• Rogue Squadron: Star Wars Legends (Rogue Squadron)

  • By: Michael A. Stackpole
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,280 ratings)

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In this essential Star Wars Legends novel, discover the legacy of Rogue Squadron and its fabled pilots, who became a symbol of hope throughout the galaxy.

They are sleek, swift, and deadly. They are the X-wing fighters. And as the struggle rages across the vastness of space, the fearless men and women who pilot them risk both their lives and their machines. Their mission: to defend the Rebel Alliance against a still-powerful and battle-hardened Imperial foe in a last-ditch effort to control the stars!

Its very name strikes fear into enemy hearts. So when Rebel hero Wedge Antilles rebuilds the legendary Rogue Squadron, he seeks out only the best - the most skilled and most daring X-wing pilots. Through arduous training and dangerous missions, he weeds out the weak from the strong, assembling a group of hard-bitten warriors willing to fight, ready to die. Antilles knows the grim truth: Even with the best X-wing jockeys in the galaxy, many will not survive their near-suicidal missions. But when Rogue Squadron is ordered to assist in the assault on the heavily fortified Imperial stronghold of Blackmoon, even the bravest must wonder if any at all will survive....

©2021 Michael A. Stackpole (P)2021 Random House Audio

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I love this book

I loves this book when it first was published. Marc Thompson makes it even better with his reading. I truly hope the entire series is redone as unabridged readings. If they do, and it’s Marc…TAKE MY MONEY!!!

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Keep the UNABRIDGED versions coming!

This is a great story and I am so glad they are finally getting around to releasing UNABRIDGED versions of the better legends books. Please keep releasing the rest of the X-wing series!

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Omg I love it

I usually don’t leave a review however THANK YOU! I own the abridged x wing series, and this is a awesome! Filling many holes, please please please do the rest of the series.

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this is the true cannon...

a long time ago.... i used to be a sw fan. i used to buy sw books, audiobooks ..... till the last trilogy scrapped a very good saga.
and i decided to never buy another sw book or audiobook.... till this one arrived. i read this book a long time ago. and it is awesome. how sw should be....
so i bought this and i will buy the hole series if its done.
hope more now legends books make to audiobooks.
please make the yuuzhan vong saga unabridged.... please please

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Finally Unabridged!

Marc Thompson is the best voice of the Star Wars novels. I sincerely hope they complete the series including the Wraith Squadron books, I will pre order every one as soon as they are available

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Thanks for remembering the EU/ legends

I'm so happy Disney finally gave star wars fans something we wanted to make up for the crappy movies/ cannon books of the last few years.
Please for the love of God make the rest of the X-wing series books into unabridged audiobooks. Hell make the rest of the EU/legends into unabridged audiobooks I'll happily pay whatever they cost.

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Literally one of the Best Star Wars stories ever told.

There is a reason Disney is turning to rogue squadron as it’s inspiration for its next Star Wars movies. They need the help putting together a coherent narrative and the rogue squadron series of novels is some of of the best Star Wars content out y to there.

Don’t miss out!

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Excellent

I can’t believe they finally did this book with the best narrator out there. It is so good so far. The quality is unmatched. I sincerely hope they do the entire series with Marc Thompson. And hopefully more legends as well.

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Hope more of this series come to this format.

This is a Legends Star Wars audio recording the way it should be, the whole text. Marc Thompson does it again, one of my favorite Star Wars narrators. The author is excellent as well, a favorite among many Star Wars fans I'm sure.

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!Finally

This is a much better audiobook then the alphabet squadren novels in every way. Much better narration, and much better production.

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  • Craig
  • 09-09-21

Rogue Squadron

I read the book 27 years ago and now here it is in full on audible. A must listen for any Star Wars fan. I hope the other books in the X-Wing series come out in full too.

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  • Adam Scott
  • 12-20-21

Not as good as I remember it

Firstly, massive plaudits as always to the brilliant Marc Thompson. There really is no better narrator for Star Wars.

I read this when it initially came out. I was thirteen at the time and loved this book beyond reason. So I was excited as hell to hear (finally) an unabridged recording by the best Star Wars narrator out there. Unfortunately I think nostalgia (and the fact that I’m a lot older now than I was originally) have clouded my opinions on this book. Time has not been kind to it.

Wedge Antilles, ostensibly the protagonist, seems to be there only be default, as it’s clear the author is much more interested in Corran Horn (his own creation) … and who is, unfortunately, a Mary Sue — good at absolutely everything, zero flaws, beloved by everyone, has every female character lusting after him in a way that now just feels wrong. It’s frankly a bit cringey in parts.

Also, some of the dogfight sequences go on far too long and get bogged down in technobabble, to the point where it’s sometimes quite tricky to tell what’s going on.

With all that said, it’s still a lot of fun and I’m going to be listening to the rest of the series when it comes. Here’s hoping they continue into the (far superior) Wraith Squadron books of Aaron Allston, which is where the real fun in this series begins.

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  • Christopher merrick
  • 09-14-21

a long time coming

release the entire series unabridged please. These stories are the heart and soul of the EU, warts and all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-21

Exited!!!

I’m so happy to see the Star Wars expanded universe get some well deserved unabridged audiobooks!! I hope they continue to produce audiobooks of old legends novels that were previously abridged, if they do I will be sure to purchase them all!!!:):)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-29-21

so glad to have an un-abridged version

this book is great and the quality of the audio book format is great so long as you get an un-abridged version. can't wait for the next un-abridged in the series to release

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-21-21

Great read, decent novel.

Marc Thompson is always great but the novel is a bit overreated to be honest. I found myself zoning out during the in depth description of dogfights. Also the main character is a bit of a Mary Sue.

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  • Mr. Cd Brady
  • 10-19-21

Just as I remember

Decades ago I read these books, some I devoured in less than a weekend even though I’m a fairly slow reader and they’ve sat on my book shelf, the spines getting a little worse with each rereading over the years as I go back to them from time to time. This version of the book does it right for me, the squadron is all present and nicely fleshed out as the beginnings of the war with Iceheart and the battle for the future of the republic begins(with the exception of the y-wing commander whose lines the reader seems to yell, irrelevant of context or location).
Just like when I read the books as a kid I got through this really fast and happily lost myself in the world of the expanded universe and I can’t wait for more.

If your going to listen to an x-wing book, make it this one, the abridged versions just leave you remembering all the bits they’ve left out, you get half a tale when you should be getting a squadron.

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  • Nick Savage
  • 08-01-22

Unabridged

Great to see that there's been an unabridged version produced. Music and sound effects were spot on

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-31-22

Fantastic

Production quality and narration is world class. Marc T is an amazing talent.

These legends books deserve this treatment. The story, world and characters are deep and the whole experience brings me so much joy.

Please make them all.

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  • RKSavage
  • 05-22-22

Well worth the money

i was already a fan of the book as a child, it captures the most exciting parts of Star Wars dogfights, but the addition of the proper sound effects and music, and the excellent narration makes it greater than the sum of its parts

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-14-21

About time 😉

Finally the first of the X-wing series of novels (second only to the original Thrawn trilogy in superior star wars storytelling) gets an unabridged telling, I can only hope the rest of this series will get the same treatment

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  • Paul barton
  • 02-07-22

The story has everything!!!

Brilliant setup to this amazing part of the Star Wars universe. It has action, love, intrigue, suspense, etc. It explores galactic war, planetary strategy, numerous species, personal conflicts, power struggles and a rising republic v a declining empire. Everything you want from a non-Jedi focused Star Wars story, and sets up the next 4 books perfectly 😉. Can’t wait for Wedge’s Gamble in April!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-21

enjoyable

good book, my only draw back to this book and that when they speak inner monologues, they drop the volume to much, needing to turn up the volume, then the rest of the story is too loud at points.

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  • Moosebite
  • 02-24-22

If you're even here thinking about it, get it.

If you read the books back when they came out, or you've never read any Star Wars books but just love Star Wars, then this is a no brainer. If you just like Sci-fi in general, then there are probably stronger stories and authors nowadays you could read, but you may still get a kick out of the audio production of Rogue Squadron.

The story itself is a bit cheesy and formulaic at times, but still has some nice twists and turns, and overall is still a great story. The characters are mostly quite strong, and mostly unique, and create that feel-good camaraderie of a swashbuckling pirate adventure. Without the IP, it would be a 3.5 that I'd have been happy to have paid for and read.

As a Star Wars novel that I enjoyed when it first came out - this is the best thing I can ever imagine in my ears on my commute. To be clear, it has full sound effects and music - droids, lasers, starship engine background noise... all signature Star Wars audio. It is super nostalgic, and feels 100% like Star Wars, even if the references to the original trilogy can be a bit gratuitous at times. Marc Thompson's performance is, as always, impeccable! Are there awards for audiobook performances yet...?

If you've read this far, just buy it and listen. There is no better escapism. May the force of my review convince you.

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  • RyanStampfli
  • 11-30-21

So thrilled!!!

So happy they finally did this
X-Wing is the ultimate Star Wars novel series, nothing has ever come close
I hope all 8 books get this treatment

Everything about this was done so well, can’t wait for book 2!!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-29-21

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Absolutely loved hearing this classic Star Wars story for the first time, the voices were fantastic and I finished it in days. excellent performance by Marc Thompson.

the only downside is that Book 2 doesn't come out until April :'( I'll be waiting!

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  • Willy
  • 10-21-21

Finally in unabridged glory!

I'm so glad this has finally been done. The X-Wing series are one of the best stars wars stories written by very good writers. I have read each novel a few times. So good to finally get the Audible experience. Please do the whole series! And more of the star wars legends backlog. So much richer then 'canon'.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-18-21

brilliant

another great performance from marc thompson reviving a classic series. hopefully the rest of the series is not far behind.

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  • Jarrad
  • 10-02-21

Fantastic quality and voice acting

Absolutely loved it, thank you for releasing it unabridged and with all the effects.

The sound effects and musical score was well timed and immersive and the voice acting was fantastic.