For the first time ever, an audiobook from the Star Wars universe told from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view… HEIR TO THE JEDI: STAR WARS is the latest from Kevin Hearne (bestselling author of THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES), a thrilling adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back as Luke embarks on a rescue mission and navigates his relationship to the Force. Narrated by all-star voice actor Marc Thompson, HEIR TO THE JEDI is an exciting new edition to the Star Wars canon.
Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause.
A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire.
Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive.
Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars will be available in audio and print on March 3, 2015.
Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars by Kevin Hearne (narrated by Marc Thompson)
Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 9 hours and 2 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Publisher: Random House Audio
Audible.com Release Date: March 3, 2015
Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars by Kevin Hearne
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: LucasBooks (March 3, 2015)