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Publisher's Summary

Learn more about the dashing hero from the new Star Wars films! Telling a story hinted at in The Rise of Skywalker....

It's been a few years since Poe's mother passed away, and Poe and his father, who was a pilot for the Rebellion, have had more and more trouble connecting. Not sure what he wants to do with his life, teenage Poe runs away from home to find adventure and to figure out what kind of man he is meant to be.

©2020 Alex Segura (P)2020 Listening Library

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Good. Solid book.

This wasn’t the absolute best, but it was enjoyable. Definitely worth a credit. Production and narration were excellent.

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read like a YA fanfict

The narrator didn't know how to pronounce some pretty basic words. The story was trite.

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New drinking game

You take a shot every time you see or hear “The Spice Runners of Kokomo” said out in full length

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Meh

The background music and sound effects were obnoxious and distracting. At times it was difficult to hear the actual reading.

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Poe Dameron's Origin Story

So, if anyone is a fan of the sequel trilogy, they will enjoy this book. This delves into Poe Dameron's early life, from his Luke Skywalker-ish upbringing on Yavin 4 (location of Rebel base in Rogue One and A New Hope) with a single parent who refuses to let him fly, to his fleeing with the spice-runners of Kijimi. Zorii Bliss is a major player in this story, and we learn a lot more about her during the course of this story, while also getting to know more about Poe's family. It seems that like Owen Lars, Cass Dameron couldn't accept that his kid wasn't a little child anymore. Even Babu Frik shows up! The narration was quite good, although I haven't heard Sean Elias-Reyes before. At times, it seemed he was trying to rush the dialogue or just speak rapidly. I don't know why, but whenever he did this, it reminded me of Robin Williams (? /8-. ) That's why I gave the performance 4 stars. However, it is a solid addition to the continuing saga. I enjoyed it a good deal, and hope you will too.

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The phantom meh

This is an okay but mostly forgettable story that was mainly written to fill a plot hole in rise of Skywalker. I think that it's a good bit of world building and shows us how the new republic was slowly gaining stability after the galactic Civil War. Nor much of note after that. The narrator struggled to do a Poe Dameron impression that was passable. He also butchered babu frik, however, I think most would too. it was definitely just an eeh story.

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Recommended for all ages

The story is about Poe growing up on Yavin and leaving home as a rebellious teenager. I love Poe because he knows how to fight and defend himself. He knows the difference between good and bad. The story seamed real to me when I was listening to it. The audio book had John Williams music from the movies. The narrator made the story seem real. I didn’t want to quit listening to the story but I had other schoolwork to do. I had a lot of fun listening to the story. I recommend it to all ages.

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Jimmy Fallon as Poe Dameron? ROS Retcon prequel

Just like Solo was an unnecessary movie to explain Han's backstory...
this is an unnecessary book to explain the use of never before seen gimmicks,
such as lightspeed skipping, that were shoved into Rise of Skywalker.
Sadly... the story I imagined for Poe was much better than what I listened to here.

And.... Why oh why does Poe sound like Jimmy Fallon?
WOW!... Just WOW! (This is not a good wow either, to be Very clear)
At least there will be a new Thrawn soon!

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Not Terrible.

If you really love Poe, you could have some fun with this. The Story Group obviously had this book written to account for the MASSIVE retcon they made to Poe's character in The Rise of Skywalker.

Negatives: There's not much of a conclusion to the conflict with Poe's father and the side characters are mostly forgettable.

Positives: Some nice character moments surrounding Poe's mother. This story makes the Zorii character feel a bit more relevant in the movie. I also liked that it's said that Poe has made relationship mistakes with "other people" and not "other women" as to not alienate the majority of Poe fans.

Fun Fact: Two characters from the old Star Wars Galaxies MMO are canonized in this book, so I guess the author has some love for that game.

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A really good book

Great origin story for Poe Everything you needed to know and right to the point