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

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

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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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    Greg CORVALLIS, OR, United States 08-07-12
    Greg CORVALLIS, OR, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Like "Empire" the middle volume is great"
    Where does Star Wars: Dark Force Rising rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    What did you like best about this story?

    Marc Thompson's reading


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

    Great voice acting. Mark and Jim Dale are the best.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Another great book by Tim Zahn. Hope they re-do the "Hand of Thrawn" series. Un-Abridged and with Marc Thompson doing the reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R.C.M. Jr. 303rd 04-24-17
    R.C.M. Jr. 303rd 04-24-17 Member Since 2016

    Audible allows me to take a vacation not just to exotic places but to exotic galaxy's and realms. for that I am thankful. this is app #1.

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    "The center peice to a epic trilogy."

    After the recent release of Timothy zahn's thrawn, I decided to go back and listen to the stories that first introduced us to this military tactician and Mastermind. if you are a Star Wars fan this audiobook and the prequel and the sequel are mandatory must read material.

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    Anthony 04-08-17
    Anthony 04-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "more wars"

    Great voices, cool heros, dirty villains, secret bases, mystery fleets, with death, darkness & destruction, + green lightsabers

    Awesome listen

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    Jessy 04-03-17
    Jessy 04-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing story telling that will immerse you within"

    heir to the Empire was my favorite until this one. It's a must have. great story telling and narration.

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    Amazon Customer 04-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great!!!"

    cant wait to listen to the conclusion. im a fan and expected it to be as good as it was

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    COOLSTONE albuquerque nm 03-25-17
    COOLSTONE albuquerque nm 03-25-17
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    "great star wars story."

    This audio book stays true to the trilogy and we'll narrated, with sound effect and great voice overs.

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    Boyd Tschaggeny 03-24-17 Member Since 2016

    I'm an electrical engineer who looks like Conan and has a flair for business. I'm nostagic for FF7 and Pokemon... and Salsa Verde Doritos.

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    "The Plot Amor is Strong with this One..."

    I have historically rooted for the good guys. There's just something intoxicating about knowing you stand on the side of good. However, I think my stance has finally changed. How can I support a domesticated Han, docile Leia, and whinny Luke when I could be supporting the straight up baller known as Thrawn?? To be fair, you do see Thrawn lose a lot. Not even a grand admiral can pierce the plot armor of the main characters.

    That's really the problem. You won't be invested in the good guys. You will be rooting for Mara Jade, Talon Karrde, and Admiral Thrawn. You may even find yourself rooting for Master C'baoth. These characters are dynamic. You'll see their motivations unravel and develop over the novel. The good guys (Luke, Leia, Han, Lando, and Chewie) are all flat. They don't develop or change. They are just good for good's sake.

    I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes Star Wars at least 6/10. 0 being you hate Star Wars and 10 being you've pretended to be a Jedi before.

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    A-Mac Eugene, OR 03-21-17
    A-Mac Eugene, OR 03-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Sardonic, sardonic, sardonic! ARGH"
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    Please, please, please Timothy Zahn, find another word beyond "sardonic", in this trilogy, he must use that adjective at least 50 times. It became overwhelming distracting. Otherwise, the story was great!

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    Mom mojo 02-12-17
    Mom mojo 02-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It was a good book highly recommend"

    👌🏻it's wrapped up nicely but still leaves enough suspense to draw me to the next book

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    Sam P. 02-09-17
    Sam P. 02-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "very cool"

    can't wait to hear the next one. need to put more words in this review that they asked me to do and I'm nice so I did.

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