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Thrilling 'Star Wars' Audio Books

Dread traffic no more with the most thrilling 'Star Wars' audio books.

By James LizowskiPublished 8 years ago 5 min read

Travel to a galaxy far, far away and never leave the comfort of your sedan. Any commute can be improved with a little help from the soothing sounds of a Wookiee. Audio books are a great way to immerse yourself in the alternate universe that has captured generation after generation. These Star Wars audio books offer the intense action of a movie with the in-depth narrative of a novel that can be enjoyed almost anywhere. Imagine you are sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on your way home from a long day at the office, only to have the speakers of your car blaring the the struggle of Yoda trying to instill peace on Djun, an inventive tale of good versus evil or a narration that follows Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker as the rebels' last hope. Your favorite Star Wars moments are now reimagined and reinvented in an advancement that is the way of the future. Dread traffic no more with the most thrilling Star Wars audio books.

Jedi Master Yoda’s presence is requested from Count Dooku, his former protégé, in efforts to achieve peace. Though Yoda knows there is a huge possibility that it’s a trap, he still goes because there are a million lives at stake. The meeting will take place on Djun and Yoda takes two Jedi Knights as well as their young Padawans to accompany him on the mission.

For a new take on the classics, this story written by New York Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz provides a unique perspective and experience for audiences. The book, So You Want to be a Jedi?, takes elements from the iconic and classic story fusing it with inventive narrative style to retell the good versus evil battle. This is the perfect book for young readers just learning about the Star Wars experience as well as die-hard fans of the saga.

For those who are fans of the story of Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker, The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy takes a deeper look at the three heroes as they join forces to defeat the evil that threatens their entire galaxy. It surrounds Leia, Han, and Luke, who are the rebels’ only chance to defeat their enemies. The captivating story is written by acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken. She also wrote The Darkest Minds and Never Fade.

Written by New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger, this book is the third volume in new children’s series retelling the original Star Wars trilogy. The story retells the classic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi from a unique perspective, which is sure to speak directly to this generation’s readers. It is believed to also enhance the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga. Angleberger is also the author of Origami Yoda, which tells the story of sixth-grader Dwight who folds an origami finger puppet of Yoda. The finger puppet has the incredible power of predictions among many other talents.

Star Wars: The Complete Trilogy is perhaps the most ambitious radio project attempted, occurring in 1981 when George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Because the script was so visual, Brian Daley, adapted it to make it unique for their dedicated listeners focusing on character development. The project required a 10 day dialogue recording session and months of blending voices, music, and sound effects. The project generated the largest response in the network’s history allowing listeners experience the intergalactic adventure into a realm of imagination that is beyond the reach of cinema in a unique way. OMNI magazine once reviewed it calling it “a masterpiece of audio craftsmanship and a dazzling technical tour de force.”

This is the second installment in the Original Radio Drama series that Lucas donated to the radio station at his alma mater, the University of Southern California. It retells the story of the second film, but fifth in the film series. The story line begins with the continuing struggles of the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire. At the time, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia Organa are being chased across space by Darth Vader and his elite forces. That’s the same time that Luke Skywalker begins his Jedi training with Yoda after receiving instruction from Obi-Wan Kenobi’s spirit.

This three-hour radio production gives listeners an amazing treat with expanded story lines and new scenes. Anthony Daniels, the actor who plays C3P0, shared his voice for the production adding to the authenticity of the project. Though listeners have to imagine rather than see, they can still get a feel of the parts in the story that included Anakin with his mask and helmet off as well as Luke defeating the Rancor. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is the last and final installment in the Original Radio Drama Series that Lucas donated to the radio station at his alma mater, the University of Southern California.

This audio book tells a timeless adventure of revenge and honor surrounding what occurs when Star Wars heroes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo is joined by Kyle Katarn. In Soldier for the Empire, Katarn has just graduated from the Imperial Military Academy only to learn his father has been murdered. On his way home, he meets a rebel agent who tells him the ugly truth about this father’s deaths swearing revenge. The trilogy also includes Rebel Agent and Jedi Knight. The audio books are written by John Whitman.

Young Jedi Knights Ulic Qel-Droma and Nomi Sunrider are drawn into battle in order to save the Old Republic. The problem is, the evil Sith’s power is spreading across the galaxy rampantly, threatening the existence of the Jedi themselves. Not to mention, one of their greatest allies have already been drawn to the dark side. It is written by John Whitman, but based on Tom Veitch’s and Kevin J. Anderson’s comic. Whitman is also the writer of the Star Wars Dark Forces Complete Set.

This New York Times bestseller begins right near the end of the war. The second Death Star has been destroyed. The Emperor was killed and Darth Vader struck down. Indeed there have been major victories for the Rebel Alliance, but the battle for freedom is far from over. Right now, the fledgling New Republic is hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. It is written by Chuck Wendig, who also wrote Blackbirds, Atlanta Burns, and Zeroes.

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James Lizowski

Spends his days making his own Star Wars figurines. His craft has driven him to look towards the future, drawing inspiration from past technological advances.

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