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Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter, Book 1: The Mandalorian Armor

Narrated by: Anthony Heald
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
4 out of 5 stars (414 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He is Boba Fett, the most feared and successful bounty hunter in the galaxy, and even the most hardened criminals tremble at his name. Now he faces the deadliest challenge of his infamous career: an all-out war against his most dangerous enemies.

As the Rebellion gathers force, Prince Xizor proposes a cunning plan to the Emperor and Darth Vader: smash the power of the Bounty Hunters Guild by turning its members against each other. Only the strongest and most ruthless will survive, and they can be used against the Rebellion. It's a job for the fiercely independent Boba Fett, who jumps at the chance to destroy his rivals. But Fett soon realizes the murderous factions, criminal conspiracies, and the evil at the Empire's dark heart. Boba Fett has always finished first. And in this game, anything less is death.

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Abridged audiobooks are the terrible

The story was ok. I guess. It’s hard to tell since it’s abridged. I really don’t like Anthony’s “range” of voices.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Filling in the Gaps

Although I am a big fan of Star Wars, I have not read all the books, comics etc. So there is alot of back story to discover. Boba Fett is one of the best characters. Even delivering a serious appearence in the Legacy of the Force series (which I highly recommend), The Bounty Hunter series is a fantastic addition to my library. Most of the story spread across the New Hope and Return of the Jedi timeline.

The character development, and narration of the book is fantastic.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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good start looking forward to the next book

a little too much jumping for past to present But short enough to listen to again

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Good story, Less then perfect narration.

This is a great story. I really like the bounty hunter in the star wars universe, and It is nice to have audiobook presentations of these books. However, the narration, and the lack of sound effects, that are key ingredients for all of the current star wars presentations, is really bad. If you can get past all that, you will love the book.

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background noises are awful

I don't know who decided what the background noises where going to be but that person should be fired. like in the opening scene you hear jungle noises that make it slightly hard to listen to the story and it turns out they are on tatooine. so this guy is searching wreckage on tatooine?? All I can hear is birds chirping and monkeys screeching. i listened to the whole thing and the story wasn't that bad but I wont be dl any more bc the background noises where that bad

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Very poor narration

The story seems OK, but I couldn't make it more than a chapter with the poor narration. The women sound ridiculous and Darth Vader sounds like a character from a Star Wars mockery.

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very good

well read, and a great continuation of the what happens to Fett, can't wait to read the otthers

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if you dig star wars,bounty hunters in particular

this is the books for you,great peripheral story with great effects i think,buy it won't be sorry

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bounty hunter

This was a short story.
I just hope the next two are longer.
the narration was ok but a little subdued.
I think the dancer they picked up is Mera Jade. the emperor's hand.
(spoiler) they have to survived the explosion.

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Good book

the only issue I had with the audible version of this book is that, at times, the background sound effects were so loud that you couldn't hear the narrator.

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  • Jack
  • 01-14-18

Nothing happened...

The entire book was talking about how cool boba fett was, while boba fett did literally nothing of note, in fact the only thing that happened was a guy found boba fett at the start. Then the rest was different people talking about how cool he was. If he's so cool make him do something

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  • Gordon
  • 01-07-16

boba fett!!

everyone's favourite bounty hunter! A great 'read!' and highly addictive! definitely going to get the others in the series

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  • Daniel
  • 09-08-15

Awesome!

Absolutely loved it! Will definitely be repeat listening to this one! Great narrating too!

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  • Matthew
  • 10-28-16

Disapointing

What would have made Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter, Book 1: The Mandalorian Armor better?

The book needed to be longer than 2hrs.
Although the voice variation was appreciated, it became a little bit annoying.

What will your next listen be?

Darth Bane - Destiny of Evil

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His voice animation was really annoying and sometimes difficult to understand.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The storyline had much more potential but just didn't elaborate enough to make it a great listen..