Star Wars: We Don't Do Weddings: The Band's Tale (Dramatized)

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Figrin Da'n and the Modal Nodes - bopping Bithians and members in good standing of the Intergalactic Federation of Musicians - were under exclusive contract to Jabba's Palace. They were hoofing it up when Jabba's arch rival sent E522, a recycled assassin droid, to make them an offer they couldn't refuse.

Figrin Da'n didn't do weddings. But Lady Valerian had imported herself a Whipid mate from her homeworld and was dead set on getting hitched in high style. And what with Figrin Da'n's gambling debts, three thousand credits could set him up just fine. But before they could cut the cake, Lady Val's bounty hunter bridegroom took Jabba's bait, skipped town to find Han Solo, and the party exploded into murderous mayhem.

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The Band's Backstory

If you're a Star Wars fan like me, you've read most (if not all) the many Star Wars novels in existence, including "Tales of the Mos Eisley Cantina" in which can be found this story, telling the history of the Bith band featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

However, this is not a dramatic reading by a single individual. This is a fully dramatized performance of the story by author Kathy Tyers, augmented with music both from the John Williams score, and featuring new original music for the band. I am not going to go into specifics into this story, except that it explains the band's history, how they angered Jabba the Hutt, and what led them to the Cantina at the fateful time when Han Solo and Chewbacca met up with Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The length of this story is one hour, and makes a great entertainment if you're driving in the car, or multitasking and can't take the time to read the book itself.

The only downside is that not all of the remarkable tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina have been so dramatized. Also available are "Nightlily: The Lovers' Tale", and although not on Audible, Timothy Zahn's entry "Hammertong: Tale of the Tonnika Sisters" was also recorded as a dramatic reading. If you can find that one, get it!

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The best star wars dramatization of all

My favorite growing up and all the way to today along with the Lover's tale and the audiobooks read by Anthony Heald, my only regret was that they didn't finish and do the rest of the tales books the same way.

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Great all around

An all-around great book with music and drama. It was well acted and edited. Worth checking out!

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music to my ears

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

if your a star wars fan I would tell u this is so worth listening to

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: We Don't Do Weddings: The Band's Tale (Dramatized)?

the interaction between the band members and learning there difference

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

yes and this one is great

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

yes and it was great

Any additional comments?

hope more people listen

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Too short. Mediicre story. OK performance

I have listened to better podcasts, and regret having purchased this. Pick out anythung in tge Legends series instead if tgus.

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  • James
  • 12-27-19

Everyone loves Jizz!

Cute little noir pastiche, perhaps most notorious for possibly introducing the unfortunate term "jizz" into Star Wars' canon. Where most of the franchise's audio productions get by with John Williams' music, this production includes original music for the band to play. It's clearly not the London Symphony Orchestra, but it's neat. The story somewhat needlessly confuses the cantina band with Jabba's palace band, but it all sort of slots together in-universe if you squint a bit.