“The Last Jedi (Star Wars)” By Jason Fry


The Last Jedi
Star Wars
By: Jason Fry
Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Series: Star Wars, Book 43,
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
Release date: 03-06-18
Publisher: Random House Audio

Long long ago, in a galaxy far far away: If you haven’t been keeping up with the Star Wars sagas then you’ve got some catching up to do. But if you are a reader and/or audiobook absorber (like me) then here’s a better option for you.

This book is a novelization of the movie “The Last Jedi,” and after listening to the audiobook, I strongly fee that this is better than the movie. Sure, you can’t see the cute little Porgs or the cute BB-8, but with this version you can still hear them and what makes this book a bit better is that instead of just watching the action on the screen, you get to learn what is going on in each character’s mind, including the cute BB-8.

So to summarize the movie, the Empire has been defeated but in its place the First Order has entered. The Jedis seem to be no more, and the Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker has gone into hiding. Rey is sent to find the Jedi Master and get his help in defeating Kylo Ren and the First Order. That is not going to be easy because there’s a reason Skywalker went into hiding for a reason.

Rey has discovered that she has some Jedi abilities and eventually convinces Luke to train her.

Meanwhile Kylo Ren, Smoak and the First Order are battling the last remaining rebels and hope seems to be lost. They are seeking revenge for the rebels destroying the Planetkiller base. They have the last ships in their sites and the battle is badly tilted to the First Order coming out victorious.

Just as action packed as the movie this audiobook will keep you glued to your headset (or speakers) until the very end. The narrator, Marc Thompson makes this audiobook come alive with extremely good impersonations of the actors as he reads their characters’ words. Even Princess Leia sounds like Carrie Fisher. That alone is worth checking this out. On top of the excellent narration sound effects are inserted where needed so you can fly with the Porgs or shoot at the tie-fighters. Definitely worth the listen.

Publisher’s Summary
Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.

From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms – and perhaps lay down their lives – for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights.

©2018 Jason Fry (P)2018 Random House Audio