Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare

  • by A. C. Crispin
  • Narrated by David Pittu
  • 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He was a child without a past, a Corellian street urchin, abandoned, foraging for scraps of food, when the cruel Garris Shrike whisked him away to join a nomadic band of space-faring criminals. Now, years later, chafing under Shrike's sadistic tyranny, driven by dreams of adventure and glory, Han fights his way free. His goal: to become an Imperial Navy pilot. But first he needs hands-on experience flying spacecraft, and for that he takes a job on the planet Ylesia - a steaming world of religious fanaticism and alluring sensuality, where dreams are destroyed and escape is impossible.


What the Critics Say

"Crispin deftly weaves Han's early years into the Star Wars storyline and provides details that shape his personality. This prequel belongs in Star Wars collections." (Library Journal)
"This story...features a single narrator who mimics Harrison Ford as if he were younger, playing a young Han Solo with eerie authenticity. Sound effects and John Williams's stunning Star Wars music are used throughout to meticulous effect." (AudioFile)


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Prefect for the whole family on a long car ride!

The whole family loves Star Wars & this was something new. Kids didn't want it paused even for bathroom breaks. Enjoyable.
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- R-knows

A real treat for Han Solo fans !!!!!

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This book was a real hoot to listen to. I am an original Star Wars fan from way back and loved immersing myself in the world of the rebel alliance and the evil empire. Han Solo really was my all time fav character from the Star Wars universe. This book was like getting a glimpse at how Han became the sarcastic, swashbuckling space smuggler he did. A little romance, lots of spade action, weird space creatures abound and of course that biting Han Solo wit! The narration was excellent and really cool sound effects turn an audiobook into a movie in your head!!

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- Kristie "Dad introduced me to science fiction @ 5 yrs old, @ 42 I am now a full on zombie horror science fiction geek girl and proud of it !"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-05-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio