on July 17, 2008
This edition includes a short story, "Boba Fett: A Practical Man", written in 2006, 72 pages, featuring (surprise) Boba Fett, of course, and the Yuuzhan Vong.
I think Karen Traviss is one of the best Star Wars writers, right there with Timothy Zahn and Kevin J. Anderson.
Spoiler alert: stop reading here if that's a problem.
Just like Vector Prime or Revenge of the Sith, this novel does the unforgivable. That is, it provides a heroic death for a much loved character. However, just like those two, this novel is in my top 10. That's got to be worth something, considering I own 120+ of the Star Wars novels and I've read each of them a few times.
on February 18, 2010
Enjoyed the sound effects, especially the Star Wars theme at the beginning, and the narration was good, too (good job on the Mon Calamari characters as well as Han Solo). As for the story, glad to see the most nauseating character in the Star Wars universe (no, not Jar Jar) killed off. On the negative side, Boba Fett gets more boring with each appearance. Maybe he should change his name to Bo-bore Fett.