Star Wars Legends: Labyrinth of Evil

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2007
5 hours 1 minute
The war that erupted in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones is nearing its boiling point, as the dauntless Separatist forces continue their assault on the teetering Republic–and the diabolical triumvirate of Count Dooku, General Grievous, and their Master, Darth Sidious, fine-tune their strategy for conquest. In Episode III Revenge of the Sith the fates of key players on both sides of the conflict will be sealed. But first, crucial events that pave the way to that time of reckoning unfold in a labyrinth of evil. . . .

Capturing Trade Federation Viceroy–and Separatist Councilmember–Nute Gunray is the mission that brings Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, with a squad of clones in tow, to Neimoidia. But the treacherous ally of the Sith proves as slippery as ever, evading his Jedi pursuers even as they narrowly avoid deadly disaster. Still, their daring efforts yield an unexpected prize: a unique holotransceiver that bears intelligence capable of leading the Republic forces to their ultimate quarry, the ever-elusive Darth Sidious.

Swiftly taking up the chase, Anakin and Obi-Wan follow clues from the droid factories of Charros IV to the far-flung worlds of the Outer Rim . . . every step bringing them closer to pinpointing the location of the Sith Lord–whom they suspect has been manipulating every aspect of the Separatist rebellion. Yet somehow, in the escalating galaxy-wide chess game of strikes, counterstrikes, ambushes, sabotage, and retaliations, Sidious stays constantly one move ahead.

Then the trail takes a shocking turn. For Sidious and his minions have set in motion a ruthlessly orchestrated campaign to divide and overwhelm the Jedi forces–and bring the Republic to its knees.
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Joel Street

Awesome book awesome listen clear and crisp had me clinging to my Bluetooth

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John Stockman

Set between Attack of the Clones and just before the opening of Revenge of the Sith, this story plays in integral role in explaining the manipulations of the Supreme Chancellor Palpatine as he manipulates just about everyone simultaneously, including Dooku, Grievous, Obi Wan and Anakin. For such a short story, it had a fast pace and focused on keeping the storyline knit tightly together. About 2/3 of the way through, I realized where it was going from a story perspective and found the last 1`/3 of the story to be the best part. The conclusion was satisfying and did quite a good job of setting the stage for Revenge of the Sith. Jonathan Davis as the narrator continues his excellent voice characterizations, helping me visualize each of the characters easily with his amazing vocal range. This is well worth the time and I do recommend this to anyone that enjoys the Star Wars storyline and especially to those that enjoyed Episodes II and III.

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