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Download Star Wars: The X-Wing Series, Volume 9: Starfighters of Adumar Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,030 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aaron Allston Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN:
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The X-wing fighter pilots have earned their reputation as the Rebel Alliance's ultimate strike force by overwhelming enemies with their rapid-fire assaults. But now they are about to embark on a diplomatic mission that will prove to be even more hazardous than all-out combat.

The neutral world of Adumar has decided to pick a side in the war to control the galaxy. Delegates from both the New Republic and the Empire have been invited to Adumar, and each camp will be given a chance to plead its government's case. But there is one small catch: since the Adumari prize military skill above all else, they insist that both delegations be composed exclusively of fighter pilots.

For pilot Wedge Antilles and his company, it's an unfamiliar exercise in diplomacy and one that's filled with unexpected peril. For once they arrive, the X-wing pilots are challenged by Adumar's fierce warriors and attacked by Imperial assassins bent on eliminating all competition. But these challenges pale in comparison to the threat posed by a rogue Republic agent, one who is determined to win Adumar's allegiance once and for all - even if it costs the X-wing pilots their lives.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/6/2013

    " This focuses mostly on Wedge, Porkins, and Wes Janson. I loved this book, pure and simple. Incredibly humorous and fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 9/13/2013

    " Hands down, this is the wittiest Star Wars book in existence. This is a great book for making your day better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 6/22/2013

    " This is an amazing book. Though it is very funny, it has some very good lessons in it, and makes you think. It also has some romance (clean romance) which helps. Though it is the ninth in a series, it can be read alone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 6/18/2013

    " One of my all time favorite Star Wars books and only one of a few that I ever read more than once. I think the best of all the X-wing books. Made me laugh so many times. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Darin Lisonbee | 8/15/2012

    " Worst X-Wing book. Really disappointed in Allston, because the Wraiths are my favorites. But man! I forced myself to finish this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morty4 | 7/13/2012

    " How could you not love a Star Wars book that has the worlds four favorite fighter pilots in it, Wedge, Wes, Tycho, and Hobbie. Awesome. Oh, and Wedge finds love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noah | 7/12/2012

    " Probably the weakest of the x-wing books. I almost didn't finish it. Weak characters, thin plot, bad pacing, the characters react differently from any of the previous books. Just not a good novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 3/25/2012

    " Arguably the most entertaining of all the star wars books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wesley | 9/25/2011

    " Overall the x-wing series were not bad reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam Arnold | 11/3/2009

    " This is by far my favorite Star Wars novel. Instead of focusing on Rogue Squadron or Wraith Squadron like the previous X-wing novels, the novel focuses on original Rogues Wedge, Tycho, Wes, and Hobbie. The group dynamics are handled very well and,as always, the fighter combat is superb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 2/16/2008

    " I enjoyed this one. The X-Wing books seem to have that correct balance of humour, story and action. There isn't really much of a story here, but Allston does a good job writing the action and focusing on the human nature of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luis Orozco | 8/16/2007

    " The Star Wars universe becomes very enjoyable when it doesn't tale itself too seriously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefan | 7/25/2007

    " A nice addition to the series. A lot more humour/banter as wel. "

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About the Author
Author Aaron AllstonAaron Allston is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi books Outcast and Backlash; the Star Wars: Legacy of the Force novels Betrayal, Exile, and Fury; the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines adventures Rebel Dream and Rebel Stand; novels in the popular Star Wars X-Wing series; and the Doc Sidhe novels, which combine 1930s-style hero-pulps with Celtic myth. He is also a longtime game designer and in 2006 was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design (AAGAD) Hall of Fame. He lives in Central Texas.
About the Narrator

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.