"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a scavenger, a soldier, and a lost droid. This is the story of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can read along with me in your book. You'll know it's time to turn the page when your hear this sound.... Let's begin now."
―Michael D. Hanks[src]

The Force Awakens Read-Along Storybook and CD is a young-readers adaptation of the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was written by Elizabeth Schaefer, illustrated by Brian Rood, and released by Disney–Lucasfilm Press on April 5, 2016 by Disney–Lucasfilm Press. The media includes music and dialogue from the film, and is narrated by Michael D. Hanks.

Retailer Target released an exclusive hardcover edition with a limited-edition Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster inside.

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An illustrated 8x8 storybook with audio CD retelling The Force Awakens.[1]

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Since the story is truncated into a 20-minute format, it skips over the rathtars aboard the Eravana. Additionally, it includes deleted scenes such as Finn presenting his blaster and Poe Dameron's dialogue from "X-wings Prepare for Lightspeed" deleted scene.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Disney.com The Force Awakens: Read-Along Storybook and CD on Disney.com (backup link)
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which this storybook adapts, in 34 ABY.
  3. The Force Awakens Read-Along Storybook and CD, Target-exclusive hardcover edition

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Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
Full adaptations
Novel (audiobook) · Junior novel (audiobook) · Rey's Story (audiobook) · Finn's Story · Graphic Novel
The Force Awakens Adaptation (1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · TPB) · Storybook · LEGO · Read-Along Storybook and CD
Golden Book · Movie Theater Storybook · Shakespeare · Studio Fun
Partial adaptations
Finn & Rey Escape! · Han & Chewie Return! · Rey Meets BB-8 · Finn & the First Order · New Adventures
Lightsaber Rescue · Rolling with BB-8! · The Adventures of BB-8 · Finn's Mission · Finn and Poe Team Up!
Chaos at the Castle · The Chewbacca Story · BB-8 Finds a Friend · Rey to the Rescue! · The Fight in the Forest
5-Minute Star Wars Stories · 5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back
Character books
Before the Awakening · Rey's Survival Guide · Poe Dameron: Flight Log · Poe and the Missing Ship · BB-8 on the Run
Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume I · The Chewbacca Story · A Leader Named Leia
Forces of Destiny: The Rey Chronicles
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The Art of · The Making of
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Incredible Cross-Sections · The Visual Dictionary · The Official Collector's Edition
The Official Visual Story Guide · Graphics
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Ultimate Coloring and Activity Book · Ultimate Sticker Collection: Stickerscapes · Book and Magnetic Playset
Ultimate Sticker Collection · Sticker Scene Plus Coloring and Activity Book · Activity Book · Poster Activity Book
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