Star Wars

Star Wars

Scoundrels

Audiobook CD - 2012
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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.
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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?

Praise for Scoundrels
 
"Rapid-fire adventure [that] adds yet another dimension of enjoyment to a rousing galactic romp."-- Library Journal
 
"Highly entertaining . . . excellent Star Wars . . . There are many twists and turns [and] Zahn manages to find ways to twist them one step further than you'd expect."--Examiner.com
 
"[ Scoundrels ] brings freshness to the franchise."-- USA Today


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio : Books on tape, p2012.
ISBN: 9780449808344
0449808343
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (ca. 14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Marc

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bprochaska
Jun 30, 2016

The story takes us into Han and Lando's world of less-than-savoury characters. Not a bad story in itself, but it is light on the Star Wars flavour and very long. The narrator gets two thumbs way up.

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mexicanadiense
Apr 11, 2016

Solo's Eleven. That must have been the two word pitch for this tedious affair.

This was made bearable by the narrator's uncanny impressions of certain beloved Star Wars characters, most notably the smoother-than-smooth Lando Calrissian. But even so it felt like it dragged on far longer than it should have, with needlessly convoluted schemes and world building.

Timothy Zahn is a clever author. But this time around I just felt he was trying to out-clever himself, and tell a story that wasn't particularly Space Operatic.

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de_grammont
Dec 01, 2015

Bad twist at the end, I expected better from Zahn.

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cavanhk
Aug 28, 2012

do you like this Blondiebear

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