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Scoundrels: Star Wars Legends Audiobook

Scoundrels: Star Wars Legends

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To make his biggest score, Han's ready to take even bigger risks.

But even he can't do this job solo.

Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han's got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he's deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There's a bounty on Han's head - and if he can't cough up the credits, he'll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king's ransom. Or maybe a gangster's fortune?

That's what a mysterious stranger is offering in exchange for Han's less-than-legal help with a riskier-than-usual caper. The payoff will be more than enough for Han to settle up with Jabba - and ensure he never has to haggle with the Hutts again.

All he has to do is infiltrate the ultra-fortified stronghold of a Black Sun crime syndicate underboss and crack the galaxy's most notoriously impregnable safe. It sounds like a job for miracle workers...or madmen. So Han assembles a gallery of rogues who are a little of both - including his indispensable sidekick Chewbacca and the cunning Lando Calrissian. If anyone can dodge, deceive, and defeat heavily armed thugs, killer droids, and Imperial agents alike - and pull off the heist of the century - it's Solo's scoundrels. But will their crime really pay, or will it cost them the ultimate price?

©2012 Timothy Zahn (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Christopher Denny Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA 04-20-13
    Christopher Denny Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA 04-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "You Don't Have Enough Scoundrels In Your Life"
    If you could sum up Scoundrels: Star Wars in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful. Fun. Characterization.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scoundrels: Star Wars?

    I liked getting background on a lot of characters that are known, not just in the original trilogy, but from the Expanded Universe after Return of the Jedi. I liked getting more in-depth characterization on Lando and Han Solo and what they were like when not helping the Rebels.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think any scene with Lando was my favorite. I liked his suave personality and he had an arrogance and charm about him like you see in Empire Strikes Back.


    Any additional comments?

    Marc Thompson has to be the best narrator of Star Wars fiction. He is able to pull off so many different types of voices - men, women, droids, aliens - and all to perfection. His styling for Lando exudes a similar tone to Billy Dee Williams and his Han Solo, while not a replica of Harrison Ford, still gives off the gruffness of his voice. I also think that the sound effects enhance every Star Wars story. Some people might not like it, but I think it's nice to hear an explosion rather than just hearing that something exploded. It draws me into the story more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-05-13 Member Since 2017

    Fantasy Novels 4 Life

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    "A Must Read For Star Wars Fans"
    What did you love best about Scoundrels: Star Wars?

    Han Solo And Lando teaming up like Reservoir Dogs.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scoundrels: Star Wars?

    Han running a Big Con!


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Marc Thompson should redo all the Star Wars Audio Books starting with the New Jedi Order. This time make it unabridged.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    B-House 06-08-17
    B-House 06-08-17

    Married with five kids. Professional military & Sports photographer.

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    "Good story"

    It took two listenings to fully grasp all of the characters and story line but it was enjoyable both times. It was nice to have familiar characters along side new ones wth some twists. Definitely worth a listen.

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    Ezra Ellis 04-24-17
    Ezra Ellis 04-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Unique and cool"

    it's oceans eleven set in a galaxy far far away.... unpredictable even knowing that hand will still end up in jabba the huts debt

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    Blayne Glazner 03-17-17
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    "Excellent!"

    Loved the story with all its crazy twists and turns. I recommend this to anyone who likes dramas, Han Solo or anyone who loves a good book in general.

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    Nate 01-13-17
    Nate 01-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "classic little side story"

    I play Edge of empire. this book gave me a lot of insight on a good campaign. really amazing.

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    David New York, NY, United States 01-06-17
    David New York, NY, United States 01-06-17 Member Since 2017

    I have become a lover of audiobooks; primarily Star Wars and Star Trek related, biographies, and motivational books.

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    "Deep-Core Chaos!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely! Easily in my top 5 favorite Star Wars audiobooks. It may have been inspired by Ocean's Eleven, but for me, that's where the comparison ends. This is a juicy heist story that balances humor, suspense and loads of action! Top that with the inclusion of familiar characters such as Han, Lando, and Chewie, and the millennium falcon mixed in with previous Zahn characters from "Winner Lose All"; Winter, Bink and Tavia. I won't even get into the unexpected ending!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scoundrels: Star Wars Legends?

    One of the most memorable moments in the book involves the entire eleven going over strategy on how to break into the bad guy's stronghold. Very creative and interesting dialogue. Another moment involved Bink breaking into a hotel room from the outside of the building while armed guards and a Falleen (the race of Xixor from Steve Perry's Shadow of the Empire) is inside. It is a suspenseful and taut scene written with intricate detail by Zahn. Thompson brings the female Bink to life, and the audience believes that Bink is a master ghost thief.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Marc Thompson should be an automatic nominee for best narrator every year, because no other narrator of audiobooks does what he does vocally. Add to that how Thompson, in my opinion is so talented that he can bring to life the male, female, and alien characters with equal aplomb!


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

    Eleven to one odds for one impossible space heist!


    Any additional comments?

    Stop reading and start listening to this book!

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    John Charette 12-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Damn that was good!"

    One of the best Starwars books I've read. I'd love to see a movie remake of this one :)

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    April 11-10-16
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    "Like Oceans Eleven meets Star Wars"

    Wonderful book like a oceans eleven in star wars lead by Han solo highly recommend if fan of star wars or Han solo and the last words in the book are a shocker blown away and Marc Thompson does a amazing job once again !!!!

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    VanIsleGuy Minnesota, USA 10-13-16
    VanIsleGuy Minnesota, USA 10-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Trust me!"

    great story and unabridged means the story line isn't choppy. love it. Cannot wait to get more from the series.

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  • Chainzz
    Balnarring, Australia
    4/14/13
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    "Scoundrels: Star Wars"

    Yet another thrilling advancer by Timothy Zahn, possibly the best star wars righter on the shelves.

    Scoundrels is a suspenseful action packed advancer that follows Han, Chewie, Lando and a bunch of their scoundrel misfit friends as they pool of a job in the more seedier, criminal world of the star was universe. This book shows us a side of the star wars universe we don't often get to see.

    Plus there is some one you will never see him coming ;)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. M. W. Wells
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    "At last another Star Wars novel from Timothy Zahn"

    I was so happy to see this book. I have be listening and reading Timothy Zahn since "Heir to the Empire"



    I was not disappointed everything you would expect from a cracking Star Wars novel is here. Weather you are a seasoned Star Wars fan or new to it. Please listen as you will not be disappointed.

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  • JakeSjet
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    "Pow!"

    In short this book is well written, well spoken, but alas I still find one or two quibbles to pick over.



    1-We jump from one plot to the next, before it all comes together in the greater scheme of things. Can be a touch confusing at times.



    2-Han Solo...is Adam West? I keep expecting the rouge to exclaim "Quick Chewie, to the Bat Mobile!"



    Like I said, two tiny quibbles. If you liked Mercy Kill, and if you enjoy a full cast reading of a book with a talented orator solo reading it, get this book.

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