely brilliant

It's even better than the comic and perfectly captures the spirit. Funny as hell and Chelli is endlessly likeable. Dr. Aphra is my favorite Star Wars of the Disney era outside of maybe Rogue One. I would buy 10 more of these if they made them. 100. And I would totally subscribe to Disney+ if they actually make the rumored Aphra series. And I don't even like Disney or want to give them my money! I say that just to emphasize how badly I want more Aphra in every possible medium.

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  • K
  • 2020-07-22

Not an original story. Lifted from Vader comic.

Don’t get me wrong, the performances are great and the internal monologues are funny and insightful. But most of the story and dialogue was lifted word for word from the vader comics by Keiron Gillen. If you were looking for a new story, Don’t waste your credits.

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  • Maia
  • 2020-07-28

Pour One Out For The Disaster Gays

an absolutely delightful story set between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back Aphra follows new to non-comics fans character Doctor Chelloni Aphra as she ends up with Darth Vader trying to figure out who this mysterious kid that destroyed the Death Star is. Emily Woo Zeller is an absolute delight as disaster lesbian space archaeologist Aphra and the rest of the cast sprinkled in make for a fun performance.

if you've read the comic arcs Aphra is based on one of the best things about listening is when a line of dialogue from the comics pops up and you can picture the panel. if you haven't read the comics it's absolutely not necessary as this is a comprehensive introduction to Aphra in a setting most star wars fans know well.

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  • Jorge I. Figueroa
  • 2020-07-26

A perfect companion to the comics

How far has this character come in a few years.
If you were reading the new canon Marvel's series that started in 2015 this is a great addition to those few initial issues, it might even make you want to revisit them

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  • jason lewis
  • 2020-07-26

Enjoyable Listen

I've only liked Aphra in the Star Wars/Vader comics. I never liked her solo series, however this was great. So good I think I'm going to give the solo series a 3rd try. Fingers crossed.

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  • Lijah Spencer
  • 2020-07-24

not my cup of tea

I guess I should have expected this, as it is based from comic books, but this story is obviously aimed more for children. The story was weak, and the characters were not taken seriously. the production of course was great. though some of the voice acting was off. imo Mark Thompson does a much better Luke then the guy that played him, and Leia was not great either. I was disappointed, as I have never heard a Star Wars audiobook that I didn't love.

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  • Nick
  • 2020-07-24

Amazing

Love Aphra as a comic book character, like Indiana Jones meets Gretchen from "You're The Worst"

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-23

5 of 5 stars

the full cast was awesome

I've listened to almost every star wars book I've never laughed this hard at any of them the humor was great

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  • Chadwyck Lottinville
  • 2020-07-23

A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one!

As someone who hasn't had the chance to read the comics, it was really cool to get this pieced together version of Aphra's story. I've been intrigued by her for some time now, as someone who, like her, has a fondness for droids. For anyone new to her, think of her as a cross between (pre-Iron Man) Tony Stark, and Indiana Jones. But in Star Wars.
There are some very tongue-in-cheek moments, but overall it's a pretty solid story, with pretty decent voice acting (although I'm used to hearing either the original cast, or VA's from the video games).
I look forward to future adventures with her and her droids, and I hope they find a way to have her cross paths with Cal Kestis & crew at some point.
Also, can we get a Black Series Trip & BT already?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-22

Fun Star Wars Listen

this book is a great short star wars story, i was able to listen to the entire book in one day and it was very entertaining. The full cast did a great job with their performances and they story told about Dr. Aphra was fun with a lot of the plot happening in the background of the origional movie trilogy. if you are looking for a star wars book that is short and entertaining to listen to, this one is a good choice. however if you want a more in depth star wars story this will not be for you.

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