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Master & Apprentice (Star Wars)

Written by: Claudia Gray
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future in the first canon Star Wars novel to take place before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now, Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council - knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master. 

When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. 

As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested - just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together as never before or be divided forever. 

©2019 Claudia Gray (P)2019 Random House Audio

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excellent narrator,obi wan ftw...

was good enjoyed it but compared to the other audiobooks I've listened to...the story was only decent.some parts really had me hooked while others where ho hum.

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!!!!!

This book is so good. The characters are perfect, the story is great, and the voices are ON POINT! It really sounds like Qui Gon, Obi Wan, Dooku, and all our other favourites are right there!

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Among the best SW canon novels released so far

Claudia Gray illustrates once more why she's my favorite Star Wars author by weaving core canon elements into her story in seemingly contradictory, original and ultimately satisfying ways. Meanwhile, Jonathan Davis excels with his narration giving well known characters authentic voices, original characters distinction and tops it off with music and sound effects that help it all feel like a Star Wars story.

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an awesome Star Wars book

it's a book All Star Wars fans can enjoy. it felt a lot like the expanded universe. totally worth to get!

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Worth Reading

This book opens up a character that I have wanted to learn more about for a long time. Also, this narrator does a great impression of Liam Neeson.

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loved it

very well written, lots of amazing tidbits of the up coming episode 9. yup steve

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Amazing

only on chapter 7 and this book is already so awesome!!!! The performance and voice acting is just incredible!! And love to hear the star wars music in the background here and there.

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Very, very dull story

Stopped at Chapter 23 as I don't think I've ever heard a more uninteresting Star Wars story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-18

I've wanted this... sorta

Brief: I've wanted a cannon novel focusing on the relationship and adventures of Qui gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi for a long time. They finally delivered. I came in with high hopes and expectations... I was satisfied. Hope there's a sequel.
Longer: A lot of Star Wars stories feel remarkably similar. This is not spared from that. It feels quite similar to other cannon novels. In some ways that helps follow the story but also makes a few things predictable. This is more of a gripe then a Major or even minor flaw.
I had fairly high expectations and they weren't exactly met or disappointed. They were satisfied as long as there is another in a couple of years. I would really like to pick this story up in a year or two and see it continued into maybe a trilogy.
It was enjoyable to see glimpses into Dooku and I have a feeling Lucasfilms purposefully lined this up to lead up to their audio drama about Dooku leaving the order. This satisfied me and left me wanting to see more.

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  • brian
  • 2019-04-16

One of her best, even if parts were confusing.

The prequels are being expanded upon well here, and I hope in future novels. A great cast of characters, and great voice work by Jonathan Davis.

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  • Darksnovia
  • 2019-04-21

The best novel of the new Canon

if I had to be honest I have not been a fan of anything really that Disney has done with this franchise. I stand by to this day that throwing out the expanded universe was a mistake. Now I'm glad for once a character that's barely been explored even in the expanded universe what little we do have unfortunately are novels that are hard to find and have been out of print for years. finally Qui-Gon Jinn has his own novel that is easily accessible. master and Apprentice was a great time it's the closest thing to a Legends novel to me.


it seems like Claudia Gray knew her stuff when it came to master and Apprentice in some instances I see some homage to Jade Watson's Jedi Apprentice series. The book was great from beginning to end. This book unlike the expanded universe explore the relationship between Qui-Gon Jinn and Count Dooku. Though I couldn't help but crave more.I feel like the flashback sections could have easily been its own novel.

There is some things I will say I didn't like I feel like it was not necessary and I don't understand why they insist on adding explicit language in a Star Wars novel. hearing the word getting laid in a Star Wars novel almost took me out of the story. I have to deduct a point because of it.


Unlike Queen shadow I don't feel like the ending was tacked on I thought it was perfect. I really would love more stories with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan which is something I really love about the Jedi Apprentice series. I would really like more stories with those two characters. This is the first book I can say in the new Canon that I can say that I consider on par if not better then a lot of the expanded universe novels. unlike most novels in the new Canon this one feels like it actually matters and actually adds to the Canon. if you are a fan of Qui-Gon Jinn.



I highly recommend this book it's also the second best thing I could recommend to the Jedi Apprentice series which unfortunately are out of print. please lucasfilm give us more stories like this. I would really like a sequel to this novel except with Obi-Wan and Anakin.

I give this novel a 9 out of 10

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  • Christopher H. Fritz
  • 2019-04-20

Excellent

Claudia Gray has consistently turned in the best entries in the new Star Wars canon. Excellent addition to the back stories of Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. I'm amazed by Jon Davis's voices. I would have sworn it was Liam Neeson himself lending his voice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-18

So good

JonathanDavis with another stellar StarWars narration.
ClaudiaGrey With amazing character development and the Starwars lore

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  • Stormz Ciccotelli
  • 2019-07-10

Loved it

Narrator was great, story was good, exactly what I needed as my first dip into audiobooks. I do prefer reading physical books, but a few more positive experiences like this and the audio book format has a great chance of becoming my primary source of star wars absorption

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-01

Amazing.

The voice acting was on par with the movies, sound effects go along perfectly and timely with each and every scene, and the story gives a greater insight into the journey of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn. A Star Wars nerd’s dream.

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  • Royce
  • 2019-06-29

Outstanding

Gives an entirely new view into the star wars universe. Just completely outstanding. The narration, the sound affects, and everything in between make this a must listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-29

Fun ride, clearly written by Claudia Grey

it was a really fun character look into Qui-Gon Jinn, with poor writing overall.

Great time if you like the author's writing style, but even if you are like myself, and quickly get pulled out of the story by the writer's quirks, there is still plenty here to enjoy. It really colors in an underappreciated Star Wars character.

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  • Dalton
  • 2019-06-29

I want to see this movie now!

The story has great build, Johnathan Davis really put a lot of power,skill,and believability in every character.

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