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.
Timothy Zahn knocked it out of the park again. He has an excellent way of capturing the essence of Star Wars and it's characters in a way the holds so true to the original Trilogy. Marc Thompson also came through with flying colors as always.
It was a sideroad kind of adventure in the Star Wars adventure; it was a personal risk for me to spend the money- but the author really kept me coming back until I finished it. Slowly, it took me a few months.
T Zahn has written a wonderfully fun story. even though this would count as one of the final books of the EU, a knowledge of that timeline is not needed to enjoy this book from start to finish
There is barely anything star wars related in this book, it's like Zhan wrote an entirely unrelated book then spent a few minutes switching names and dropping a cameo or two to sell it as star wars.
hope more caper stories come out of this. I would recommend this. loved the book.