The Best 'Star Wars' Audiobooks

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Vote up the best 'Star Wars' audiobooks that take you to a galaxy far away, both part of the official canon and the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

Star Wars books take the already lush world of the Star Wars films and tell stories about individual moments, people and places, enriching the world even further. Good Star Wars novels add depths and connections to familiar stories and characters. The best Star Wars audiobooks let you keep loving the Star Wars universe even while you're commuting, at work, or just doing tasks around the house.

Since 2014, Star Wars novels have two distinct canon statuses. The works written before 2014 are part of the "Star Wars Legends" world and are not considered canon. Star Wars Legends audiobooks include The Han Solo Trilogy and X-Wing books such as Iron Fist and The Bacta War. Star Wars novels are written since 2014 are part of the canon and include novelizations, like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and prequels to the newest Star Wars films, such as Catalyst and Phasma.

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  • Darth Plagueis
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    Darth Plagueis

    James Luceno

      Star Wars Legends, Rise of the Empire era

    • Path of Destruction
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      Path of Destruction

      Drew Karpyshyn

        Star Wars Legends, Old Galactic Republic Era: Darth Bane

      •  Thrawn
        3
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        Thrawn

        Timothy Zahn

          Standalone novel

        • Master & Apprentice
          4
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          Master & Apprentice

          Claudia Gray
          • Annihilation
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            Annihilation

            Drew Karpyshyn

              Star Wars Legends, Old Galactic Republic Era: The Old Republic

            • Dark Disciple: Star Wars
              6
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              Dark Disciple: Star Wars

              Christie Golden

                Standalone novel

              • Thrawn: Alliances
                7
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                Thrawn: Alliances

                Timothy Zahn

                  Standalone novel

                • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
                  8
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                  Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

                  Matthew Stover

                    Film novelization

                  • Lost Stars
                    9
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                    Lost Stars

                    Claudia Gray

                      Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

                    • Star Wars: Outbound Flight
                      10
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                      Star Wars: Outbound Flight

                      Timothy Zahn

                        Star Wars Legends, Rise of the Empire Era

                      • Tarkin
                        11
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                        Tarkin

                        James Luceno

                          Standalone novel

                        • Ahsoka
                          12
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                          Ahsoka

                          E.K. Johnson

                            Standalone novel

                          • Lords of the Sith
                            13
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                            Lords of the Sith

                            Paul S. Kemp

                              Standalone novel

                            • Rebel Dawn
                              14
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                              Rebel Dawn

                              A. C. Crispin

                                Star Wars Legends, New Republic Era: The Han Solo Trilogy

                              • Bloodline
                                15
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                                Bloodline

                                Claudia Gray

                                  Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

                                • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
                                  16
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                                  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

                                  Alexander Freed

                                    Film novelization

                                  • A New Dawn
                                    17
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                                    A New Dawn

                                    John Jackson Miller

                                      Standalone novel

                                    • Leia, Princess of Alderaan
                                      18
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                                      Leia, Princess of Alderaan

                                      Claudia Grey

                                        Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

                                      • The Hutt Gambit
                                        19
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                                        The Hutt Gambit

                                        A. C. Crispin

                                          Star Wars Legends, New Republic Era: The Han Solo Trilogy

                                        • Traitor
                                          20
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                                          Traitor

                                          Matthew Stover

                                            Star Wars Legends, New Jedi Order Era: The New Jedi Order

                                          • The Bacta War
                                            21
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                                            The Bacta War

                                            Michael A. Stackpole

                                              Star Wars Legends, New Republic Era: X-Wing

                                            • Iron Fist
                                              22
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                                              Iron Fist

                                              Aaron Allston

                                                Star Wars Legends, New Republic Era: X-Wing

                                              • Heir to the Jedi
                                                23
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                                                Heir to the Jedi

                                                Kevin Hearne

                                                  Standalone novel

                                                • Catalyst
                                                  24
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                                                  Catalyst

                                                  James Luceno

                                                    Standalone novel

                                                  • Phasma
                                                    25
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                                                    Phasma

                                                    Delilah S. Dawson

                                                      Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi