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Summary

In Children of the Jedi, Barbara Hambly introduces a new character: Callista, a brave Jedi warrior of long ago who gave her life to foil one of the Empire's darkest plans, a plot to destroy a stronghold that was a sanctuary for the families of Jedi knights.

The plot involved a dreadnaught, one of the Empire's most devious inventions, governed by a sophisticated artificial intelligence. Crippled during the war against the Empire, the vessel has drifted through space for years. But now it is slowly reactivating and resuming its inexorable mission. Only Luke Skywalker can feel its evil presence as well as the mysterious influence of that powerful woman who should have died decades ago.

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Critic reviews

"[Hambly] offers several solid, well-wrought adventures." ( Publishers Weekly)"An exciting adventure that rates among the best in the series." ( Booklist)
"In [Hambly's] hands, the heroes of the New Republic take on a maturity and credibility that enhance their already engaging personalities." ( Library Journal)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-17

not a big fan of the abridged

learn how to pronounce coruscant. there was a lot of jumping around in the story too so it was difficult to keep up with. how about an unabridged version?

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  • David
  • 24-02-15

Anthony Heald is horrible

Not only can Heald not do any of the voices well, he cannot even pronounce the names correctly. I wish somebody would re-do all of these books (unabridged) using Marc Thompson!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-07-20

This abridged novel stands above the rest..

And all in negative ways.

I’ve knowingly spent/wasted credits on abridged SW novels. Even plenty of three-hour books. And this is the first time I can genuinely say “WTF is going on??” The story is so confusing to follow. Characters have no setup. And only the last 40 min or so are even entertaining.

We all know AH shouldn’t be narrating SW books. All the complaints have been covered. But this novel gave a brand new one. AH made Mara Jade sound like Caitlyn Jenner. To the point he/she popped in my head involuntarily when Mara randomly shows up here and there. Also why is it only the AH novels that they use that same exact annoying scream/TIE fighter sound for every character? Must be the B Team soundboard I guess.

**Not really spoiler but just in case**

This is basically the movie HER but Luke Skywalker instead of Joaquin Phoenix.

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  • Jennifer Cannon
  • 24-06-22

The book itself? Great. The narrator? Terrible

It's incredibly obvious the way this narrator pronounces names and places that he has NO IDEA wtf he's even reading. If you're going to hire people to read a book out loud, make sure they at least know what tf they're even reading.

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  • TK421
  • 17-05-22

mild spoiler alert. Palpa-teen, NOT Palpa-tyn.

I absolutely love the story. the meeting between Luke and Clarissa spun me around I could almost feel the Force connection. the plot takes some very interesting turns and the children of the Jedi are way worse than anything that ever came out of a cornfield. I had issues with the narrator. in my humble opinion he sounds rushed. he can't say the emperor's name correctly which surprisingly is really annoying. I am a big fan of January LaVoy I think her work is great she would have been better here. I can hear you guys screaming Mark Thompson Mark Thompson but the queen deserves some time behind the microphone as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-22

not worth the whole credit

this was a 3 dollar tittle before audible changed the purchasing system to credit only it cost me $14 . Im going to use my last 2 credits and cancel my membership. This app is to greedy.

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  • Marty
  • 02-03-22

Abridged

the book is awesome but audible severely abridged their performance. I like to read every word in my books.

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  • April
  • 23-08-21

Not good

I don't think the reader ever saw Star Wars. Mispronunciations were all over the place.

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  • Floyd Wayne Shackelford Junior
  • 25-12-16

Good Book, Awful Narrator

Need does the guy talk soft and then blare sound effects. Also, he doesn't have the best narrator voice, probably why he has to use sound effects, but the sound effects are so loud so you have to turn the volume down, but he talks so soft so you have to turn them volume up, but... God dammit!

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  • RUTH E PARKER
  • 29-12-14

GREAT STORY!

Big surprise ending! Great sound effects and music.
Wonderful way to let us continue the Star Wars saga.

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