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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back…

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

by Donald F. Glut

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Series: Star Wars movie novelizations (5), Star Wars (3 ABY)

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True to the film.
After there triumphant battle with the empire, the rebels have established an outpost on the freezing planet of Hoth. But of course they cannot escape Lord Vader for long. When he finds the base he pursues with full force and the rebels are forced to flee to the four corners of the galaxy. The epic pursuit leads Han and Leia to the planet of Coruscant where they team up with an old friend of Han's named Lando Calrissian. Good and bad happen in this epic tale. But I'm sure you already knew that 😉
Another great book. Written almost in the form of a screenplay this book is true to the film in nearly every aspect. Even the lines that they say are spot-on. I do believe however that the book came first. With that in mind I would be comparing the movie to the book instead of the book to the movie however it is difficult for me to do so with a movie that I know by heart and have grown up with since I was a child.
This book was very well written very easy to follow and sums up the film very nicely with just enough detail that you can still see the scenes that George Lucas has painted for us.
As the second installment of the Holy Trilogy this is definitely an omnist for Star Wars fans. ( )
  TheReadingMermaid | Sep 16, 2018 |
Enjoyed this a kid, but as you get older realize that these noveliztions are flat and downright terrible. The book has some good moments. Overall it just fodder for the film. If you want a good star wars book then read splinter of the minds eye. Nothing wrong with this. Just remember take it for what it is. ( )
  Joe73 | Jun 13, 2018 |
My favorite of the SW films. ( )
  SF_fan_mae | Jan 15, 2016 |
Darth Vader vs. Luke Skywalker. Father vs. son. An amazing all-new novelization that will tie in with the blockbuster classic Star Wars DVD. ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 25, 2015 |
More please! ( )
  Chris.Graham | Jul 30, 2013 |
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It takes no small talent to start with the best of the Star Wars films and turn it into something boring, but Donald F. Glut's novelization of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back somehow manages it. Full of bad dialogue and dull narration, the novel adds nothing to the film and lacks most of what made Episode V so enjoyable.

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González Trejo, HoracioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Now this is what I call cold!" Luke Skywalker's voice broke the silence he had observed since leaving the newly established Rebel base hours earlier.
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This work is for the novelization, NOT THE MOVIE. If you have a copy of the film that is mixed up in this work, then please edit your catalog record to say "(film) or (dvd)" after the title, and then go to the editions page and separate your copy out, so it can be combined with the film not the book.
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The adventures of Luke Skywalker did not end with the destruction of the Death Star....

Though the Rebel Alliance won a significant battle, the war against the Empire has just begun.

Several months have passed, and the Rebels have established a hidden outpost on the frozen wasteland of Hoth. But even on that icy, backwater planet, they could not escape the evil Darth Vader's notice for long.

Soon, Luke, Han, Princess Leia, and their faithful companions will be forced to flee, scattering in all directions--with the Dark Lord's minions in fevered pursuit...
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0345283929, Mass Market Paperback)

Perhaps you think the Star Wars trilogy cannot be fully realized with audio alone. You think you'd miss the stunning visuals, the emotions of the actors, and the special effects. You think it would be a disappointment. As Yoda might say, "So impossible is it? So certain are you?" This production of The Empire Strikes Back was created by the same team that produced National Public Radio's amazingly successful presentation of Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama in 1981. Presented in 10 episodes, the longer format allows for a great expansion of the story and new scenes--though purists may be disappointed by the slight but significant change in the story line while the Rebels are on Hoth. Once again, Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels are on hand to reprise their roles as Luke Skywalker and C-3PO, and this time they are joined by Billy Dee Williams reprising his part as Lando Calrissian. A fine cast performs the rest of the roles, notably John Lithgow as Yoda and the very compelling Perry King as the "slimy, double-crossing, no good swindler" Han Solo. Sound effects and John Williams's score from the movie have been remixed to help create a convincing soundscape--so good, you can really "see" the movie by listening to it. The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Radio Drama will thrill all Star Wars fans, whether or not they enjoy audiobooks. (Running time: 5 hours, 5 cassettes) --C.B. Delaney

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The further adventures of Luke Skywalker and his friends in their continuing battle against Darth Vader and the evil side of the Force.

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