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Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes Audiobook

Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes

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Publisher's Summary

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes is a special recording that features new commentary by author Timothy Zahn and editor Betsy Mitchell, written for the 20th anniversary edition of Heir to the Empire, read by Zahn and Mitchell. Included here is audio from the that new unabridged recording to enhance their comments.

The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

©2011 Timothy Zahn (P)2011 Random House

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    Slim Courtland, Virginia 04-26-16
    Slim Courtland, Virginia 04-26-16

    Audio books are growing. I have listened to books for months now, But I prefer my books in paperback/hardback format.

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    "no"

    nah I didn't like this book at all. not a fan of star wars maybe that's why.

    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Asta 04-14-12
    Asta 04-14-12
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    "When a Sample Works"

    I found Timothy Zahn's Behind-the-Scenes section to be interesting. The voice acting of the audiobook excerpt sounded good as well, but the constant interruptions by the otherwise interesting annotations made me grateful for this excerpt - because it's not a book I would want to purchase in audio. The print version is going in to my Wishlist. The audio is not.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy United States 04-10-12
    Jeremy United States 04-10-12 Member Since 2011

    Mr. Middle Earth

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    "Very interesting, but far too short!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes to be better than the print version?

    There is no print version (that I know of). I found it fascinating and could have easily listened to it for hours more. It's only 20 minutes long, at least an hour of content would have been great.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Brewster, New York, United States 04-02-12
    Greg Brewster, New York, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2011

    GMo

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    "Fantastic but too short"
    What about Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell ’s performance did you like?

    It's great to hear the forward and the behind the scenes notes by Tim Zahn himself!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mitch 09-23-16
    Mitch 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Behind the Scenes!"

    If every book I received in audio format were presented in this fashion I would have more audiobooks! It's so bloody cool to hear Zahn and Mitchell dish about this Era of Star Wars. Zahn made me a better and bigger SW fan!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 08-04-16
    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Heir indeed"

    I recommend reading this excerpt first, then going on to the book. This is going to be a great series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barefoot Librarian Farmville, VA USA 04-26-16
    Barefoot Librarian Farmville, VA USA 04-26-16 Member Since 2016

    Roving Poet

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    "Need to toggle the behind the scenes off/on"
    Would you try another book from Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell (editor) and/or Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell ?

    Yes, I love Timothy Zahn's work


    What didn’t you like about Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell ’s performance?

    The behind the scenes footnotes were interesting, but highly distracting. I hadn't read the novel in many years and was looking forward to getting lost in the narration, but the interruptions were frequent and quickly became maddening. I will not be buying this book without the ability to toggle those off.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration


    Any additional comments?

    Please provide the ability to toggle off the footnote comments or a clean version of the audio book for separate purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    F. D. Cannon USA 04-20-16
    F. D. Cannon USA 04-20-16

    GIS

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    "not worth the memory space"

    this recording was OK for kids who really want to hear star wars stories and not the needing the scenes stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron 02-29-16
    Aaron 02-29-16
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    "Feel the force writer of star wars"

    Deeply explained the writers points
    and the struggle writing star wars and keeping the movies and books verbatim.


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    Randy 11-21-15
    Randy 11-21-15
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    "Intertesting Incite"
    What made the experience of listening to Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes the most enjoyable?

    This provided much delightful insight into the ideas and mindset of the author while he was writing Heir to the Empire. I first read HTTE about 20 years ago when it first was published and to gain more incite into the story has been very enjoyable for a die hard fan.


    If you’ve listened to books by Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell (editor) before, how does this one compare?

    Compared to other books by Timothy Zahn, this book is one of the best. After Alan Dean Foster's Splinters of the Minds Eye, this was the first book in the expanded Universe, Now considered part of the STAR WARS LEGENDS line. This is where it all started and I am sure that there are other enthusiast out there that were delighted for this peek behind the scenes, just as I was.


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