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  • Star Wars: Dark Force Rising: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1728)
    Performance
    (1616)
    Story
    (1632)

    The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council.

    Tyler says: "Marc Thompson Delivers Again!"
    "The best Star Wars EU has to offer > I, II, or III"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend (starting with book 1 of course) because it has all the greatness of Star Wars without the intelligence insulting story of most other Star Wars EU and prequels.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: Dark Force Rising?

    Well, that's a little hard without spoilers. But I guess I'd have to say Han Solo situational and reactionary cleverness at any given situation he finds himself in.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Do books have scenes? I guess the best imagery I have was the escape of the Millennium Falcon from the Star Destroyer.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Thrawn marshals his forces, to destroy the Republic forever.


    Any additional comments?

    Rad reading, rad story, it's worth your monthly credit. But start with book 1.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2864)
    Performance
    (2699)
    Story
    (2713)

    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

    Ryan says: "It's about time!"
    "The best Star Wars EU has to offer > I, II, or III"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition) to be better than the print version?

    It had many strengths over the printed version. The inclusion of music at key moments literally gave me goosebumps. And when he got the voices right, it was very cool. The only downside, and the whole reason I gave it 4/5 for performance was when he did the girl voices, it was just distractingly bad and awkward. I wish they could have hired at least 1 chick to do some voice reading for this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Timothy Zahn is, in my opinion, a better care taker of Star Wars cannon than anyone else that I could give (other than myself since I have all my own opinions already built in).


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    He did the guys voices like Luke, Thrawn, Palleon, Karrde, Lando, really well. C3PO as well. The only male voice that wasn't spot on was Han, but even that eventually grew on me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I'm not a very emotional guy, but hearing this story with the music and everything, really gave me goosebumps. It was great to hear the story this way.


    Any additional comments?

    Stop writing Star Wars episode VII and let Zahn take over in story board. This is the Star Wars fans would choose if IP didn't draw arbitrary lines of violent force over imagination.

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