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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

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He was the most powerful Sith lord who ever lived... but could he be the only one who never died? 

“Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise that he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create life. He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying." -Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith 

Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. And when the time is right, he destroys his Master - but vows never to suffer the same fate. For like no other disciple of the dark side, Darth Plagueis learns to command the ultimate power... over life and death. 

Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. 

Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious, Master and acolyte, target the galaxy for domination - and the Jedi Order for annihilation. But can they defy the merciless Sith tradition? Or will the desire of one to rule supreme, and the dream of the other to live forever, sow the seeds of their destruction?

©2012 James Luceno (P)2012 Random House Audio

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Magnifique

Si vous pouviez résumer Star Wars: Darth Plagueis en trois mots, lesquels seraient-ils ?

Episode 0

Qu'avez-vous aimé le plus dans cette histoire ?

L'histoire n'est plus canon, mais elle ne contredit en rien les films... au contraire, elle sert de parfait épisode 0 pour introduire l’épisode 1.

Quelle était votre scène favorite ?

la scène du passager clandestin.... introduit bien la dimension du personnage

Si vous faisiez une adaptation de ce livre audio au cinéma, quel en serait le slogan ?

"They sensed a disturbance in the force, it was much more"

Avez-vous d'autres commentaires ?

Malgré un point de vue diamétralement opposé, ce livre réponds à toutes les questions que l'on pourrait avoir sur l'intrigue de l'épisode 1 et permet d'en apprécier jusqu'aux défauts (hormis Jar Jar). Mais ceci n'est que secondaire, un appât pour vous faire lire une histoire qui en elle même est passionnante. Vous comprendrez pourquoi ce Sith est tant apprécié par les fans.

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  • kalei
  • 09/11/2012

See Episodes I-III in a whole new light!!!

If you were like me and thought that Star Wars episodes I-III were ruled by special effects and the music of John Williams rather than an epic story with epic characters, then you need to read/hear this book! You will come to understand the nature and history of the Bannite Sith Order, and the masterful and ruthless subterfuge that resulted in the fall of the Galactic Republic and the Jedi order.

All of the characters from episodes I-III are given greater depth and texture than could be conveyed in the roughly 8 hours of film in the movies. Emperor Palpatine will no longer be just a stooped,gravelly-voiced shadow hidden in a cowl to you after this, Darth Maul will be more than a silent, scowling killer wielding an exotic weapon, Count Dooku will no longer seem like Saruman in a cape and boots. The mystery of the death of Jedi Master Sifo Diyas will puzzle you the same way it puzzled the Jedi Council.

And you will understand that Anakin Skywalker was destined for greatness, but NOT in the way that the Jedi imagined when they accepted him for training.

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  • Terryn
  • 08/06/2012

Great prequel to The Phantom Menace

Would you listen to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis again? Why?

I would listen to this again. The story was great. It gave a lot of background to what happened in Episode 1, The Phantom Menace, but it was also a great story in itself. It was interesting to hear the story told with the Sith being the main protagonists, to see what their motivations are. Although the book is titled "Darth Plagueis", it is really about both Plagueis and Sidious. It shows how Plagueis became a Sith Lord, how he tried to unlock the secrets of life (which is important in Episode 3), and how he recruited Palpatine to be his apprentice. It shows why Naboo and Tatooine were critical in Sith plot. I highly recommend it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: Darth Plagueis?

Memorable moments were when Plagueis met Palpatine, when Palpatine feel to the dark side, and when Plagueis was surprised by events even though he thought he had everything under control.

Have you listened to any of Daniel Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first Daniel Davis performance, and I thought it was excellent. Of course, Lucasfilm does a good job on all the Star Wars audio.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Episode 0: The Dark Side Emerges

Any additional comments?

I think George Lucas should make a movie from this book. I don't understand why he hasn't made any more movies given the volume of expanded universe books. He runs the risk of the general public "moving on" and forgetting about Star Wars. This would make a great "Episode 0" because of its tie to the prequel movies. Then he should make films from Zahn's Outbound Flight and Thrawn trilogy.

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  • J. Whitney
  • 31/08/2013

Easily the best Star Wars audio production

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I've already told many friends about this audio book, both for the story and the excellent performance of mister Davis.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: Darth Plagueis?

Definitely the climax at the final chapter, and Palpatine's revelation of his intentions towards Plagueis and

Which scene was your favorite?

The aftermath of the Grans' assassination attempt on the Sith Lords, a turning point which really defines the motivations and goals of both of the main characters, loaded with all the violence we wouldn't get to see on the screen of a PG movie.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, however 14 hours is a long time. I listened to it for about an hour at bed time nightly as I do with all my other audio books, but multiple nights I had skipped a good night's rest just because I became so involved with the story I stayed up to listen for 3-4 hours instead.

Any additional comments?

As a fan of the Audible full scale productions of many of the Star Wars novels (especially Drew Karpyshyn and Jonathan Davis' work), this one is my favorite. While I'd enjoy this as one of the planned six films announced by Disney, I think it may be too mature and dense to be made well in to a two hour film. James Luceno does really well at expanding both the known and obfuscated details of the characters and the motivations which drive them. I particularly enjoyed some of the philosophy of the Dark Side of the Force and moral relativism presented in the novel. For those listeners/readers who aren't of the morbid opinion that the Sith are actually the heroes of the ongoing saga during the era in which the six films occur with the greater good of the galaxy in mind like myself, this book tells the story from their point of view and makes sure to separate the concepts of darkness and evil as entirely different and not necessarily connected ideologies very well.
While most of the Star Wars expanded universe books are well told stories and great pulp fiction, I think this one in particular stands apart, and would have been used as a good example of ethical relativism, and the struggle for spiritual balance (whether it be skewed towards one direction or another) that even Joseph Campbell would have mentioned as noteworthy. Characters and stories like these are our modern day mythology, and serves the same purpose, both as something to make us think about the world around us, and as entertainment. Darth Plagueis has appealed to both the literature scholar and dime novel fan in me, and should not be overlooked as anything less legitimate than many of the books we praise as classic literature dealing with human nature and ethics due to its backdrop as sci-fi/fantasy setting or serial backdrop.
My two cents being thrown it, I should probably mention my day job for the last half decade was watching television at a broadcasting facility all day.

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  • oblivion7
  • 27/02/2012

Easily worth 10 stars!

Not only does the pace and power of Luceno's story turn SW:TPM into a movie that makes sense (it's my least favorite), but the choice of Daniel Davis was absolutely brilliant. The depth and smoothness of his voice was the crown of perfection; he has the right touch of magnificent malevolence needed for a Sith-based story. I hope that if Random House decides to make the Darth Bane stories available on audio, they choose Mr. Davis as the reader. And thanks to James Luceno (ok, and George Lucas) for filling in all the unanswered questions about Palpatine, Dooku and the so-called "rule of two" among other things. I would highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys SW history.

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  • Mark Andre Haumont
  • 20/11/2018

Spell bounding

I feel like this story told a lot of background to the Sith Lords. The narration made me feel quite literally as though I was listening to a movie, which I greatly appreciated. Darth Plagueis unravels many unanswered mysteries that enshrouded Darth Sidious's role in the early stories/movies. Thank you James Luceno and Daniel Davis for this work of art. I highly recommend this book to any Star Wars follower and fan.

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  • Mike Naka
  • 09/07/2012

couldn't stop listening

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let me first say, this is my first star wars book. i'm a huge star wars fan and saw star wars 33 times as a kid. i have enjoyed the movies, even the last 3.

all i have to say is that this book is instrumental to understanding what the 6 movies are about. i can't say it enough...this book adds so much depth to the story and answers so many questions- why invade nabooo? why did count doku leave the jedi? where did darth maul come from? who was darth plagueis?

wow...this book was soooo much better than i thought.

george lucas should make this into a movie. well maybe not. lucas makes movies too kid friendly, e.g. ewoks and jar jar. we would need christopher nolan. think darker like the batman reboot.

this book is darker than the movies. being in my 30's, i got just as much a thrill listening to this story as i did seeing the original star wars.

the narration is excellent. there are some sound effects, and they add to the listening.

the story is complex, but i enjoyed understanding how the dark side, the sith, amassed power and influence throughout the galaxy.

one of the things i most enjoyed was the insight into the way the sith think. the history and influence of the major sith lords adds another layer of enrichment to the overall story. i found myself rewinding and re-listening to darth plagueis explaining the sith's understanding of the force to palpatine.

in the movies, i didn't really like palpatine. this book has changed my mind about him. this book does an awesome job building and revealing who he is and why he does what he does. this book adds a new dimension to that character. he is a schemer, and you get drawn into his machinations. this book covers palpatine from uncomfortable child to new apprentice to sith lord and does it in a way that's utterly irresistible. i just kept wanting to listen.

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  • 10/08/2019

Thick plotted story

Pretty long, and a ton of plot and detail. But it really fills in the gap leading up through the Phantom Menace. Bridging the plot and master plan started by Darth Bane all the way through to Sidious.

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  • Jim Hutchins
  • 08/08/2019

a true masterpiece

this is a truly marvelous story. it is tightly woven and incredibly densely packed. not one word is wasted.

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  • Brian silva
  • 08/08/2019

great insight

loved it, great insight into how the Emperor truly came to power. Also how powerful Plagueis really was.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07/08/2019

100% satisfied

The narrator was amazing. i've been searching for this book for ever. truely an amazing listen.

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  • Felix
  • 27/06/2012

Gutes Buch für Star Wars-Liebhaber

Ich bin heute mit dem Buch fertig geworden.
Den britischen Sprecher kann man sehr gut verstehen, wenn man sich prinzipiell damit anfreunden kann Bücher auf Englisch zu hören, dabei werden die unterschiedlichen Charactere auch unterschiedlich vom Sprecher dargestellt und es passt auch zu dem was man sich vorstellt (oder was man aus den Filmen mitgenommen hat). Die Geschichte ergänzt sich insgesamt gut zu den Filmen und hat sie für mich sogar "besserklärt", also das, was sich in den Filmen entwickelt (und teilweise irgendwie vom Himmel fällt) wird im Buch gezielter aufgebaut, es wirkt geplant, geschickt und auch boshaft.
Was mir an dem Buch nicht gefallen hat, ist, dass es ziemlich viel mit Namen um sich wirft und ich dann doch irgendwann den Überblick verloren habe. Außerdem beschäftigt sich das Buch (gezwungenermaßen) auch viel mit der Politik der Republik etc. was für mich teilweise etwas zu langatmig wurde.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 14/10/2018

The better title would be Star Wars: Darth Sidious (no Spiolers)

To sum it up quickly, this is together with the Zahn trilogy the best Star Wars I’ve read yet. I can only advise to read/ hear it. The title is somewhat misleading. The greatest accomplishment of the book is that it provides an origin story for one of the darkest characters in pop culture: the emperor, Darth Sidious. The best supporting characters of this story is actually Darth Plagueis. By reading it deepens the understanding of the prequel trilogy and especially helps to improve on some weaknesses of the script from Episode 1. For the advanced Star Wars fan this book delivers a great source of Sith philosophy as well. The Speaker does a great job and it uses in defining moments the score by John Williams, we all love. If you can spare the time read/ hear it.

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  • Intellektülle
  • 23/04/2016

exzellente Hörbuch-Umsetzung

Was mochten Sie an der Handlung am liebsten?

Die Handlung überzeugt durch eine kohärente, und logische aufgebaute Geschichte die sich hauptsächlich mit Darth Plagueis, dem in Episode III erwähnten Meister von Darth Sidious beschäftigt.
Besonders überzeugend ist die Implementierung der Handlung in die Geschehnisse von Episode I, so wird z.B. endlich das Zustandekommen der Naboo-Blockade sowie die Partnerschaft zwischen Viceroy Gunray/der Trade Federation und Sidious zufriedenstellend erklärt.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Auch sollte man erwähnen, dass das Hörbuch (und auch das eigentliche Buch) mit einer recht anspruchsvollen Sprache aufwarten. Im Vergleich zu anderen Star Wars Büchern im englischen Original verlangt einem dieser Titel gefühlt wesentlich mehr Konzentration und Vokabelwissen ab um immer zu folgen. Teilweise musste ich zurückspulen, wenn ich neben dem Hören etwas anderes erledigt habe, oder auch pausieren um das ein oder andere mir unbekannte Wort nachzuschlagen.
Das ist mir in anderen Star Wars Romanen so noch nicht passiert, ich sehe ich jedoch eher als positiven Punkt, da es doch beweist, dass Science-Fiction (im englischen Original) durchaus auch anspruchsvolle Literatur sein kann und damit auch zur Erweiterung der eigenen Englischkenntnisse dienen kann.

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  • Daniel Jochum
  • 22/04/2020

Epic interesting story and brilliant speaker

The story is worth hearing if you are a big star wars fan! A brilliant prologue to the Skywalker saga and a great view on the stories of Plagueis, Sidious, Maul, Dooku, Sifo Dias and the reasons for the Clone Wars. Daniel Davis performed brilliant telling of the story and interpreting the characters voices!

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  • jonas
  • 14/04/2020

one of the best StarWars books

a really good listen for any StarWars fan, ties in perfectly with the prequels and adds a lot of depth

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 15/03/2020

Qualitäts-Star-Wars

In letzter Zeit erscheint ja ziemlich viel Müll, was das Star-Wars-Universum angeht. Immer bombastischere Raumschlachten und unlogische Abläufe und Ereignisse gehen mir echt auf die Nerven. Dieses Buch macht vor, wie eine packende Star-Wars-Geschichte auszusehen hat!

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  • Jahn Hane
  • 19/11/2019

Spannend!!!

Sehr gut erzählt. Spanned bis zum Schluß. Für jeden der sich für die Sith Philosophie interessiert zu empfehlen.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 31/10/2019

Tolles Hörbuch

Tolles Hörbuch, gute Sprecher und die Story ist nice. mehr Background zu Plagueis sowie zu Palpatine und Maul.

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  • Falco Wockenfuss
  • 30/10/2019

A masterpiece for Star Wars fans

If you like to know more about Palatines past and his scheemings off screen during the beginning of the clone Wars, listen to this.

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  • CryStuff
  • 24/10/2019

One of the best Star Wars books I have listen to.

A book dedicated to the Sith and the grand work of Sheev Palpatine. It was a pure pleasure to listen and get to know the background of the rise of the Galactic Empire. Get it! Love it!