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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pittu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001063/bk_rand_001063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the second novel in the blockbuster trilogy that reveals the never-before-told story of the young Han Solo. Set before the Star Wars movie adventures, these books chronicle the coming-of-age of the galaxy´s most famous con man, smuggler, and thief. Solo is now a fugitive from the Imperial Navy. But he has made a valuable friend in a former Wookiee slave named Chewbacca, who has sworn Han a life debt. Han will need all the help he can get. For the Ylesian Hutts have dispatched the dreaded bounty hunter Boba Fett to track down the man who already outsmarted them once. But Han and Chewie find themselves in even bigger trouble when they agree to lend their services to the crime lords Jiliac and Jabba the Hutt. Suddenly the two smugglers are thrust into the middle of a battle between the might of the Empire and the treachery of their outlaw allies - a battle where even victory means death! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pittu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001062/bk_rand_001062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty, read by Marc Thompson.This thrilling adaptation of Solo: A Star Wars Story expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content, giving deeper insights into Han Solo’s years in the Imperial Navy, Qi’ra’s past, and the beginnings of the rebellion.Though Han Solo has thrilled Star Wars fans for decades, the notorious wisecracking scoundrel was chasing adventure and dodging trouble long before he walked into the cantina at Mos Eisley spaceport.Young Han dreams of someday soaring into space at the helm of his own starship and leaving his home, the gritty industrial planet Corellia, far behind. But as long as he’s trapped in a life of poverty and crime - and under the thumb of the sinister Lady Proxima and her brutal street gang - reaching the distant stars seems impossible. When Han tries to escape with his girlfriend and partner in crime, Qi’ra, he makes it out - but she doesn’t. Desperate for a way to find his own off world vessel and free her, Han enlists in the Imperial Navy - the last place for a rebellious loner who doesn’t play well with others.When the Empire clips his wings, Han goes rogue and plunges into the shady world of smugglers, gamblers, and con artists. There he meets the charming and cunning high roller Lando Calrissian, makes an unlikely friend in a cantankerous Wookiee called Chewbacca and first lays eyes on the Millennium Falcon. To snag his piece of the outlaw pie, Han joins a crew of pirates to pull off a risky heist. The stakes are high, the danger is great, and the odds are slim. But never tell Han Solo the odds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003842/bk_rhuk_003842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don´t miss the exclusive content in this thrilling adaptation of Solo: A Star Wars Story, with scenes from alternate versions of the script including Han Solo´s time in the Imperial Navy, Qi´ra´s past, the beginnings of the rebellion, and more! Though Han Solo has thrilled Star Wars fans for decades, the notorious wisecracking scoundrel was chasing adventure and dodging trouble long before he walked into the cantina at Mos Eisley spaceport. Young Han dreams of someday soaring into space at the helm of his own starship and leaving his home, the gritty industrial planet Corellia, far behind. But as long as he´s trapped in a life of poverty and crime - and under the thumb of the sinister Lady Proxima and her brutal street gang - reaching the distant stars seems impossible. When Han tries to escape with his girlfriend and partner-in-crime, Qi´ra, he makes it out - but she doesn´t. Desperate for a way to find his own offworld vessel and free her, Han enlists in the Imperial Navy - the last place for a rebellious loner who doesn´t play well with others. When the Empire clips his wings, Han goes rogue and plunges into the shady world of smugglers, gamblers, and con artists. There he meets the charming and cunning high roller Lando Calrissian, makes an unlikely friend in a cantankerous Wookiee called Chewbacca, and first lays eyes on the Millennium Falcon. To snag his piece of the outlaw pie, Han joins a crew of pirates to pull off a risky heist. The stakes are high, the danger is great, and the odds are slim. But never tell Han Solo the odds.Praise for Solo: A Star Wars Story:´´Mur Lafferty has given us the best adaptation of a Star Wars film yet.´´ (Star Wars News Net)´´If you liked the movie but were left wanting more, this novel has exactly what you need.´´ (CNET)´´A fun adventure tale within the larger Star Wars franchise that goes beyond the run-of-th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006214/bk_rand_006214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anaander, il signore del Radch, ha nominato Breq Ammiraglio e le ha affidato il comando della nave spaziale Mercy of Kalr. La missione che le è stata assegnata prevede il trasferimento presso la stazione di Athoek, uno degli avamposti dell´impero, e la messa a punto di un sistema di difesa contro gli eventuali attacchi da parte dei nemici esterni che attentano all´integrità del Radch.Athoek è fondamentale dal punto di vista strategico. La stazione fu annessa sei secoli prima e i suoi abitanti sono perfettamente integrati nella vita dell´impero. Tra di essi ci sono Fosyf, potente e ambiguo produttore di tè, e Basnaaid, la sorella di Awn, l´ufficiale che Breq aveva amato e poi, su ordine di Anaander, ucciso. Ma i giochi di potere presto emergeranno e le contraddizioni e gli intrighi in seno alla stazione porteranno Breq a fronteggiare non solo i nemici dell´impero ma anche coloro che, come Hetnys, il comandante della nave Sword of Atagaris, hanno il compito di difenderlo. Un universo spietato, oscuro, teatro di scontri epici, che solo un´estrema prova di forza e lealtà potrà salvare. 1. Italian. Giorgio Perno. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asit/000915/bk_asit_000915_sample.mp3.
Justice of Toren, un´astronave dotata di intelligenza artificiale, ha trasportato per millenni le truppe del Radch, una superpotenza aggressiva ed espansionista basata sulla totale sottomissione e sorveglianza della popolazione. Justice of Toren non controllava solo i propri sistemi e computer, ma anche altre astronavi e milizie umane, soldati di cui sono rimasti soltanto i corpi, mentre i loro ricordi e ogni parte senziente sono stati eliminati.Breq è quel che resta di Justice of Toren, un corpo dalle sembianze umane privato della propria identità e connesso con l´intelligenza artificiale dell´astronave, ciò che tutti definiscono un´ancella, rifiutando di considerarla umana. Eppure Breq avverte di avere una storia, e quando rinviene nella neve il corpo di un uomo abbandonato come un relitto fuori dal tempo, sente che appartiene al suo passato.Nella vendetta che sta tramando contro chi ha manipolato un intero popolo per farne una massa di automi al servizio della guerra, questo fatto straordinario può essere solo un vantaggio: nessuno in tutto l´impero potrebbe mai sospettare l´esistenza di un´entità autonoma, pronta a ribellarsi all´ordine stabilito. 1. Italian. Giorgio Perno. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asit/000914/bk_asit_000914_sample.mp3.
Princess Leia is dealt a crushing blow when her three children, Anakin and the twins Jaina and Jacen, are kidnapped. Leia´s advisers counsel her to wait for a ransom note, but waiting is the hardest thing for a mother to do when her children are in danger. And worse than waiting is her discovery that she cannot sense her children through the Force. Ultimately, the princess has no choice. She, Chewbacca, and Artoo-Detoo track the kidnappers, following their trail to a disabled refugee ship where the answers provided by Rillao, a mysterious fugitive, only provoke more questions. The refugees´ children are also missing and Rillao thinks she knows who has them: a powerful Imperial officer named Hethrir who has his own twisted plans to restore the Empire to its former glory. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are on a separate mission to the planet Crseih to investigate a report of a lost group of Jedi. Crseih is at the mercy of strange quantum effects caused by the death of a nearby star that is slowly freezing into a uniquely perfect crystal. This crystal star causes a disruption in the Force, blunting Luke´s power and cutting the Millennium Falcon off from Leia and their home base. What Han and Luke find on the planet is even stranger than a crystallizing sun: a charismatic alien named Waru who has attracted a following of fanatic devotees through his miraculous healing powers. Is Waru a being of benevolence? Or do his healing arts conceal a darker purpose? As Leia, Chewbacca, and Rillao follow Hethri trail of treachery across space, Luke and Han draw closer to the truth behind Waru´s sinister cult. Ultimately they will face an explosive showdown that could determine not only their own fates and the fate of the New Republic but whether the universe itself will survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Heald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001072/bk_rand_001072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the New Republic takes devastating losses in the ongoing war with the scattered remnants of the Empire, the galaxy´s future depends on three small children, among them the Jedi twins, born to incredible powers and perils, as an extraordinary new saga unfolds. While the New Republic struggles to decide what to do with the deadly Sun Crusher, a new doomsday weapon stolen from the Empire by Han Solo, the renegade Imperial Admiral Daala uses her fleet of Star Destroyers to conduct guerrilla warfare on peaceful planets. And now she threatens the watery homeworld of Admiral Ackbar. But as the battle for a planet rages, an even greater danger emerges at Luke Skywalker´s Jedi academy. A brilliant student delves dangerously into the dark side of the Force and unleashes the spirit of an ancient master of the evil order that warped Darth Vader himself. Working together, they may become an enemy greater than the New Republic has ever fought...and more powerful than even a Jedi Master can face. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Heald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001095/bk_rand_001095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn made his triumphant return to the Star Wars universe in this first of an epic two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet: a dead Imperial warlord. The forces of the Empire stand at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn, the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history, has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. Facing incredible odds, Han and Leia begin a desperate race against time to prevent the New Republic from unraveling in the face of two inexplicable threats: one from within and one from without. Meanwhile, Luke teams up with Mara Jade, using the Force to track down a mysterious pirate ship with a crew of clones. Yet perhaps most dangerous of all are those who lurk in the shadows, orchestrating a dark plan that will turn the New Republic and the Empire into their playthings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Heald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001040/bk_rand_001040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.