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Outcast

Star Wars Legends (Fate of the Jedi)
Written by: Aaron Allston
Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now-fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis and in need. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order, negotiate differences, and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi.

In a shocking move, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo's turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it's only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. When Jedi Knight Valin Horn, scion of a politically influential family, suffers a mysterious psychotic break and becomes a dangerous fugitive, the Jedi become the target of a media-driven witch hunt. Facing conviction on the damning charges, Luke must strike a bargain with the calculating Daala: his freedom in exchange for his exile from Coruscant and from the Jedi Order.

Though forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is determined to keep history from being repeated. With his son, Ben, at his side, Luke sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo's corruption and downfall. But the secrets he uncovers among the enigmatic Force mystics of the distant world Dorin may bring his quest and life as he knows it to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by the same madness as Valin Horn, is headed for Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could doom the Jedi Order and devastate the entire galaxy.

©2009 Aaron Allston (P)2009 Random House

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Loved this book!

The narrator Marc Thomson is amazing! the storyline is awesome, and the author does a good job with the style of the book!

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Excellent Story

Very engaging and entertaining. Well written and narrated. It brings together all the popular characters.

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  • Kir Kanos TN
  • 2009-09-03

This Series has Potential, but off to a slow start

This was definitely not one of my favorite books from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It picks up where the Legacy of the Force series left off and Jacen Solo's betrayal to the Jedi Order will obviously have repercussions for the future of the Jedi and it's Grand Master Luke Skywalker. I won't give away any spoilers, but "Outcast" seems more like a setup book for a more elaborate plot in the series than a grand adventure itself. Unfortunately this book does not stand alone on its own accord. It will be interesting to see how this series plays out. I sure hope that the rest of the authors aren't as obsessed about Coffee, or 'caf' as its known in the Star Wars universe. I got tired of hearing about every character, either NOT having their morning caf or needing some caf, or going to get caf, or offering another character caf. It got old, REALLY QUICK, but unfortunately continued throughout the book. Overall, the book was average ~ not great, and not bad either, but the series has potential.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • john
  • 2009-04-21

Full audiobooks make these even more enjoyable!!!!

the story is good we get to see ben growing into his own, i enjoyed the book i hope audible keeps the unabridged coming for us!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Jeff
  • 2009-04-25

Awesome story!

Its great to be back with Luke and th eother main Star Wars characters. The narrator does an incredible job with the voices which just adds to the quality sound effects abd the outstanding plot line.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard
  • 2010-02-22

Star Wars books worth the Price

I truly am a big Star Wars fan. These books being read to me is like watching a new movie when a book comes out. Fate of Jedi is the same. This is suppose to be a nine book series. I am waiting for the third book already.
The Star Wars books on Audible is enough for me to keep with Audible.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2009-06-26

Great start to a new series

If they ever think about making movies out of another series in the Star Wars universe this may be the one to choose. Bottom line, narration is great, sound effects add depth, and storyline kept my interest from beginning to end. I am looking forward to listening to Outcast.

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  • Ray
  • 2013-02-14

Only book 1

What did you love best about Star Wars?

The voice acting is spot on. The music and sound effects are what I expect and love.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars?

The climax, for this book, for me, was Luke & son figuring their way out of their dilemma. The mines were also excellent.

What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

He mostly narrates, so he fills the visual gaps well.

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

I don't recall laughing. There were no tearful incidents to induce tears.

Any additional comments?

Well done. On to book 2!

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  • Steven
  • 2012-04-06

A Must Read for any Star Wars fan

I don't know what is better about this book - the writing or the voice acting by Marc Thompson. Marc Thompson always brings an A+ effort, not only changing his voice to reflect the character that is talking but the known characters (Luke, Leia, Han, Lando, etc) and are always consistent & sound great for those none regular cast (Allana, Tenel Ka, Sith characters, Ves).
Highly recommend this entire series - plus it's the whole unabridged book.

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  • Issy
  • 2011-10-18

Get you hanging for the next

As a not so 'read' Star Wars fan, the story starts quite a while after the 'Return of the Jedi'. Nevertheless it's quite an engaging story. Marc Thompson is a great narrator. The fate of the jedi series gives us a glimpse of what happened in the past. It tells us of the new threats and allies. As the first of the series it's obviously only the start of more things to come. I am looking forward to more jedi adventures and new planets .. with old and new foes and friends.

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  • Emanuel
  • 2011-03-24

I enjoyed this

I am not a big Star Wars fan as far as reading it. But this audio book was very well done and i enjoyed it. Look forward to listening to others. And only a little profanity.

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  • Lobo
  • 2010-12-02

Great star wars story

This is a great story, and the way is narrated make you think you are actually seeing all the characters from the movie.

I like it a lot!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful