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Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure

(Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  3,621 ratings  ·  452 reviews
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

It is a period of civil war. The heroic freedom fighters of the REBEL ALLIANCE have won their most important victory thus far with the destruction of the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR.

But the Rebellion has no time to savor its victory. The evil Galactic Empire has recognized the threat the rebels pose, and is now sear
Hardcover, 183 pages
Published September 4th 2015 by Disney Lucasfilm Press
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Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Entertaining. Middle school reading level, grade 6-8. Entirely plot driven, Star Wars stories are often at their best when they try to do the least. Solo, Chewie and the Falcon are on grab and go assignment. The mission: find trapped operative in hostile territory, get him to safety. Fly in, fly out, fire blasters, escape TIE fighters, and banter, as needed. Takes place soon after destruction of first death star. Like Aftermath, features another competent female Imperial field officer, Commander ...more
This book, like Luke's, is set between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back.

Han is talked into a rescue mission to save the man whose capture could destroy the Rebellion. Unlike Luke's book, Smuggler's Run did provide the expansion of both Han's character and the world. We have met several new and intriguing characters, including Commander Alecia Beck of the Imperial Security Bureau and Delia Leighton, captain and waitress on Miss Fortune, basically flying cantina. The man in need of rescue is Ma
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now this was fun. Prvo moram reći da sam oduševljen atmosferom pošto stvarno imam osećaj da je ko i u originalnoh trilogiji. Drugo nema ni jednog dosadnog momenta u knjizi. Treće svi likovi su interesantni, naročito lik ISB oficira Beck, sposobne žene koja ne preza ni od čega da bi ostvarila svoj cilj. Niko nije pošteđen u njenoj trci za ciljem koji sebi postavi.

Sa druge strane nije mi jasno zašto se ovo reklamira kao knjiga za osnovce sobzirom da ima stvari koje su na nivou drugog ili trećeg fi
rachael ♡
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a very fun middle grade Star Wars book, focusing on Han and Chewie in the OT era with bits and pieces of the ST era. I remember reading this for the first time right before Force Awakens came out, hoping for major clues. Not so spoiler alert: not many of them in here, but fun introductions to themes and mentioned TFA characters like Ducain.

I was inspired to listen to SMUGGLER'S RUN on Scribd because I couldn't remember much about this book and the audio was quick and narrated well. Marc
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Shadowdenizen by: Matthew
Shelves: star-wars
A solid Star Wars adventure, but not my favorite of the "New Canon".

Many thanks to my Goodreads buddy Matt, for being my StarWars guru (Or my "Yoda", if you prefer) in guiding me to what to read and what to avoid in the Star Wars universe.
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read with two of my favourite characters. Rucka gets their voices well.
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
this is how a star wars novel should be. fun. a simple enough story with good characters with all the feel of the movies. unlike most of the new novels which are abysmal.
Feb 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vaya pareja... :D
Un aventura curiosa para conocer un poco sus andanzas galácticas.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Chewie is the real MVP
Allison Tebo
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buy, science-fiction
This was a pretty straightforward SW adventure...but something about the story/writing really appealed to me....just a fun read.

Content: I honestly can't remember anything bad in this book....
To check out all my review:

I am ecstatic that I was able to finally finish this book and take part on this journey to the Force Awakens. Each day I am slowly losing my patience for the new Star Wars movie and I do not know how I am going to handle it come December. I am lucky enough to have plenty of comics and books of Star Wars to keep me entertain. I have to be honest and mention that this book will likely get 3 stars or at best 4 depending on my lovel
Jes Reads
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
written very simply but I'll take any story of Han and Chewy I can get!
Nerdish Mum
Wavering between 3 and 3.5 stars. I'll decide in my review to follow shortly.
An aged Han Solo tells a group of young mercenary types a story about the famed Millennium Falcon, a story set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. After helping Luke during the Battle of Yavin, Han Solo looks forward to going back to his smuggling ways. However, Leia isn’t quite through with Han and Chewie just yet as she requests their help to locate an important figure in the rebellion who has fled after an Imperial ambush. Reluctantly (on Han’s part), Han and Chewie finds themselv ...more
Paz R.M.
3.5 Stars
Smuggler's Run is just a little story that takes place between IV and V. After the destruction of the Death Star the rebels are ready to hide throughout the galaxy abandoning Yavin's base and while Han is ready to leave all of this behind and finally settle some old debts, Leia asks for his help. There's a rebel in danger, a man who was a part of an special team inside the rebellion, he has important information and he's now being hunted by the Empire. There's only one ship fast enough,
Alan 김 승 주
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Han Solo and Chewbacca, the crew of the famous Millennium Falcon, have gotten their reward and they are going to go to Jabba the Hutt and pay off their debts. But instead, they have a mission: Find and Rescue Calcuan Ematt on the planet Cyrkon. They have to evade bounty hunters, a ruthless Imperial agent, and get some help from some old friends, in order for their mission to be a success...
5 stars

Nice to see a Han Solo and Chewbacca adventure. Story was very fun. Whatever did happen to Beck?

RIP Han Solo!!!! :-(.
Jordan Lahn
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Pretty fun Han and Chewie adventure. It doesn't do anything new or develop the characters in any significant way, but it's a fun story that can be read in a couple hours.
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
This was a really nice read for me! I really enjoyed this book. Towards the end of the book I felt like chewbackwa's voice was a little fake. But, other than that it was great! Overall rating:4.5!(:
Michele Carter
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
*clappy hands* Fast and fun, like a Star Wars book should be. I'll read anything Greg Rucka writes, and I hope he has the opportunity to write a lot more of this.
Ashley  Marie
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: readingwitfoxes
Han solo and Chewbacca are my favorite 😍
Just a fun, quick audiobook listen. Very Star Wars-y, but nothing too mind blowing...

...besides Marc Thompson's pitch-perfect Solo impression, of course.
Amy Rae
I enjoyed Han's characterization in this book, but it suffers from one of the most annoying writing habits in mediocre tie-in fiction: making the reader follow some rando half the book in order to set up plot-related shit. When I picked this up, I wanted a story about Han, not Commander Beck, and by the end of the book, Rucka's writing hadn't managed to change my mind. The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure and Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure did a much better job of building ...more
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
This could be a nice short half-hour episode of an imaginary Star Wars live action series. It begins with an old Han Solo (after Ep. VI) in a bar. Some guys come in, he starts telling a tale about the Millenium Falcon that occurs after Yavin... Nothing major happens here, the usual: some important person for the Rebellion needs to be rescued, Han Solo does it only for Leia, danger ensues. One interesting part is the villain here, a woman commander named Alecia Beck, who, if you look closely at N ...more
Konstantinos Georgokitsos
I don't read Star Wars books (or Star Trek books, or other SF franchise book). That's because a long time ago I sat down and read The Thrawn Trilogy, that is quoted as "the" SW book trilogy to read. I was very disappointed. So much that I never read anything by Zahn again.

So why this? Well, nostalgia, 2015 SW fever, and it said Greg Rucka on the cover. It was a solid read, Rucka is too much of a pro not to be. But it was pure nostalgia. Rucka (seemingly a SW fan himself) got Solo and Chewbacka
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
This was fun little escape from my current reading challenges. It was a fast read and I totally love Han Solo and Chewie. They are my favorite characters. The narrator nailed the voice of Han, but it always bugs me when they can't do Chewie. I mean if they can insert the theme song from Star Wars, the gun noises, the powering up and down of ships with the press of a button, why can't they do the same for Chewbacca's voice? But beside that, this was completely enjoyable.
Amy Sturgis
Here's another score for the Journey to the Force Awakens young adult series!

Smuggler's Run is fun, pure and simple. The partnership between Han Solo and Chewbacca, their reckless make-it-up-as-you-go-along approach to getting out of tight corners, and the wide chasm between Han's bluster and the team's genuine willingness to do the right thing are all captured perfectly.

If the novel had been any longer, my face might have frozen permanently in a goofy grin.
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Over probably one of the best. It just shows how cool of a character han solo was before *sniff* he died. Give me a moment (TOT). OK i`m done. But chewie is still alive. Ya...that helps. emerald out ;) ...more
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-wars
Nooooooo! I finished it! That was such a good book! And the end was totally awesome. The epilogue took me a minute and then I was like, "Omg!" I loved the writing and of course HAN AND CHEWIE. If you're a true fan of Star Wars please read this.
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mi tercer libro en inglés (voy perdiendo el miedo). Da todo lo que promete. Peleas, cantinas sucias, batallas espaciales, caza recompensas... Tono muy juvenil pero muy divertida.
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Greg Rucka, is an American comic book writer and novelist, known for his work on such comics as Action Comics, Batwoman: Detective Comics, and the miniseries Superman: World of New Krypton for DC Comics, and for novels such as his Queen & Country series.

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“THE WOOKIEE SIGHED, a low rumble, and gazed at the medal in his palm. On the humans it looked substantial and solid, fit to be worn around the neck. In his hand the scale was altered, and if he brought his fingers together he could conceal it entirely. A pretty thing, hastily engraved in a stylized flower meant perhaps to recall the emblem of the Republic. At its heart a rising sun, halfway above the horizon, both symbolized the dawn of a new hope in the wake of this victory over the Galactic Empire and recalled the Death Star’s destruction.” 0 likes
“I feel sorry for you, then. Trust is as precious as it is rare, but you only get it by giving it.” Ematt was sounding an awful lot like the old man had. “Trust isn’t given, it’s earned,” Solo said. “Like friendship.” “You must be very lonely,” Ematt said. Solo didn’t respond.” 0 likes
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