Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker return in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which will challenge them in ways they never expected - and forever alter their understanding of life and the Force.When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to help him thwart a hostile takeover, their aim is just to even up the odds and lay down the law. Then monstrous aliens arrive with a message, and mere threats escalate into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. When the dust settles, what began as corporate warfare becomes a battle with much higher stakes - and far deadlier consequences.
Now Han, Leia, and Luke team up once again in a quest to defeat a dangerous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination. Only this time, the Empire is not the enemy. It is a pair of ruthless geniuses with a lethal ally and a lifelong vendetta against Han Solo. And when the murderous duo gets the drop on Han, he finds himself outgunned in the fight of his life. To save him, and the galaxy, Luke and Leia must brave a gauntlet of treachery, terrorism, and the untold power of an enigmatic artifact capable of bending space, time, and even the Force itself into an apocalyptic nightmare.
©2013 Troy Denning (P)2013 Random House Audio
Story well told with all the sound effects. Very impressed. Each unique character had special voice and sound effect with it. Pleased with the continued story.
Mr. Middle Earth
This is another in a long string of SW books that keeps me coming back for more. I LOVE Marc Thompson's narration. Honestly, Thompson makes the book; without his voices and all the stories might now hold my attention as well as they do. Kudos, Marc!
One of the best Star Wars Novels follows the chronology of the books
The villains are on track
Narration is fluid and entertaining
the end is fast pace and very different
The worst part of this book is that it marks the end of the EU and the beginning of disney's greedy, new future.
Fan of sci-fi/fantasy and comedic essays. Possibly three penguins in a man suit.
A good standalone novel that brings in elements from across the Star Wars Expanded Universe - reading the other books (and watching related video) will enrich your experience of the story while tie-ins you don't immediately recognize will still stand on their own. Vital elements for a conclusive story.
Not so much the narrator as the overall performance could have cut back on the sound effects. While they sometimes do their intended task of enriching the experience, they ended up doing more distracting than enriching, for me.
The ultimate conclusion to the adventures Han, Luke, and Leia started in A New Hope!
The amount of time and focus spent on the visceral experience of injury seemed to have a disconnect with the cinematic experience presented by most Star Wars stories.
Absolutely, no questions asked. Marc Thompson brings out the story so vividly in my head that whenever I'm done reading a book that he narrates, I sometimes think that I've "seen" the movie, so powerful is the imagery he creates.
The Cantina scenes; Lando; new characters.
Hmmmm.. Difficult.. very difficult to answer... He does them all best!
The failure to prevent what happens at Lando's mining colony.... The bad decisions of a certain mandalorian.. it was sad :(
I really like the music, voice effects and sound effects that are added to this book, on top of Marc Thompson's stellar performance! My brain really creates an actual movie on the fly in my head !
This is Troys weakest work that I've read. I've loved his work in LotF and FotJ but this one falls flat
Marc knocks it out of the park again.
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