Originally posted at t : I used to be an avid reader of the expanded Star Wars universe, but aside from a leap into the distant future with Star Wars: Legacy comics and a jump into the past with Star Wars: The Old Republic tie-ins.
A man who's had millions stolen from him hires Solo to put together a team to pull a heist on the mansion of a crooked and high-profile official who's got the dough. Time's ticking, though: They have to get the job done during a four-day.
The problem? Hans just a smuggler not a con artist which means he needs to put together a team of the best to pull this off. The other problem? The credits are behind the notoriously impenetrable vault of a Black Sun crime syndicate underboss.
But. Star Wars bad guys are always a fascinating lot, too, and. Scoundrels would have lived up more to its name by spending some extra quality time with them. While the book tends more toward crime-thriller than sci-fi, it brings freshness to the franchise.
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Fortunately, my imagination is quite vivid, and as an added bonus in Scoundrels, Thompsons Han Solo actually made me check my earphones a few times to be sure Harrison Ford hadnt invaded them, and his Lando Calrissian had me squealing like.
Interestingly, Leia does not actually appear in this book, save through asides from Winter and Han, who have never met before. Some of the tension I felt throughout the story lies between these two characters, as I impatiently awaited their discovery that they have an.
Star Wars novels including the acclaimed Thrawn trilogy from the early 1990s, introduces a host of new characters in Solo's gang, including a magician, a demolitions expert and a woman who can rappel down walls and crack a safe.
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When I first ventured into the world of audiobooks with Star Wars: Annihilation, I let Marc Thompson set the bar too high. Not only is he an excellent narrator whom I now rank high on my favourites list, along with Claudia Black, Simon Vance, and.
Its a wonder Han stays positive with the weight of Jabbas bounty hanging over him, but hes still always ready with a sarcastic quip, or a snarky comeback to Chewies warbled admonitions. Zahn even injects a little he shot first jab in there.