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  • Last Shot

  • Star Wars
  • By: Daniel José Older
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson, Daniel José Older, January LaVoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,016
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,901

It's one of the galaxy's most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren't your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize - first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's a letdown and boring

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-19-18

Fun, but not a repeater

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

The story was mildly engaging but Han Solo in all the movies was so self assured, confident and optimistic but Older made him almost "Homer Simpsonish", He comes across as incompetent and blundering, nothing like the real Solo.

Marc Thompson does a spectacular narration, Daniel Jose Older should have just left it there. Older is a decent author but a narrator for a star wars novel he is not. January LaVoy does a good job as well but Marc Thompson is def the stand out.

I love the audio extras. It is fun to hear blaster fire and back ground noise in the audio. Love that in the star wars books.

20 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Fated

  • Alex Verus Series, Book 1
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,960
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,968

Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future-allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success. But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Dresden meets the Temple of Doom

  • By Jessica on 05-15-14

Listened to it twice back to back!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I thought the cover looked cool so I started listening. I had no idea what it was about but I absolutely loved it.
The story was engaging and Jackson's narration is top notch.
I had never read or heard anything from Jacka or Jackson before but now they have become two of my favorites.
I have purchased and listened to all 8 in the series and eagerly await the release of the next.
Highly recommended.
More profanity than I care for only reason Overall is short 1 star

  • Annihilation

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic, Book 4
  • By: Drew Karpyshyn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,354

The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord’s attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy. But Karrid’s ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi master, Theron does not wield the Force - but like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The only Old Republic book I really like

  • By kalei on 11-20-14

EXEACTLY WHAT I WAS IN THE MOOD FOR

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-17

THIS WAS A GREAT LISTEN. I WAS IN THE MOOD FOR A STORY WHERE THE GOOD GUYS WIN FLAT OUT. NONE OF THE FAVORITE CHARACTERS WERE KILLED. AND LIGHTSABERS BLAZE. . .

  • Star Wars: Smuggler's Run

  • A Han Solo Adventure
  • By: Greg Rucka
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616

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!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Chewie, we're home."

  • By Daniel on 10-19-15

Most enjoyable.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-17

What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Smuggler's Run the most enjoyable?

This is a fantastic read/listen. The audio book is narrated by Marc Thompson who's performance is excellent.
The story is short, action packed and moves very well. Rucka does a great job of capturing the personalities and characteristics of the characters of Han and Chewbacca. It feels like 'them'
This is a story that can be listened to again and again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful