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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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    Joe NUTLEY, NJ, United States 07-20-13
    Joe NUTLEY, NJ, United States 07-20-13
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    "Story was slow to start"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scoundrels: Star Wars to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print. I am all about the audio performances now. I find that the unabridged audio versions narrated by Marc Thompson are amazing. Second only to the original trilogy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end.


    Any additional comments?

    Best EU ending I can think of.

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    brock Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-19-13
    brock Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story"
    Would you listen to Scoundrels: Star Wars again? Why?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lando, it was great seein the him and Han Solo not trusting each other and how it plays out.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last couple of minutes, when the story revealed.


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    Chris Pearland, Texas, United States 07-15-13
    Chris Pearland, Texas, United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2012

    I teach high school physics and read/listen to books in my free time. My favorite genres are history, sci fi, fantasy, and science writing.

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    "Han iss Back"
    What did you love best about Scoundrels: Star Wars?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Ocean's 11 feel of this story. It was a lot of fun. There was a whole lot of characters and the narrator did a great job of making them come to life.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is not going to change you view on life, but if your looking for a good book to listen to on a road trip this will keep you well entertained on your drive.

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    Teeps Mobile, AL 06-24-13
    Teeps Mobile, AL 06-24-13 Member Since 2013

    teeps

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    "Awful narrator. Couldn't make it 10 minutes in..."
    What disappointed you about Scoundrels: Star Wars?

    The narrator was terrible. The voice he did for the "Lord" at the beginning was so grating, I hate to stop listening.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy Zahn again?

    Zahn is great, so yes.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better narrator or stop the narrator from doing such an over the top fey British voice. It would be better for a cartoon or something...


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Scoundrels: Star Wars?

    N/A


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    Brian IRVINE, CA, United States 06-19-13
    Brian IRVINE, CA, United States 06-19-13
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    "Good start, weak finish"
    Where does Scoundrels: Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    i would say it was in the middle


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was the weakest part


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

    Marc does an amazing Han Solo and Lando


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the Oceans Eleven approach on this book, I just wish the ending would have been stronger. It ended on a weak note and felt rushed.

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    Simple Music Guy 06-13-13
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    "You need more Han Solo, right?"
    What made the experience of listening to Scoundrels: Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    Getting to relive some of the nostalgia from my youth. I love these characters!


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

    No spoiler, but man... what a twist!


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    All of the voices! Occasionally Han would sound like one of the other characters, but his performance is very versatile and authentic to the Star Wars Universe overall.


    Any additional comments?

    While the background ambiances and sounds add to the general Star Wars vibe, it does sound pretty awkward when listening at 2X and 3X speeds.

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    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 06-05-13
    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 06-05-13 Member Since 2011

    Love Audible!! Hope you all do too!

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    "Star Wars Rocks!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Scoundrels: Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    Tim Zahn is a great writer.....and totally tuned into the Star Wars Universe!


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

    The recently written AudioPlay "Smuggler's Gambit" , or the cheesy but entertaining full cast audio play "Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell", written by the late Brian Daley.


    What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Marc Thompson is an amazing multi-voice actor! Often, while listening, I couldn't tell if it was him alone, or if there were other actors helping him......


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

    No extreme reaction......just a great, entertaining story.....


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    Robin 05-01-13
    Robin 05-01-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Star Wars: Scoundrels"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Star Wars: Scoundrels is one of my new favorite audiobooks. I've never read or listened to any Expanded Universe stories before, even though I'm a big Star Wars fan, so this was a new adventure for me. And I'm really glad I decided to check this out when I was looking for something light and fun to listen to.

    The story is not even very original, but it's still pretty cool. It's a heist story starring Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando. They've assembled a team to pull off a big con job. It's sort of like Ocean's 11 in a galaxy far, far away. It's set between Episodes IV & V, so there are references to Luke, Leia and some of the other characters. The story still has a lot of action and a few twists that really kept me intrigued.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    I also really enjoyed Marc Thompson's performance and all the sound effects. It really brought me into the Star Wars universe. Marc's take on Han and Lando were especially great!


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    Patrick Littleton, CO, United States 04-30-13
    Patrick Littleton, CO, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2017

    Passive reader who likes sci-fi....

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    "SPOILERS!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES!!!... this is a great in between story that just enough ties to the existin time line to make it relevant but still its own story. Also the twist at the end.... Inger you Kyser Soze you......


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

    The nods to "Indiana" Jone and "The Usual Suspects"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The vault break in that is the nod to Indiana Jones


    Any additional comments?

    This is why I love the Star Wars Universe... They can take an existing story formate and still find ways to make me geek out at the end.

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    Erik Broxton, Georgia, United States 04-09-13
    Erik Broxton, Georgia, United States 04-09-13
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    "Better than the prequels."
    If you could sum up Scoundrels: Star Wars in three words, what would they be?

    Good as sequels.


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

    Of course, when I listened to the story i was brought back the the time when i watched the sequels.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    of course the scene at the end.


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

    erase the prequels from your mind and replace them with this novel.


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  • James
    portarlington, Ireland
    11/18/13
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    "Cool Dudes of Star Wars Hists"
    Where does Scoundrels: Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A good book well written. Voice acting is good to. But don't expect too much in the way of the force..


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

    Mercy Kill


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

    As always perfect


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Scoundrels have their day.


    Any additional comments?

    nope

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  • Mr CG Pearson
    Middlesbrough, UK
    4/1/17
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    "Not one of Zahn's finest"

    If it wasn't for the narration of Marc Thompson I wouldn't have finished this book. He does a fair impression of Han and Lando - though I don't think Chewie was his handy work ;)

    The story itself is a mess, it feels like it's trying to be something it isn't (oceans 11 or oceans 1138). It gets bogged down in mundane narratives which add nothing to the story, like describing action sequences in 'holovids', and makes the story painfully slow paced in places.

    But when it does come to life (which is about 20% of the overall book) it is quite an enjoyable experience

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  • Gav H
    8/2/16
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    "For me it's just ok."

    Over complicated plot. Slow story.
    New Characters introduced didn't really hold my interest.
    On the positive side there are some great sound effects and impersonations by the narrator..
    Struggling to finish this I'm afraid.I have managed to get over half way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/16/16
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    "Enjoyed"

    pretty slow to start but worth going all the way to the end, picks up the pace

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  • Mike
    Leamington Spa
    1/8/16
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    "Ultimately disappointing"
    What did you like best about Scoundrels: Star Wars? What did you like least?

    What did I like best? the idea...Least the execution.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy Zahn again?

    Off the back of the euphoria of The Force Awakens, I made the mistake of buying two at the same time. I probably wont buy a third,


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

    No, He does a passable Harrison Ford and if he is the voice of Chewie, then his wookie is fluent.


    Was Scoundrels: Star Wars worth the listening time?

    I started so I will finish. I listen to it in the car, so it is fine for that. it is light, fairly straight forward and not very challenging.


    Any additional comments?

    It often feels that this novel was retro fitted into the Star Wars universe. When you read any book, especially a fantasy book you need to believe that the world you are reading about and the characters are real. This is called Suspension of Disbelief. The job of the author is to create a world that is internally consistent and seamless. This is neither internally consistent nor is it Seamless. I was quite enjoying the book, set as all Star Wars stories are "a long time ago in a galaxy far far away".... My suspension of disbelief came crashing down when two of the characters went off to play pool. From that point on every little inconsistency jarred. Sorry, I do realise how petty that sounds, but its like seeing that sports car in the background of the chariot race in Ben Hur...it totally shatters the illusion.

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  • Bartron321
    10/9/15
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    "Another fun adventure in a galaxy far far away"

    A fun adventure featuring a wide and varied cast of characters. A good caper but perhaps there's too much going on at times making it not so easy to track plot lines and characters that you've only met here for the first time. If this is no longer part of the canon it doesn't stop it being an entertaining visit to the old Star Wars universe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carl M.
    7/20/15
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    "Oceans 11"

    Felt a bit like oceans 11 but in a starwars way. Good twist at the end though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • malcolm
    6/3/15
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    "Good as always"

    Good as always from Zhan without too much trying to shoe horn in his own characters from other books

    well read by Thompson too his Han is one of the best

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. OJS
    England
    5/19/15
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    "Really good fun"
    What made the experience of listening to Scoundrels: Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    Good use of voices and sound effects gave the story some atmosphere without being over the top.


    Any additional comments?

    Really good fun. Quite long but an easy enough story meant you could keep track over several sittings. I never got bored. There is no long rambling narrative. Just a good heist caper. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Star Wars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • m s ambler
    12/1/13
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    "A good crime caper!"
    Where does Scoundrels: Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks quite high up against some of the other audiobooks I've listened to.


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

    The ending has a fantastic and unlikely twist which makes you smile.


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

    This compares very well with his other work, good characterisation although with so many it can get confusing, especially if you take an extended break from the book.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Han Solo puts Danny Ocean to shame in this crime caper with a twist......


    Any additional comments?

    Very good and suprising book where the plot constantly changes and evolves with a great if suprising ending.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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