Excellent book and I believe excellent starting point for those trying to understand who in the heck Thrawn is.
I recently started reading Star Wars and am anxious to start the second book.
Excellent narration; the production is amazing! It's been years since I read these books and Mr. Thompson's narration brings them to life in the most delightful way!
Yes! I have enjoyed the entirety of this trilogy. I remember loving this trilogy when I read it upon original release, but hearing Mark Thompson narrate, with his wide range of voice work, combined with all the sound effects and music, truly bring these stories to life.
Grand Admiral Thrawn. He is the coolest, most decisively calculating villain in the Star Wars universe. He isn't evil, but he is very steadfast in his convictions. His ability to out-think and out-maneuver his opponents at every step is astounding.
That fact that everyone fears him, solely based on his abilities, is such a refreshing way to go about making a compelling villain. He doesn't operate through fear, or the dark side, just cold, uncompromising, calculations and logical reasoning.
Everything. He is the best narrator I have come across, and has a wide range of voices that the throws at every single character. He doesn't merely read the text to you, like every other narrator, he actually impersonates the voice and energy of the character, making the story so much more enjoyable. It is literally as if a Star Wars movie was playing in my car while driving.
It was a pretty well-paced ride.
If you like Star Wars, you cannot go wrong with this series. It is hands down, one of the best things to come out of the original expanded universe.
iamanerd in Lynden
this story work as a paper/electronic book and an audio book. I have read the entire series and would recommend them to anyone