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Star Wars: Pirate's Price (Star Wars (Disney)) Hardcover – January 8, 2019
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Pirate's Price is split into five sections: the framing device of Bazine meeting with Hondo and him beginning the first of his tales, the first tale where he stole aboard the Falcon and got into a vault heist with Han, Chewbacca, and a woman named Mahjo Reeloo, the second tale where Maz Kanata and Hondo rescue Han and Chewie from pirates that have been stealing ship never Maz's castle, the third tale where Chewie loans the Falcon to Hondo and his interactions with the Porgs still on board, and the final part of the framing device where Bazine completes her mission.
What I love about Pirate's Price is the fact it is told in first-person and captures Hondo's voice perfectly. It isn't like "All Creatures Great and Small" from Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume 1 where Bobbajo's story was told from a detached third-person point-of-view. Here, Hondo is telling his tales and it bloody reads like Hondo is telling his tales.
However, I did felt the first tale went on for a little bit too long and the humanoid elephant-like aliens introduced here feel so cheap, feeling more like something from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles than the Star Wars Universe. Plus, it is just contrived that the Pakiphantos they accidentally upset was also hired by Reeloo's target.
Overall, captured the spirit of Hondo and co. while showing the times between Solo and ANH, RotJ and TFA, and the time after The Last Jedi.
Highly recommended quick read, especially for anyone interested in more canon knowledge revolving around "Star Wars Land"
Once I started I could not put it down. Very enthralling, entertaining, and captivating.
I laugh a lot, I shed some tears, I held my breath, I gasped, and laugh a lot more!!!
All and all great book for everyone, from kids to adults, from hardcore fans to people that have never heard of Star Wars.
Great book from cover to cover. The art is fantastic and exactly what the book was conjuring in my mind as I read it.
Highly recommend to listen the audiobook as you also read STAR WARS PIRATE'S PRICE
The story is told with a bit of a framing device as Bazine Netal is looking for the Millennium Falcon and she tracks down Hondo Ohnaka in hopes of finding it. Hondo takes the opportunity to regal her with some tales of his experiences with the famous ship. This leads to three different stories, all of which are a lot of fun. From Hondo flying with Han Solo and Chewbacca as they try to pull off an impossible score during the days of the Empire, to a journey with Chewbacca after Han’s death and a ship full of porgs, it covers different parts of the Star Wars timeline and different eras of Hondo’s life. All the while the dastardly pirate keeps the listener entertained with “peow peows” of blaster fire, his longing to steal the Falcon for himself, and his ever hilarious quips of wisdom. Since Hondo is telling the stories, most of the book is actually narrated by Hondo, and it’s not just him showing up to do his dialog. This is an extra bonus for Hondo fans.
Now Jim doesn’t just voice Hondo in the book, as he also has to do character like Han, Chewbacca, even Maz Kanata. While those characters are a bit of a stretch for him, he makes it work, and it doesn’t detract from the story. Even if there is a voice you don’t like, it’ll come back to Hondo soon enough that there’s little to worry about.
With over five hours of content, the great voice of Jim Cummings doing Hondo, and a very fun story, Pirate’s Price is a must get. Seriously, if you like Hondo, you owe it to yourself to get this book as an audiobook. It’s a true joy to listen to. I give it a five out of five.
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I know this book is aimed a younger readers but it is still great for older Star Wars fans that have been their from day one.
The book contains 3 stories. The first an aging Hondo is drawn into a heist (or is is the other way around) by a young Han Solo, Chewbacca and a mystery woman.
The second story is rescue attempt of and post Return of the Jedi Han and Chewie.
The third story takes place post the Last Jedi, I don't think their are any real insights to happens after the Last Jedi but good story.
An all round good book enjoyable, and I am really glad Han did shin in the first story. This is really Hondo's book establishing him a lot more.
L'autore riesce a cogliere pienamente lo spirito di Hondo, rendendolo in modo perfettamente coerente con le serie animate.
La presenza di illustrazioni impreziosisce ancor più l'edizione, che già si presenta ottimamente con il formato in copertina rigida.