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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 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.

    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

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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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    Steven 07-27-15
    Steven 07-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good background on star wars."

    if you love star wars and if you've read heir to the empire, this short will give you a lil more filler and background on the popularity of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Moose 07-12-15
    Moose 07-12-15 Member Since 2015

    An avid reader who works too much to actually read in the traditional manner she now consumes audiobooks at her job, driving, and running.

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    "I Enjoyed the Commentary"

    I'm not a huge fan of Star Wars. If this wasn't a free sample I would never have had listened to it. Although it's not my usual material, I did enjoy the commentary by the author that explained his thinking process and the background story to the creation of the novel. I actually enjoyed the commentary more than the actual Star Wars story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 06-16-15
    Joseph 06-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Insight"

    I had always wondered what it must have felt like to be tasked with single-handedly resurrecting and continuing Star Wars. It's pretty much what you'd think. Crazy to think of the raging fire that continues to burn strong today all thanks to this man's spark so many years ago.

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    hanan 02-24-15
    hanan 02-24-15
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    "A very nice behind the scenes"

    This is a good audio book about behind the scenes of writing a book, specifically the complicated star wars book.

    0 of 0 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 2015
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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 2014

    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 12-10-13
    Adam 12-10-13 Member Since 2014
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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