Listened to the whole trilogy. Great performance in all three. I wish he was doing every star wars story.
Wish all Star Wars books were unabridged and performed by Marc Thompson.
Wish there was a longer epilogue because I wanted to know what happened to more of the characters besides Luke
The book captured the essence of the movies but continued the development of the characters and rebel alliance to a reasonable standard. Luke is still learning what it means to be a Jedi Knight and what responsibilities that go with it, while trying to figure out where and how to begin rebuilding the Jedi. The New Republic is on shaky grounds of establishing a fair legitmate multi-species governing body strong enough to stand in the absense of the Empire and against the threat of remaining Imperial leaders with a divided forum.
Mara Jade. An imposing and well trained character with great potential in the Force, Mara is battling an internal struggle to realise her past in a different light than all that she once belived. Forced into an allience with the person she most wants dead, she still finds the strength to determine her own destiny and find a new place in the galaxy.
Absolutly fantastic. Marc Thompson reads each character different so you can follow easily and finds the perfect imflections that you can believe you're listening to Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and others. The use of music and soundeffects from the movies also adds to the entertainment.
Where Garm Bel Iblis points out to Leia that the leader of the New Republic is so afraid of trusting the lives of those she was appionted to govern to less compentent people, she refuses to hand over such responisbilities to anyone she doesn't have absolute faith in.
I read the trilogy almost a decade ago, but this audiobook really brought it to life. An epic conclusion to the series that made me wish all Star Wars books were this good.
I had a big, nerdy grin on my face throughout listening to this audio book. Despite a few minor holes in the writing (I'm talking minor, here), The Last Command was a ton of fun and a very satisfying conclusion to the Thrawn trilogy.
Marc Thompson's performance and the production qualities of the audio were absolutely brilliant. I cannot imagine that a physical reading of this book would be nearly as enjoyable as listening to it. Thompson's impersonation of the Star Wars characters was uncanny, and even had me laughing (Lando Calrissian – oh my gosh!).
Too bad Lucas won't make another trilogy. I would have paid gladly to see the Thrawn Trilogy turned into an Episode 7, 8 and 9. Nicely done, Timothy Zahn!
The completion of unabridged books to the Thrawn trilogy is a delight to Star Wars fans.
To be immersed in the Star Wars universe again with great storytelling, sound effects and terrific narration.
As good as the other 2 Thrawn Triology books. His voices are fantastic.
I was only saddened when it was over.
I would love to find additional UNABRIDGED Star Wars titles given the treatment the Thrawn trilogy received. How about the Hand of Thrawn books? Based on the reviews, I won't be getting the ABRIDGED versions...
I like my horror, techno-thrillers, and science fiction. Which is why Jurassic Park and The Lost World are 2 of my favorite books ever!
The Thrawn Trilogy comes to a close in The Last Command, and I wish it didn't have to end.
If you've invested your time on the first 2 audiobooks, you won't want to miss this one! The story draws to a very satisfying conclusion, and for a Star Wars fan like myself, it's FUN! The sound effects, the sweeping Star Wars music of John Williams, and Chewbacca starring as himself! I generally don't care for music or sound effects in an audiobook, because it can be distracting. In this case, I love it! And Marc Thompson can throw a great voice on every character you put in front of him, rock solid performance!
P.S. Kevin J. Anderson's Jedi Academy Trilogy, anyone? I'd drop a credit or 3! Let's hope Marc Thompson will continue with an unabridged performance of the next series.
I am a person that tries and get through 1 book a week if possible. I am Dyslexic so this is really the only way I can get through a book. I have listened to more book in a year than I read my first 20 years of my life. I found the joy of audio books in the early 2000 and have been a audible customer since 2000 or 2001. I have over 490 books in 2 different accounts and listened to 90%.
It was a very well laid out book. there were a lot of parts that had you at the edge of your seat.
the detail in a lot of the characters, and the death a couple of the deaths in the book.
Mara, she was my favorite in all three books. Her attitude remind me of someone very special in my life.
What a wonderful book and the performance by Marc Thompson was phenomenal. I own the old, abridged, audiobooks and WHAT A DIFFERENCE! If you're a Star Wars fan, you MUST own this audiobook trilogy.
Grand Admiral Thrawn of course. He's a bada**! It's not often that I read a book and hope the villan wins but he's the exception to the rule. It's a real shame in the end..
He makes me feel like there's a whole cast of people narrating. What talent he has! I can't believe it's just him doing all the voices. The production value is very good as well, with sound effects coming in at just the right times.
No, I listed to it an hour or so at a time while exercising.
What a ending!!!!
Was Luke or Card in first two books but this book def Han Solo
Carried a drive in his voice, you connected not only with the character but the voice speaking as the character
If i didnt have to work and socialize I would def do it