Star Wars: Darth Plagueis Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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?
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 45 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||10 January 2012|
|Publisher||Random House Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 178 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
5 in Adventure Science Fiction
7 in Space Opera Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
7 in Science Fiction Adventures
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The book covers events leading up to and partway into the events of the prequel trilogy in the span of about 60-70 years. The book is a great starting point as it goes into how Palpatine became a sith, though the story mainly focuses on the life of Darth Plagueis, his master and mentor into the dark side.
The book features many characters and locations that you may be familiar with from the films that are mentioned in passing or relevant to events as they happen throughout the book.
My main complaint about this book is how easily the spine can crack and be on the verge of pages dropping out. So handle it very careful and not open it beyond 90 degrees if you don't want to ruin the overall physical quality of the book.
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Es irónico, podía salvar a los demás de la muerte, pero no a él mismo.
Este libro les contará la historia de Darth Plagueis, que está muy buena por cierto, sólo tengan en cuenta que es una novela escrita en inglés, y la escritura está densa y llena de figuras literarias en inglés, a mí me está costando trabajo leerla de manera fluída porque está llena de adornos en inglés.
En sí la historia y la edición están muy bien, sólo es eso de que el inglés que utiliza está complicado.
This is a well-written and entertaining novel, and one that adds a lot to the saga that is the prequel Star Wars universe. The Plagueis character is briefly mentioned in the films, and is here fleshed out in detail. He's a powerful Sith lord intent on mastering life and death. If this character interests you then I highly recommend this book. But, just to say, as this story focuses on the Sith so there's little or no Jedi action, and not much by way of space battles ... instead it's about plots developed over decades and their fruition as political plans. This might not interest all Star Wars fans.
The writing is as good as ever from Luceno, showcasing in great but interesting detail on characters and planets alike. I liked Plaguesis and thought that he worked well with Sidious, causing havoc in secrecy and through fear, a strategy as the book states not a lot of ancient sith lords had the patience for (clearly why they were all wiped out).
It was great to see returning characters like Maul or Qui-gon throughout the book, it was satisfying to see all the characters arcs fall into place and a bit of manipulation on Plaguesis' part when it comes to the mysterious Sifo dyas.
I like how the chapters had titles to do with certain character beats, usually it's just chapters 1,2 and so on.
Anakins discovery was great to witness, as I saw two sith lords absolutely sh#t themselves when they thought the force wanted revenge just like their very own campaign against the jedi. When Plaguesis finally gets a hold of his manhood and observes the boy, a vision is projected into the siths mind and realises with more than an ounce of clarity, that everything is going to be fine...
I have a lot more respect for characters like Palpatine and most others also. I recommend this book and you definitely should give it a go.
This book has put Darth Plagueis in my top 3 favourite sith of all time.
This goes in depth about how Plagueis discovered the secrets to midi-chlorine manipulation. I don’t care how your stance is on midi-chlorians, this book goes into higher detail and makes them even more interesting.
It shows how he met the soon to be Emperor and how he trained him. I only have two slight complaints.
1. The book goes to extreme lengths to explain the banking clan in the Star Wars universe. It got stale pretty fast. I understand that the main character was a magister in the banking community but still, it could have eased up a little.
2. It spent too much time showing Palpatine rising through the ranks of the senate and not enough time with Plagueis even though the book is named after him.
It’s well written, don’t get me wrong, but I would’ve been happy with a book from Sidious’ POV in infiltrating republic politics. I wanted to learn as much about Plagueis as possible and feel slightly robbed of that chance.
However, his book still gets a five star rating with how well written it is and how it presents Plagueis and Sidious’ relationship.