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The intrepid spies, pilots, and sharpshooters of Wraith Squadron are back in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which transpires just after the events of the Fate of the Jedi series!

Three decades have passed since Wraith Squadron carried out its last mission. Taking on the most dangerous and daring operations, the rogues and misfits of the elite X-Wing unit became legends of the Rebellion and the Second Galactic Civil War, before breaking up and going their separate ways. Now their singular skills are back in vital demand - for a tailor-made Wraith Squadron mission.

A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in the infamous Lecersen Conspiracy, which nearly toppled the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire. With orders to expose and apprehend the traitor - and license to do so by any and all means - the Wraiths will become thieves, pirates, impostors, forgers...and targets, as they put their guts, their guns, and their riskiest game plan to the test against the most lethal of adversaries.

©2012 Aaron Allston (P)2012 Random House Audio

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I really had trouble finishing this one. The characters are just so unbelievably horribly written!

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loved it

To see the old squadron back together again, with great new faces and characters. Red squadron was one of my favorite book series and I'm glad to be able to read about them again.

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  • William
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • 04-25-14

The Wraiths are back!

What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill the most enjoyable?

The music and sound effects really made a great addition to the book. Stuff like doors swooshing open, blast shots and wookie roars give it that little extra bump at drawing you in.

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

Besides Face sounding like Captain Kirk? When I read I often don't associate voices with characters so he brought more life to the characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment where Piggy realized that Scut had grown up admiring him.

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A fun romp with the next generation!

What did you like best about this story?

I love the cameo appearances from members of the old wraith squadron.

Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favorite?

It is hard to make a Gamorean likeable but Piggy is the exception.

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Good, but not great...

Not bad, by any means - good book, well read... while some of the charters are familiar from previous books in the x-wing series, it just doesn't feel like the other x-wing books...

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Wraith Squadron is back!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys good Star Wars stories and spy stories.

What other book might you compare Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill to and why?

I'm not sure of what books I would compare this to, but I think a good comparison is the TV show Leverage. Wraith Squadron works along similar lines running cons to get revenge against corrupt individuals.

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  • Tara
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • 11-09-12

After the long Arc, a very pleasant change.

What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill the most enjoyable?

Old characters like good friends. Expansion of new people and cleaning of loose ends. All around a wonderful entry by Aaron Allston.

What did you like best about this story?

Nice to get some solid Piggy action.

Have you listened to any of Marc Thompson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As always he captures Star Wars perfectly.

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

Wanted to, yes, did? No. It was wonderfully complex, I kept going back and catching things I had missed.

Any additional comments?

A spy caper and a wonderful Star Wars Novel.

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Mission: Impossible, Star Wars style

What did you like best about Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill? What did you like least?

The Mission: Impossible/caper movie feel of the book.

If you’ve listened to books by Aaron Allston before, how does this one compare?

It's pretty much the level of quality I came to expect from Allston.

Which scene was your favorite?

Voort's The reminiscing scene from the Yuuzhan Vong War.

Did Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill inspire you to do anything?

To read more Star Wars!

Any additional comments?

No.

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What can I say? I approve!

I read these books as a teen and loved immersing myself in the stories. Reading about Runt, Piggy, Wedge and the rest was a great spark for my desire to do something meaningful. Now, with Mercy Kill, Allston launches the story anew. In a period when so many are rebooting our entertainment sources (often in failure), Allston picked up the story and carries it forward. There is no "rebooting" only a recharging. I love the step taken and look forward to more in the future!

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  • Jesse
  • SEBASTOPOL, US, Canada
  • 09-07-12

A fine end to Legends

I was sad to see Disney disconnecting the "Legends" novels. But all the characters got an amazing send off.