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The Secret History of Star Wars Audiobook Giveaway!

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Hi,

I've had the privilege of producing the audiobook of Michael Kaminski's "The Secret History of Star Wars", now available on Audible.com.

I first found out about this fascinating book here on originaltrilogy.com, and I thought it would be fitting to give back to this community.  So...

The first 5 respondents who reply with a little-known fact about the Star Wars productions will get a code to redeem for a free copy of the audiobook on Audible.com.

I hope you enjoy the audiobook as much as I did producing it!

Thanks.

Edit: Thanks for everyone who participated and got a free code for the audiobook!  Congratulations to fishmanlee, doubleofive, twister111, DominicCob, and TK 949!  Honorable mention to Bingowings and TV's Frink who also had a go of it.

If you missed your chance, you can still get the book for free by going to Audible and signing up for a free trial.  Or check reddit to see if there's any codes left there.  An upvote would be much appreciated!

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  1. According to Rick Wakeman every frame of the PT is more dense than any frame of the OT.
  2. I appear hidden in every shot of the nine numbered episodes and have a brief cameo in every spin-off including the Holiday Special.
  3. When George was getting actresses to read for the numerous female roles in the first film he got Harrison Ford to chop wood wearing nothing more than a pair of laderhosen and a smile as a special test.
  4. When George was getting actors to read the numerous male roles in the first film he got Harrison Ford to mime chopping wood wearing a unitard and a fake Dali moustache as a special test.
  5. The Stormtroopers are not robots, they are plastic space sgellingtons. :-D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Bingowings, I'm not sure any of those are true, but you get a code for effort.

Fishmanlee, thanks for the fun fact!  Code incoming.

TK-949, the narrator is Josh Robert Thompson of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" fame -- he's that skeleton sidekick.  He's known for his ability to do impersonations, and you may hear a few of them in the audiobook!

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doubleofive, I did not know that.  Thank you!  Code sent!

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twister111 said:

Um,.... I think there's a deleted Yoda line in ROTJ talking about how Obi-wan wanted to tell Luke the truth about Vader but he forbade it.

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/7405/cooly.gif

 May the code be with you.

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DominicCobb said:

This guy's voice is actually a processed line of John Wayne dialogue.

 I hope his family is getting royalties!  "And now young DomnicCobb.... you... will... get a code."

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There's still one code left.  Bingowings has decided to donate his back to give to someone who actually replies with a little known fact, rather than making them up!

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TV's Frink said:

George Lucas has never been in my kitchen.

 It's true!

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TV's Frink said:

TV's Frink said:

George Lucas has never been in my kitchen.

 It's true!

 Pic or it didn't happen.

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The title "A New Hope" wasn't added before 1995 in the German versions of the OT.

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TK-949 said:

The title "A New Hope" wasn't added before 1995 in the German versions of the OT.

 Thanks TK!  And that does it for the free codes.  Although, hint, hint: you may find a few more on reddit.  An upvote would be much appreciated!

Alternatively, you can also get the book for free by going to Audible and signing up for a free trial.

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Is there a possibility to download the mp3 without installing a 3rd party software?

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ryanvb said:

TV's Frink said:

TV's Frink said:

George Lucas has never been in my kitchen.

 It's true!

 Pic or it didn't happen.

 I think you mean pic or it happened.

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TK-949 said:

Is there a possibility to download the mp3 without installing a 3rd party software?

 Do you have a smartphone?  There's an app for both iPhone and Android.  Audible is owned by Amazon, so it's a trustworthy business.

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doubleofive said:

TK-949 said:


Is there a possibility to download the mp3 without installing a 3rd party software?

As in, without using AudibleManager to download it? No, I don't think so.

 You don't need to use AudibleManager if you're using the smartphone app.  If you want to listen on your computer, you can also just download the book directly off the Audible site and load the ".aax" file into iTunes, although I know a lot of people avoid iTunes.

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I don't have anything else than my PC. Why should I store mp3s on a telephone?

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Wow! Free code for a free book on Audible if you sign up for a free trial,

or

free book on Audible if you sign up for a free trial.

So sad I missed out on the awesome exclusive deal. So jealous of the 5 that got that code!

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