DK Audio presents the audiobook edition of I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story, written and read by Anthony Daniels. Including a foreword written and read by J. J. Abrams and a selection of music from the Star Wars films, composed by John Williams. "The odds of me ever writing a book were approximately...Oh, never mind. My golden companion worries about such things - I donât. I have indeed now written a book - telling my story, in my voice, not his - recognising that our voices and our stories are inextricably intertwined." When Star Wars burst on to the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. But C-3PO wasnât an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voice-over. Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels. In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. For the very first time, he candidly describes his most intimate memories as the only actor to appear in every Star Wars film - from his first meeting with George Lucas to the final, emotional days on the set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. With a foreword by J. J. Abrams, this audiobook is a nostalgic look back at the Skywalker saga as it comes to a close. I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story reveals Anthony Danielsâ vulnerability, how he established his role, and what he accomplished, and it takes listeners on a journey that just happens to start in a galaxy far, far away. "Gloriously witty, keen and spirited" (J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker)Â Music from the original motion picture soundtracks for A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi was composed and conducted by John Williams. It was performed by the London symphony orchestra in 1977, 1979/80, and 1983. Copyright to the remastered 2018 recordings are held by Walt Disney Records & Lucasfilm Ltd. Music from the original motion picture soundtracks for A Phantom Menace was composed and conducted by John Williams. It was performed again by the London Symphony Orchestra in 1999. Copyright to the remastered 2018 recordings are held by Walt Disney Records & Lucasfilm Ltd. Music from the Star Wars movie The Force Awakens was composed by John Williams, conducted by John Williams and William Ross and performed by the Hollywood Freelance Studio Symphony in 2015. Copyright to the 2015 recording is held by Walt Disney Records & Lucasfilm Ltd.
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The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away by the Emperor on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule throughout the galaxy. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republic Council, only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies. But most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness...and thoroughly, utterly insane. The Dark Jedi schemes to use his awesome mastery of the Force to summon young Skywalker, allay his misgivings, cunningly enthrall him, and ultimately corrupt him to the Dark Side.
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Joining us at Audible Studios is the actor of one of the most familiar droids known to man and aliens alike: Anthony Daniels, best known for his role as C-3PO in Star Wars.Â Daniels dropped out of law school to pursue amateur dramatics and spent time working at BBC Radio and the National Theatre. His agent recommended he go visit George Lucas, who was casting for Star Wars.Â Daniels wasn't interested in the role but was persuaded to go along. It was a meeting that changed the course of his life. Daniels has played C-3PO in every feature film and has also reprised the role for many additional roles such as hosting The Making of Star Wars, The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. He has also voiced C-3PO in the Star Wars video games and in radio dramatisations. Daniels has released I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story, a book revealing the extraordinary story of the man inside the costume.Â Â We spoke to Anthony Daniels about his new book, his time as C-3PO and what he foresees for the future.
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The embattled Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has marshaled the remnants of the Imperial forces and driven the Rebels back with an abominable technology recovered from the Emperor's secret fortress: clone soldiers. As Thrawn mounts his final siege, Han and Chewbacca struggle to form a coalition of smugglers for a last-ditch attack against the empire. Leia holds the Alliance together and prepares for the birth of her Jedi twins. Overwhelmed by the ships and clones at Thrawn's command, the New Republic has one last hope: sending a small force, led by Luke Skywalker, into the stronghold that houses Thrawn's terrible cloning machines. There a final danger awaits, as the Dark Jedi C'baoth directs the battle against the Rebels and builds his strength to finish what he has already started: the destruction of Luke Skywalker.
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