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To make his biggest score, Han's ready to take even bigger risks.
But even he can't do this job solo.
Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han's got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he's deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There's a bounty on Han's head - and if he can't cough up the credits, he'll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king's ransom. Or maybe a gangster's fortune?
That's what a mysterious stranger is offering in exchange for Han's less-than-legal help with a riskier-than-usual caper. The payoff will be more than enough for Han to settle up with Jabba - and ensure he never has to haggle with the Hutts again.
All he has to do is infiltrate the ultra-fortified stronghold of a Black Sun crime syndicate underboss and crack the galaxy's most notoriously impregnable safe. It sounds like a job for miracle workers...or madmen. So Han assembles a gallery of rogues who are a little of both - including his indispensable sidekick Chewbacca and the cunning Lando Calrissian. If anyone can dodge, deceive, and defeat heavily armed thugs, killer droids, and Imperial agents alike - and pull off the heist of the century - it's Solo's scoundrels. But will their crime really pay, or will it cost them the ultimate price?
©2012 Timothy Zahn (P)2012 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By The Art of Fun on 01-02-13


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.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Vee Cel on 03-04-13

The Story is Simply OK, the performance is great

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By James on 11-18-13

Cool Dudes of Star Wars Hists

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?

Mercy Kill

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.

Any additional comments?


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5 out of 5 stars
By Marcus Dukes on 04-19-18

Great performance, decent story!

As usual, Marc brings this heist tale to life with his fantastic voice acting. To put it in perspective, even my wife, not that big a Star Wars fan, is hooked on any book read by him.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas on 11-24-17

A fun side story...

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Scott on 05-13-16

Good not great but good

Definitely worth the time to listen to this story, enjoyable and fun. Lacking the Jedi and Sith mystery and suspense

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