Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By:

Narrated By: Daniel Davis

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: December 2011

Duration: 14 hours 48 minutes


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?


  • John Stockman

    This is my second audiobook and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Set in the years running up to the events of Episode I, it tells more of the tale of the rise of Palpatine and his eventual manipulation of the events leading to the end of the Old Republic. Filled with great characterizations and vivid descriptions, it was hard to stop listening when I had to do other things. The narration by Daniel Davis (aka Niles the Butler from the Nanny and Moriarty from Star Trek TNG) as superb. His vocal skills and theater training shine through.