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Bloodline (Star Wars)

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Claudia Gray

Narrated By: January LaVoy

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2016

Duration: 12 hours 15 minutes

Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“Unmissable . . . Bloodline’s tense politics, vivid new characters, and perfectly characterized Leia make it feel as central to the Star Wars universe as one of the films.”—Tordotcom

WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE
 
When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.
 
Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy—from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy.
 
As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position—even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing. . . .

Praise for Bloodline
 
“[Claudia] Gray paints a much more complete galaxy than we often get to see on the big screen. . . . Knowing that Rian Johnson (writer, director of Star Wars: Episode VIII) had some creative input on the novel provides hope that we haven’t seen the last of all of these wonderful characters. . . . Star Wars: Bloodline isn’t just a great Star Wars book, or a great Leia book, or a great book; it’s a great introduction into the larger world of Star Wars in general.”—ComicBookdotcom
 
“Bloodline is a nonstop page-turner that grabs at heartstrings that you weren’t aware of and yanks down on every one of them. The story is loaded with context for The Force Awakens that plants the seeds for The First Order in perfectly haunting ways, and leaves the reader grasping for more details on newly discovered favorite characters.”—Inverse

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  • Andreas Stjerndal

    Good book. Interesting things about the political landscape of the galaxy before and during The Force Awakens are learned.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    This was a very entertaining book. I liked the characters, both new and old. I really liked the narrator’s voice as well and the theatrical touch with the sounds and the music. Definitely worth a listen.

  • B Irwin

    Can't defend that the pacing is rather dry for maybe the first third. But the ending is well executed

  • cameron i

    a sound story no real reveals but what can you expect from Lucas Films Han Solo was depicted very poorly though narration average Studio production could have been a little better

  • Erin Smith

    This book was absolutely wonderful! The narration with the sound effects makes the book more interesting and engage able. Princess Leia has always been a big hero to me, so it was nice to get a feeling of how she works on a day to day basis and tries to be three steps ahead of people. I am just beginning my journey on the Star Wars adventures outside of the movies and I think this was a nice way to keep my interest peeked to learn more about the vast galaxies.

  • Marc Reider

    Great book with good narration even 3po sounds a little off. Ok alot off but don't let that stop you from getting it. Hes about .05% of the book. Really interesting political thriller. Game of thrones meets star wars.

  • Zach Wood

    It was a good book and definitely clears up a lot of info about how the resistance was formed! It was also a fun story about Princess Leia and what's going on with her after the empire falls. Han Solo makes an appearance for awhile, and while we don't hear from Luke or Ben we do hear about Leia's attempts to contact them. Overall it's a good addition to the new canon books in the Star Wars universe. Also the narrator did a great job as well, and the sound effects added a lot to the atmosphere of the scenes rather than drown it out.

  • Joseph Barajas

    Enjoyed the story. Narration was a bit off though

  • Jerry Lawson

    Great chapter in the star war saga.

  • Tyler Gregory

    Enjoyed the audiobook very much. New to the expanded star wars universe and can't wait to continue the adventures.