Star Wars

Star Wars 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 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 Chewbecca 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 I have to start out being a bit misleading Star Wars audiobooks are simply the best they combine the intimacy of reading a book with the sound effects and music of the movies Blasters, lightsabers, R2D2 squeals, and the same compositions as the movies Then they get amazing voice actors who are pitch perfect when it comes to the voices of the characters we love That s a pretty big role to fill
This is my first tie in novel since I was in high school All it took was the genius of combining Star Wars with a heist movie Seriously though Is there aeasily watchable movie than Ocean s Eleven Clooney edition I can t imagine coming across that movie on cable and not stopping to watch however much is left I have to imagine it though, since I don t have cable though I do have the DVD, which has gone unwatched for a decade, but if someone said hey, let s watch this one I so w This is my first tie in novel since I was in high school All it took was the genius of combining Star Wars with a heist movie Seriously though Is there aeasily watchable movie than Ocean s Eleven Clooney edition I can t imagine
This wasn t a bad way to spend six or so hours, but it wasn t as good as I was expecting from my memories of having read previous Zahn books The heist was a little overly complicated, the characters werelike pieces in the puzzle of his plot than interesting people in their own right, and his characterization of Lando, Han and Chewbacca was weak They could have been any old smuggler, charmer and ten foot walking carpet The little twist at the end was pretty fun, though, I ll admit Defin This wasn t a bad way to spend six or so hours, but it wasn t as good as I was expecting from my memories of havi
Originally posted at Deadshirt.net 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, I ve long since fallen out of touch Perhaps I grew tired of the doom and gloom that started to permeate the storytelling with the introduction of the New Jedi Order I m usually okay with unhappy endings and Pyrrhic victories, and am a huge fan of The New J Originally posted at Deadshirt.net 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, I ve long since fallen out of touch Perhaps I grew tired of the doom and gloom that started to permeate the storytelling with the introduction of the New Jedi Order I m usually okay with unhappy endings and Pyrrhic victories, and am a huge fan of The New Jedi Order Traitor s exploration of what it means to be Sith or Jedi, but one of the things things the original movies did so well, was balance the emotionally dark and intense moments with thelight hearted ones.Scoundrels brings readers back to the days just after
I picked this book up at BN a day or two after it was released while on a vacation in Maui People often say that you remember first Well, that was certainly true here Scoundrels was my first foray into the Star Wars expanded universe I had heard a lot about Zahn s writing and his epic Thrawn trilogy edit and read them not long thereafter see them here Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command At the time I read Scoundrels, I had a fairly good grasp of the core mov I picked this book up at BN a day or two after it was released while on a vacation in Maui People often say that you remember first Well, that was certainly true here Scoundrels was my first foray into the Star Wars expanded universe I had heard a lot about Zahn s writing and his epic Thrawn trilogy edit and read them not long thereafter see them here Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command At the time I read Scoundrels, I had a fairly good grasp of the core movies but nothing of the expanded universe per se Scoundrels eased me into it effectively I felt like there were threads left untied
ve read a lot of Star Wars books by a lot of authors There are many I ve enjoyed, but nearly all my favorites are by one author Timothy Zahn When I heard he was writing a new standalone novel, I immediately knew I would have to read it And, as a bonus, this novel is all about everyone s favorite scoundrel Han Solo Scoundrels is no standard Star Wars adventure, though it has no Jedi, nobody using the Force, no lightsaber fights Instead, it is a he ve read a lot of Star Wars books by a lot of authors There are many I ve enjoyed, but nearly all my favorites are by one author Timothy Zahn When I heard he was writing a new standalone novel, I immediately knew I would have to read it And, as a bonus, this novel is all about everyone s favorite scoundrel Han Solo Scoundrels is no standard Star Wars adventure, though it has no Jedi, nobody using the Force, no lightsaber fights Instead, it is a heist story set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe and inspired by
I really wanted to love this novel I love Star Wars and I love crime and thriller novels This should have been the perfect intersection of the two I also really enjoyed Zahn s previous works.However, Scoundrels is a complete dud.Essentially, it is Ocean s Eleven in space Han Solo stumbles into a crime worth 163 million credits and assembles a gang to pull off the crime of the era The cast of characters contains an entirely forgettable smattering of characters that are complete memes the s I really wanted to love this novel I love Star Wars and I love crime and thriller novels This should have been the perfect intersection of the two I also really enjoyed Zahn s previous works.However, Scoundrels is a complete dud.Essentially, it is Ocean s Eleven in space Han Solo stumbles into a crime worth 163 million credits and assembles a gang to pull off the crime of the era The cast of characters contains an entirely forgettable smattering of characters that are complete memes the suave front man, the techie girl, and even a couple characters jockeying for the same spot None receive development and they exist only as cardboard cutouts to further the flimsy plot.A possible highlight could have been the interaction between Lando and Han However, Zahn doesn
To Star Wars fans, the name Timothy Zahn is revered His original three book Thrawn series basically started the whole Expanded Universe, and he has since written almost a dozenbooks set within the Star Wars universe Scoundrels is his most recent.While it has all the fun and excitement one has come to expect from Zahn s writing, Scoundrels is not his best work Clearly modeling the story after the film Ocean s Eleven the George Clooney Brad Pitt version, not the 50s Rat Pack ver To Star Wars fans, the name Timot
I cut my science fiction teeth on the novelization of the Star Wars film, back when it was simply called Star Wars , on Alan Dean Foster s Splinter of the Mind s Eye, and on the trilogy of books by Brian Daley featuring the exploits of Han Solo and his first mate Chewbacca in the years to prior their no questions asked cargo run for the Rebellion In Han and Chewie I found a buddy team that appealed to a young boy who valued close friendships and continues to appeal to a fortysomething man wh I cut my science fiction teeth on the novelization of the Star Wars film, back when it was simply called Star Wars , on Alan Dean Foster s Splinter of the Mind s Eye, and on the trilogy of books by Brian Daley featuring the exploits of Han Solo and his first mate Chewbacca in the years to prior their no questions asked cargo run for the Rebellion In Han and Chewie I found a buddy team that appealed to a young boy who valued close friendships and continues to appeal to a fortysomething man who is evenaware as an adult how important it is to have a strong bond with male friends Outside of those books and the other two film novelizations, my only real venture into the Expanded Universe of novels has been through the Thrawn books by Timothy Zahn Zahn has a reputation for respecting the source material and respecting the fans and over the years has created characters that are as much a fabric of the Star Wars universe as those on film.I was excited when I re
This book was not what I was hoping for and sadly I can boil it down to a list of why 1 There was no meaningful character development for Han Solo, Lando, or Chewie throughout the whole story Essentially all of these characters end the book being exactly the same people they were at the beginning which, in my opinion, is the definition of poor writing With the possible exception of giving Solo a reason to return to the Rebel Alliance this book takes place between Episode IV V there is This book was not what I was hoping for and sadly I can boil it down to a list of why 1 There was no meaningful character development for Han Solo, Lando, or Chewie throughout the whole story Essentially all of these characters end the book being exactly the same people they were at the beginning which, in my opinion, is the definition of poor writing With the possible exception of giving Solo a reason to return to the Rebel Alliance this book takes place between Episode IV V there is really no reason for anyone to ever know about this story.2 Way too many characters Han s team of scoundrels alone contains eleven characters and they are only one side of a three sided plot Given the 400 plus pages this books runs most of these characters are just outlines holding places in the n