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  • The Bacta War

  • Star Wars: Legends(Rogue Squadron, Book 4)
  • By: Michael A. Stackpole
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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The Bacta War

By: Michael A. Stackpole
Narrated by: Marc Thompson
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Summary

The fourth book in the epic adventure featuring the fearless pilots of Rogue Squadron.

After her attempt to strike at the heart of Coruscant with a deadly virus, the sinister Ysanne Isard sets her sights on destabilizing the New Republic by seizing its medicinal bacta production. Under the guise of a mere power struggle between corporations on the planet Thyferra, the imperial mastermind has taken control of one of the galaxy's most precious resources.

The heroes of Rogue Squadron are desperate to liberate the planet, and free prisoners trapped by Isard, only to find their plans foiled by the politics of the New Republic, which is set on assigning the squadron elsewhere. With timing and resources running short, Wedge Antilles, Corran Horn, and the other rogues have no choice but to resign from the New Republic.

The team must now go truly rogue to chip away at Isard's power, defeat her powerful complement of Star Destroyers, and free Thyferra from her iron rule. But when she discovers the Squadron's secret base, its pilots must scramble for survival in a winner-take-all battle against Isard's overwhelming and seemingly superior force.

©2011 Michael A. Stackpole (P)2022 Random House Audio

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A massive listen

I’d say I enjoyed this book, I liked the characters and I thought they were well fleshed out. The story however, really doesn’t allow for casual listening. I felt I had to know every detail and that meant me missing a few character beats and plot points, which I had to go back on. It was a massive book and I just didn’t have the interest at times to keep up.
Marc Thompson continually impressed me throughout, as he had to juggle all of these characters and make them unique (he is able to do this perfectly)
The space battles were great when they appeared and I liked that the rebels were struggling to find equipment and had to barter with the shadiest of people. It was tense and you weren’t really certain if they could win or not. This series and Andor are good examples of the “the little people” in the Star Wars galaxy, who aren’t outright heroes but complex people fighting for what they believe in.

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Loved it.

Thoroughly enjoyed this story from start to finish. I always enjoy listening to Marc Thompson.

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Great book and great listen to

Great story, great characters, this is the first one in the X-Wing series that I have finished reading and it was such a great book, I found myself loving this book and I finished it in a couple of days, I couldn't put this book down. I guarantee you all that this is worth a listen to or a read if you want to get the actual book itself whether paperback or otherwise. Corran Horn is a great protagonist, easily one of the best in the Star Wars Saga and you shall root for him and his friends proudly, just as you did for the noble and brave Luke Skywalker from the classic original films. But Horn isn't the only protagonist of the novel worth rooting for when you get much more character with Wedge Antilles who gets so much more development than he ever does in any of the films and he evolves into a much more well-rounded character.

The space battles that are described in this novel are ones that are just as exciting and thrilling as they are in any of the films combined. There's humour in it, as always Marc Thompson brings his best with his incredible vocal range and it helps bring a lot of the characters to life, he still is one of the best narrators I've ever listened to and he does spot-on impressions of some of the characters from the films like Wedge Antilles. The only thing I might criticise would be some parts when Marc Thompson does the voice of the Imperial Captain near the end of the novel was a little too comical and over the top that I couldn't take the character seriously during the battle sequence, as well as some of the lines that make note of how evil Darth Vader was and how he deserved to die and was beyond saving when they seem to forget that Luke Skywalker was the one who managed to save him in the end, eventually. Aside from those problems with the book and the narration, the book itself is really well-written. There is moments of raw emotion that deals with loss and sorrow and grief that some characters who experience these things during these times of war and battle and the way the author Michael A. Stackpole writes these moments were genuinely heart-breaking and affected me, as I'm sure it will you too when you read them, they're really flawlessly written, as is the rest of the book. The space battles, the action sequences in this book are great and this book really stands alone very well by itself as a self-contained story, you can read this book and come away from it feeling completely satisfied with the story.

This is a story anyone can enjoy and if you're looking for a genuinely great story with great character development and exciting battles sequences, then this is the book you need to get into. Have a nice day, I hope you all check out this book.

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Great Book

I’ve read these books and now I’ve listened to the audiobooks. 100/100 they are as I have been known to say when reviewing books, bloody good. The Wraith Squadron trilogy, isards revenge and starfighers of adumar are all great books and a continuation of Wedge Antilles story. I hope they also get unabridged audio adaptations, but in the meantime I encourage everyone to buy them and read them.

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  • Jesse
  • 02-11-22

Please continue!!!!!

Perfection. The mission to take down Imperial ISB director Isaane Issard Is the best 1 so far. The Rogues are in top form here and Michael A. Stackpole has really found his written. As always Marc Thompson is brilliant.

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  • Andrew Jones
  • 04-11-22

All the rest please

These are amazing! Please don’t stop here! Books 5-9 are waiting to be redone by the best narrator ever in Marx Thompson

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  • Jake the Movie Geek
  • 01-11-22

Marc Thompson is the BEST

Marc Thompson is the best at narrating Star Wars books. And the editing of the Star Wars books is the best. With the sound effects and music it makes you think you’re listening to a movie and not a guy reading a book to you.

The audiobooks are at least one good thing Disney has done with Star Wars

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  • Matt OConnor
  • 09-11-22

Bring on book 5

Another fantastic unabridged legends book. The finale of the original Mike Stackpole run still holds strength. A fantastic novel with great characters. I can’t wait for more X-Wing rereleases.

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  • brian
  • 02-11-22

Another fine Star Wars Work.

An excellent novel in the Star Wars Legends EU. Author and narrator both are in fine form, Marc Thompson in articular.

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  • Suzie LaChance
  • 02-02-23

Awesome production!

Thoroughly enjoyed!!!! Hoping the next in the series will be read unabridged by Marc Thompson!

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  • Spoonspetnaz20
  • 29-01-23

Too long of a wait, should’ve read before now!

Only took me 20+ years to finally do this series. Absolutely worth it and just magnifies the stupidity of Disney.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-01-23

yessssssssssss

Talon Card is the man! loved that his character had such a significant role in the story! as always the action was top notch and I really enjoyed the merging of several plot threads! best in the series so far I think!

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  • G3
  • 13-01-23

Good story

Again, this story did not let down. I love all the characters you do, grow attached to them and not one of the rogue squadron books were bad.

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  • imindebt
  • 09-01-23

Keep It Going!

This entire series 10/10

You all were great to listen to at SWC 2022 in Anaheim. We all apprecthe artistry, work, and subtlety the goes into these audiobooks.

Yall keep making; we keep buying!