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Monday, May 14, 2018

From a Certain Point of View #1: "Raymus"

"Raymus" by Gary Whitta


"Raymus" is written by Gary Whitta. Whitta wrote the first draft of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He is also responsible for several Star Wars Rebels episodes.

"Raymus" is read by Jonathan Davis. Davis is a popular audiobook narrator. He has narrated over twenty-five audio recordings for Lucas Film Ltd. and Random House Audio, including Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. My husband knows him best from Max Payne.

"Raymus" is the story of Captain Raymus Antilles aboard the Tantive IV right after they have received the transmission of the Battle Star plans from Scarif. It follows the timeline from the escape to the boarding of the ship to the clasping of Vader's hands around his neck.

What I loved about the story was seeing Antilles story and learning about details that hadn't been there before. The story itself is heart-wrenching and shows his true dedication to Alderaan, the Rebellion, and, most of all, Princess Leia. The letters he writes to his family makes his final moments even sadder, especially wondering if his family will ever see them. The best part about all of this, though, is really filling in gaps to scenes that are so ingrained in our memory that it breathes new life into the past.

"Raymus" is a great start and a story that truly captures a "certain point of view."


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