Here is a special edition 20th anniversary release of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon—unabridged for the first time. The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights.
But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create.
The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale - in short, a story worthy of the name Star Wars.
©1991 Timothy Zahn (P)2011 Random House Audio
Took me right back to the days when the books came out and I read new Star Wars stories for the first time
The John Williams music and sound effects added to the sense that I was back in the movie theater
When will the 20th Anniversary editions of Dark Force Rising and The Last Command be released? Let's go!
Best Production Ever
I have to say, he gives voice to Thrawn, and I think the acting is pitch perfect.
This book has amazing production values. You forget at times you are listening to a novel, and instead find yourself engrossed in the action and dialogue. It reminds me of old time radio programs. Marc Thompson makes you forget he is one person, a truly amazing voice acting performance. I will buy all the books he reads.
I would, held m interest.
Trawn, very layered.
The full version is great, hopefully book 2 an 3 get done.
This has been one of the best books ever in all the star wars series. The entire series is great. I wish they would redo book 2 and 3 on audio book. I would buy them again if Marc Thompson was the reader.
Im not a huge star wars fan, but i did enjoy the movies and wanted to know what happens next. the story was ok, not super action packed but it did have some good action parts. the narration was by far the best part of the book and what kept my attention. the music and sound was great, and the narrator had good voice range and an array of voices to mix it up with. they even distorted he voice so that he actually sounded like C3PO. the story kind of dragged in places not too bad. overall i was happy with the book, but i wouldnt listen a 2nd time, once was enough
Global DC Manager, Husband, Father of 2 knuckleheads who loves Tech, Sci-Fi & Star Wars.
well, more like 16 since I 1st read this, and man. Still as good as ever. Marc Thompson, you are incredible sir. Please push to finish off the trilogy!!
Totally Blown Away
Twenty years ago, Zahn jump starting of the expanded, post ROTJ Star Wars with an epic trilogy that remains a standard by which all later Star Wars books were judged. Seeing this special edition unabridged recording inspired me to revisit this title to see how well it held up. For the most part, it has aged well. Zahn offering a compelling and swift moving narrative giving us a look at life in that galaxy far far away after the Rebellion's victory.
Most important of all, though, is the unabridged redition of the complete story. To many Star Wars novels suffer from their abridgement into audiobook form. This gives the full experience and I hope that we will get to have the other two books of this trilogy in unabridged form soon as well.
Marc Thompson is an excellent narrator that makes the characters sound almost like the original actors from the movies. I had to laugh though, Tallon Karrde sounds a little like Antonio Banderas. This is the first Unabridged Star Wars book I have gotten, and both my wife and myself are eagerly awaiting Dark Force Rising and The Last Command to come out unabridged by the same narrator!
Timothy Zahn wrote a very good series and Marc Thompson really brings it alive. You want some great entertainent? Get this audiobook.
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