Star Wars: Rogue Planet

Version: Unabridged
Author: Greg Bear
Narrator: Michael Cumpsty
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction & Literature, Star Wars
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: May 2000
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Obi-Wan Kenobi and his 12-year-old Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, embark on an unexpected adventure when they find themselves in a strange world full of mystery and power. But evil ship designer Raith Seinar has his own greedy uses for the planet they are visiting, and they must rescue the world or have untold lives on their hands--if they survive at all. Obi-Wan and Anakin have been uncertain allies until now--when they must forge a true working relationship that can carry them into the future!

Reviews (3)

Pretty dull

Written by Anonymous on June 23rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The book started off quite strong, with a scene reminiscent of many that we've come to expect in Star Wars movies. Most of the book follows Obi-Wan and Anakin as they have a ship designed for them. And designed for them. And designed for them. It seemed that nearly the whole book was about having a ship made. There was an interesting underlying mission and some entertaining subtexts, but the focus was clearly all wrong.

Good Star Wars Book

Written by John McCole on December 12th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is much more interesting than the run of the mill Star Wars book. The revenge of the Sith was by far the best book, but this had some interest because of the interplay between Anikin at 12 and Obi-Wan. Average book, but good Star Wars book.

Pretty good

Written by Anonymous on October 21st, 2004

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The reading of this title was near-flawless. The only issue I'd have is that the story itself was a bit weak. The central conflict just didn't seem important enough... the real story was the whole Padawan/Kenobi interplay.

Author Details

Author Details

Bear, Greg

"Greg Bear was born in San Diego, California, on August 20th, 1951, to Wilma M. and Dale F. Bear. His father was in the navy so as a child he had traveled extensively to Japan, the Philippines and Alaska, as well as touring various parts of the United States.

He completed his first short story at the age of 10 while living in Alaska. At age thirteen or fourteen he began to submit stories to magazines, and at fifteen he sold his first short short to Robert Lowndes' Famous Science Fiction magazine, but it didn't appear in print until he was sixteen years old. It took five years to sell his next story, but by the time he was twenty-three he was selling regularly. He completed his first novel when he was nineteen but it was not published until 13 years later (having been completely rewritten). He sold his first novel, Hegira, to Dell in 1979.
He is the author of over twenty-four books, which have been translated into seventeen languages.

He has been awarded two Hugos and four Nebulas for his fiction. He was called the ""best working writer of hard science fiction"" by The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear. They are the parents of two children, Erik and Alexandra."