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"Crispin deftly weaves Han's early years into the Star Wars storyline and provides details that shape his personality. This prequel belongs in Star Wars collections." (Library Journal)
"This story...features a single narrator who mimics Harrison Ford as if he were younger, playing a young Han Solo with eerie authenticity. Sound effects and John Williams's stunning Star Wars music are used throughout to meticulous effect." (AudioFile)
It would be nice if the narrator would do some homework and educate himself on the pronunciation of words from the book as well as from the movies
The whole family loves Star Wars & this was something new. Kids didn't want it paused even for bathroom breaks. Enjoyable.
Dad introduced me to science fiction @ 5 yrs old, @ 42 I am now a full on zombie horror science fiction geek girl and proud of it !
This book was a real hoot to listen to. I am an original Star Wars fan from way back and loved immersing myself in the world of the rebel alliance and the evil empire. Han Solo really was my all time fav character from the Star Wars universe. This book was like getting a glimpse at how Han became the sarcastic, swashbuckling space smuggler he did. A little romance, lots of spade action, weird space creatures abound and of course that biting Han Solo wit! The narration was excellent and really cool sound effects turn an audiobook into a movie in your head!!
The book shows young Solo and lead us to his adventures. It's a phantastic book that will keep you reading until the end. Nice plot. The audible recording isn't that good as it's mono and the sound effects in the original are in full stereo.
it's actually missing pieces from the book. I own the paperback and this narrative is missing allot from it. this book is not this short, AND he says the name of the planet Coruscant WRONG!!! it's not CorusCant, but Corasawnt. they don't even say it that way in the movies! ugh
there's a lot that seemed to be left out since I last read this book, otherwise great listen.
The original EU story of Han Solo is perfect. Something was weird about the narrator though. He read everything so fast, like it was race to get each chapter done. Also he didn't really seem to grasp the characters...making Han sound childish and whiny...almost like Anakin. And the run time was so short, like maybe the story was shortened for Audiobooks.
The story itself is awesome though. A.C. Crispin wrote a great trilogy that does our favorite smuggler justice!
The story was well written. I never found my self lost or in another world with the reader. He knew how to keep my attention. I would recommend this to any of my Star Wars friends
"FIVE STARS for Star Wars enthusiasts !"
I really enjoyed listening to the audio book. I found it light and simple on the mind to digest, and yet revealing a story of a very influential and powerful character in the Saga.
Paradis Snare tells a story of events before Han Solo joins the Imperial Navy and is an absolute must if you have not read this Star Wars novel or if you are stuck on which one to get next.
The narration is well presented with enthusiasm and a good understanding of the characters and the portrayal of the Star Wars universe. The story is so so, but the fact it is Han Solo makes it even more enjoyable.
I really enjoyed the audio book and do not regret the purchase !
"'Han Solo' in name only. Not good."
The character of Han was too dreamy and romantic, there was too much teen romance and not enough action or edge. Considering Garris Shrike is supposed to be a huge mentor of Han's he barely featured. Han's transformation from Prince Charming to embittered loner over a girl exiting his life for his benefit was extremely unrealistic and unworthy. It should have taken far more to effect this change. The story felt light, lacked depth and had some really embarrassingly naïve dialogue.
I might give him another try - but there was little I enjoyed in this. Perhaps the short form of the story limited his horizons, but with nearly three hours of storytime, so much more could have been achieved.
He was okay with the aliens, but didn't do a good job with Han. I bought this audio book because other narrators, such as Jonathan Davis have done outstanding interpretations of the movie versions. A review I read led me to believe this would be the case here. But David's Han sounded just like his natural speaking voice, which sounded very similar to young Mark Hamill.
David is definitely the man to narrate the adventures of Luke Skywalker, but at no point was his characterisation of Han Solo believable.
I'd cut out the version of Han that was written and hope that one who could believably become the smuggler we know could be substituted. It was hard to care for any of the surrounding characters as they just didn't have enough history or depth - I'd have had more of everybody rather than less, but with keener investigation of their personalities.
Give David Pittu some Luke Skywalker stories to narrate. He'd be brilliant. But recast the voice actor for this one please.
"great back story!"
was very enjoyable to see how Han Solo came to be and the life choices he made before the rebelion
"What an amazing story and great narrative"
This was my first Star Wars book and a great place to start. It was great to get to know hans past and was written very well. Along with the good story the narrative was spoken very well, powerful and exciting. He wasn't just reading it he was living it, which was helped with the sound effects.
Can't wait for the next book
"A long time ago...."
Fans of Star Wars/Han Solo who wants to know more about the character
When Han Solo meets the love of his life.
Not bad, but not exceptional.
Gripping cliff hanger.
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