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
Having listened to the First volume of the Thrawn Series done by Thompson, I knew I had to wait until he completed his versions of the second two volumes. I am glad I waited. The story is excellent, as most people already know. However, Thompson gives an excellent performance enhanced by a great and not overbearing soundtrack, deliver an amazing entertainment experience. Get this audio-book, you will not be disappointed.
Finally the unabridged version. What more could you want? Marc Thompson did a great job with the reading and the production quality seems to be on pair with all the other Star Wars books. I would say this is a must have.
I like my horror, techno-thrillers, and science fiction. Which is why Jurassic Park and The Lost World are 2 of my favorite books ever!
Following in the footsteps of last year's 20th anniversary release of Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire, Marc Thompson delivers another perfect performance with this second installment of The Thrawn Trilogy. For the uninitiated, this series' popularity helped launch the expanded universerse we all take for granted now. For example, the 'Imperial Planet' was first named Coruscant in this trilogy. If you enjoyed it as much as I did, this audiobook will make you want to listen to the third and final book, The Last Command, thankfully also available unabridged and narrated by Marc Thompson. The Force is strong with this one!
The force awakens is a horrible recycled plot. This trilogy thus far has been great! I'm pretending the movie in my head is the one in theaters.
Marc Thompson' performance of this brilliant story is second to none. He created voices for previously unknown characters and did a fantastic job on mimicing the characters we all know from the first three films. His portrayal of Grand Admiral Thrawn really made the character come to life. He was menacing and always in control. Really great series.
I just turned 40 but this audiobook made me feel like a kid again! So much fun and action and intrigue. I will listen to this book over and over again.
What a wild, extensive and intriguing continuation of book 1. A vast array of characters and worlds with a great plot, with a nice bit of mystery and the perfect adversary!
I have quickly become a huge fan of Marc Thompson because of his supreme talent. He is a true Actor and not just a narrator. He has perfect timing and a wide range or character voices and accents. Simply the best!
With the impeccable performance by Marc Thompson and the authentic Star Wars sounds and music I found myself feeling the emotions that the text conveyed...angry, anxious, nervous, wonder, bewildered, relief etc. Thank you Random House for an outstanding production!!!
I'll say it again... Timothy Zahn and Marc Thompson make magic together. Great writing and great performance!
Awesome performance of the OT characters voices, he's got Han and Luke perfected.
Story was a little lackluster but hey it's Star Wars
Mark does a great job in the distinction between characters. Timothy Zahn is a master with the Thrawn stories.
Mara Jade is my favorite character in this series because of the struggles she deals with in her relationship with Luke.
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.
The performance was admirable, but the writing lacks the spirit of Star Wars. Weak characters, pacing, and overall writing leave this reading more like a low rate, generic sci-fi instead of the magic of the space fantasy we've come to know and love.
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