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Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare Audiobook

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare

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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.

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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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    Alex PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE, United Kingdom 31/07/2010
    Alex PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE, United Kingdom 31/07/2010
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    "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 !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JPG68 united kingdom 03/04/2017
    JPG68 united kingdom 03/04/2017 Member Since 2013

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    "'Han Solo' in name only. Not good."
    What would have made Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare better?

    The character of Han was too dreamy and romantic, there was too much teen romance and not enough action or edge. Considering Garris Shrike is supposed to be a huge mentor of Han's he barely featured. Han's transformation from Prince Charming to embittered loner over a girl exiting his life for his benefit was extremely unrealistic and unworthy. It should have taken far more to effect this change. The story felt light, lacked depth and had some really embarrassingly naïve dialogue.


    Would you ever listen to anything by A. C. Crispin again?

    I might give him another try - but there was little I enjoyed in this. Perhaps the short form of the story limited his horizons, but with nearly three hours of storytime, so much more could have been achieved.


    Did David Pittu do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    He was okay with the aliens, but didn't do a good job with Han. I bought this audio book because other narrators, such as Jonathan Davis have done outstanding interpretations of the movie versions. A review I read led me to believe this would be the case here. But David's Han sounded just like his natural speaking voice, which sounded very similar to young Mark Hamill.

    David is definitely the man to narrate the adventures of Luke Skywalker, but at no point was his characterisation of Han Solo believable.


    What character would you cut from Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare?

    I'd cut out the version of Han that was written and hope that one who could believably become the smuggler we know could be substituted. It was hard to care for any of the surrounding characters as they just didn't have enough history or depth - I'd have had more of everybody rather than less, but with keener investigation of their personalities.


    Any additional comments?

    Give David Pittu some Luke Skywalker stories to narrate. He'd be brilliant. But recast the voice actor for this one please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Newton-Darby 22/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "great back story!"

    was very enjoyable to see how Han Solo came to be and the life choices he made before the rebelion

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsty Meikleham scotland 09/01/2016
    Kirsty Meikleham scotland 09/01/2016

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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Tai 08/07/2013
    Michelle Tai 08/07/2013 Member Since 2015
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    "A long time ago...."
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    Fans of Star Wars/Han Solo who wants to know more about the character


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars?

    When Han Solo meets the love of his life.


    Did David Pittu do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Not bad, but not exceptional.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Gripping cliff hanger.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Lorraine Baker Mom Do you want To Play with me
    04/04/17
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    "Pronunciation"

    It would be nice if the narrator would do some homework and educate himself on the pronunciation of words from the book as well as from the movies

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R-knows
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    18/01/15
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kristie
    Whitby, ON, Canada
    19/07/14
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    "A real treat for Han Solo fans !!!!!"
    Where does Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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    What other book might you compare Star Wars to and why?

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    Any additional comments?

    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!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nick
    BrightonUnited Kingdom
    25/06/08
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Travis
    16/03/17
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    "lacking bits from the actual book"

    it's actually missing pieces from the book. I own the paperback and this narrative is missing allot from it. this book is not this short, AND he says the name of the planet Coruscant WRONG!!! it's not CorusCant, but Corasawnt. they don't even say it that way in the movies! ugh

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nick.chamblee
    04/12/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shane Keller
    21/09/16
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chad
    20/04/16
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    "Really annoying sound effects"

    The sound effects are really annoying and diminishes the story and most are cheesy and dumb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    07/04/16
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Punk
    02/11/15
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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