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Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier - and he couldn't be less happy about it. He'd rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he's traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of the action. The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy....

©2020 Claudia Gray (P)2020 Listening Library

What listeners say about Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark

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Underwhelming

Underwhelming is pretty much how I feel having just finished the book. The story, the characters, the world building... all fall flat. Very disappointed.

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it was okay at best.

It didn't feel like a Star Wars story. I really hope they do a better job with future Star Wars novels.

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Bland wars

This books does not add to the myths of star wars. Felt like a cookie cutter adventure where the DM stole some dry toast and tried to make it sound like a high class grilled cheese sandwich. The poured luke warm water one it. Sure the toast had a bit of character, and there was one twist, but not worth a second go through.

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wonderful voice acting

Leon Dejossi sounded just like Matthew McConaughey, just the way I imagined it. Nan sounded like a Muppet, that made it weird

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Another great read in The High Republic series!

I consider myself a Star Wars super nerd, this being the 81st Star Wars book I've read... and I have thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 books of this new era. The story was engaging, the characters were well rounded and had interesting backgrounds and development as well. The Jedi do seem to understand the force differently in this series, but it is an era in the past, so I think it will fits within the Star Wars universe. They are building up the conflict well, although there is only so much an enemy can say, when they say they will destroy the Jedi... but obviously they haven't since this is a prequel lol
the story was great, the narration was great, the cool Jedi sequences were also great, I don't see any reason why a Star Wars fan shouldn't get into this series and enjoy it!

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Good for Jedi-lovers

Personally, I really liked it for the dive into Jedi psychology, things we don't know about the order and different insight from different jedis.

Story-wise though, its much more Linear than Light of the Jedi, but still nicely ties with it imo.

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A great Starwars story

I've heard a lot if negativity around this book and I really don't know why. Is it really all due to the geode character? He was an obvious bit if comic relief for an otherwise pretty serious story. just give it a chance people :)

Anyhow, if you love Star Wars, specifically jedi then this js a great story. Claudia Grey writing is engaging and feels authentic to the universe. Much like her other novel, "Master and Apprentice" (which if you haven't read; go change that now!). She expands in the jedis relationship with the force, themselves and the governments of the starwars universe.

I would suggest reading "light of the Jedi" first, however I found that book to be a bit dry at times and this is definitely a more exciting and engaging story.

There are some genuinely wonderful characters introduced in this book and I hope we get much more. If I'm being quite honest this book is more interesting that all 3 of the sequel films lol.

Also the voice acting and performance by Dan Bittner is top notch.

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another descent Jedi story

keep them coming I say. Hope we get a sith perspective story and n the near future.

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Good, though not outstanding read

I preferred the pace of this more than the first book in the high Republic era. Some new, interesting characters to add to the mix. Overall interesting story... Not too fond of the flashback parts for this one as it fell short; but All in all a good listen

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sets up the bigger picture some more

story was alright if your looking to get into new star wars this will be enjoyable for you

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  • 2021-02-02

Bittner is no Thompson

How did Dan Bittner get to narrate this book? All Star Wars books should be narrated by Marc Thompson. If Marc narrated this book it would have been better.

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  • fisher mays
  • 2021-02-05

If you see Claudia Gray's name, buy it

As someone who has been a long time lover of Star Wars books, I was not impressed with the early output of the new canon after they made the old EU non-canon. But Claudia has knocked it out of the park every time and she keeps me invested in the star wars literary universe as a whole with every book she writes. Claudia knows how to write awesome and interesting characters and really hook you with the story. The performance by Dan Bittner is awesome too and kept me listening.

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  • Marcus
  • 2021-02-04

Disappointing

Another disappointing high republic book. Feel like there is no passion here. Wish this was a Marc Thompson narration but it wasn’t. Not sure if I’ll get anymore high republic books.

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  • T.J.
  • 2021-02-04

Decent Star Wars Novel - Not Sure About the Tree People Though

The performance was good and the story is fairly well woven into the other High Republic book. But the whole evil-ent-conquerors vibe that comes out of nowhere in the final couple hours made me feel like I was listening to an odd crossover between Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. It felt entirely out of place seeing that the Nihil are supposed to be the main antagonists of the High Republic story arc and now the Gringer (evil ents) have been introduced as some sort of ancient conquering race that are closely connected with the dark-side and they might somehow become another major antagonist. That made the story feel disjointed, like I was listening to a book written in the Star Wars universe and then got transported to some weird crossover with Middle-Earth.

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  • zac Farrell
  • 2021-02-03

High Republic has allot of potential

This book was much better than ‘Light of the Jed,’ the first intro into the High Republic era, in my opinion. Claudia Gray and Dan Bitter are fantastic as always.

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  • Samuel S Warden
  • 2021-02-14

Love the Book

Love the book but THEY CHANGED THE "AUDIBLE HOPES YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS PROGRAM" VOICE AT THE END AND IT THRU ME THRU A MASSIVE LOOP, it was quite distressing at the time.

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  • N.E.W.
  • 2021-02-04

One of the best new canon books

I agree it's better than Light of the Jedi, especially in character development and the deeper questions it raises. Also, I like the primary protagonist, being a Jedi who actually reads and is interested in learning the same things about the galaxy and its history that Star Wars fans are interested in.
Also, personally I liked Bittner's narration. I think Marc Thompson is too cheesy and over-acting. This is similar in style but slightly dialed back.

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  • James loving
  • 2021-02-10

One of the Best

One of the Best star wars Stories I've Read so far. The Narrator took some adjusting to. at the beginning he kind of sounds like a narrator for the History channel. but His voices are great. love that he tried hard on Matching Marshion Ro's voice similar to the LOTJ audio.

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  • jason lewis
  • 2021-02-10

Great book!

A very fun new beginning for Star Wars. So far my favorite of the High Republic. Claudia Gray continues to cement her status in Star Wars novels.

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  • Robert C.
  • 2021-03-07

Great Story!

Another amazing addition to this new series. I loved the characters and how they are weaving the books together. I am very excited to see where they go with this.

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