The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and victory at the Battle of Endor, by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive and grow. And now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art, lost in transit after the planet's destruction, has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price...but its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals. The only option is recovery, and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction.
But trouble is waiting when they arrive. When a dispute erupts into violence and the painting vanishes in the chaos, Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it before Imperial troops or a band of unsavory treasure-peddlers get there first.
Dangerous as the chase is, for Leia it leads into especially dark territory. As long-buried secrets and truths at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny...and that of the New Republic.
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"What more could a Star Wars fan desire? Reader Jonathan Davis is a very good narrator....he also slides into alien and other characters with right-on characterization." (AudioFile)
Another stronge narration by Jonathan Davis. As the title states, I would have loved a unabridged version as I can't help but feel there are large chunks of the story missing.
All in all, this was a fairly decent audiobook. Nothing spectacular, but something to pass the time. I subtracted one star because this was just an average book. I took a second star away because it was abridged. Abridging generally ruins books. If this one had been fully intact, it might have been worth 5 stars.
Tatooine Ghost is a great book for filling in gaps within the previous books. However, the action sequences are somewhat vague and short. The overall plot is somewhat anti-climantic, but easy to follow. Not really a necessary book to read if you are reading the series in chronological order.
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