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Star Wars: The X-Wing Series, Volume 2: Wedge's Gamble Audiobook

Star Wars: The X-Wing Series, Volume 2: Wedge's Gamble

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Publisher's Summary

They are the X-wing fighters: sleek, swift, and deadly. And as the battle against the Empire rages across the vastness of space, the pilots risk both their lives and their machines for the cause of the Rebel Alliance. Now they must embark on a dangerous espionage mission, braving betrayal and death on the Imperial homeworld to smash the power of a ruthless foe!

It is at the evil heart of a battered and reeling Empire: Coruscant, the giant city-world from whose massive towers the Imperial High Command directs the war. The Rebels will invade this mighty citadel in a daring move to bring the Empire to its knees. But first Wedge Antilles and his X-wing pilots must infiltrate Coruscant to gain vital intelligence information.

Capture means death or, worse, enslavement by the vicious leader known as "Iceheart": Ysanne Isard, now Emperor in all but name. And one of Rogue Squadron's own is already her slave, a traitor hidden behind a mask of innocence, working to betray both colleagues and the Rebellion itself.

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What the Critics Say

"Henry Thomas reads well; he has a young voice like Luke Skywalker's, but he ably provides appropriate shading for alien and aged characters when the circumstances demand." (AudioFile)

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    David R Bradford U.K 06/03/2017
    David R Bradford U.K 06/03/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "Story of how the Rebels took Imperial Centre"

    This is the story of how the Rebels forces took over what was known as Imperial Centre, or Coruscant.

    To do this Rogue Squadron must infiltrate themselves into Coruscant society under a variety of different cover identities and in small groups.

    There are of course a number of Rebel intelligence operatives already on the planet which work with the separated sections if Rogue Squadron to achieve their objectives. Through the efforts of the Rebels a number of attempts to bring down the planetary shields are made so that the Rebel fleet will be able to take over the planet when they arrive.

    However, the head of Imperial intelligence Ysanne Issard knows the Rebels are present on Imperial Centre and is planning to allow them to take over the planet, but not until the secret virus she is having General Dericote developing is ready.

    Eventually the members of Rogue Squadron and the Rebel intelligence agents manage to cause a huge storm using an orbital mirror, this causes lightening that shirts out the planetary shields just as the Rebel fleet, led by Admiral Akbar arrive in orbit.

    However during a dogfight whilst Rogue Squadron are attempting to cause the storm, Corran Horn finds that his fighter is seemingly under the control of somebody else and he is no longer able to control where it flys. It then crashes and Corran is seemingly killed.

    However in the epilogue, this is shown to be not true and Corran is actually being held prisoner by Issard. But the epilogue is not part of the audio book.

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    Amazon Customer 13/08/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Great audio book."

    Really enjoyed it. The Rogues are awesome and the adaptation and effects are great. Loved it.

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    Peter Sutherns 23/07/2015
    Peter Sutherns 23/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "very entertaining"

    The narrator is very good, the music and effects are a nice touch too. A nice addition to the Star Wars universe.

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    Duo 10/02/2015
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    "I really enjoy the X-wing books"

    I really enjoy these books but I feel like these abridged versions cut out to much, it messes with the pace and it's easy to sometimes get lost in relation to what each character is doing. Unabridged versions would be more than welcome and feel like better value as I feel these books are too short. I find I really enjoy Henry Thomas's performance and his voice suits Corran in his early books and would have like him to narrate the book I, Jedi over Anthony Heald who did that book.

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  • Jason
    Winona, MN, United States
    27/03/13
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    "Good, but SEVERELY abridged."

    Henry Thomas's performance is good, but some of the charters sound too similar. It lacks the details that make it a really good book, as the abridged story just leaves out too much of what make the book so much more enjoyable and complete.

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  • MistyBlue
    06/07/17
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    "Great Read for someone who loves Starwars"

    This book was better than the first! Henry Thomas did a amazing job with this book!

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  • Jason
    06/06/17
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    "Great story. Abridged well.."

    Overall a good performance too.. Just wish you'd pronounced Coruscant without that second hard C..

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  • James Hillberry
    17/05/17
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    "Needs to be unabridged"

    Has the reader EVER seen a single Star Wars movie?! The pronunciation of worlds, names, and other pivotal aspects of Star Wars were horrendous!!!

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  • Scott C Atkins
    21/04/16
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    "Thriller Start to Finish"

    Gripping story line challenges the reader to put it down before the end. Can't wait for the next

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  • Blaise Freeman
    Siler City, NC, USA
    26/09/15
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    "dull, poor follow-up to a great first book"

    Boh the story and the performance were disappointing. Too many coincidences and characters jumbled together unconvincingly.

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  • An
    27/04/15
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    "too abridged"

    I've read this book years ago and loved it. I had a bit of a hard time following this time because too much of the story was left out.

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