Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn
Han Solo and Chewbacca are hanging out in a cantina when they are approached by a guy about a job. (Sound familiar at all?) Of course they take the job. To pull off the heist they need to assemble a merry band of scoundrels. And it’s an interesting bunch. If you like mystery books that are told from the point of view of the thieves and how they pull off “impossible” robberies you’ll enjoy all the trials, tribulations, mishaps and luck that go into pulling this one off.
If you are a Star Wars fan and haven’t yet listened to a Star Wars audiobook – you should! I was a little skeptical at first since the story stars Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca but the reader does great voices for all the characters including a convincing Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams. The audiobook producers were smart and use sound bites from the movies to “voice” Chewbacca. The only disturbing things about the recording were the electronic beeps and background noise that accompanied parts of the audiobook. I got used to it, but at first it was hard to determine what was on the disc and what was not. One of the electronic noises sounded disturbingly like the warning beeps from my car!