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Lords of the Sith: Star Wars

Lu par : Jonathan Davis
Série : Star Wars, Volume 8
Durée : 10 h et 56 min
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New York Times best-seller.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... 

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail. 

"It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are indeed hunted." 

Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is just a memory. Darth Vader, newly anointed Sith Lord, is ascendant. The Emperor's chosen apprentice has swiftly proven his loyalty to the dark side. Still, the history of the Sith Order is one of duplicity, betrayal, and acolytes violently usurping their Masters - and the truest measure of Vader's allegiance has yet to be taken. Until now. 

On Ryloth, a planet crucial to the growing Empire as a source of slave labor and the narcotic known as "spice", an aggressive resistance movement has arisen, led by Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter, and Isval, a vengeful former slave. But Emperor Palpatine means to control the embattled world and its precious resources - by political power or firepower - and he will be neither intimidated nor denied. Accompanied by his merciless disciple, Darth Vader, he sets out on a rare personal mission to ensure his will is done. 

For Syndulla and Isval, it's the opportunity to strike at the very heart of the ruthless dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and Darth Vader, Ryloth becomes more than just a matter of putting down an insurrection: When an ambush sends them crashing to the planet's surface, where inhospitable terrain and an army of resistance fighters await them, they will find their relationship tested as never before. With only their lightsabers, the dark side of the Force, and each other to depend on, the two Sith must decide if the brutal bond they share will make them victorious allies or lethal adversaries.  

Praise for Lords of the Sith:   

“A compelling tale [that] gives us new insight into the relationship between Darth Vader and his master, Emperor Palpatine.” (New York Daily News)   

“Endlessly fascinating...a tale [that is] not just compelling but completely thrilling.” (Big Shiny Robot)

“The best novel so far in this new era of official canon Star Wars stories.” (IGN)  

“Packed with action...hard to put down.” (Seattle Geekly)

©2015 Paul S. Kemp (P)2015 Random House Audio

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  • Will Jadick
  • 30/07/2015

Not enough Sith

Performance was incredible but the story wasn't quite what I was hoping for. It was heavily focused on the rebellion and only about a quarter of the story included the title characters.

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  • Jade Russo
  • 15/01/2018

Ryloth Freedom Movement

This novel should be titled “Ryloth Freedom Movement”. Vader and the Emperor are used as the supporting cast. The story revolves around Cham Syndulla and his band of freedom fighters. Not the lords of the Sith as the title suggests. Jonathan Davis is the best part, as he always delivers a 5 Star performance. As the last line in the novel (spoken by Palpatine) suggests, “It’s time to move on to more important matters.” Definitely not my favorite Star Wars novel.

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  • Alexander
  • 15/04/2016

Literally Vader being the Terminator

This audio book is expertly read, the sound assists used bring a real sense of the Star Wars universe to forefront of the listeners mind. Jonathan Davies shows his immense talent as a narrator by subtly changing the tone and pace of his voice to indicate different characters speaking, instead of trying to come up with distinct individual voices. All in all it was an expertly produced product, and I cannot recommend it enough.

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  • Troy
  • 28/04/2015

The Power of the Dark Side

This is beyond doubt, and without hyperbole, the absolutely best-written characterizations of Vader and the Emperor put in a novel to date.

Taking place smack in the middle of the Dark Times (8 years after Revenge of the Sith, 11 years before A New Hope), the remnants of the Clone Wars come back to haunt the Sith in the form of Cham Syndulla and his freedom fighters.

Unlike many books focusing on the Dark Side characters, the heroes in this book matter. Syndulla is the William Wallace of Ryloth, having fought for his world's freedom since before the Clone Wars began. Time and experience has made him formidable enough to pull off a mission that could actually threaten the core of the Empire itself. The Imperial officers at the forefront likewise demonstrate how the Empire has bred corruption and treachery, which play right in to Syndulla's operations. The result is that the Sith are tested at virtually every level.

Being honest, we have a good idea before this even begins how it'll play out, but a book like this is about the journey, not the destination. And oh what a journey it is! Suffice it to say, the action is unleashed in chapter one, and there is very little downtime as this book's pacing is as relentless as Vader himself. Fans of the original trilogy will recognize our classic villain, while fans of the prequel era and especially of The Clone Wars will have no problem seeing Anakin Skywalker under the breath mask, purified by his anger as a living engine of destruction. The officers hate him, while the stormtrooper corps revere him. We see him behind the lightsaber and behind the controls of his starfighter. It's a seamless incorporation of all aspects of the character, pulling the various threads together and showing us exactly what kind of a monster Vader has become. It meets and exceeds every expectation on that front.

Sidious, on the other hand... what we saw from him in Revenge of the Sith is but a taste of what this book gives us. By the end of this, it's indisputable why Vader bends the knee. As fearless and intelligent as Vader is demonstrated to be, Sidious remains always one step ahead.

As narrator, Jonathan Davis is one of the best veterans of the Star Wars line, and it's always good to have him aboard. He doesn't do voice matching, but the spirit of the characters are there, aided where necessary by filters. Mix in the classic sound effects (except for some inferior substitute for Vader's breath mask) and the music of John Williams, and the adventure is ready to unfold.

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  • Gustaf
  • 05/05/2015

80% Rebel story 20% Dark Lords :-(

the focus is mostly on the rebel story.
ok book but not close to Darth Bane!

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  • Shaun L
  • 03/11/2018

Excellent!

Excellent story, perfect narrator. really loves some depth to the villians. Loved every chapter, would listen to it again.

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  • Taft Tobler
  • 20/08/2018

Strong and Enjoyable

This book was performed expertly by one of my favorite voice talents. They story was fulfilling yet it left me with a sense of desire that could have been handled with a bit more emphasis on the Dark Duo.

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  • Ian Katz-Mager
  • 01/05/2015

Falls under the bar set by Bane, Plagueis & SWTOR

What did you like best about Lords of the Sith: Star Wars? What did you like least?

Chapter 10. I had to wait this far in to get what I was hoping for: Vader staring into a fire opening his inner monologue to the reader, reflecting on his personal losses by name (Ashoka Tano, Obi-Wan, Padmé, Shmi Skywalker).

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I can't decide if this was not up to the author's previous work, which I liked: "SWTOR Deceived", or if he did the best with what he was given. The dialogue is repetitive exposition. Vader even calls it out by the end, giving the reader a catharsis, "Why was the emperor stating so obvious a lesson?" - possibly to help along any 5th graders that can't grasp the narrative. The Darth Bane Trilogy demonstrated to me that Sith are only interesting when in conflict with other force users, including themselves. Any story that matches them against civilians, no matter how militarized, is unsatisfying. The author whips the metaphorical dead horse: Force-wielders are APEX PREDATORS. We get it. This story needed either a Jedi in hiding on Ryloth that escaped Order 66, or a potential new Sith Apprentice for either Vader or Sidious to present an opportunity for either one to test The Rule of Two.

What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

Great Palpatine. As close to the actor Ian McDiarmid, as you'd want. As good of a Vader as you'd want without it being James Earl Jones.

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  • Anthony Dorsey
  • 27/07/2019

Great third act, misleading title

While there are great scenes in this book with Vader and the Emperor, they’re not the whole focus. The rebels of Ryloth take up much of the focus in this book as well as some imperials. The new characters are interesting, and the returning characters are written well, but the plot can only really go one way considering the larger Star Wars canon. I really enjoyed the third act once everyone started getting closer together. The narration by Jonathan Davis and the score improved the book immensely.

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  • Eric M Bounds
  • 24/07/2019

Still worth it not best SW book

Story was OK not the best but the performance was great. Would loved to have more Vader and emperor in the book.

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  • Händler Lars
  • Winterthur
  • 19/06/2015

Grossartige Story und fantastisch präsentiert

Die Geschichte um Darth Vader, den Imperator und die Rebellen auf Ryloth ist action-reich und hat viele spannende Wendungen. Immer wieder ist man hin und her gerissen ob man sich für Vader und den Imperator freuen soll oder die Rebellen. Die Präsentation durch den Erzähler ist grossartig und immer wieder werden bekannte Sounds (Schiffsirenen, Lichtschwert,...) verwendet um die Story zu untermalen.

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  • Chris As
  • 09/07/2019

Eigentlich sehr gut

aaaaaber: Wünschenswert wäre mehr Imperator und Vader vs. Rebellen gewesen. Das Set-Up des Hinterhalts war sehr greifbar und man hat, trotz besserem Wissen, mit den Rebellen mitgefühlt und fühlt auf der anderen Seite, dass auch das Imperium von Menschen getragen wird, welche von den Rebellen ermordet werden können.
Jedoch hätte ich mir einen größeren Anteil an Darth Vader Momenten gewünscht. Und die Alien-Anlehnung hätte deutlich gekürzt werden können. (Will niemanden dem Hörspaß verderben, deshalb werdet ihr schon verstehen was ich meine, wenn ihr es hört)

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  • Yannick Nassal
  • 09/03/2018

Why is Vader breathing not in a typical way?

The book has a good story and the reader is doing pretty good as well. The problem is that every single time Vader has a appearance (which is very often) you hear his breathing. Normally that would be not a problem at all because his breathing is awesome. But in this case they did not use his typical breathing sound :( It sounds more like a guy with asthma who is breathing heavily through a snorkel :( and that is really annoying

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  • Christian
  • Blankenfelde (TF), Deutschland
  • 25/12/2016

Dense

A great prism to watch some of the forces in the rebellion era. I 've enjoyed

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  • Tim
  • 10/09/2016

Schöne Lückenfüllergeschichte

Die Story ist gut gelesen und auch vom Autor gut erzählt, mit interessanten Charakteren und ihren Perspektiven. Ich hätte jedoch gern etwas mehr über die titelgebenden Lords of the Sith erfahren. Über deren Beziehung, über.. Naja Dinge, die Sith eben tun und nicht machen.
Ansonsten ist die Geschichte jedoch in der Gesamtgeschichte Star Wars ziemlich unbedeutend leider und würde in den Memoiren des Imperators wohl kaum einen Absatz wert sein. Wen das nicht stört, ist aber mit einer schönen Geschichte gut bedient.
Spoiler: Der AT-AT auf dem Cover kommt nicht vor :P

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  • Günther
  • 07/03/2016

well worth listening

nice dark story. loved the interaction between vader and the emperor.
once you get used to the fx effects they will grow on you.

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  • Sou'dad
  • jamaica, NY United States
  • 03/01/2016

great but...

I expected more vader action. but it was still entertaining and real good. I'm looking forward to read / hear the next one

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  • david
  • 10/05/2015

Davis reding S. Kemp...Best team EVER!!!!

Ich hab's wie immer genossen.... Paul S. Kemp!!!

Davis ist für mich der perfekte Sprecher für die Star Wars Saga... Könnte stundenlang dazu joggen..;)

Danke!!!