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Even the fastest ship in the galaxy can’t outrun the past...

THEN: 

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. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge....

NOW: 

It’s been 10 years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated. 

With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy. 

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR... 

Daniel José Older is the New York Times best-selling author of the young adult series The Shadowshaper Cypher, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and the middle-grade historical fantasy Dactyl Hill Squad. He won the International Latino Book Award and has been nominated for the Kirkus Prize, the Mythopoeic Award, the Locus Award, the Andre Norton Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Shadowshaper was named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic, and hear his music at his website, on YouTube, and on Twitter. 

©2018 Daniel Jose Older (P)2018 Random House Audio

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It's a letdown and boring

This will be the first Audible book I have returned sadly. As others have mentioned about the three narrators, two are actually seasoned character actors, and the third is the author who just reads the book to you with a little emphasis. Mind you he is not a horrible narrator on his own, but jumping between two other people who try to do voices (one does very well with his Han and Lando), and then a guy who just reads it to you. It is all over the place and interrupts the flow of the book. It would be one thing if it were different perspectives of characters, but it's the same core characters. I found this distracting and unable to really get into the flow of the book. The writing I find boring personally. I can't get invested because it feels all over the place as I have mentioned. Now, 10 years ago, 15 years ago, now, 10 years ago, now, 5 years ago... While I believe the author has a decent Lando here (and only decent), Han feels just way off to the point you would think he really is as another reviewer put it "Homer Simpson". Constant "Huh?" and spaced out Han seems to just be sleep walking throughout most of this novel and feels more like a side redshirt you expect to be offed because he is inconsequential. It's a let down and he really makes him flat and boring with little charisma. All he wants is Caf in this book. I feel like the author just doesn't even know who Solo is. Little things like saying Chewie would "wreck ass". Since when has he talked like that in anything? The action in the book is droll, boring, and just seems to drag along. There is nothing that makes me feel I can't stop listening. I have had to back up several times because I find my mind wondering off in boredom with Last Shot. I could go on about this, but I feel it is pointless. At least with Audible there is a "refund it if you don't love it" policy. And I certainly do not love this book. This is just my opinion as one consumer and a Star Wars fan. I can't even finish it after 7 hours in. I find myself just not caring about anyone in this book. Even the main characters have become annoying with the authors style and everything just feels like a jumbled hot mess of confusion, boredom with a large helping of being let down. It really makes me wonder if Disney/Lucasfilm has anyone really reviewing all the new stories and cannon before being published to churn out the money.

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Fun, but not a repeater

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.

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Not a fan of the authors narration

The author of the book was honestly my least favorite star wars audiobook narrator so far. it was very confusing to follow the story at times because he used the same voice for Han, Sana, and the narration.

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It's good but not great

Mark Thompson is great as always, as well as January LaVoy, but Daniel Older doesn't preform well with the narration with being so quick and not into the role(s) that's he's portraying.

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Very great for a first Star Wars story.

A favorite, though not one I'd keep, but, excellent. All 3 narrators were excellent, though I do find it odd they went that route. More adult, if you will then most Star Wars stories, but that made it more interesting.

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Got me even more pumped to watch Solo!

I've read and/or listened to all of the Star Wars material. Last Shot ranks right near the top. tThe story is well written, Han and Lando are PERFECT, no matter what part of the story your in. The 3 narrators at first was a concern, then I realized why they did it and it was a genius move. I knew I would get something fun, especially after reading From a Certain Point of View where Older wrote and performed the short story, Born in the Storm. You definitely need to check this book out!

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An entertaining story featuring the scoundrels.

Where does Last Shot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As a big fan of Han Solo, for me, this book ranked as a slightly above average Star Wars Story. It had a couple of moments that made me genuinely laugh out loud and all the adventure that I’d expect from this universe.

What other book might you compare Last Shot to and why?

Uh, in someways, I suppose that it compares to Scoundrels by Timothy Zhan. In the sense that it is very much a Han and Lando story with a cast of interesting side characters.

In other respects, Han in the Disney canon is just different than he used to be and this entry continues that conflict that he has with wanting to roam the galaxy, but also needing to be with Leia and their young son.

Also this story bounces you around to a lot of different time periods that come together in the end. Which isn’t the way most Star Wars books, up to this point, have been written.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Marc Thomson, as usual, is terrific. I swear he brings about 20 to 50 different combinations of voices, dialects and accents to each Star Wars adventure that he’s reading. His Lando is especially on point, imho.

Some people mentioned not particularly enjoying January’s preformances for the ‘Young Lando’ segments, but she made a great reader for the female droid character— who in my opinion, was the more significant presence in that part of the story.

Daniel Jose Older reads the ‘Young Han’ parts. The performance was pretty good and there were certain beats that he hit in reading the story that he knew to emphasize because he is the author. When you’re reading a story along side of Marc Thompson, though, it’s difficult to compare favorably.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

“We’re going to figure it out together.”

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Très bon / Very good

C'est la première fois que j'écoute Marc Thompson. C'est un excellent narrateur qui connait bien les personnages à qui il a affaire. D.J Older et January LaVoy étaient bon également. Il est bon d'entendre Han et Lando encore une fois et d'avoir un petit aperçu de qui étaient ces personnages dix ans avant la bataille de Yavin. On a un petit aperçu de la version que l'on va retrouver dans "Solo: A Star Wars Story". Bon livre


First time listening to Marc Thompson. He's an excellent narrator who know well the characters he's dealing with. Older and LaVoy were also good. It feels good to hear Han and Lando once again et tonhave a peek into who they were ten years BBY. It lets us see what we'll get in "Solo:A Star Wars Story". Good book

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good yet distracting

The 3 different timelines made it confusing at times. A index, glossery, and several maps would make this easier. Probably easier in the print version. The stories were good, but I wish the chapters were longer so it wouldn't bounce around so much. Voice acting and performance was marvellous, the performance made more sense of things. A narrator per story line.

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Action!

This is not your normal canon Star Wars story. The weirdness we love about SW gets pushed to an 11. The love story is amazing. The suspense is breath taking. The narration places you in a different mood with each narrator. Daniel's narration was as good as it was in A Certain Point of View. A few times I got lost and had to back track but that's probably my fault. Some times I'd be confused and the very next sentence explained what I was missing. I love this book. It may have dethroned Lost Stars.

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  • 5hreddy
  • 05-26-18

Meh

Wanted to have a good story to whet my appetite for the Solo movie, but was disappointed. I just didn't care about what was happening. I've read most of the canon novels, but this is certainly my least favourite. The main positive is that you understand more about Han and Lando's internal thoughts as they age and cope with life, family, etc.

The production values were broadly decent, but I take issue with having a different reader for the different eras didn't quite work. I also felt Daniel's voice work was pretty poor.

I would recommend steering clear and just read the plot summary.

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  • Stephen Sullivan
  • 05-23-18

Awful

Worst new novel terrible narration
When author narrates his style mucks up the telling of th story and sounds like a wanna be lando more than a han

Just never again please

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  • tickledpinkbunny
  • 05-08-18

Amateur narration ruins it.

Author narration and intonation all sounds the same. Totally ruins the experience. Marc/Jan are great.

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  • Jackaboy
  • 04-26-18

legends it is not

Good points 1st normal great star wars audio preformance cleaver use of marc, Daniel and January's naration.

unfortunately the sorry was a little slow to get started and missing some thing on the wanting to have a conection with the newer characters introduced to the new cannon.

not a bad starwars story but not a great one

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  • Jesper Hauerslev
  • 07-18-18

Bland shot...

It's Star Wars so high production value as always and generally great performances bar one but the story is a bit of a dud. Revealing a more gory side of the SWU in some scenes but with plot skipping back and forth in time it's easy to get lost and eventually you just start loosing interest in this new threat to the galaxy. Apart from a quite nice twist in the end there is very little to connect Last Shot to Solo so if you go in expecting a connection you will be disappointed. The chemistry between Han and Lando is as sharp as ever but for a book pairing up the galaxy's two biggest scoundrels, there is surprisingly little 'scoundrilling' going on. All in all, more of a Bland Shot than a Last Shot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-17-18

Worthy addition to the Star Wars canon

The storytelling performances were excellent, it develops Han and lando really well. If only L3 was more like she was in this story than the awful character she was in the recent solo movie. All in all great addition to the recent Star Wars canon

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  • orkney buyer
  • 06-18-18

Star Wars: Last Shot Review

I loved this audio book very much and I loved every moment of it.
By Orkneyislands

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  • Mumofthreegirls
  • 06-15-18

A good addition to the Star Wars stories

This was good, but a little confusing with all the switching back and forth. I think if I listen again I will have the most understanding although I did see it a bit better after.
The actors did some superb voices for Lando and Han but the voice for Kasha (sp??) was a little annoying. Loved the ewok voice! Made it fab to listen to!

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  • Jennifer Mair
  • 06-04-18

loved it!

great narration story is slightly hard to follow but still loved it!!! Han and Lando are spot on!

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  • Victor
  • 06-04-18

Hhhmmmm

Although I'm not a lover of the Disney EU (yet) this is a good yarn focusing on Han and Lando.
The one thing that I didn't like was the 3 narrator's
Marc Thompson......Brilliant
January LaVoy.......Fantastic
Daniel Jose Older.....nah didn't work for me.
Also don't have humans trying to make Wookie sounds just draw their lines from the film's like previous audio books.......

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-18

Good story, o.k performance

the story was pretty good, if you are a star wars fan who wants to delve deeper into the details of the star wars universe between the trilogies, this is one of those stories!

The story was pretty dark, and what I don't like is that the intense moments in the story are so un-realistic, that it is just annoying. the most important characters become so close to death, that's its stupid, and in reality, the chance of surviving such things are one in a thousand. but its just a story I guess.

performance was o.k. Marc Thompson was very good at expressing the dramatic parts of the story, and it was nice to listen to. but Daniel Jose Older was not very good. At the serious moments or dramatic moments, he sounded like it was funny, making the scene seem pretty badly performed.

other than that all g.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-19-18

Straight Shot

Should be called straight shot, as there were no twists or turns. very well read.