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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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Best Star Wars Writer for the entire series

What did you love best about Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes?

The excerpt just provided the validation to me what I always believed, "Timothy Zahn is the best writer for the entire series."

What was one of the most memorable moments of Free Excerpt: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Behind the Scenes?

The entire excerpt is memorable!!!!

What does Timothy Zahn and Betsy Mitchell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Myself like other fans knew that Lucas enterprise retained editorial control of the series. That control actually allowed the series to grow into the entertainment money maker for Lucas and know Disney. I always wished that Tim had been allowed to write and be part of the prequels that I REALLY REALLY HATE!!!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES

Any additional comments?

Now that Disney owns the franchise, will authors like Tim still be part of the literary family to help make the franchise better?

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I want this book!

Listening to this excerpt makes me geek out all over! I can feel the force in this one

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  • CC
  • 09-10-17

left me wanting more

Certainly left me wanting more. Interesting tidbits. Sounds like it would be fun and informative book in its entirety.

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Good Start

I am bias in the Star Wars category. This seems like a good start to a great story. Author is a true Star wars fan and it shows.

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cant wait

i want the full book series pay check hurry up sp i can spend you on the book

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good trivia

every star wars book needs a review audiio book , However this one was too short