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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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Great book and narrative.

Great idea but not my cup of tea.. That being said, I was very excited when I can across this on Audible.

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great to hear the authors reasons and take

the best trilogy or in fact star wars books ever written. This brief narrative is so cool to hear from the authors mouth the hurdles and reasons for his creation.

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Behind the Scenes

This is Great! It's great to learn about character development. Thanks! I think 6-12 months to complete a project is very realistic the narration is Great! Having a book make it to number #1 on Best seller list is amazing.

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The fascinating story of the book writing process!

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I beg you not to get this. It is not a Star Wars story at all. Just the boring details of an author working with his publisher, etc. Jeez!

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Only buy after you read the book.

Interesting to hear the history in how this book was written. There was annoying Star War audio track playing behind when the author spoke and making it difficult to follow what was said. I'd only recommend this if you have alread read the book and want to hear about how it was produced. I haven't read the book and listened to this for a litmus test. I wasn't enticed into getting the actual book.

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Enjoyed this alot

I think because its audio and not visual. I normally don't like commentaries because I hate talking over the movie. I get enough of that just watching a movie with family. But I enjoyed this. Think I'll go for the full thing.