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  • Summary

  • May the fourth be with you! For this inaugural episode of Season Two, we’re joined by Audible Editor and Star Wars superfan Alanna McAuliffe to learn all about the best Star Wars titles for diehard fans and new listeners alike.

    Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

    Star Wars: Ahsoka by E. K. Johnson

    Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland

    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray

    Thrawn (Star Wars) by Timothy Zahn

    Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendency Books 1 & 2 by Timothy Zahn

    From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars) by Renée Ahdieh, Meg Cabot, Pierce Brown, Nnedi Okorafor, Sabaa Tahir et al.

    Red Rising by Pierce Brown

    Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

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Great guide to beginning Star Wars books

I always considered myself a big Star Wars fan, then I found out there were tons of books to explore within the world and realized I haven’t even scratched the surface. Coming from an avid reader, this was very exciting. But, with over 100 books already written, it’s hard to know where to start.

This episode helps narrow down where to begin based on your knowledge of the world of Star Wars. And you can bet you’re getting good advice from a huge Star Wars fan! Not only was there a nod to Obi Wan Kenobi with the ‘Hello There’ introduction, but my favorite Star Wars line of all time was used- ‘Rebellions are built on hope’.

I very much enjoyed 2 of the books mentioned in this episode already, Ahsoka and Leia, Princess of Alderaan. I will definitely be looking up the others.

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  • 05-04-21

Excellent recommendations!

All of the editors do an excellent job of explaining what Star Wars means to so many people and why it is such an enduring franchise. It is clear when listening the amount of care and thought that goes into the work done here and it is greatly appreciated! The recommendations for Star Wars titles are excellent as they are all some of my favorite reads/listens. Thanks for creating such a great guide for those just beginning to explore Star Wars tales outside of the movie releases!

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Great for beginners and connoisseurs!

This provides a great access point to the Star Wars universe outside of the films. Ive ashes started reading some of the recommended titles. Love this content!

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Well informed people

absolutely loved it!!! My boyfriend is super fan of that universe and I absolutely believe that their recommendations will do for me, that I'm not an expert in the matter. It's been the most exciting podcast I ever heard so far.