Let the Wookiee win.
The production values on these Star Wars audiobooks greatly enhance the books and these are in many ways radio dramas rather than audiobooks. The music, the sound effects, everything comes together in a fantastic audio presentation.
As far as production is concerned, any other Star Wars audiobook, as for content, Oceans 11.
I gotta pick one? Marc is so incredibly good and gives nuanced performances for each character. I gotta say though, the first time I heard Lando speak all I could hear was, "It's just me, Billy Dee." So cool
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Just hurry up and buy it!
Scoundrels is a heist story and it never becomes more than a story about a group of individuals planning and executing a heist. The story is well written, but there is no character development and the twist that occured at the end of the book did not seem plausible to me.
It was a good yarn on it's own, add Han Solo, Lando, Chewbacca, and a cast of others that you may or may not have encountered before in the Star Wars universe, and you have sci-fi gold!
There isn't really any one thing that I like, it was overall an awesome book.
Marc Thompson is an AMAZING narrator, his use of voice and his prose is SPOT on. He should read every Star Wars book.
Buy this book
A part time Library Assistant and general lover of books and stories.
I would indeed listen to Scoundrels again. It was amazingly written by Timothy Zahn and well voiced by Marc Thompson. The addition of music and sound effects really enhanced the listening experience.
I can't specifically think of any other books I'd compare this book to, but I would say it is one of Zahn's best Star Wars novels.
It is a toss up between Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. He really capture both characters voices and mannerisms very well.
Ocean's 11 Meets Star Wars
I can not recommend this book to Star Wars fans enough. Even fans of heists in general might enjoy this book.
Fantasy Novels 4 Life
Han Solo And Lando teaming up like Reservoir Dogs.
Han running a Big Con!
Marc Thompson should redo all the Star Wars Audio Books starting with the New Jedi Order. This time make it unabridged.
I have become a lover of audiobooks; primarily Star Wars and Star Trek related, biographies, and motivational books.
Definitely! Easily in my top 5 favorite Star Wars audiobooks. It may have been inspired by Ocean's Eleven, but for me, that's where the comparison ends. This is a juicy heist story that balances humor, suspense and loads of action! Top that with the inclusion of familiar characters such as Han, Lando, and Chewie, and the millennium falcon mixed in with previous Zahn characters from "Winner Lose All"; Winter, Bink and Tavia. I won't even get into the unexpected ending!
One of the most memorable moments in the book involves the entire eleven going over strategy on how to break into the bad guy's stronghold. Very creative and interesting dialogue. Another moment involved Bink breaking into a hotel room from the outside of the building while armed guards and a Falleen (the race of Xixor from Steve Perry's Shadow of the Empire) is inside. It is a suspenseful and taut scene written with intricate detail by Zahn. Thompson brings the female Bink to life, and the audience believes that Bink is a master ghost thief.
Marc Thompson should be an automatic nominee for best narrator every year, because no other narrator of audiobooks does what he does vocally. Add to that how Thompson, in my opinion is so talented that he can bring to life the male, female, and alien characters with equal aplomb!
Eleven to one odds for one impossible space heist!
Stop reading and start listening to this book!
Wonderful book like a oceans eleven in star wars lead by Han solo highly recommend if fan of star wars or Han solo and the last words in the book are a shocker blown away and Marc Thompson does a amazing job once again !!!!