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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Tyler Abingdon, MD, United States 06-26-12
    Tyler Abingdon, MD, United States 06-26-12
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    "Marc Thompson Delivers Again!"
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    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.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 07-10-12
    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "UNABRIDGED!!"

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cage 07-04-12
    Cage 07-04-12

    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!

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    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!

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    Obi John Kenobi Nashville, TN 01-15-15
    Obi John Kenobi Nashville, TN 01-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great performance, decent story"

    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

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    Gary Wexford, Ireland 03-01-13
    Gary Wexford, Ireland 03-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Marc Thompson,Timothy Zahn what else do you need?"
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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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?

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    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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    Burnie10 St. Paul, MN, US 06-23-15
    Burnie10 St. Paul, MN, US 06-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    Great narration! Amazing story! I would recommend any Stars Wars fan read it! Thrawn is an amazing villain. Sad this is no longer canon. :-(

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    Brian 06-21-15
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    "Thrilling story great performance!"

    Thrilling story great performance! The added sound effects and music really contribute but is never overbearing.

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    Deanna 06-18-15
    Deanna 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good, but......"

    I love Star Wars in all its glory. But the continuos coincidences and chance encounters stole from my overall enjoyment. I still plan on getting the lady book in the series

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    Robert New orleans, LA, United States 06-18-15
    Robert New orleans, LA, United States 06-18-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great performance and a good story"

    The voice and recording quality of this book is amazing. I feel like I am in a Star Wars movie. The voices of Luke Leah and Han are true to the actors, and the sound effects help shape the story in my mind.
    This is the second book of the three book series. I found the first book in the series to be almost boring and not very innovative. This book starts to become more innovative and I can't quite read what will happen next as I could in the first book.

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