Audiobook Review: ‘Doctor Aphra’

July 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Random House, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra was released this week and I’ve finally finished listening to it. Click here to check out my review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra’ by Sarah Kuhn

July 21, 2020 at 5:12 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The Doctor Aphra audiobook by Sarah Kuhn is out today from Random House.

Dr. Aphra teams up with Darth Vader himself in this audiobook original—an expanded adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marvel comics series, performed by a full cast.

Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra, rogue archaeologist, is in trouble again.

A pioneer in the field of criminal xenoarchaeology, Aphra recognizes no law, has no fear, and possesses no impulse control. To her, the true worth of the galactic relics she discovers isn’t found in a museum, but in an arsenal. This viewpoint has led to a lot of misunderstandings. After her latest plan goes horribly wrong, her roguish ways are on the verge of catching up to her, when suddenly Darth Vader, terror of the galaxy, swoops in with his lightsaber ignited, and…saves her life?

Don’t get her wrong—it’s not like she’s ungrateful. Sure, her new boss is a lord of the Sith. And OK, she may have just become a pawn in a deadly game being played by him and HIS boss, who happens to be the Galactic Emperor. And yes, the life expectancy of anyone who disappoints Vader can be measured in seconds.

But she’s back doing what she does best. She’s got a ship to fly, a heist to pull, and two unorthodox but effective metal buddies: Triple-Zero, a protocol droid specializing in etiquette, customs, translation, and torture; and BT-1, an astromech loaded with enough firepower to take down a battlecruiser. Together, they might just find a way to get the job done and avoid the deadly performance review that waits at its conclusion.

Just kidding. She’s doomed.

Cast:
Emily Woo Zeller as Doctor Aphra
Jonathan Davis as Boba Fett
Sean Patrick Hopkins as Luke Skywalker
Sean Kenin as Triple-Zero
Nicole Lewis as Sana Starros
Carol Monda as Maz Kanata
Euan Morton as The Emperor
Catherine Taber as Leia Organa
Marc Thompson as Darth Vader

Click here to check out the official product page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Audiobook Review: ‘Pirate’s Price’

May 7, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Pirate’s Price by Lou Anders is a collection of stories all featuring Hondo Ohnaka. The stories take place over multiple time periods ranging from the time of the Empire to the events after The Last Jedi. While this is a good book, it’s an even better audiobook as it’s narrated by the voice of Hondo Ohnaka himself, Jim Cummings. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Audio Drama Review: ‘Dooku: Jedi Lost’

May 7, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dooku: Jedi Lost brings back the format of audio drama storytelling to the universe of Star Wars with a full voice cast and a great story. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Dooku: Jedi Lost’

April 30, 2019 at 5:15 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dooku: Jedi Lost is out today in audiobook formats. Here’s a link to the product page.

‘Dooku: Jedi Lost’ Audiobook

March 27, 2019 at 2:16 pm | Posted in Audiobooks, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Revealed today, they are doing an audiobook only story about Dooku and Asajj Ventress called Dooku: Jedi Lost. It’s written by Cavan Scott and the audiobook is performed by Marc Thompson. It’ll be out April 30th.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 16, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Audiobooks, Blu-ray, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

Comic News

Convention & Event News

World Fantasy Con announced that author Martha Wells will be the toastmaster at next year’s convention in San Antonio, TX. Continue Reading Around the Web…

New Release: ‘Aftermath’ by Chuck Wendig

September 4, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, eBooks, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Aftermath by Chuck Wendig is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. The first book in a new trilogy, the first Star Wars novel by a new author, and the first post-Return of the Jedi book in the new canon.

Official Product Page

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

August 28, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • DK Books revealed the cover for their upcoming Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide: Epic Battles.
  • Humble Bundle is running an offer for Star Wars audiobooks. Their bundle includes Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi, Star Wars: Dark Forces Collector’s Trilogy, Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith and Dark Empire.
  • iTunes has been releasing excerpts for some of the upcoming Journey to the Force Awakens books. You can check them out on Jedi-Bibliothek.
  • Timothy Zahn‘s Knife’s Edge is now available on Amazon as an eBook. This is the third book in the A Basil and Moebius Adventure series. You can also check out book one which is by Zahn as well.

Comic News

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

April 30, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 194 includes several guests. The first guest is Star Wars autograph collector Frank D. Rich who talks about collecting autographs and Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, giving some tips for first timers and some discussion of pricing. Then they play a clip of a James Arnold Taylor interview from Celebration VI where James talked about faith and Star Wars before seguing to their second guest, Greg, who is behind the Celebration of Worship events. Then they cover some news and jump to their third guest, voice actor Stephen Stanton. They talk about Life Itself, Star Wars Celebration, Starlight Foundation, the 501st Bash, Tarkin, Peter Cushing and Doctor Who. But that’s not all as they have one more guest in this episode, Noah Tarnow, who talks about Big Quiz Thing, what type of questions they’ll be doing at Celebration, and they break into some general fan discussion on Marvel, DC, comics, films and the Star Wars movies. It’s kind of a lengthy discussion, and puts this episode at a few minutes shy of two hours, so be prepared for a long one. Still, they have some good guests and some good discussions.

Episode 196 begins with some TFA trailer discussion then breaks to their interview with voice actor Bob Bergen, most recognizably known for voicing Porky Pig since Mel Blanc’s passing. While Bob is not much of a storyteller, and he doesn’t share his voices, he does give out a lot of advice and insight for voice actors looking to break into the business. He also shares how he got the role of Porky Pig, how he Mel Blanc as a kid, and some of the other work he’s done.

Episode 197 has an interview with Ultimate Star Wars author Adam Bray who talks about the project, working with canon and legends, how much of Star Wars Rebels he knew about when working on the book, and his contributions. Then they interview the voice actors for the Star Wars audiobooks: January Lavoy, Marc Thompson and Jonathan Davies. They talk about working on Star Wars books, the challenges of doing audiobooks, as well as the perks. With four interviewees in this episode, it’s jam packed with Star Wars goodness and all of the interviews are top notch. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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