Great narration! Amazing story! I would recommend any Stars Wars fan read it! Thrawn is an amazing villain. Sad this is no longer canon. :-(
The voice and recording quality of this book is amazing. I feel like I am in a Star Wars movie. The voices of Luke Leah and Han are true to the actors, and the sound effects help shape the story in my mind.
This is the second book of the three book series. I found the first book in the series to be almost boring and not very innovative. This book starts to become more innovative and I can't quite read what will happen next as I could in the first book.
I hope the movies follow this story line it's by far the best audio book I have ever listened to. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and brings back so many great Star Wars feelings from my childhood Luke is still DA Man!
I read the Thrawn trilogy a couple of times years ago (in paper edition). I remembered them as being really good books...but I forgot just how totally fantastic they are. Until now.
The story is great---Timothy Zahn really captured the world of Star Wars, the feel for the stories and the characters (now 5 years after the events in Return of the Jedi) as they build the New Republic and still war with the remnant of the Empire. The new characters he added fit into the Star Wars universe perfectly. Zahn's pacing, story elements and writing just make them fun books. On top of that, Zahn wrote these books in the early 1990's, so they are not contaminated by the prequel trilogy.
I would give Marc Thompson's narration 6 or even 7 stars if I could. He managed to catch many of the voices so sound much like the original actors from the films. Maybe not perfectly, but quite good given that it all came from one larynx...I assume the post-production played some games to enhance that, but even so. Amazing.
The post-production also added music and background sound effects to try to enhance the effect. In general, I liked that, although I think it got distracting on occasion.
The Thrawn series is published as a trilogy, but really it is one, large 3-part novel. You will need to commit to finishing the whole thing...especially since you will have a hard time putting it down once you start.
Excellent story with an excellent voice actor, great sound effects make this trilogy a satisfying listen. The continuation of the story puts our heroes back in peril much like Empire did in the original trilogy.
the book was (in my opinion) one of the classic science fiction greats. I knew that coming in. what I did not expect was the outstanding narration. not only a top tier narrator,but an exellent music accompaniment. not to mention the sound effects. well done. ..
Doesn't quite work anymore. None of the protagonists face legitimate danger nor do they develop dramatically. And insanity isn't a satisfying character trait anymore. Excellent job by Thompson, though. Music and fx a plus.