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- Listening Length: 5 hours and 30 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Listening Library
- Audible.com Release Date: September 22, 2015
- Language: English
- ASIN: B011PVV402
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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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This book is written for younger readers, but as a 33 year old Star Wars nut I found this book fascinating. It is a great adaptation of the film with a number of asides, footnotes and other things added by the author. Given that this book is part of the New Canon, I was most interested in the additions made here. There are some amazing throw away lines from Yoda and Obi-Wan about feelings versus duty and maybe the old ways of the Jedi were not totally on point. There is also some stuff about force ghosts that blew my mind. There is stuff about Vader dealing with the suppression of Anakin that ties in with Lords of the Sith. No one seems to be talking about this book and I can't figure out why. If you are interested in the world of New Canon and how they are building out the world of Star Wars, this book is a must read.
Tom Angleberger really gets the themes of ROTJ, and brings them out very well for young readers. We see how the influence of Luke helps Anakin resurface through the layers of Vader, for instance. I am also glad that the author included Luke asking Obi-Wan about his mother on Dagobah, because of course he would! That's a nice addition to the new canon that feels very natural and appropriate.
All in all, I found this book very satisfying. In its own way, reading it was as satisfying as watching the film. I am a school librarian, and I know many of my students will be clamoring for this book as soon as I add it to my collection.
This is a great book and one that goes beyond the cannon and opens the eyes of young readers to the wonders and the world of Star Wars and as a fan and as a father I am so glad that this and the other books in the series have been available.
*I received this for review - my opinions are my own*