I don't typically enjoy a TON of sci-fi/fantasy for adults but I am a HUGE Star Wars fan. This book has all the old characters you know and love and plenty of the action you'd expect from the Star Wars universe. While some aspects of the story were a bit cheesy or melodramatic, overall it was enjoyable and held enough interest to convince me to seek out the other books. Admiral Thrawn as a character was that menacing/mysterious combination that I can't wait to learn more about. The narration was mostly spot on with two glaring exceptions. I could not take the Leia voice Marc Thompson used, and Luke's voice also seemed quite passive and without emotion.
This is one well put together novel. The story line is well thought out and has plenty of twists to keep your mind working.
I'm yo' huckleberry. And that's just my game!
And the series seems fun so far! I can't wait to hear more soon. The story and characters are amazing to follow after Return of the Jedi
I really believe that this trilogy should belong in the official canon. It enhances the Star Wars history and GA Thrawn is definitely an equal to Vader and the Emperor. Marc Thompson will ruin other narrators for you. Easily one of the best audiobooks I've purchased, in my opinion.
Zahn is the best when it ones to Star Wars books, and his Thrawn trilogy is the best example. The narrator does a stellar job, and the addition of musical and send effect elements gives this an almost radio play feel that I absolutely adore.
A Hermit with a pen
This was an incredible story. Zahn extended the Star Wars universe seamlessly and Marc Thompson breathes life into this great work.
The saga continues. The worse part about the Star Wars movies is that they end. Heir to the Empire continues the story keep fans satiated.
Marc Thompson does an incredible job brining all the characters to life. Admiral Thrawn is one of the coolest villains I've ever come across. Thompson also does a great job as Han Solo.
The Storm of Thrawn.
I loved the book but we need the rest of the Trilogy in the Unabridged version so we can continue the whole story
Twenty years ago, Zahn jump starting of the expanded, post ROTJ Star Wars with an epic trilogy that remains a standard by which all later Star Wars books were judged. Seeing this special edition unabridged recording inspired me to revisit this title to see how well it held up. For the most part, it has aged well. Zahn offering a compelling and swift moving narrative giving us a look at life in that galaxy far far away after the Rebellion's victory.
Most important of all, though, is the unabridged redition of the complete story. To many Star Wars novels suffer from their abridgement into audiobook form. This gives the full experience and I hope that we will get to have the other two books of this trilogy in unabridged form soon as well.
I have yet to be blown back by the quality of the Star Wars franchise unabridged audio books. They're professional and very immersive. Thrawn's voice is exactly how I imagined it in the book. Overall, yes, I found this better than the print just for the ambient environments, sound effect, and new emotions tied with the characters.
R2D2 of course, but I was pleasantly surprised by Talon Card and Thrawn.
Talon Card. I spent the entire book debating with myself the mystery and appeal to his guests. The voice was perfect. However, I thought the Wookies took the most work. Well done.
Yes. I wouldn't put down my headphones if it wasn't for sleep and work.
I express the same bias as others about Han Solo. His voice rubbed off on me towards the end of the book. Leia's voice was my least favorite female character by far, but not enough to distract me.