• Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #5: Sacrifice

  • By: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,455 ratings)

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Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance, led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker, battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen, whose increasingly authoritarian tactics as head of GA security have led Luke and Mara Skywalker to fear that their nephew may be treading perilously close to the dark side. But all Jacen wants is safety and stability for all - and he's prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.

As the strands of destiny draw ever more tightly together in a galaxy-spanning web, the shocking conclusion will shatter two families and cast a grim shadow over the future.

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A great series! Keeps your hungry for more!

Very well done for a Star Wars audiobook. Even though it is abridged, the 6 hour run-time leaves enough material to make this audiobook entertaining. That said, you can still notice gaps where, I assume, material was cut out for the abridgement. This can be annoying after a while. I won't beat around the bush, I loathe any abridgement and I would encourage people to complain to the publisher so that they will begin releasing unabridged versions of these books. Other than that, this book was excellent. Marc Thompson is one of the most talented narrators that I have heard. It is a pleasure to listen to him. The different character voices that he assumes throughout the book are executed flawlessly and I had to keep reminding myself that it was the same person speaking. The writing, sound production, and music were all top notch. I would give this 5 stars if not for the abridgement.

One last thing, stay away from any of the star wars audiobooks that are less than 6 hours in length. They are so butchered by the abridgements, that they are not worth your time or money. Quite a few of these are narrated by Anthony Heald and he is just plain awful. I found this out the hard way. Just remember, Anthony Heald = extremely poor narration. Jonathan Davis = Extremely good narration. Marc Thompson = Outstanding narration.

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Awesome!!!!

This is a true Star Wars Universe story in its purest form. It's all excitement from the beginning to the end. And I'm now looking forward to continuing the "Legacy of The Force saga.

The Force Will Be With You..... Always.

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Too Short

I hate these abridged versions of this series. Please release the unabridged versions. Things just seem to randomly happen. Characters just appear places they shouldn't be based on the story that's being performed. If we had the missing parts we'd have been understanding of everything that's going on.

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love the story

one thing I dont get is why they made mara and Luke seem like bad parents that couldnt control their own kid and let a 13/14yo tell them what he was going to do. idk I dont like that or understand that part of this story.

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Such a Drastic Improvement Over Exile

Where does Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #5: Sacrifice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably the best so far. Despite some plot points that just make me angry, this is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.

Would you be willing to try another book from Karen Traviss? Why or why not?

Of course! I find her to be one of my favorite Star Wars writers, so I'll probably be picking up her Republic Commando series soon!

What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

Everything! Thompson is so great, and combined with the sound effects and music, he's really what makes these worth the audio format.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really, mostly because I don't have 6 and a half spare hours to listen to audiobooks. I have to space out my reading. 15 minutes in the car on the way to work, during lunch while I eat, etc. I have no doubt this would be something I could binge read.

Any additional comments?

There is a certain story point. One that I won't spoil, but one that understandably upset a majority of the Star Wars audience when they read, or at least found out, what happened. It's something that makes me angry, and a total waste of a character.

A more positive note is the relationship between Mara and Ben. Father's are the central theme in Star Wars (at least in stories involving the Skywalkers). So it's nice to have a mother/son relationship being more developed. Of course Luke is still here, but it's made abundantly clear that Ben has a more loving and focused relationship with his mother, and I really wish that was in here more.

Also, I love how Traviss basically undoes the last novel. She shows Mara being pissed off with Luke's hand gesture with Lumiya bullcrap at the end of Exile, she nearly avoids all mention of Ben's trip to Ziost and whatever that amulet was, and while that weird Sith ship is still present, she at least makes it (somewhat) more interesting.

The production values are back to where they were in the first few novels, the story is getting more interesting, the tide is turning with these characters, and despite me not being able to take the way Jacen pronounces his new name seriously, I'm looking forward to what's coming next!

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Good overall

This is the 5th book in this story line, it is more story than action and the action in good just not great. But between Jason and -Fet they more than carry this book.

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the best of a great series

The LOF series is a fantastic one to begin with. The narrator does a fantastic job of pulling you in. Sacrifice is the best out of the series, with and ending that will make you immediately want to hear the next tape in the series.

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Another hit for the Star Wars Expanded Universe!

The continuation of a masterful tale that underscores the cheap knockoff that the Disney Canon is when it comes to the Skywalker legacy. If you want fates of the Skywalker-Solo family of the Classic Trilogy, you’ve come to the right place.

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Don't quit mid-stream

A bit slow to start, but strong finish. Some parts lost my attention. I felt much of the action was taken out due to the audio being abridged.

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amazing book!

This story was an amazing tale of the rise of darth Caedus. it was emotional and very compelling. it was really just an amazing book!

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  • Rayn
  • 07-24-17

good book, very well done and great story so far.

good book, very well written and great story so far. Can't wait to read the 6th book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-24-21

Fantastic

Best in the series so far, as always Marc Thompson does an incredible job and the story is really starting to pick up, great s

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  • darren
  • 08-02-20

Better

Hide in and out of the force. Hardly an arcane concept yet thousands of years of Jedi knights and masters and no one knew this ‘technique’. Just because it helped with the plot doesn’t make it utterly ridiculous to imagine no one practised it. Did the writer seriously want us to buy this ????!!!!!

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  • Ashley slocombe
  • 12-10-19

The saga continues

Loving the series so far jsut wish I had the credits for the next one.

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  • Dan Rouge Wolf
  • 09-05-16

Great

will read and very enjoyable bit sad when one of your favorite characters dies. but still a great story nonetheless

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  • michael
  • 10-21-21

Awesome

Loved this book did not see that ending coming till like three quarters the way through the book, but I didn’t like the whole 4 step program to becoming a Sith Lord part from that can’t fault the book and the leading upto this books as always the performance was awesome just wish it wasn’t abridged