Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit

Narrated by: David Pittu
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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Here is the second novel in the blockbuster trilogy that reveals the never-before-told story of the young Han Solo. Set before the Star Wars movie adventures, these books chronicle the coming-of-age of the galaxy's most famous con man, smuggler, and thief.

Solo is now a fugitive from the Imperial Navy. But he has made a valuable friend in a former Wookiee slave named Chewbacca, who has sworn Han a life debt. Han will need all the help he can get. For the Ylesian Hutts have dispatched the dreaded bounty hunter Boba Fett to track down the man who already outsmarted them once.

But Han and Chewie find themselves in even bigger trouble when they agree to lend their services to the crime lords Jiliac and Jabba the Hutt. Suddenly the two smugglers are thrust into the middle of a battle between the might of the Empire and the treachery of their outlaw allies - a battle where even victory means death!

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Learn the pronunciation

It was hard to listen at some points because he was pronouncing some of the names and planets wrong.

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Butcher

Stop butchering the names!!!!! Do some studying so you don't ruin the flow of the story

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Deal to good to be true

Great read leading into the next chapter in Solo's adventures. Making friends and introducing foes.

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Getting better

I'm hoping the FINAL BOOK (not this one but the 3rd installment) gets us up to where Han Solo....well, I don't want to ruin it. But I'd like to see him do the Kessle run in less than 12 parsecs. 😜

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awesome but...

Love this story, and wish Lucas arts would make a live action version. Really needs an unabridged version... I'd be more than happy to record an unabridged version for all three books, with help...

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The Hutt Gambit.

This the true background of Han Solo and Chewbacca. This is the story that was butchered and ripped off last year.

As for the mispronunciations: this audiobook predates the Prequels. Go watch the OT. Names like Palpatine, Kashyyk, and so on and so on were anyone’s guess until then.

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what a sequel should be

I think this is a great example of how to expand on a story. this is another great book that shows you how we got the Han Solo we all know and love.

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too abridged

I love the Han Solo trilogy. I wish these books were unabridged. So much of the story's depth is lost when paragraphs and pages are omitted.

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Short but sweet

Story was great! Got to learn a little more about Han and his love life. In this book han is introduced to lando, jaba, and boba. There is also an epic star battle. But again it is only 4 chapters. 😐

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  • 07-30-19

Another great book about Han

The story is quite interesting albeit short. However, the performance was superb. Using great Star Wars sound effects and sounds it makes this story a joy to listen!

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  • Kian
  • 06-27-14

Han Solo Goodness

Where does Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Up there as the quintessential source book for Han Solo fans. Learn how the Hutt rose to power and how Han Solo had part in it.

What other book might you compare Star Wars to, and why?

Any in the Han Solo Trilogy

What about David Pittu’s performance did you like?

Great. Very entertaining and a good character actor.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Strengthened my interest in Han Solo as a scoundrel with a compassionate heart.