Millennium Falcon: Star Wars (Unabridged)
Two years have passed since Jacen Solo, seduced by the dark side and reanointed as the brutal Sith Lord Darth Caedus, died at the hands of his twin sister, Jaina, Sword of the Jedi. For a grieving Han and Leia, the shadow of their son’s tragic downfall still looms large. But Jacen’s own bright and loving daughter, Allana, offers a ray of hope for the future as she thrives in her grandparents’ care. And when the eager, inquisitive girl, in whom the Force grows ever stronger, makes a curious discovery aboard her grandfather’s beloved spacecraft–the much-overhauled but ever-dependable Millennium Falcon–the Solo family finds itself at a new turning point, about to set out on an odyssey into uncertain territory, untold adventure, and unexpected rewards.
To Han, who knows every bolt, weld, and sensor of the Falcon as if they were parts of himself, the strange device Allana shows him is utterly alien. But its confounding presence–and Allana’s infectious desire to unravel its mystery–are impossible to dismiss. The only answer lies in backtracking into the past on a fact-finding expedition to retrace the people, places, and events in the checkered history of the vessel that’s done everything from making the Kessel Run “in less than twelve parsecs” to helping topple an evil empire.
From the moment the Falcon broke loose from a Corellian assembly line like an untamed creature with a will of its own, it seemed destined to seek out trouble. It wasn’t long before the feisty YT-1300 freighter went from shuttling cargo to smuggling contraband. But it‘s a fateful rendezvous on Coruscant, at the explosive height of the Republic/Separatist uprising, that launches a galaxywide cat-and-mouse game whose newest players are Han, Leia, Allana, and C-3PO. And they’re not alone: Crime lords, galactic pirates, rogue politicians, and fortune hunters alike loom at every turn of the quest–each with his or her own desperate stake in the Millennium Falcon’s most momentous mission. Through the years and across the stars, from the Rim worlds to unknown points beyond, the race will lead them all to a final standoff for a prize some will risk everything to find–and pay any cost to possess.
Good story, bad audio
Not my favorite Star Wars book, but then I bought it for Marc Thompson’s narrating skills. The audio would randomly get choppy and impossible to understand...nothing worked to fix it. Worth the price for an enjoyable story
I have to be honest I have not read the book yet . But just wanted to say thank you to who ever decided to release a star wars novel
UNABRIDGED. Star Wars Fans Have been wanting this for a long time , Ok I'll Be fair now Listened to the Whole Book. Love it ! If you a fan of Han Solo and everybodys favorite star ship this is the book for you. The Most interesting thing that was done here is how the story get told. like your coming from two different directions. Once again James Luceno great job!!
Star Wars : Millenium Falcon
This audiobook details the story of the Falcon or rather the tracing of its owners from the Corellian ship yard from where this ship was builit to Han.
The problem is that some of the side stories of the previous owners really side-track the main story of Han, Leia and Amelia trying to find the original owners. Basically, it's too long and would have enjoyed it if Mr. Luceno would've cut about HALF of the side-stories OUT of the book. Notice that it's about 10 hours of audio!!
A problem for non-Star Wars readers is that the Star Wars books are really interwoven with one another and follows a "historic" timeline so it's somewhat difficult following the books since it does mention some past events from other books. But once you do follow some books and get the general background provided throughout the novels, it's somewhat easier to follow along.
The point here is that this novel follows the Solo family after the death of their son, Jaycen and how they deal with their life about 2 years after that event. This novel continues after another series, Legacy of the Jedi, which followed after the New Jedi Order series.
See how confusing this is! At least the authors refer to past novels to enlight new readers of some history within each novel so as not to lose the new readers in the storyline.
Anyway... it's a decent story reminiscing about the Falcon's past but it could've been cut shorter!