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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
©2020 Random House Audio (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Excellent pace and a fun listen!

Exceptional production quality as always and a high paced adventure that should be enjoyable for any Star Wars fan!

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Great but too short

Great audiobook, only problem was that it was too short and left me wanting more! I’d heard of the characters before, but didn’t really know anything about Aphra or her droid companions, as it turns out, they’re excellent! And Tiple 0 had got to be my new favourite droid!

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A fantastic introduction to a new SW character

I had never read any Dr Aphra comics but I knew that she was a popular character. After listening to this audio drama, I now understand that her popularity is well deserved. The cast was wonderful but the standout by far for me was Emily Woo Zeller who gives a powerhouse performance. She infuses Aphra with swagger and bravado but underneath it all, there is a touching sense of humanity. I highly recommend this drama if you are wanting to listen to a good, fun Star Wars adventure.

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Mostly Awesome!

Only problem is weird casting for already known characters like Han and Leia. They didn't sound right and it did take me out of the book occasionally, but all the new characters (and Vader, who is super prominent) have absolutely great voice acting! Even the others were alright, they just sound too different. Story was excellent. I already love Aphra thanks to her comics and I already read the comics this is based on, but this audiobook added quite a lot more than I expected, and the additions are great! I also really enjoyed the way the book is presented as an actual recording by the character Aphra, as if this audiobook is a recording from the character herself. Overall, absolutely great aside from some smaller cameo characters sounding pretty far off.

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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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  • Juan-John
  • 2020-08-01

EXCELLENT

Even though I’d read the comics and knew the ending, I absolutely LOVED this retelling. Emily Woo Zeller brought just the right amount of sass and vulnerability to Aphra. With the exception of one couple-minute exchange between Aphra and Sana (Nicole Lewis) the voices were distinct and clear and well-acted. Biggest complaint? It was TOO SHORT! I wanted MORE! :-)

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  • Timothy Brady
  • 2020-09-24

Lacking any real plot content

I read the Dr. Aphra comics and enjoyed them. I also have been very pleased with a lot of the Star Wars books lately but this one just doesn’t meet the standards that the Thrawn series, Alphabet Squadron, and others have set. The plot is meandering and seemingly pointless and the personality quirks of Aphra that come through in the comics are more just annoying in this version. I would recommend going for a different expanded universe book.

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  • Nery
  • 2020-08-01

Best SW Audio book I've listened to

I have about 40 in my library and this one definitely tops them on performance alone.

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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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  • scott
  • 2020-10-27

sucks

not a good story, what little there is. its mostly a bunch of woke ramblings. its like a girlfriend that never shuts up. All you hear about are doctor afra's delusions, and for so long. After a while you start remembering that this is supposed to be a book telling a story, and you keep waiting for it to get to the story part, but then it ends and you are left wondering what happened to the story. It has almost no story. I didnt like it. Please dont read this if you are a true star wars fan, it will only make you angry as it did me. It is garbage.

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  • Robert A. Raymond
  • 2020-07-31

Another great audio drama for star wars.

This is another great drama by a full cast for star wars. This in my opinion, is better then the original radio dramas for public radio fourty years ago.

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  • Greg
  • 2020-07-31

Fantastic Adaptation

Doctor Aphra in my opinion is one of the best characters created by this Disney era Star Wars. I loved all the Marvel comics and to hear it adapted into this story was wonderful the performances are all really well done!

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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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