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I've listened to quite a few sci-fi and fantasy audiobooks, none of them from the Star Wars universe. I grew up watching and loving most of the movies (and movie offshoots) and characters. Although I am a nerdy sci-fi guy, I would not classify myself in the same 'Galaxy' as some of the more hardcore Star Wars aficionados. I normally wait to buy books with plenty of positive reviews and do not take a ton of chances on unreviewed books. With that said, I absolutely loved this book.
The author retained the imagery of the original movies as my mind's eye had seen them. I did a little research on his other audiobooks and saw a very positive trend, most of his other books are above 4 stars with plenty of reviews. He definitely has a lot of experience in the Star Wars universe as well.
The voice acting was GREAT! Especially, Han's voice (his inflection and canter was spot on). The production with the background noise was not overwhelming and definitely helped in setting the atmosphere and storytelling.
If you are new to the Star Wars audiobook universe, I would highly recommend you take a chance on these scruffy nerf herders.
37 of 37 people found this review helpful
I've read many Star Wars books that takes place before, during and after the legendary first 3 films. Yeah, sure, the entire 6 film collection that will eventually include more and more SW films. I'm a fan, just like you.
Story had the potential to be so much more but it simply falls flat. Zahn spent too much time on minutiae. There are some characters but too much details on safes, weapons, etc. The background story between Solo and Lando was interesting and it could have been expanded. Chewy was pretty much playing the background well I guess that's his position. The twist in the end simply made me chuckle. "Ok, yeah," I thought with a chuckle.
The performance was great! The voices, the ambiant background noise, the crowds, the different accents. Lucas Books produce top-notch material.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Where does Scoundrels: Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
A good book well written. Voice acting is good to. But don't expect too much in the way of the force..
What other book might you compare Scoundrels: Star Wars to, and why?
Have you listened to any of Marc Thompson’s other performances? How does this one compare?
As always perfect
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Scoundrels have their day.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This story fits perfectly into the timeline. The cast of characters is well voiced by the narrator. The sound effects add to the immersion. All though the book I kept wondering how the characters were going to get their task done.
Im glad, I stuck this out... the first couple chapters took a while for me to get into the story and characters seeing as all but Han and Chewie and Winter were unknown to me. But once it got rolling, there were plenty of twists, double crosses and then an awesome final reveal... My first Star Wars cannon were the Thrawn trillogy and then the two Hand of Thrawn books. I've tried a few others but none have the pacing and story telling style that match Episodes 4, 5 and 6 that Timothy Zahn manages to pull off.
Definitely worth the time to listen to this story, enjoyable and fun. Lacking the Jedi and Sith mystery and suspense