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
One of the best
Marc Thompson's reading
Great voice acting. Mark and Jim Dale are the best.
Another great book by Tim Zahn. Hope they re-do the "Hand of Thrawn" series. Un-Abridged and with Marc Thompson doing the reading.
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.
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.
heir to the Empire was my favorite until this one. It's a must have. great story telling and narration.
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.
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.
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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