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Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes | [Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell (editor)]

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

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 that new unabridged recording to enhance their comments.
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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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    Asta In a dream 04-14-12
    Asta In a dream 04-14-12 Member Since 2011
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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.

    3 of 3 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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    Michelle South Bend, IN, United States 07-05-14
    Michelle South Bend, IN, United States 07-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting"
    If you could sum up Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes in three words, what would they be?

    I am a fan of the special features on DVD/Blueray movies... this was very much like that, in audiobook form.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Have you listened to any of Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Read and Listened to Timothy Zahn's Star Wars Heir to the Empire series


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Fort Morgan, CO, United States 05-26-14
    John Fort Morgan, CO, United States 05-26-14 Member Since 2010

    Great way to read great books on the go. Love Sci Fi especially Orson Scott Card and Star Wars.

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    "Thanks for the tease"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    As a preview copy I would not.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes?

    Cool insights from the author.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It is only one scene in the preview version.


    Could you see Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Very cool excerpt. really entices you to get the full version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adam LOWELL, MA, United States 12-10-13
    Adam LOWELL, MA, United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great insight but not the book"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the insight but thought I was getting the full book with commentary a bit like DVD extras. Enjoyable but not what I thought I was buying.

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    Jack Lantern Rhonesboro, TX 09-08-12
    Jack Lantern Rhonesboro, TX 09-08-12
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    "liked the music!!"
    What would have made Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes better?

    I would have preferred a more masculine, strong sounding male narrator. The males voice was fine in general, and maybe sounded more like a Star Wars Fan narrating which is good in its own right, but I like 'bigger than life' voices for such a huge epic.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was very informative and I liked the side notes.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Was a little thin and nasally sounding ...


    What character would you cut from Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes?

    they were all good characters actually.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Mobile, AL, United States 08-18-12
    Leslie Mobile, AL, United States 08-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Annoying"

    Could not pay enough attention to the story to decide how well I liked it (usually enjoy star wars). Overlaid comments were distracting and annoying.

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    Matthew Muskogee, OK, United States 01-01-12
    Matthew Muskogee, OK, United States 01-01-12

    Raven

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    "Great insight in the commentary!"
    What did you love best about Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes?

    The commentary was masterful and made since. The narrators performance was nearly flawless.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Grand admiral Thran was my favorite character. I like the way that Timothy Zahn portrayed him, and the fact that he had a command throne.


    Have you listened to any of Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not listened to their other performances. However, I look forward to hearing some of them.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Star Wars: Episode 7 Heir to the Empire


    Any additional comments?

    Will the other two books in the trilogy ever be released in unabridged audio? I sincerely hope so.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Darlene Romeoville, IL, United States 06-22-12
    Darlene Romeoville, IL, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2009
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    "No story, just history."
    Would you try another book from Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell (editor) and/or Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell ?

    I might - since I didn't really hear any of the book, it's hard to tell.


    Has Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes turned you off from other books in this genre?

    There is no genre. The "excerpt" is nothing but why the book was written.


    What three words best describe Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell ’s performance?

    Really couldn't say.


    What character would you cut from Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes?

    Everything befor the actual beginning of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of time.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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