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Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes

Length: 21 mins
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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes is a special recording that features new commentary by author Timothy Zahn and editor Betsy Mitchell, written for the 20th anniversary edition of Heir to the Empire, read by Zahn and Mitchell. Included here is audio from the that new unabridged recording to enhance their comments.

The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

©2011 Timothy Zahn (P)2011 Random House

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I found Timothy Zahn's Behind-the-Scenes section to be interesting. The voice acting of the audiobook excerpt sounded good as well, but the constant interruptions by the otherwise interesting annotations made me grateful for this excerpt - because it's not a book I would want to purchase in audio. The print version is going in to my Wishlist. The audio is not.

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  • Greg
  • Brewster, New York, United States
  • 04-02-12

Fantastic but too short

What about Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell ’s performance did you like?

It's great to hear the forward and the behind the scenes notes by Tim Zahn himself!

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  • Jeremy
  • United States
  • 04-10-12

Very interesting, but far too short!

Would you consider the audio edition of Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes to be better than the print version?

There is no print version (that I know of). I found it fascinating and could have easily listened to it for hours more. It's only 20 minutes long, at least an hour of content would have been great.

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  • Ed
  • 09-27-18

A great excerpt. For a free book, this is a nice l

A great excerpt. For a free book, this is a nice listen. Worth listening to.

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  • Slim
  • Lexington, Virginia
  • 04-26-16

no

nah I didn't like this book at all. not a fan of star wars maybe that's why.

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  • Admiralu
  • Camarillo, California United States
  • 07-30-19

Behind the Scenes Treat!

This was a fantastic behind the scenes short with author Timothy Zahn giving insight into the first legends novel. Snippets of Marc Thompson’s excellent performance are heard as well, and the editor, Betsy Mitchell makes an appearance as well. I love the tidbit that Heir kept John Grissom’s novel the Firm out of the top spot of The NY Times bestseller list.

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where's the rest of this transcript he was far fro

where's the rest of this transcript he was far from being done you talked about talking about West end games and that never got finished either where's the rest of this thing at???

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Interesting background story!

It's interesting to hear about some of the behind the scenes stories otherwise left unheard.

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I really enjoyed this....

I was actually sad when it ended. Hopefully there is more to this interview. I'd love to hear it.

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Stable and for filling back story moments

good narrator work short still a cross path of off stage direct'n I'm giving 3.5 average only because is short