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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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It's a free excerpt which I did not notice

It's a free excerpt which I did not notice but it's an okay listen. Good advertisement for the whole book.

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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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great background

gave insight to what drove Timothy Zahn to write the books that became canon in the Star Wars Universe.

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what a great featuer

what an awesome addition to a book. Would like more. Hearing the writers thought was a full-on joy.

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  • HK
  • 07-07-18

interesting in audio but would be great in video

I thought it was a whole free book. The BTS is interesting in audio but would definitely be great in video. Nice the know Tim Zahn views while developing the story.

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Good back story to the development of the story!

Good back story to the development of the "Heird to the Empire" trilogy. cant wait for Thrawn Alliance.