The intrepid spies, pilots, and sharpshooters of Wraith Squadron are back in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which transpires just after the events of the Fate of the Jedi series!
Three decades have passed since Wraith Squadron carried out its last mission. Taking on the most dangerous and daring operations, the rogues and misfits of the elite X-Wing unit became legends of the Rebellion and the Second Galactic Civil War, before breaking up and going their separate ways. Now their singular skills are back in vital demand - for a tailor-made Wraith Squadron mission.
A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in the infamous Lecersen Conspiracy, which nearly toppled the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire. With orders to expose and apprehend the traitor - and license to do so by any and all means - the Wraiths will become thieves, pirates, impostors, forgers...and targets, as they put their guts, their guns, and their riskiest game plan to the test against the most lethal of adversaries.
©2012 Aaron Allston (P)2012 Random House Audio
it took a few runs threw this to get a handle in this since i have not read the series before this. More my fault as I just saw the star wars xwing and assumed it was a move ahead on the old series. Still this was a good book and I really enjoyed it... now I'll just go ahead and find the books in the middle to fill the gaps.
really hope they keep releasing these books un abridged as the really short one's do the stories justice.
On level 5 of Robot Hell
The music and sound effects really made a great addition to the book. Stuff like doors swooshing open, blast shots and wookie roars give it that little extra bump at drawing you in.
Besides Face sounding like Captain Kirk? When I read I often don't associate voices with characters so he brought more life to the characters.
The moment where Piggy realized that Scut had grown up admiring him.
I love the cameo appearances from members of the old wraith squadron.
It is hard to make a Gamorean likeable but Piggy is the exception.
Not bad, by any means - good book, well read... while some of the charters are familiar from previous books in the x-wing series, it just doesn't feel like the other x-wing books...
A part time Library Assistant and general lover of books and stories.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys good Star Wars stories and spy stories.
I'm not sure of what books I would compare this to, but I think a good comparison is the TV show Leverage. Wraith Squadron works along similar lines running cons to get revenge against corrupt individuals.
Um, "Yay Audiobooks?"
Old characters like good friends. Expansion of new people and cleaning of loose ends. All around a wonderful entry by Aaron Allston.
Nice to get some solid Piggy action.
As always he captures Star Wars perfectly.
Wanted to, yes, did? No. It was wonderfully complex, I kept going back and catching things I had missed.
A spy caper and a wonderful Star Wars Novel.
Podcaster, gamer, feminist, historian, bookworm, husband, dog person, trekkie, comic book enthusiast, inter alia.
The Mission: Impossible/caper movie feel of the book.
It's pretty much the level of quality I came to expect from Allston.
Voort's The reminiscing scene from the Yuuzhan Vong War.
To read more Star Wars!
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I read these books as a teen and loved immersing myself in the stories. Reading about Runt, Piggy, Wedge and the rest was a great spark for my desire to do something meaningful. Now, with Mercy Kill, Allston launches the story anew. In a period when so many are rebooting our entertainment sources (often in failure), Allston picked up the story and carries it forward. There is no "rebooting" only a recharging. I love the step taken and look forward to more in the future!
A taste of the old with some new. Plus more info after Fate of the Jedi
The Past and Present wrapped into one
Great listen for old and new Star Wars Fans.
Once again it is well read by the able Marc Thompson but as a storyline for the "Star Wars" universe it is rather poor and to use a term I don't like it seems tired. I tried so hard to enjoy but as it went on the story tried to carry a sense of mystery and thrill which I believe just wasn't there.
I am looking forward to enjoying the Halo series as I have heard they are good. Also looking to get the 20th annerversary Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn. Love the book and have read on multiple occasions and am looking forward to listening to it.
The background sound effects are first rate with the speaker sounding like he is enjoying the role. I have listened to some other audio books where the speaker must be doing it against their will but Marc Thompson sounds like he really wants to give the listener a good time.
I don't think it will go down in the record books as a great book but I recommend if you see it on special or with the members discount.
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