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Canto Bight

By: Saladin Ahmed,Rae Carson,Mira Grant,John Jackson Miller
Narrated by: Sean Kenin,Saskia Maarleveld,Marc Thompson,Jonathan Davis,John Jackson
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Publisher's Summary

Soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers are willing to risk everything to make their fortunes. Set across one fateful evening, these four original novellas explore the deception and danger of the lavish casino city.

An honest salesman meets a career criminal as a dream vacation turns into the worst nightmare imaginable in a story by Saladin Ahmed.

Dreams and schemes collide when a deal over a priceless bottle of wine becomes a struggle for survival, as told by Mira Grant.

Old habits die hard when a servant is forced into a mad struggle for power among Canto Bight's elite in a tale by Rae Carson.

A deadbeat gambler has one last chance to turn his luck around; all he has to do is survive one wild night, as told by John Jackson Miller.

In Canto Bight, one is free to revel in excess, untouched from the problems of a galaxy once again descending into chaos and war. Dreams can become reality, but the stakes have never been higher - for there is a darkness obscured by all the glamour and luxury.

Cast of narrators:

  • Rules of the Game by Saladin Ahmed, read by Sean Kenin
  • The Wine in Dreams by Mira Grant, read by Saskia Maarleveld
  • Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing by Rae Carson, read by Marc Thompson
  • The Ride by John Jackson Miller, read by Jonathan Davis

©2017 John Jackson Miller, Saladin Ahmed, Mira Grant and Rae Carson (P)2017 Random House Audio

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worth the time

These stories make Canto Bight an interesting place. They deal with different characters but some of the locations overlap a little bit and it all adds up to give a lot of character to Canto Bight. There is one story in particular where the protagonist is a non-human species and it is one of the best most original stories I've heard in awhile, even outside of Star Wars. For me it made Canto Bight feel like it's own distinct world rather than a Mos Eisley knockoff. There are cool species, distinct interesting characters, compelling story-lines, and more great performances from the narrators. As with any anthology some of the stories are better than others but all of them were worthwhile in some way. It's worth the time to check out.

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A fun group of stories with a few great moments

Great narrators and neat stories helped make Canto Bight more alive and worth exploring. Decent!

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Surprisingly wonderful.

I started this book, but abandoned it early on. I came back when I was between books. I so glad I did. This book captures the spirit of Star Wars with out a single lightsaber or battle. I can’t recommend it enough.

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Pleasantly Surprised

This book is comprised of 4 Short stories about activities on Canto Bight. This not your typical Star Wars novel. That said, I found the characters very likable and the stories were thoughtful and interesting. There was not much time for character and plot development, but a good enough job was done.

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Completely oddball and thoroughly entertaining

This was a very strange—in a fantastic way—collection of Star Wars stories. In short, Canto Bight is the Vegas equivalent in the Star Wars universe. And these stories could easily be dropped into Vegas or any other world, and they’d still be great. Most of them involve some sort of heist. There’s a clear Ocean’s Eleven homage that is confusing at times but, let’s be honest, so was Ocean’s Eleven until th

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This is just a collection of short stories that, aside from the setting of Canto Bight, have no bearing on the Star Wars Universe whatsoever. There are no notable characters from any of the movies or books. The stories themselves barely even reference the First Order or the Resistance. The characters that DO make up these stories aren't even notable: a traveling salesman, a sommelier, a masseuse and a small time gambler. These are basic stories that could very well have been human characters with stories set on Earth. Save your money. This is a poor effort rushed to press to capitalize on the popularity of The Last Jedi. I give the performance 3 stars because I always enjoy the narration of Jonathan Davis. I couldn't give it 5 because Marc Thompson always over dramatizes.

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For hardcore fans only

The production values, as with any Star Wars audiobook, are stellar. The first two stories were tough and seemed to drag. The second story especially about some twins and a cat of wine did not hold much interest. The final two stories are much more engaging and relatable.

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Mixed Bag

A great one, a couple that were good, and one that was bad. Like the Last Jedi Canto Bight sequence, not a really necessary story, but a painless way to spend a few hours. As always, the cast of narrators knocks it out of the park bringing life to what I would assume would be a slog to actually read.

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Stories are slow and not Stars Wars worthy. Do not waste the time or money.

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fun, but no more significance

Absolutely 0 lore significance, but all four stories were immensely fun and engaging throughout. The performances were of the usual star wars audio book quality.

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Away from it all.

A good series of books. Well worth a listen as it tells the everyday life away from the wars.

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Great set of stories that set the scene!

good stories with interesting characters that bring to life and flesh out the city of canto bight and it's planet cantonica. some creative ideas and overall great storytelling

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  • Ben
  • 01-17-20

Enjoyable listen

This was an enjoyable listen and while it happens in the star wars universe change a a few references and it could be something different.
loved the different stories and narrators though. a nice division from the usual.

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  • 08-09-22

Space Monte Carlo

This was fun. I loved exploring Canto Bight as it was one of my favourite parts of The Last Jedi. It was also one of the strongest anthologies that Star Wars and Lucus Publishing has in the Canan. I really enjoyed this collection, and now I've explored the Monti Calo of the galaxy far, far away; I'm keen to get into The Last Jedi novelisation.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-28-21

A great Star Wars story

Another reason to ignore the ridiculous online community condemning anything to do with TLJ.
GREAT!!