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Scoundrels: Star Wars Legends Audiobook

Scoundrels: Star Wars Legends

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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

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    Adam ORANGE, MASSACHUSETTS, United States 11-13-13
    Adam ORANGE, MASSACHUSETTS, United States 11-13-13
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    "Zahn Fan"
    Would you listen to Scoundrels: Star Wars again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to it again. This was my first audio book and I was impressed by the quality. I wasn't expecting the sound effects, music and voice acting (impressive that it was all done by one person.)

    I am however a big fan of Timothy Zahn having read many, if not all his star wars books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was great, very entertaining from start to finish. The last 1 minute of the story was awesome, I didn't expect it. It gives the excitement that comes from seeing different parts of the star wars universe come together.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Again, my first audio book; I thought his performance was awesome.


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

    They are going All In.

    lol, probably could come up with something better


    Any additional comments?

    Get it, it's worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Truls Trondheim, Norway 11-06-13
    Truls Trondheim, Norway 11-06-13
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    "Thrilling and awsome"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend for sure. It has a great way of sucking you in to the story and can often keep you awake some nights Just because you just want to know what will happen next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The great way the story is written, It always keep you exited and there is no boring moments.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    I like he's way of impersonating the characters, Its very convincing how he does it.he also does great reading when a moment intensifies, the way he reads in the quick and action filled moments always keeps you exited .


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I really was never wanted to put it down, as i said some sleepless nights just because i wanted more.


    Any additional comments?

    It may have little slow start but it pays off. The story is great written and i say its a must for all Star Wars fans.

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    Deveco Diveet Bridges Ferndale, Michigan United States 11-05-13
    Deveco Diveet Bridges Ferndale, Michigan United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing Story, Keeps You In Suspense!"
    What did you love best about Scoundrels: Star Wars?

    First of all I must say that Marc Thompson is a brilliant narrator. His tones & inflections as well as his multiple voices make you think that there are multiple actors voicing this book. Secondly, Timothy Zahn does it again with his superb writing style. He has knack for imagery & intrigue. This particular story has a plot line that twists & turns and leaves you guessing throughout the book. One of his finest works that I have ever read or heard. A must for all fans of Star Wars.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scoundrels: Star Wars?

    I don't know if I can give the details of the most memorable moment. The book is like a mystery, crime mob, "Oceans Eleven" type of drama with the Star Wars flair. To tell of the moments would spoil the surprise.You just got to experience it for yourself.


    Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favorite?

    Not one but two for me Villacher & Lando.


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

    "Oceans Eleven" in a galaxy far, far away...


    Any additional comments?

    I say again, this is a must listen or read for the true Star Wars fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hubcap PECULIAR, MO, United States 10-18-13
    Hubcap PECULIAR, MO, United States 10-18-13
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    "Great book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scoundrels: Star Wars to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but I loved the book, was well written, entertaining and fun to listen too.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bink, because of her abilities, and cleverness.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Lando Arrived


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joven Martinez 09-13-13

    Childe of Discordia and a true Mando'ade at heart.

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    "a peek at the history of our favorite scoundrels"
    Where does Scoundrels: Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story is pretty good along the lines of other non-series stories. While it was a bit slow through out the story, it's still good reading/listening.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scoundrels: Star Wars?

    The most memorable moment for me was when the link between Han, Leia and the introduction of Winter into the storyline.


    Have you listened to any of Marc Thompson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Marc Thompson's voice never fails to produce a rich variety of believable voices the truly help breathe life into the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There's a point when you realize the roots and depths of the rocky relationship between Han and Lando.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story in keeping with the new direction the Star Wars Universe is going to take (in the movies atleast) of going back to the root stories and histories of the main characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kealoha 09-06-13
    kealoha 09-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "so dispointed"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The sound effects in the background made me on edge and stressed and I did not know how badly it was effecting me until after stop listening to it. It is a fun story and great adventure but I can not finish it because of the sounds in the background.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Timothy Zahn? Why or why not?

    I love timothy zahn read him for years! But i will listen very careful to the sample before buying any more Star Wars books.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    the narrator was fine


    Any additional comments?

    please please no sound effects through the whole book it really took away from the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J.A. Salt Lake City, UT, United States 08-27-13
    J.A. Salt Lake City, UT, United States 08-27-13
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    "Don't let the grin fool you..."

    Star Wars fans, you know how you have questions about the gaps in the SW storyline...well, some of your questions are herein answered. Have you ever wondered what Han and Chewbacca were up to between New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back? Well, here are a few of the answers. Want to know why the Hutts hate Mr. Solo so much? This might help. Want to know why Lando wants to drop kick Han and Chewie into a Bantha pit covered in Sarlaac slime? This story might shed light on that.

    The narrator was very good. He was able to VERY distinctly voice the numerous characters and there was never any doubt that he knew how Han, Lando and Chewie should sound. That was great. If you get the cadence of a main character's voice wrong, you will loose your audience quickly, but not here.

    The story was fun, and intriguing. It had enough mystery to keep me guessing, but enough of "cannon" Star Wars to link the movies to what I was hearing. I was pleased with how fun the story was and I am glad I bought it. It will be a welcome addition to my listening library and I will recommend it friends.

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    Matt DAVENPORT, FL, United States 08-23-13
    Matt DAVENPORT, FL, United States 08-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not Galaxy-Shattering, but Fun Star Wars"
    Where does Scoundrels: Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Better than average.


    What other book might you compare Scoundrels: Star Wars to and why?

    The obvious comparison (albeit a movie rather than book): Oceans 11.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Overall Marc did a great job, especially considering just how many characters were involved with the central plot, including several female characters and same-species / same-organization aliens who he managed to still give distinct voices. My only (minor) criticism would be his performances of Han and Lando. Han's tone came off as too consistently annoyed (a character trait of Han's, but over-used in this case I think). And Lando sounded more like a bad parody of Billy Dee Williams. But overall still an impressive performance, all things considered.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    One moment gave me a truly unexpected reaction, a moment I definitely was not expecting. I wouldn't dare explain further for respect of spoilers. :)


    Any additional comments?

    If you're looking for a Star Wars book with lasting implications to the fabric of the overall saga, this ain't it. It's more so what I would call "Star Wars junk food" --- it's fun to ingest, but at the end of the day the substance doesn't add to the ultimate story. But that doesn't have to be a bad thing. It's like the difference between a Summer popcorn flick compared to an Oscar-winning film. If you want substance, go for "Darth Plagueis". If you want a fun story you don't mind forgetting exists next time you watch the films, "Scoundrels" is right up your alley.

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    Tamarala Avondale, AZ, USA 08-17-13
    Tamarala Avondale, AZ, USA 08-17-13 Member Since 2005
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    "great entry into the canon of star wars"
    What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Sound, voices, atmosphere


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes even though I broke it up into a couple of sittings. It was as compelling as a movie for me, the characters and settings were beautifully done and the atmosphere of events came to life.


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    Joy 07-24-13
    Joy 07-24-13
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    "Love the book"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book. I've listened to it several times. The ending is great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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