Star Wars: Catalyst + Audio Book Impressions!

  • Published on Jan 21, 2017
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    We Partnered up with Audible back in December 2016 to talk Star Wars with Rogue One's writer Gary Whitta! Here I discuss the prequel book to the Rogue One film, Catalyst along with how far Audiobook have come. If this seems like something your into give it a try, it was an entertaining listen for us!
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  • Tobias Taastrøm
    Tobias Taastrøm 2 years ago

    Actually, neither the Bane books or the Revan book is canon. The character of Darth Bane is canon, but the books themselves are not.
    Regardless, they are all really good and very fun. The Revan book even explains what happens to Revan after the events of KOTOR 1 and 2 - so if you're a fan of those games you might want to check it out.
    Here's a list of a few canon books that I would recommend:
    - Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
    - Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
    - A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller
    - Bloodlines by Claudia Gray

  • Slartibartfast
    Slartibartfast 2 years ago

    Currently listening to "Tarkin". Now THAT is a great audiobook! Heir to the Empire is pretty good too (20th Anniversary Edition).

  • Member_TaunTauns?
    Member_TaunTauns? 2 years ago

    Wow that really cool! I'm glad audiobooks are doing this

  • Peasant
    Peasant 2 years ago

    pro-gamer starter kit
    -dxr racer chair
    -boom mic
    -gay merchandise

  • pktuchec monnom
    pktuchec monnom 2 years ago

    srs? book?

  • Edward Green
    Edward Green 2 years ago

    good video joe its great that you are branching out from doing just games exelent stuff man.

  • rbaleksandar
    rbaleksandar 2 years ago

    There are radio adaptations of books from the beginning of the 20th century with sound effects, music, a whole bunch of actors and what not. Audio books started later on but I have a bunch on cassettes and LPs with voice acting etc.. Seriously, it's like AJ has just invented the wheel.

  • Alno Highking
    Alno Highking 2 years ago

    I really don't get the dislikes. What else do you want? Lol.

  • MWBalls
    MWBalls 2 years ago

    I'd like to clarify one thing Joe said in this video.
    The existence of a sith called Darth Bane as the one who started the rule of two is canon, as a result of his ghost appearing in an episode of the clone wars.
    The specific events of the Darth Bane trilogy are not currently canon.

  • MWBalls
    MWBalls 2 years ago

    I'd like to clarify one thing Joe said in this video.
    The existence of a sith called Darth Bane as the one who started the rule of two is canon, as a result of his ghost appearing in an episode of the clone wars.
    The specific events of the Darth Bane trilogy are not currently canon.

  • MekaLebel
    MekaLebel 2 years ago

    Joe there making red dead redemption and they have a small trailer

  • Justin O.
    Justin O. 2 years ago

    I love books, but I didn't expect to hear a book recommendation from this channel. I don't mean that offensively, it's just that these days it doesn't seem like reading is a very common passtime anymore, so I was pleasantly surprised to see this channel talking about how books and audio-books are good. I can confirm that the Darth Bane novel is amazing--even if you don't know a whole lot about Star Wars, I think you'll enjoy reading it. Revan was great too, but you need to have played the first KOTOR for it to make any sense. Haven't read Catalyst yet, but it's on my list.

  • Squishy !
    Squishy ! 2 years ago

    the guy that did Darth banes audiobook?! FUCKING SOLD

  • Higgo Vatch
    Higgo Vatch 2 years ago

    Audio book!?!?!?!?!? JOE! NO ONE FUCKIN CARES LOL!!!

  • Pimpaggedon
    Pimpaggedon 2 years ago

    Lords of the Sith is an awesome audio book.

  • Sprits Fal
    Sprits Fal 2 years ago

    Hey, it may very well be just a giant commercial, but at least it's something I just might be interested in and wouldn't have known about it had it not been for this video. Thanks Joe!

  • Metal Skull
    Metal Skull 2 years ago

    Heck, I'm playing the SW Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast campaign for the story. It's one of my favorite Star Wars games that had what I wished to be part of the official saga along with Shadows of the Empire.
    It was sad when they decanonized so much material. These characters were amazing. Dash Rendar, Mara Jade, Darth Revan, Kyle Katarn, etc. But I hope they do bring Old Republic lore into canon. I play both KOTOR AND TOR.

  • SmallDeadCow
    SmallDeadCow 2 years ago

    jesus people all you have to do is only watch videos with "angry review" in the title. Damn.

  • Brian Making good videos by himself

    thats cool joe the audio book of star wars, people are mad people of a book lmao get a life haters read more books smh.

  • Dylucke's Den
    Dylucke's Den 2 years ago +1

    I would love movies about Revan, exar kun and such. I think this all gets under used (canon or not) and they could get some great films out of it. Star wars is so much bigger then just the Skywalker saga.
    This is also making me want to play The Old Republic again.

  • Timmy G
    Timmy G 2 years ago

    sorry about a druid*

  • Timmy G
    Timmy G 2 years ago

    angry joe look up druid chronicles . hounded hex some if my favorite. you woukd love it. about a order again really old druid . tryst me friend cgeck it it out angry joe , both of ya.

  • ShenMerrick
    ShenMerrick 2 years ago

    Recommended audio books(from a frequent listener):
    1. *The Inheritance Cycle* by Christopher Paolini
    2. *I, Q* by John de Lancie
    3. *The Dark Sword Trilogy* by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
    4. *The Sword of Truth* series by Terry Goodkind

  • Tigersnake821
    Tigersnake821 2 years ago

    Jonathan Davis is decent at voices, but try the books that Marc Thompson reads Joe! The Thrawn trilogy is perfectly voiced and IMO where Star Wars should have went after ROTJ.

  • Alex H
    Alex H 2 years ago

    i lost all respect for your opinions on anything star wars the minute you said that sack of shit force awakens was a good movie.

  • Alex H
    Alex H 2 years ago

    i lost all respect for your opinions on anything star wars the minute you said that sack of shit force awakens was a good movie.

  • Mark Ramirez
    Mark Ramirez 2 years ago

    what headset is he wearing?

  • Matthew Blum
    Matthew Blum 2 years ago

    Enjoyed this review. Great to see some audiobooks have improved so much. I may take another look at them. Thanks AJ.

  • ironwolf56
    ironwolf56 2 years ago

    We're going full circle. Audiobooks are becoming like old time radio plays.

  • The Gaming Vue
    The Gaming Vue 2 years ago

    Thats Awesome!

  • Ken G
    Ken G 2 years ago

    Sacrilege! Heresy! Plagueis is the best Star Wars Audiobook!

  • Alex Wiles
    Alex Wiles 2 years ago

    song went perfectly with the trailer at the end. Ah makes me miss that game..

  • Acemage
    Acemage 2 years ago

    Alien - Out of the Shadows is a nice "read" on Audible. Also United States of Apocalypse is a nice "read" :-)

  • Richard Lim
    Richard Lim 2 years ago

    What's wrong people thumbs down this video...

  • John Parker
    John Parker 2 years ago

    The book only last... 4 HOURS?!

  • Conner Boyd
    Conner Boyd 2 years ago

    Everyone needs to read/listen to the Revan books. They're amazing.

  • Kaje Ralocse
    Kaje Ralocse 2 years ago

    I love this vid. Nice to see joe expanding his universe

  • Chandler M
    Chandler M 2 years ago

    I never knew so many of joes new fans are total haters. I've been watching his channel since 2010, and never once whined or nagged when he didn't do a review for a while.F^€k Off you haters. Go watch ign, they put out a lot of review. Sonic 10/10.

  • chris mcfarland
    chris mcfarland 2 years ago

    the voice of the book is so good. I believe he also did the bane audio book. The bane storey is so good! audio book really bought it alive, worth the listen/read either way

  • Danny Kriegbaum Laursen

    Revan is Canon also

  • Camtastic H
    Camtastic H 2 years ago

    If you really want a cool close your eyes and picture a movie experience check out the Warhammer 40k audio dramas

  • ry thommy V
    ry thommy V 2 years ago

    an avid reader get's the movie in their head with just a paperback.

  • standinonstilts
    standinonstilts 2 years ago

    Keep doing what your doing man. You can't review games every week. There's not enough games worth reviewing, takes lots of time, gets dry and boring. Keep mixing in this kind of stuff it's awesome! Don't listen to these toxic people, all the people who love your videos generally don't comment as much as the ones who don't.

  • OmegasMovie
    OmegasMovie 2 years ago

    Audio books are just awesome xD

  • guitargamery
    guitargamery 2 years ago +1

    Incoming cancer fans that feel like they own this channel.

  • Zhagtin Vehrakt
    Zhagtin Vehrakt 2 years ago

    Joe, if you like the production on these audiobooks with the music and sound effects then I highly recommend you check out the audio drama Alien: Out Of The Shadows available on Audible. It's a full-cast production like a radio play, or like listening to the audio of an Alien movie. It even has Rutger Hauer. Given what a huge fan of Alien/Aliens you are, I'd love to see you give your thoughts and impressions on this story in a video. Without spoiling anything I will say that it occurs between Alien and Aliens, and I am really curious to hear your opinion and any criticism you might have.

  • Magemo
    Magemo 2 years ago

    Sadly, It's going to be hard for non-english speakers without the script.

  • Conor Richardson
    Conor Richardson 2 years ago

    AngryJoe has the most acidic fan base I have ever seen

  • Kepano 808HI
    Kepano 808HI 2 years ago +1

    I never sub'd to hear book and movie reviews....time to leave

  • LittleBoxxx x
    LittleBoxxx x 2 years ago +1

    unsubbed. stop this shit. review games. nothing else.

  • Justin Saelens
    Justin Saelens 2 years ago

    Angry Joe deserves a fan-base that actually cares about him.

    • The Watcher
      The Watcher 2 years ago

      Nobody deserves shit in this world kid. The sooner you realise this, the better off you will be.

  • matt inacan
    matt inacan 2 years ago

    damn i have to load more videos just to find the last game review

  • Shi Ro
    Shi Ro 2 years ago

    Sorry Joe but I'd rather read the book, my mind reads far faster than any narrator. my mind has different voices and movies in my head is nothing compared to actually being in the story through reading medium. I personally find audiobooks take the magic out of the imagination actually reading gives your mind's eye. I guess they have their use if someone is listening while doing a task but for heavens sake read the book.

  • Iron Fist Dragon
    Iron Fist Dragon 2 years ago

    im really glad you did this vid. people have been story telling as an art for thousands of years, and i was convinced that art was killed my modern tech, but audible is bringing it back. i hope you keep reviewing them for the sake of the art.

  • Erik Clarkson
    Erik Clarkson 2 years ago

    where's the anger!! where's the real joe!! where's the Angry Joe show!!!!

  • Quas FM
    Quas FM 2 years ago +1

    this sounds awful😂😂😂😂

  • e val79
    e val79 2 years ago

    i love audible but can never find titles, this is great.
    i like watching the movie first and audible second.
    the force awakens was great on audible, shows way more.
    i heart catalyst wasn't good though.

    IllICITGRYNE 2 years ago

    does he review games anymore?

  • Enemy Combatant
    Enemy Combatant 2 years ago +1

    Whats next?
    "Star Wars Mac and Cheese Angry Review"?

  • Shadow Investigator M126

    Please don't let SWTOR be canon, it doesn't contiue where KOTOR 2 left off.

    PSN CAMPiNG-_-KiNG 2 years ago

    never do this again Joe. lol

  • Peli Mies
    Peli Mies 2 years ago

    Thanks for the vid. Good audiobooks are always welcome!

  • TheWereparadox
    TheWereparadox 2 years ago

    speaking of audible is it me or is your audio for this video a little off.

  • Zan Man
    Zan Man 2 years ago

    Angry Joe is a meme

  • DentonXV
    DentonXV 2 years ago

    The character of Bane is canon but his books aren't.

  • Yapeseguy
    Yapeseguy 2 years ago

    wtf? been watching your vids for a few weeks now and I realize I wasn't even subscribed

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    AF F 2 years ago


  • AlienMagi
    AlienMagi 2 years ago +2

    Hey Joe, whats with all this garbage content recently? Trailer reactions? Audio book review? Get the fuck outta here.

  • Bradmyr
    Bradmyr 2 years ago

    You should do more of this, Joe!
    Great job. Love your vids!

  • stbridget5
    stbridget5 2 years ago +1

    welp. joe sold out

  • Diko
    Diko 2 years ago


  • Michael Olsen
    Michael Olsen 2 years ago

    Revan in Knights of the Old Republic was easy one of the best Star Wars rpg.

  • PurpleIsALetter
    PurpleIsALetter 2 years ago +2

    Yay, more sponsored content! Who needs integrity when you have money and an army of 12 year olds to defend you!

  • Ekaj Gaint
    Ekaj Gaint 2 years ago

    This was actually pretty cool, I like the varied content

  • joonlar jj
    joonlar jj 2 years ago

    Catalyst book and audiobook were awesome. More mature than most Star Wars content and it focuses on character and worldbuilding more than action.
    Darth Plagueis is also a really good book/audiobook combo.

  • Johno Daz
    Johno Daz 2 years ago

    I love these types of Audio books James Bond is good too AJ definitely up for picking up the Star Wars Audio books.

  • Von Antero
    Von Antero 2 years ago

    Wait, the movie had a writer?

  • mattig89ch
    mattig89ch 2 years ago

    the revan audio books were awesome. thanks for this recommendation!

  • LP Bisbey
    LP Bisbey 2 years ago

    that was a reader, 70% of them on audible am not very gd very blaned

  • Lorenzo Calder-Smith
    Lorenzo Calder-Smith 2 years ago

    Just a small gripe. Though Darth Bane IS canon, the book is not canon. His only canon appearance is in the final season of Clone Wars, none of his books or other extended appearances are canon. But I loved the video.

  • CGP
    CGP 2 years ago

    Good reviews take a while. No one is ever patient anymore.. lol
    Honestly, I don't know many games that came out last winter that really even deserved a review. If you check the past vids, it looks like more reviews came out around spring and summer than winter. Besides, he needs a rest guys... shit.. lol

  • John Gleason
    John Gleason 2 years ago +1

    Love ya joe! Thanks for the video!

  • DarthMessias
    DarthMessias 2 years ago

    AngryJoe makes geeky stuff cool.

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  • Star Wordz
    Star Wordz 2 years ago

    The lips are off I think.

  • TMAC 93X
    TMAC 93X 2 years ago

    I like audio books but it's about the narrator for me as I'm an audtory learner Wrong narrator and it gets me out of it and I like to follow along with the actual book

  • Marco Neves
    Marco Neves 2 years ago +2

    Joe! It's AUDIBLE not audiOble! Jesus... The ignorance sometimes....

  • Hattem aladham
    Hattem aladham 2 years ago

    Love u joe , but this no longer a game review channel haha but I'm still going to whatch ur reviews 📝

  • Michael Ninian
    Michael Ninian 2 years ago

    I really hope those KotOR trailers become movies, because they are fucking awesome!

  • Freddy Rosales
    Freddy Rosales 2 years ago

    I'm currently on chapter 11 in this Audiobook and have been loving it so far! Great Narrator and I love the sound effects in them as well. For me it was still a great start and jump into audiobooks.

  • dungeonmaster16
    dungeonmaster16 2 years ago

    1. Ppl wondering you are better off reading Jesse Cox new canon bookclub on apple podcast.
    2. No offense to joe but only reason he start doing this cause of a promo instead of willingly reading/listening to it on his own then is a bit insulting to fans.
    3. Also ppl wondering how much knowledge he has to Star Wars he only watches the films and to this date arrogantly deny darth maul is alive even though HE IS IN REBELS SINCE S2! He clearly see that Thwan is in rebels but keeps denying about maul. If y'all ask the fuck in talking about go back and watch any of his star wars related stuff within the year and you will see what in talking anoint.
    4. Again sorry to joe but for a fan of star wars but don't watch rebels or clone wars, only decide to read/listen to a Star Wars book because of a paid promotion and arrogantly deny characters returning then ppl again you are better off listening to jesses bookclub podcasts since him and his friends go into full detail how this connect to current/future Star Wars films, shows, books and possibly games. They discuss stuff from old canon and how it could return to new canon fitting into the timeline and besides books they also on occasion fully discuss the shows and films the ups, downs and how big of s impact they have. If you are into Star Wars stuff and wanna know more of the universe but don't have time to listen or read I highly recommend these.
    Here is the link to Jesse podcast for rogue one catalyst.

  • John Cole
    John Cole 2 years ago

    If Revan becomes canon, I'd rather they do something different with him than the book, because that book is garbage.

  • Purefoldnz
    Purefoldnz 2 years ago

    audio books are always weird when male narrators provide the female voices as well.

  • Purefoldnz
    Purefoldnz 2 years ago +1

    Why is it the Star Wars 'Legends' material is almost 1000x times better than canon? The exception being Crystal Star lol

  • adriansun2999
    adriansun2999 2 years ago +2

    Wow, Joe. Trying to give you chances over and over again. Waiting for angry reviews, but all you give us are reading articles, looking and talking about trailers, and talking about movies. These things are things which you do not know enough about. All of these things are things that we can do on our own or are of a childish mind. Ie In your movie reviews you do not like deep messages. Just bang bang and the movies are all right. The old angry reviews brought up good opinions and facts about gameplay in the games that were reviewed. This part of your corporation has been lost. In 2016 it feels like you did three games reviews or something eventhough there was more games on the market. I believe that you are high on the fact that you have subscribers and the money flow. Now you recommend books. You have lost it.

  • Aleq Reese
    Aleq Reese 2 years ago

    Joe, read a really good Star Wars book like Heir to the Empire. The first proper Star Wars novel.

  • Arn-Ice
    Arn-Ice 2 years ago

    You're doing good, AJ. Harsh crowd but don't let that get to ya too much.

  • Kirby Krios
    Kirby Krios 2 years ago +1

    Start reviewing barbie dolls on your channel. You can milk easy money from that too!
    just avoid games. too much time and work for less cash ^_^

  • Mik V
    Mik V 2 years ago +2

    Pissed Pedro you sold out.