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Star Wars: Dark Force Rising: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2 | [Timothy Zahn]

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

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.
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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 by the Emperor on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule throughout the galaxy.

Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council - only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies.

Yet most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness...and scheming to corrupt Luke Skywalker to the Dark Side.

©2011 Timothy Zahn (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Jesse SEBASTOPOL, US, Canada 09-07-12
    Jesse SEBASTOPOL, US, Canada 09-07-12
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: Dark Force Rising to be better than the print version?

    They are about the same. It is nice to hear Marc Thomason reading it though.


    What other book might you compare Star Wars: Dark Force Rising to and why?

    Heir to the Empire. I think that one is obvious.


    Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favorite?

    Luke Skywalker.


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

    Star Wars Dark Forces Rising. Enough said.


    Any additional comments?

    great book with great narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven RIVERVIEW, FL, United States 09-03-12
    Steven RIVERVIEW, FL, United States 09-03-12
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    "Classic Star Wars from Before Lucas Ruined It"

    This is classic Star Wars. If you miss the universe from before Lucas ruined things with the prequels, this is what you're looking for. I wish this series had been made into episodes VII, VIII, and IX as long as Lucas had kept his hands off it.

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    Robert HEBRON, KENTUCKY, United States 08-27-12
    Robert HEBRON, KENTUCKY, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm Robert's wife, a retired physician and homeschool mom whose grown kids now love history, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction

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    "Thrawn trilogy--three credits well spent!"

    The narrator--wow, was there really only one!--made each voice so distinctive, expressive, and believable, even for someone like me who has watched the original movies so many times. I tried reading the trilogy because my daughter loved it so, but I kept bogging down and only got about half through this book. When all three came out in unabridged form I got them. What seemed a little hokey and very hard to follow in print came alive in these audiobooks. The story really was great. It was like having those other three installments to the 9-movie series once talked about. It really was as good as a movie. Truly five stars in every way--the story, the narration, and the production quality.

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    Mcwaters Corona, CA, United States 08-15-12
    Mcwaters Corona, CA, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2006
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    I read this when it came out, and was excited to see it made an audiobook. I waited until we got the unabridged version.
    IMHO Jim Dale reading the Harry Potter series is the gold start by which all other aduiobook performances should be measured. Marc Thompson gives Mr.Dale a real run for his money. He is extremely skilled at it and makes the experience better. I cannot give him enough praise.

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    Matthew Lansdowne, VA, United States 08-15-12
    Matthew Lansdowne, VA, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Awesome Trilogy, and a great Performance"

    I read this trilogy a long time ago, but this audiobook made it an entirely new and awesome experience. If you're a Star Wars fan, then this series is a MUST listen.

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    Lanny DETROIT, MI, United States 08-13-12
    Lanny DETROIT, MI, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very good production!!"
    Would you listen to Star Wars: Dark Force Rising again? Why?

    Yes, it was good production, love the story


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

    When the katana fleet was found and bel iblise joined the new republic again


    What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A diversity of voices


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

    No


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    Dalem 08-13-12
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    If you could sum up Star Wars: Dark Force Rising in three words, what would they be?

    Good clean fun


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    It was star wars in its best tradition , good story, good narration had a lot of fun listening to it.

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    Robert prescott valley, AZ, United States 08-08-12
    Robert prescott valley, AZ, United States 08-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    ""Best Mark Thompson performance yet""
    If you could sum up Star Wars: Dark Force Rising in three words, what would they be?

    GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its Star Wars so...everything!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Spoiler alert. All of them


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

    No, but I will listen to it again


    Any additional comments?

    Punch it chewy

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    Talani S. Tupua Florida, USA 08-01-12
    Talani S. Tupua Florida, USA 08-01-12
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    "Great book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: Dark Force Rising to be better than the print version?

    It is just as good because it is unabridged.


    What other book might you compare Star Wars: Dark Force Rising to and why?

    Icarus Hunt


    Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favorite?

    Han Solo


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

    This is just an amazing story! One of my favorites.


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    Joel Lake Villa, IL, United States 07-25-12
    Joel Lake Villa, IL, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2011

    Global DC Manager, Husband, Father of 2 knuckleheads who loves Tech, Sci-Fi & Star Wars.

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    YES YES YES YES

    Finally the UNABRIDGED Version with Marc Thompson narrating and all the SoundFX.

    YES !

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