Here is a special edition 20th anniversary release of the number-one New York Times best-selling 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
I enjoyed the book and found the performance very good... Lol while I appreciated the effort of the rookie voice it did get a bit annoying.
Overall a solid story
In short, The story was great and the narrator was incredible.
I really liked the extra sound effects and music, it really enhanced the experience. The story stays thrilling the whole time, and has interesting and varied characters. And, I forgot how absolutely nice it is to hear a story that doesn't jump around all over the place and leave you with 4 constant cliffhangers *coughgameofthronescough*.
My only real complaint with the story is that the only characters with any development are actually the smugglers--that, and neutralizing jedi with a random kryptonite mechanic feels a bit forced (get it?). The only problem with the narrator whatsoever is the same problem I have with all male narrators: they're not very good at female voices. I wish there were a female narrator for the chapters focusing on the female characters.
Other than those few complaints, a spectacular story, production, and narrator worthy of the Star Wars universe.
Wow, this was outstanding! The voice acting was superb! I'm not sure if they had different actors or if the narrator was just very good with voices but every character sounded unique. Coupled with well done sound effects and excellent use of music, and the audio side of this production is perfect.
But it doesn't stop there, the story is just as well done. The author has written characters and a story that feel distinctly Star Wars, making the reader feel like they want to grab a light saber and go on an adventure.
It may no longer be officially canon, but this story is still worth the money and the time to listen!
The narrative is very creative with all the sound effects and especially the voice actors that sound just like the real movie characters . Great listen - enjoyed it immensely.
Everything you would want from an addition to the Star Wars universe. Great story, good written dialogue, all coming together with a great performance!
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