Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee team up for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story follows everyone's favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion. Hidden in the story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-listen for fans old and new!
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While I will say I enjoyed the Lukes Skyway kernel story more, this was great, and was really able to capture the feel of the original Stars Wars films.
I absolutely love listening to books as well as reading print. Audible is crucial to getting through my day.
I'm marking this as 5 stars because it delivered exactly what it promised and was fun the entire time. This is the story of Han and Chewie on a "mission" of sorts for the Rebel Alliance. Not only does it have enjoyable action, it also deals with Han and Chewie as moral characters. It gives you a little bit of fleshing out into what types of beings they are. The reading level is a little more young adult but I pleasantly found that to never be a burden. It instead made for a very easy, casual read. But maybe I'm partial to the scoundrels of the Star Wars universe. I listened to the audiobook of this and Marc Thompson, like I've always said, knocks it out of the system.
Smuggler's Run is a nice, fun read if you're not expecting a whole lot in terms of info about Episode 7. It's got the Star Wars flavor and Thompson does a great job with Solo, as well as the other characters he voices. A few hints of the future are dropped in, but nothing more than a tease. The story is simple and black and white, but so was the original classic Episode 4, so if you got a few hours to relax and hitch a ride with Han and Chewie, punch it...
I always enjoy a good Star Wars story that centers around Han and Chewy but this one was just too short and it left me wanting more. The narrator was the same one from the last book Star Wars: Scoundrels and his voicing of the characters was entertaining yet again, but this time they didn't use pre-recorded noises for Chewbacca's voice...they should have. All in all a fun little story though.
This book captured the feeling of the old adventures of Han Solo books a fun read still better then aftermath
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