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Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3: The Last Command | [Timothy Zahn]

Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3: The Last Command

The embattled New Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has marshaled the remnants of the Imperial forces and driven the Rebels back with an abominable technology recovered from the Emperor's secret fortress: clone soldiers.
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The embattled Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has marshaled the remnants of the Imperial forces and driven the Rebels back with an abominable technology recovered from the Emperor's secret fortress: clone soldiers.

As Thrawn mounts his final siege, Han and Chewbacca struggle to form a coalition of smugglers for a last-ditch attack against the empire. Leia holds the Alliance together and prepares for the birth of her Jedi twins.

Overwhelmed by the ships and clones at Thrawn's command, the New Republic has one last hope: sending a small force, led by Luke Skywalker, into the stronghold that houses Thrawn's terrible cloning machines. There a final danger awaits, as the Dark Jedi C'baoth directs the battle against the Rebels and builds his strength to finish what he has already started: the destruction of Luke Skywalker.

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    Cheryl Houston, TX, USA 11-01-08
    Cheryl Houston, TX, USA 11-01-08
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    "Good, but why waste time creating abridged books?"

    The story is ok and well performed, but I just don't understand why publishers waste time creating abridged books. By not needing to use your eyes, your reading time is greatly expanded. Abridging is a travesty to begin with - even made worst by doing it on this format...and then not even offering the unabridged version. I don't see how any abridged book can get higher than a mediocre rating.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chance Reidsville, NC, United States 04-30-12
    Chance Reidsville, NC, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A good ending for a great trilogy ."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars to be better than the print version?

    No , but I really like to read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars?

    Well , of Star Wars , it would be the Cantina scene. in the Last Command I can't say without horrible spoilers.


    Have you listened to any of Anthony Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    None but his work in the movies , and he still sounds great.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Unabridged books are always the way to go !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Henryville, PA, United States 03-29-12
    Michael Henryville, PA, United States 03-29-12

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    "Anthony Daniels KILLS it again"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    As with book 2, I enjoy Timothy Zahn's writing and I feel he very much captures the flavor of the Star Wars universe. Anthony Daniels narration was in my opinion nothing short of terrible. The strange inflections and tones attributed to characters was laughable and painful in spots (the way he portrays Joruus C'Baoth was horrendous). Also to add his pronunciations (such as CHIMERA being pronounced Ki-MOO-rah) really took away from the book. It was rather painful to get through, but I wanted to finish out the trilogy.

    Also as with book 2 the abridgement was a bit choppy, but in this book it really felt like there were huge gaps left in the story that made it seem inplausible.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy Zahn again?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another one of Anthony Daniels’s performances?

    Absolutely not.


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    Steve Paso Robles CA 93446 03-06-12
    Steve Paso Robles CA 93446 03-06-12

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    "Movies we wish were made"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars the most enjoyable?

    Its outstanding it has feeling and deepth. It is well done, a voice that keeps me awake. Not hard to listen to not hard to understand.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Action and never ending new twist's and turns


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    Crystal United States 02-21-12
    Crystal United States 02-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Abridged version leaves you wondering."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I recommend this book for any Star Wars fan, but the abridged audio version made the story confusing due to omitted parts.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator does well with the voices in the book, however, there are some 'accents' that were hard to follow.


    Could you see Star Wars being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    The


    Any additional comments?

    If available, read the book. If not, the audio is good, just missing more than I would have liked.

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    David Frederick, MD 01-08-12
    David Frederick, MD 01-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I was hoping for so much more..."

    At the end of Thrawn Trilogy, I am surprised that these three stories had such an impact on the world of Star Wars publishing. I did not find the stories to be very entertaining or exciting. I think all of the characters are flat, and Zahn essentially depends on everything that Lucas put into the main characters. Some of the ideas that Zahn tried to present aren't too bad, but there were plenty of opportunities to grow the characters and it just doesn't happen. The writing on Leia is the worst, because all of her spunky personality is left out. The next worst job is with Han, and then Leia's and Han's interaction just doesn't have any of the enjoyable banter that every fan came to appreciate. I think that Luke has most of the attention, but even though Luke has most of the focus and action, he is the same from beginning to end. There are so many novels and notelets in the Star Wars' industry that I hope to find some better installments.

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    Brian Beloit, WI, United States 12-05-11
    Brian Beloit, WI, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book but poorly preformed"

    Same problem with this book as I wrote for book two. It was hard to understand with his accent and too much of the book was left out. For such a great book to have so much detail left out is a crime in my opinion. I hope that this audiobook can be redone!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pam High Ridge, MO, United States 11-30-11
    Pam High Ridge, MO, United States 11-30-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Thrilling conclusion to the best Star Wars trilogy"

    'Heir to the Empire' (the first book in this trilogy) was the first adult fiction novel I ever read, I was 6 years old. And I was hooked. All three books - 'Heir to the Empire', 'Dark Force Rising' and 'The Last Command' - remain my favorite Star Wars books out of a collection of over 300 Star Wars novels. Zahn's trilogy also spurred the rebirth of the Star Wars franchise, unleashing a tidal wave of tie-in novels and the now extensive 'Expanded Universe'.

    The characters are original and dimensional, yet fit with the feel of the original trilogy films. Mara Jade is easily one of my favorite female characters in fiction, and the fact that she holds her own against Zahn's other brilliant creation - the calculating, tactical genius - Grand Admiral Thrawn only adds to this trilogy's appeal. Anthony Daniels' reading, while perhaps a bit dated, holds a special place in my heart as well. I fondly remember listening to this in the car on many summer vacations. Each character is voiced differently and with great feeling. Download 'The Last Command' today and enjoy the thrilling conclusion to - in my opinion - the best Star Wars trilogy in print.

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    Sean United States 10-29-09
    Sean United States 10-29-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Love the book, dislike the abridged part"

    This trilogy by Zahn is what brought Star Wars back into our collective conscience. Why then are his audio books abridged? I love the story, and I love being able to listen to it on my iPod at the gym, but slightly disappointed in not being able to listen to the entire work as Zahn originally penned it. It's still a good listen, even though it leaves out half the book. It would be awesome though, if there were radio drama style, unabridged, versions of his books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Great Performance and Story"
    Where does Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It had been years since I read the books buy I enjoyed listening to the story and the performance was good.


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  • S. Hopkins
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    "starwars thrawn trilogy"

    The audio book{books 1,2,3} is very short and confusing in places, as a normal read{ie a book not an audiobook}its fantastic get it on your kindle or buy the book,its a pity.

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