To make his biggest score, Han's ready to take even bigger risks.
But even he can't do this job solo.
Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han's got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he's deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There's a bounty on Han's head - and if he can't cough up the credits, he'll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king's ransom. Or maybe a gangster's fortune?
That's what a mysterious stranger is offering in exchange for Han's less-than-legal help with a riskier-than-usual caper. The payoff will be more than enough for Han to settle up with Jabba - and ensure he never has to haggle with the Hutts again.
All he has to do is infiltrate the ultra-fortified stronghold of a Black Sun crime syndicate underboss and crack the galaxy's most notoriously impregnable safe. It sounds like a job for miracle workers...or madmen. So Han assembles a gallery of rogues who are a little of both - including his indispensable sidekick Chewbacca and the cunning Lando Calrissian. If anyone can dodge, deceive, and defeat heavily armed thugs, killer droids, and Imperial agents alike - and pull off the heist of the century - it's Solo's scoundrels. But will their crime really pay, or will it cost them the ultimate price?
©2012 Timothy Zahn (P)2012 Random House Audio
The characters, sound effects, and story line was high quality and intriguing. Felt like you was in the same room as the action. Sound effects were an added bonus to the book and did not over power the storyline. Very easy listen. The voices for Han and Landu were spot on. The twist at the end...well, lets just say-OMG-love it:) Cannot wait to listen to more.
Although, Marc did a spot on Han-I loved the smoothness and swagger of Landu voice.
The aha twist at the end with Injur
MORE, MORE, MORE
In the top 9%, I only bought one book that I can't stand. Didn't even listen to it, couldn't get passed the first chapter. I don't like to give reviews on books I don't like, I don't even like to review books that I've read but can't remember much about them.
This book was very good, the reader came very close to sounding like the characters from the movie. The writer stayed with the attitudes of the characters. It was easy to get into the whole thing because of the movies.
One of the last, BoboFet finds out he was outwitted. There I gave away one of the plot twists. See what happens when you wont more than I wont to give?
If you are a fan of Star Wars EU this is an easy recommendation. It also fits within the Ep 4/5/6 time frame so even if you don't haven't read (or listened to) a lot of other books, this is a great start into the world of Star Wars books
I tried to, it's long but goes by fast. It would make a great 3 day weekend listen.
The added sound effects
Overall the general vocal evaluation of the actual characters
Prequel to the Sequel
Marc Thompson's narration is outstanding. He continues to make a large cast of characters distinguishable. You know who Han or Lando or any other character immediately by just the voice.
It fairs favorably to the Heir to the Empire series. The story itself is not as encompassing as that series but you get a good feel for the Star Wars universe.
Great mystery full of classic Star Wars flare. Oh, and Solo!
Yes. Amazing narrator! Talent!
I love Star Wars audio books narrated by Marc Thompson!
I like technology as well as books
Since most of my library is Star Wars and I joined Audible to listen to Star Wars I will only compare it to them. I would put this one 4th on my list behind the Thrawn Trilogy.
The oceans eleven feel that the story had, Han had to recruit all these different smugglers and criminals to pull off this big heist. How all the different characters had different reasons for being there and how they all seem to have consciences and feelings about each other, not some soulless characters that you don't care about.
I don't really want to give the story away but my favorite scenes are them putting their plan into action.
I didn't have an extreme reaction but I greatly enjoyed it and would be interested hearing more from this writing/reading tandem that seems to do so well together.
If you like any of the author's other books you will like this one, and twice as much if you're a Han Solo fan.
yes, if they liked star wars books
I would say it's similar to the latest X-Wing book, Mercy Kill.
Marc Thompson is one of the best readers of SW audiobooks, I hope he continues to do more in the future. It's very irritating that some readers do not pronounce the names of things correctly, which isn't the case with him.
I love books and now with Audible I can enjoy books on the go. I like to listen while walking my golden retriever Karma.
This is a fun easy listen from the creator of the Thrawn Trilogy. The Narrator does a phenomenal job jumping between voices. I thought the plot got a bit outlandish at times but this is Star Wars after all so you have to be expecting things to be a bit out there. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the movies.
Great story to slot between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Gives a lot of background on why Han & Lando have such a strained relationship, and a great surprise ending! A great read/listen for any Star Wars fan.
The reveal at who was running the caper at the very end.
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