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Star Wars: Tempest Runner

Written by: Cavan Scott
Narrated by: Jessica Almasy,Dan Bittner,Orlagh Cassidy,Sullivan Jones,January LaVoy,Kathleen McInerney,Tara Sands,Vikas Adam,Jonathan Davis,Neil Hellegers,Saskia Maarleveld,Soneela Nankani,Marc Thompson,Shannon Tyo
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Publisher's Summary

In this Star Wars audio original, delve into the cutthroat world of one of the High Republic’s greatest foes, the merciless Lourna Dee.

The Nihil storm has raged through the galaxy, leaving chaos and grief in its wake. Few of its raiders are as vicious as the Tempest Runner Lourna Dee. She stays one step ahead of the Jedi Order at the helm of a vessel named after one of the deadliest monsters in the galaxy: the Lourna Dee. But no one can outrun the defenders of the High Republic forever.

After the defeat of her crew, Lourna falls into the hands of the Jedi - but not before she hides her identity, becoming just another Nihil convict. Her captors fail to understand the beast they have cornered. Just like every fool she’s ever buried, their first mistake was keeping her alive. 

Lourna is determined to make underestimating her their last.

Locked onto a Republic correctional ship, she's dragged across the galaxy to repair the very damage she and her fellow Tempest Runners inflicted on it. But as Lourna plans her glorious escape, she makes alliances that grow dangerously close to friendships. Outside the Nihil - separated from her infamous ship, her terrifying arsenal, and her feared name - Lourna must carve her own path. But will it lead to redemption? Or will she emerge as a deadlier threat than ever before?

Narrated by a Full Cast:
Jessica Almasy as Lourna Dee
Dan Bittner as Councilor Wittick
Orlagh Cassidy as Ola Hest
Sullivan Jones as Bala
January LaVoy as Tasia
Kathleen McInerney as Councilor Fry
Tara Sands as Sestin
Vikas Adam as H7-09 and Raleigh
Jonathan Davis as Andrik Keller and Asgar Ro
Neil Hellegers as Kassav, Yudiah Dee, and Jano
Saskia Maarleveld as Parr and Avar Kriss
Soneela Nankani as Muglan and Keeve Trennis
Marc Thompson as Pan Eyta, Sskeer, and Marchion Ro
Shannon Tyo as Quin and Nib Assek

©2021 Cavan Scott (P)2021 Random House Audio

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Great follow-up to the Phase 1

I loved Phase 1 of the High Republic and this story was just such a great follow-up to the series.

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Good, but not great?

I couldn't really get into the character that much, and having read the previous books in the High Republic line up I just thought to myself how much this sits at the bottom of that list.

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Absolutely cosmic!

It’s like a new release StarWars film for the ears & imagination to enjoy 😃 I look forward to more full cast narrations of future SW novels 🙏🏽🌌❤️

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Great insight into the life of the villain

It is very interesting to see the background story of Lourna Dee. The story is well written but the performance could have been better.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Deeply enjoyed the voice acting, proper sound effects, and especially the look into Lourna's story. It didn't end the way I thought it would, and I enjoyed the surprise.

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Amazing Audio

The full cast was an amazing voice! instead of reading every single prompt as written, it's acted out with STELLAR sound design. plays very much like a radio play! I really hope the next book coming soon is similar to this

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A treat!

This was great, the full caste made the Star Wars audio book even more immersive!

I also really enjoyed the no narration twist, just dialogs and sounds to make you understand what happened. It shows that it was written with audio books in mind.

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Fullcast is the best

Every SW audiobook should be done by a fullcast. the best performance ever. The story, the editing, the sound effect, every thing was excellent.

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This is the worst book I have ever read

The story is week and the performance of the audiobook was horrible. This is most likely the last high republic era book I ever buy.

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Fantastic

This is one of the best books I've listened too great narration, just wish it was longer.

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  • 2021-08-31

need more

the only bad thing about Cavan Scott is that he leaves you wanting more (in a good way)!

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  • 2021-08-31

Love that Star Wars is expanding this way.

As a fan of radio and audio dramas, I love that Star Wars is expanding into this form of media. Voice cast is excellent, many of them I'm familiar with as audio book narrators. An excellent look at Laurna Dee, and others as well. Hope more of these are released in future.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-08-31

Top notch production, engaging and essential read.

As always, production was top notch. Had some issues differentiating one or two characters talking to each other early on but as the cast got larger it became easier. The story was more varied than I expected. Initial impressions was that it was going to be similar to the Phasma book and wouldn't have any forward progress in the High Republic timeline but it exceeded expectations there and is essential reading if you want to keep up with everything. Even managed to keep the main character from straying too far from her established position and going into the tired antivillain with a secretly good heart cliche which was quite welcome.

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  • Chris
  • 2021-09-01

good story, overacting by the performers

it was a good story line but the performance was over blown and over the top and distracting from the experience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-08-31

well done

This book wasn't like any of the Star Wars books I've listened to so far. The collaboration of all these narrations made this book one of my favorites.

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  • Cafi
  • 2021-09-03

Disappointing

The production and quality of the star wars recordings is always phenomenal. I was just disappointed in this particular story. I thought the Lorna Dee character was alright as part of the villain group in previous books of this series. But I liked her less and less in this book. I felt like I was supposed to feel sorry for her from her back story and what it's made her become but I don't. I dislike her more and find her annoying and was really disappointed in the outcome of this story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-09-02

A great character study!

Tempest Runner is a great character story that is a wonderful addition to the rest of the High Republic media. The production value of this audio drama is astounding, and helps give these characters a strong voice, enhancing the other books and comics in the High Republic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-09-01

INCREDIBLE

I was skeptical at first of a whole book about Lourna Dee, but boy was I in for a treat! This Audio Drama was SO enjoyable! I listened to the whole thing in a day because it was just that good! I NEED MORE LOURNA NOW!

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  • PjLights
  • 2022-01-05

Had potential but...

The voice acting is ultimately what brought this down for me. Without Lourna's grunting and heavy breathing this would probably have been 2 hours shorter.

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  • Meredith R.
  • 2021-09-02

Awful

The story was ok, but I cannot stand the “full cast” approach to audiobooks! I usually listen to my Star Wars audiobooks over and over, but I don’t anticipate ever listening to this one again.

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