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Resistance Reborn (Star Wars)

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Written by: Rebecca Roanhorse
Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Series: Star Wars, Book 44
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (164 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this pivotal prequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the heroes of the Resistance - Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn - must fight back from the edge of oblivion.

The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa - their names are famous among the oppressed worlds they fight to liberate. But names can only get you so far, and Leia’s last desperate call for aid has gone unanswered.

From the jungles of Ryloth to the shipyards of Corellia, the shadow of the First Order looms large, and those with the bravery to face the darkness are scattered and isolated. If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders - including those who, in days gone by, helped a nascent rebellion topple an empire. Battles will be fought, alliances will be forged, and the Resistance will be reborn.

©2019 Rebecca Roanhorse (P)2019 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"Narrator Marc Thompson draws from a seemingly bottomless well of voices to portray the many characters of the Star Wars universe.... Overall, die-hard Star Wars fans will be pleased." (AudioFile Magazine)

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What listeners say about Resistance Reborn (Star Wars)

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good story, but lacks a solid performance

first off I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, the characters are memorial and there is some new cannon characters that make a bigger impact then before... my main focus.. Rey. The Rey in this novel is a moppy soppy mess. nothing like her character in the last jedi. she's also not even in the story. she's a background character which is sad since shea featured on the cover. This is a Poe Dameron story through and through.

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for die hard fans only

its mildly interesting to see how the First Order came to seed their power and how the Senate began to lose its hold over the galaxy, but overall disappointing.

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Good performance mediocre story

Story was ok. Has some possibilities. Still better than Black Spire. Still no real stakes just wheel spinning until TROS.

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this should be episode 8 or part of it.

A very good book that fills in what we missed between episode seven and nine.

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a very worthy lead up to The Rise Od Skywalker. An excellent nod to many of the previous canon novels. All Hail General Organa...Royalty.

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amazing book and performance

my first audiobook and i may be converting! normally i take months to dinish a book but this was done in a couple weeks, wouldve been faster if my commute was longer!

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Weak Star Wars novel. Not a compelling book linking movie 8 and 9.

Just overall a weak book.

Excellent voice acting and sound effects.

Character development felt rushed. Numerous characters introduced that I didn’t feel mattered much.

I didn’t feel this book prepared me for episode 9 coming out this week.

I’d save your money or credit.

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Amazing performance of a just fine story

Marc Thomson did an amazing job of narrating the book. The production from music to sound effects was top notch.
Rebecca Roanhorse did a fine job with the piece of the puzzle that the Star Wars story group gave her to fill in.
If you are a big Star Wars fan you should read this, if not you could probably pass.

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Great entertainment, not deep literature

Performed very well, probably the best Audible I've listened to for entertainment. Sorta like a good escapist movie. Plot was not deep and I think may've misrepresented characters compared to movies (Rey especially, though at least here she's not Mary Sue). feels like I'll appreciate it more when Episode 9 comes out n I have a bit more background on some characters.

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nice little filler but not much more

I went into this book with an open mind drawing on my passion and love for the star wars franchise.
im not a massive fan of the story of the new trilogy but i do really enjoy its characters and im invested in their journey and im happy to say that after trashing several of them in the last jedi this helps give me back some respect for them.

poe specifically benefits from lots of attention in this book and is voiced very well in my opinion by Mark who with the exception of reys voice puts in another great performance..

all in all the story is meh we get to meet some new characters and we see the rebellion being reborn as the title says through an ok plot but dont expect it to give you much more than that.

i will say The author makes excellent use of what seems to be a small time scale for our characters getting them through their adventures at a quick pace

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  • Chris Dvergsten
  • 2019-11-18

Falsely advertised

On the cover of this story is Rey, Finn, and Poe; the three central characters of the Sequel Trilogy. Yet the story only centers around Poe. Finn shows up around the last ark but doesn’t do anything other than make you realize he lived a sheltered life in the First Order. Rey is literally a foot note in the entire book. She doesn’t do anything and doesn’t have any development.

But for those of you who enjoyed the Aftermath Series, Bloodlines, and Battlefront 2’s Inferno Squadron, you’ll be happy to note that this book either wraps up or continues the stories of those events and characters and does it rather well. Honestly they should have redone the cover to feature those characters than get my hopes up that I’d be getting an interesting story involving all 3 of the Sequel protagonists.

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  • Michael H.
  • 2019-11-09

Disappointing

I was really looking forward to this book, even preordered it so I could have it first thing. I couldn't have been more disappointed. First off, it's extremely boring, just think TLJ, but slower and little too no action. Even when their was action it was so forgettable. Rey was practically invisible and the parts she was in she was more like background noise. I expected more for a book leading up to the Rise of Skywalker. Do yourself a favor and just imagine what the resistance was up to after TLJ it'll be more entertaining.

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  • kahil
  • 2019-11-18

It's mehhh

The story overall is lackluster. The ending is bad. I'm not sure why they felt the need to end it on such a pointless note

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  • dennis d smith
  • 2019-11-14

skip it

not worth the time. it's a very limited story. no. character development and it has limited capability of adding to the film

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-12

Not a good book

I “Hope” the rise of Skywalker not like this. Way too much fluff about party dress and creatures. Tuxedos, ties, and dresses that didn’t need to be described or even included.

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  • Christopher J. Rodriguez
  • 2019-11-09

What a waste of an opportunity

Just skip to chapter 24 unless you like to read yourself to sleep. Waiting waiting waiting for a lackluster ending. This is a comic book that was really REALLY drawn out. What a wasted opportunity

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  • Luc Desormeaux
  • 2019-11-18

Good story, great performance by Mark Thompson.

I liked the book a lot. There are good momemts and it sets up thimgs pretty well for Rise of Skywalker. Also, Mark Thompson is great as usual.

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  • Jonathan Pedraza
  • 2020-01-18

Mediocre Story at Best

Marc Thompson delivered a superb story as always, but unfortunately he had to narrate such a disappointing story. The book started off promising but quickly turned into a letdown. Worse than The Last Jedi in my opinion. Marc Thompson is a fantastic narrator who captures the essence of characters better than any other narrator I've heard.

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  • Christopher
  • 2019-12-06

So much potential

As with a lot of the recent Star Wars novels, there’s so much potential but the story simply falls flat. The character development was minimal, the story isn’t essential to the Star Wars canon, and I was left feeling dissatisfied. Poe is the focus of this book, and while it’s nice to see him get some limelight, his “development” if you want to call it that, felt pretty inauthentic. Finn seems to be around just to help move the story along, and Rey is an afterthought at best. I get the impression that the author is somewhat limited in what they’re allowed to touch on, given when the story takes place and what Disney’s plans are for the franchise.

TL:DR - OK but skippable story unfortunately wastes another great performance by Marc Thompson.

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  • Ian Freas
  • 2019-11-07

Wonderful story of Poe, Leia, and the Resistance

Takes place a few days after TLJ. As the title states it's about the Resistance being rebuilt. Answers a lot questions that you might have after the battle of Crait. Some really cool cameos too. The one warning I give is that this story is NOT about Rey. She is in there but mainly in the background. We will have to wait to learn more about her :)

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