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Summary

BEING A TEENAGER IS HARD ENOUGH WITHOUT ALSO TRAINING TO BE A JEDI…. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi has not been apprenticed long to Qui-Gon Jinn, and he is chafing at Qui-Gon's training style: all meditation, no action. Obi-Wan yearns to prove himself on a mission, but when he and Qui-Gon are finally set to leave on an assignment, Qui-Gon is nowhere to be found. Angered by his master's abandonment, Obi-Wan sets out on the mission alone, determined to prove himself. 

On a mysterious planet he encounters a pack of feral, Force-wielding teens who seem to be the planet's only inhabitants. As he experiences wild freedom with them and wonders if this isn't the life he was meant for, Obi-Wan can't escape the nagging sense that something is wrong with the Force there. Growing attachments, startling revelations, and a looming threat to both the planet and his new friends will bring Obi-Wan face-to-face with his worst fear: that maybe he was never supposed to be a Jedi at all. 

Can he connect with the living Force in time to save himself and everyone around him? 

It's the star of the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ limited series as you've never seen him before….

©2022 Kiersten White (P)2022 Disney Lucasfilm Press

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  • Kevin C. Isaacs
  • 01-08-22

Possibly the worst of the new canon

Unbelievably bad. Starts out great but as soon as Obi wan reaches the planet it tanks hard. No relevant character arc, bland side characters that do not contribute anything meaningful or thematic to the overall story. Very unfocused thematically too. The story cannot decide on a character arc for Kenobi so they give him 3 half baked ones. Narration was fine but not up to the standard of the other books. Very disappointed

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  • Vanessa Gonzalez
  • 01-08-22

It’s ok

If you are an Obi Wan fan, you should probably listen to this audiobook. It’s not bad it’s just not that great either. The story is very predictable and first half - 3/4 of the book is boring but…. We do get a little more insight on Obi Wans development as a Jedi so I suppose it’s worth a listen.

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  • Jenny
  • 01-08-22

Definitely much better than the high republic books

Wa better than the high republic but not as good as some of the legends book. All in all worth the purchase

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-07-22

meh

decent story very predictable not enough Qui-Gon. pacing was good overall it was a decent book

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  • Cajun Gene
  • 09-09-22

yes, yes, yes

didn't struggle at all!!! great spot that ultimately ties into Obi-Wans life as the greatest jedi ever

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  • Buck Earle
  • 08-09-22

Please make this a series

I hope this is the start of an obi wan Padawan series and at least one goes into the year long mandalore mission

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  • Harry Braswell
  • 05-09-22

very neat.

I really enjoyed this one. I've listened to a few of the Legends audiobooks now (Darth Plageus, Shatterpoint), and this one held up nicely. Giving you some insight into the self-doubt and anxiety that a young Obi-wan encountered as a padwan. there was a *little* discrepancy between some dates between this book and, say, Darth Plageus (when Dooku leaves the Jedi Order), but it wasn't a huge downside - just another one of those moments when I got to say "Hey, this non-canonical fanfic doesn't perfectly match that other non-canonical fanfic I read!"

all in all, fun story worth the listen.
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  • A. Kessel
  • 24-09-22

Hello There…

I’ve been a fan of Star War since 1977, and have read/watched/listened to many offerings. Obi Wan has been one of my favorite characters since the beginning, and hearing an adventure from the Jedi Masters youth is a wonderful treat. Although at times Padawan can be a bit underwhelming, overall it’s a great addition to the Universe. As for the narrator, Gary Furlong, all I can say is amazing. Flawless in pacing, character voices and storytelling, he is without doubt a great narrator. Whatever lacks in this story, Gary more than makes up for. I look forward to hearing more Star Wars audiobooks from this narrator.

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  • Sawyer Jackson
  • 19-09-22

2023 can’t come soon enough

Another Star Wars book with Kathy’s hands all over it. Story was meh, I knew what was happening off the bat, i don’t know why it would take Kenobi so long to figure it out. The best part is the reveal of how Dex and Obi-Wan met each other.

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  • Rachael Griggs
  • 10-09-22

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Fun story, with a great choice of voice actor considering. Kenobi fans won't be disappointed.