Title: The Perfect Weapon (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Author: Delilah S. Dawson
Year Published: 2015
Narrator: January LaVoy
Audiobook Length: 1 hour 57 minutes
Synopsis: There are plenty of mercenaries, spies, and guns for hire in the galaxy. But probably none as dangerous and determined as Bazine Netal. A master of disguise—and lethal with a blade, a blaster, or bare handed—she learned from the best. Now it’s her turn to be the teacher—even if schooling an eager but inexperienced recruit in the tricks of her trade is the last thing she wants to do. But it’s the only way to score the ship she needs to pull off her latest job.
An anonymous client has hired Bazine to track down an ex-stormtrooper and recover the mysterious package he’s safeguarding. Payment for the mission promises to be astronomical, but the obstacles facing Bazine will prove to be formidable. And though her eager new sidekick has cyber skills crucial to the mission, only Bazine’s razor-sharp talents will mean the difference between success or failure—and life or death.
Review: : "You can't hide bombs in flat shoes."
I have been devouring all things "Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens." This short story is less than 2 dollars in either audiobook or digital format. The story follows a background character from the upcoming movie.
I liked how Dawson fledged out the character from what will most likely only be a brief glimpse we see in the film. There is an explanation for her choice of clothing, accessories, and make-up. Bazine Netal is one badass gun for hire.
An added benefit of listening to the audiobook is the production of it. There's music. There's sound effects. It has been arranged very nicely.
The story was a thrilling adventure, but I didn't find anything extra special about it. It was enjoyable, but I wouldn't classify this one as a must-read like some of the other new canon books. I give this short story audiobook a 3.5/5.