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The heroes of the High Republic era return to face a shattered peace and a fearsome foe, following the dramatic events of Light of the Jedi.

In the wake of the Great Hyperspace Disaster and the heroism of the Jedi, the Republic continues to grow, bringing more worlds together under a single unified banner. Under the leadership of Chancellor Lina Soh, the spirit of unity extends throughout the galaxy, with the Jedi and the newly established Starlight Beacon station at the vanguard.

In celebration, the chancellor plans The Republic Fair, a showcase of the possibilities and the peace of the expanding Republic - a peace the Jedi hope to foster. Stellan Gios, Bell Zettifar, Elzar Mann and others join the event as ambassadors of harmony. But as the eyes of the galaxy turn toward the Fair, so, too, does the fury of the Nihil. Their leader, Marchion Ro, is intent on destroying this unity. His storm descends on the pageantry and celebration, sowing chaos and exacting revenge.

As the Jedi struggle to curb the carnage of the rampaging Nihil, they come face-to-face with the true fear their enemy plans to unleash across the galaxy - the kind of fear from which even the Force cannot shield them.

©2021 Cavan Scott (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Too many characters

As with The first High Republic book "Light of the Jedi" this one didn't capture my interest for most of the book. Too many characters that you spend too little time with. At times it was interesting, but for the most part it was just boring. I was not invested in most of the characters. Performance by Marc Thomson was very good and so was the overall production (sound effects).

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brilliant Marc Thompson

another outstanding performance from the best narrator in the world.
the plot world's better than it's predecessor, this is definitely a must for any star wars fan

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Relentless, new, insane

If this was one of the movies you wouldn’t dare go for a loo break. From about a quarter of the way through this book doesn’t let up. One of the craziest Star Wars novels I’ve read.

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marc is amazing as allways perfect

perfect marc its amazing as allways he really bring life to the story and the figures in it

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Mark sometimes sounds like he's overreatcing

It's neat and simplistc so it was hard to fuck up

For some reason Scott wanted to write a horny teenager

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Cav knows what he did.

The story is incredible with the highest emotional highs and the lowest emotional lows. Listening to this novel was an experience that I don't think could ever be replicated. However, I struggled to understand Marc Thompson at times either through thick accents or voice modulation, often both. I really struggled to understand what OrbaLin was saying and I'd struggle with the Nihil too.

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Now we're getting somewhere!

Compared to the busy exposition that the Light of the Jedi was, The Rising Storm has real stakes, strong characters and powerful emotions. More dialogue and telling the story through the characters' actions, like in a Star Wars movie. Still a bit busy with perhaps too many characters, and some parts of the story were a bit too gruesome for a Star Wars story, buy hey... we got introduced to proto-Kenobi (Stellan Gios), so I'm happy!!

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Sooooooo Good!!!!

Excellent from start to finish!
Once I started, I just couldn’t put it down! Groping stuff and fantastic writing by the brilliant writing hand of Cavan Scott!
Well recommended! A must listen!

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not bad

I've only listened to the main couple of books in the high Republic series but so far so good.

nice little touches without too much nudge nudge wink wink fan service.

Marc Thompson as always does a great job

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Best Star Wars series

Great characters, great storyline, hope they make a show of it one day! Onto the next book!

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quit halfway narrator over dramatized

I had to quit halfway!
Narrator over dramatized (groans and grunts every time some action occurred)

it got so annoying that i couldn't enjoy the story, so can't even remember if the story was good so far

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