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Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the infamous, power-hungry Sith, beholden to the dark side, the time has come to rise again.

“Full of lightsaber battles, the Jedi philosophy, and lots of new life-forms.”—Chicago Sun-Times

After years of waiting in the shadows, Darth Sidious is taking the first step in his master plan to bring the Republic to its knees. Key to his scheme are the Neimoidians of the Trade Federation. Then one of his Neimoidian contacts disappears, and Sidious does not need his Force-honed instincts to suspect betrayal. He orders his apprentice, Darth Maul, to hunt the traitor down. 

But he is too late. The secret has already passed into the hands of information broker Lorn Pavan, which places him right at the top of Darth Maul’s hit list. Then, in the labyrinthine alleyways and sewers of Coruscant, capital city of the Republic, Lorn crosses paths with Darsha Assant, a Jedi Padawan on a mission to earn her Knighthood. 

Now the future of the Republic depends on Darsha and Lorn. But how can an untried Jedi and an ordinary man, stranger to the powerful ways of the Force, hope to triumph over one of the deadliest killers in the galaxy?

©2011 Michael Reaves (P)2022 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

“Reaves writes with a creative flair, allowing readers to experience an almost cinematic sensation as they move through the story. The language is colorful, the action scenes are dynamic, and the dialogue is realistic.... Shadow Hunter is a very good Star Wars novel that reads as easily as a comic book.... Reaves does an excellent job.”—Winston-Salem Journal

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Oh Sam Oh Sam

any star wars fan knows Sam and as per usual he performs a Sith as a Sith should
good lord he puts all his talent into anything he does and as per usual it's bloody awesome

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Great story, super production

Sam Witwer is an amazing narrator, and I hope we hear from him again in audiobooks. the story was exciting and it kept me at the edge of my seat. I would suggest this to everyone who loves star wars and the prequel era.

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A boring story

A boring story with a mediocre narration. I was looking forward to this story but after listening to it I'm highly disappointed and consider it to be yet another waste of time and money.

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Sam witwer needs to narrate more!!

Incredible performance from Sam witwer as usual! Story wasnt the best of mauls story arc but loved the insight into mauls earlier apprentice life!

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Great narration

Sam Witwer overall narration is great but when he’s narrating Maul you can tell he is having a blast which makes it even better.

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Amazing

Absolutely amazing. A must have for any Star Wars fan old or new and Sam Witwer at his best

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  • 02-08-22

More Legends recordings, please.

This is Star Wars in audio form the way it was meant to be. Sam Witwer, known for voicing Darth Maul in Star Wars The Clone Wars, among other roles, was an excellent choice as narrator. I hope more of the Legends EU is released in this audio form as soon as possible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-22

Horrible narration!!!!!

Unfortunately, I could only listen to an hour or two of this book. The voice actor, though great with character voices decided to narrate in a number of voices. He makes sounds, scoffs, laughs exaggerates words that need no exaggeration. He changes the tone and pitch of his voice constantly. He narrates as if it is one of the characters narrating and not, like most books, the narrator. I literally find myself paying more attention to how bad the narration piece is that can not follow what is going on in the story. I can not comment enough on how poorly he handles the narration aspect. This is upsetting as he is actually great with character voices. I pre-ordered this book and was very excited as Maul is my favorite and now I am disappointed. You do not need to narrate in a voice, just read the book! I can’t accurately rate the book itself but the narration brings it down quite a bit.

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  • Jesse
  • 02-08-22

Shadow Hunter

Brought to life by the one and only Sam Witwer this is simply superb. Pick it up.
Thank you again, Disney for continuing Legends. Vector Prime, Outbound Flight, and Survivor’s Quest would be awesome.

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  • steve
  • 02-08-22

Amazing Narration

The obvious highlight is Sam Witwer's (return) performance as Darth Maul is worth the purchase alone. It is a great story, just wish there was more.

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  • M. Halos
  • 12-08-22

Sam Witwer

Having Sam Witwer narrate a Darth Maul novel was brilliant. The immersion that he creates in bringing to life the pages is incredible. I wasn’t sure how he would do with all of the other characters since I hear his voice and instantly think Maul but he is a professional voice actor and made that obvious in his performance. Getting onto the actual content, I thought the book was an awesome opportunity to get a deeper look into the mind of Darth Maul right before you see him for the first time in Phantom Menace and I also really enjoyed the other characters introduced in the story. I read this immediately following Darth Plagueis and definitely recommend reading both books in order to supplement each other as well as the prequels.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-22

Excellent

Great characters, great narration, great plot, just an overall great book. The book does a great job adding more depth to Darth Maul's character and tell a great story that takes place before the Phantom Menace

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  • Chris
  • 11-08-22

Fantastic!!!

I loved this title so much!! I have read/listened to just about every Star Wars book out there and this stacks up high on the list as one of my favorites. Only thing I will say is sometimes he over did the Maul voice a little. Great story really ties into the start of Clone Wars so a must read/listen for any Star Wars die hard!!

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  • TNDRIVER
  • 11-08-22

Enjoyable Listen

Easy listen once stared hard to stop excellent now wasted part as I have said all I need ending is awesome.

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  • Hastings
  • 11-08-22

More Maul!

This was a great book, I love that they had Sam Witwer as the narrator! Fingers crossed there’s more Maul coming!!

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  • John Bates
  • 10-08-22

Wow.

Sam Witwer knocks it out of the park. I’m genuinely stunned by the quality of his narration. I’ve listened to a lot of Star Wars audiobooks, but this one is something special. I don’t think I’ve ever been this immersed in a story. Absolutely fantastic.