For other uses, see A Certain Point of View.

From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi is the unabridged audio version of the canon short-story anthology book of the same name. It was released by Random House Audio on August 29, 2023.

Publisher's summary[]

Celebrate the lasting impact of Return of the Jedi with this exciting reimagining of the timeless Star Wars film featuring new perspectives from forty contributors.

On May 25, 1983, Star Wars cemented its legacy as the greatest movie franchise of all time with the release of Return of the Jedi. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from Return of the Jedi through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists:

Olivie Blake provides a chilling glimpse into the mind of Emperor Palpatine.

Saladin Ahmed recounts the tragic history of the rancor trainer.

Charlie Jane Anders explores the life and times of the Sarlacc.

Fran Wilde reveals Mon Mothma's secret mission to save the Rebel Alliance.

Mary Kenney chronicles Wicket the Ewok's quest for one quiet day on the forest moon of Endor.

Anakin Skywalker becomes one with the Force in a gripping tale by Mike Chen.

Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Tom Angleberger, Kristin Baver, Akemi Dawn Bowman, Emma Mieko Candon, Olivia Chadha, Gloria Chao, Adam Christopher, Paul Crilley, Amal El-Mohtar, M. K. England, Jason Fry, Adam Lance Garcia, Lamar Giles, Max Gladstone, Thea Guanzon, Ali Hazelwood, Patricia A. Jackson, Alex Jennings, Jarrett Krosoczka, Sarah Kuhn, Danny Lore, Sarah Glenn Marsh, Kwame Mbalia, Marieke Nijkamp, Danielle Paige, Laura Pohl, K. Arsenault Rivera, Dana Schwartz, Tara Sim, Phil Szostak, Suzanne Walker, Hannah Whitten, Sean Williams, Alyssa Wong[4]


Title Author(s) Narrator(s) Run time
"Any Work Worth Doing" Amal El-Mohtar[1] Marc Thompson 32 min
"Fancy Man" Phil Szostak[1] Sean Kenin 40 min
"The Key to Remembering" Olivia Chadha[1] Nika Futterman 37 min
"Fortuna Favors the Bold" Kwame Mbalia[1] Jonathan Davis 24 min
"Dune Sea Songs of Salt and Moonlight" Thea Guanzon[1] Saskia Maarleveld 71 min
"The Plan" Saladin Ahmed[1] Marc Thompson 33 min
"Reputation" Tara Sim[1] Jon Hamm 18 min
"Kickback" K. Arsenault Rivera[1] Marc Thompson 15 min
"Everyone's a Critic" Sarah Glenn Marsh[1] Sean Kenin 26 min
"Satisfaction"[7] Kristin Baver[1] January LaVoy 27 min
"My Mouth Never Closes"[1] Charlie Jane Anders[1] Marc Thompson 22 min
"Kernels and Husks" Jason Fry[1] Jonathan Davis 25 min
"The Light That Falls" Akemi Dawn Bowman[1] Sean Kenin 13 min
"From a Certain Point of View"[8] Alex Jennings[1] Marc Thompson 23 min
"No Contingency"[1] Fran Wilde[1] January Lavoy 27 min
"The Burden of Leadership" Danny Lore[1] January Lavoy 30 min
"Gone to the Winner's Circle" Patricia A. Jackson[1] Marc Thompson 20 min
"One Normal Day"[1] Mary Kenney[1] Brandon McInnis 41 min
"Divine (?) Intervention" Paul Crilley[1] Sean Kenin 28 min
"The Buy-In" Suzanne Walker[1] January Lavoy 34 min
"The Man Who Captured Luke Skywalker" Max Gladstone[1] Jonathan Davis 19 min
"Ackbar" Jarrett Krosoczka[1] Marc Thompson 2 min
"The Impossible Flight of Ash Angels" Marieke Nijkamp[1] David Lee Huynh 31 min
"Ending Protocol" Hannah Whitten[1] Saskia Maarleveld 30 min
"The Last Flight" Ali Hazelwood[1] Kristen Sieh 35 min
"Twenty and Out" Lamar Giles[1] Jonathan Davis 20 min
"The Ballad of Nanta" Sarah Kuhn[1] Marc Thompson 35 min
"Then Fall, Sidious"[1] Olivie Blake[1] Sam Witwer 32 min
"Impact" Sean Williams[1] Marc Thompson 21 min
"Trooper Trouble" Laura Pohl[1] Adam Scott 36 min
"To the Last" Dana Schwartz[1] Daniel Davis 20 min
"The Emperor's Red Guards" Gloria Chao[1] Euan Morton 23 min
"Wolf Trap" Alyssa Wong[1] Marc Thompson 35 min
"The Extra Five Percent" M. K. England[1] Shannon Tyo 24 min
"When Fire Marked the Sky" Emma Mieko Candon[1] Marc Thompson 35 min
"The Chronicler" Danielle Paige[1] January Lavoy 67 min
"The Veteran" Adam Lance Garcia[1] Marc Thompson 37 min
"Brotherhood"[1] Mike Chen[1] Jonathan Davis 27 min
"The Steadfast Soldier"[9] Adam Christopher[1] John Pirkis 51 min
"Return of the Whills" Tom Angleberger[1] Jonathan Davis & Marc Thompson 7 min




Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.51 1.52 1.53 1.54 1.55 1.56 1.57 1.58 1.59 1.60 1.61 1.62 1.63 1.64 1.65 1.66 1.67 1.68 1.69 1.70 1.71 1.72 1.73 1.74 1.75 1.76 1.77 1.78 1.79 1.80 1.81 1.82 1.83 1.84 1.85 1.86 StarWars A Rebel Celebration on the Cover of From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi – Exclusive Reveal on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 'Star Wars' exclusive: Read a Boba Fett excerpt from new 'Return of the Jedi' collection on USAToday.com (archived from the original)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi audiobook
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 PenguinRandomHouse From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi (Star Wars) on Penguin Random House's official website (backup link)
  5. TwitterLogo Del Rey (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter: "UPDATE: #FromACertainPointOfView: #ReturnOfTheJedi is coming out a bit earlier and will now hit shelves on August 29. Preorder your copy here: https://penguinrandomhouse.com/books/714036/from-a-certain-point-of-view-return-of-the-jedi-star-wars-by-olivie-blake-saladin-ahmed-charlie-jane-anders-fran-wilde-mary-kenney-mike-chen-and-more/" (backup link)
  6. Star Wars: Timelines dates the events ofStar Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi to 4 ABY.
  7. TwitterLogo Laughing Place (@laughing_place) on Twitter: "For "From a Certain Point of View: #ReturnOfTheJedi," @KristinBaver will be writing about the character of Sy Snootles from the Max Rebo Band. Her story will be called "Satisfaction." #StarWarsCelebration" (backup link)
  8. YouTube Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away . . . | Panel | San Diego Comic-Con 2023 on the Penguin Random House YouTube channel (backup link)
  9. TwitterLogo Laughing Place (@laughing_place) on Twitter: ".@cavanscott will be writing about Enric Pryde, and that story is entitled "The Steadfast Soldier." #FromACertainPointOfView #ReturnOfTheJedi #StarWarsCelebration #LucasfilmPublishing" (backup link)

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