This isn’t the first recent dabbling into the world of audio fiction beyond audio books for Star Wars. The excellent prequels-prequel Dooku: Jedi Lost, by Cavan Scott was initially debuted as an audio adventure that was part audio book, part full-cast drama, with narration interwoven between groups of actors providing the dialogue sequences. But this Doctor Aphra story, even if it’s one we’ve seen before in comic book form, marks a big step forward, in that it’s a full-cast drama rather than a reading of a novel, or a mishmash of both cast and single-person audio dramas like Dooku was. It’s a cool new way to experience a great slice of Star Wars, and hopefully the sign of more things like it to come.


Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original is set to release on July 21.

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