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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

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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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

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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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    don everett 01-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Hmmmm, IDK no exciting buildup ???"

    It's GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN !!!!! , think much Meditation my young apprentice needed I do think yes very much :-(( .

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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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    SparklyShiny Texas 09-22-15
    SparklyShiny Texas 09-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Flashback"

    Entertaining narrative detailing how Zahn began the series. Especially entertaining as I read the trilogy back in the 1990s - fun to hear how it all started. Now I'm ready to listen to the series on Audible.

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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.

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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.

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    Joseph 06-16-15
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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.

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