I've listened to at least 20 star wars books and this one isn't worth your time. Marc Thompson does a great job as usual but the story was super predictable and filled with almost zero action.
A straight-tailed slick-Hog knuckle dragging mouth breather; and proud of it!
Unfortunately the best part of this book is the narration. 5 stars for Marc Thompson who does an amazing job with the voices. The sound effects are a bit annoying and I (kind of) got past it, but it knocks the performance grade down a star.
As for the story, others have summed it up as Star Wars meets Oceans 11. That's very accurate. There are some fun twists and interesting gadgets but I could have used more story substance. All-in-all it was just okay.
The awesome Narrator
Lets be cool
This book was a very enjoyable book and to follow along with the audio provided a next level experience for me
Fantastic adventure that exisits within the larger Star Wars Universe without being held back by previous (and mostly bad) EU stories. Marc Thompson is always a treat.
It's a blatant oceans eleven homage, but really well done. Han and Lando in top form, with many callbacks to other Zahn and EU characters.
This was my first Star Wars audio book and it was surprisingly enjoyable. The sound effects and music clips were well-done, well-placed, and created stage-setting moods that augmented the experience nicely. The story is a fairly isolated episode, which means it likely has little influence on Star Wars canon, however the characters are so believable, the listener is left wanting future tie-ins with the overall Star Wars world. Additionally, the narrator is brilliant in his portrayal of the characters we already know, and he helps produce characters that are easy to identify with. Clearly he has put a great deal of planning into this production and it is so much more than an basic read-through.
Definitely a great book for any sci-fi fan.
Zahn is often noted for being the best author in the EU. Now, he tackles the heist genre, bringing his fair to the cunning treachery we expect of such stories. I highly recommend this one!