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"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)
Yes. Umm Star Wars. Need I say any more ?
Oh I'd say Han Solo was the best character. The galaxies' favourite scoundrel.
Set years before Star Wars: A New Hope
"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.
"A real treat for Han Solo fans !!!!!"
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!!
"book 1 of the Han Solo trilogy"
The book shows young Solo and lead us to his adventures. It's a phantastic book that will keep you reading until the end. Nice plot. The audible recording isn't that good as it's mono and the sound effects in the original are in full stereo.
"wish they hadn't concatenated so much of the story"
there's a lot that seemed to be left out since I last read this book, otherwise great listen.
"Great story, strange narrator"
The original EU story of Han Solo is perfect. Something was weird about the narrator though. He read everything so fast, like it was race to get each chapter done. Also he didn't really seem to grasp the characters...making Han sound childish and whiny...almost like Anakin. And the run time was so short, like maybe the story was shortened for Audiobooks.
The story itself is awesome though. A.C. Crispin wrote a great trilogy that does our favorite smuggler justice!
"Really annoying sound effects"
The sound effects are really annoying and diminishes the story and most are cheesy and dumb.
"First Star Wars book"
The story was well written. I never found my self lost or in another world with the reader. He knew how to keep my attention. I would recommend this to any of my Star Wars friends
"Gotta love it!"
For the most part, the book it very scientifically accurate. A bit short-winded as well, literally the only negatives. Everything else was and is exemplary!
"I heart Han Solo <3"
I had no idea there was so much back story on Han. I felt this audio book would have been so much better if it were unabridged, still a very good book tho :-)
"just what I needed"
Glad we get to hear the Solo origin story. really gives some insight into his motivations, and explains his attitudes towards bounty hunters, slave traders, and the imperials.
"FIVE STARS for Star Wars enthusiasts !"
I really enjoyed listening to the audio book. I found it light and simple on the mind to digest, and yet revealing a story of a very influential and powerful character in the Saga.
Paradis Snare tells a story of events before Han Solo joins the Imperial Navy and is an absolute must if you have not read this Star Wars novel or if you are stuck on which one to get next.
The narration is well presented with enthusiasm and a good understanding of the characters and the portrayal of the Star Wars universe. The story is so so, but the fact it is Han Solo makes it even more enjoyable.
I really enjoyed the audio book and do not regret the purchase !
"great back story!"
was very enjoyable to see how Han Solo came to be and the life choices he made before the rebelion
"What an amazing story and great narrative"
This was my first Star Wars book and a great place to start. It was great to get to know hans past and was written very well. Along with the good story the narrative was spoken very well, powerful and exciting. He wasn't just reading it he was living it, which was helped with the sound effects.
Can't wait for the next book
"A long time ago...."
Fans of Star Wars/Han Solo who wants to know more about the character
When Han Solo meets the love of his life.
Not bad, but not exceptional.
Gripping cliff hanger.
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