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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 Audiobook

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

More in the Thrawn Trilogy we have. And listen to all of our Star Wars titles you can!

©1991 Timothy Zahn (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    Richard Diosi 04-12-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A Gripping, Star Wars Romp"

    This was my first foray into a Star Wars audiobook and it was great! Superbly narrated with sound effects. The novel excellently stitched together several story lines which trailed the main characters, whom alternately weaved into and out of each other's events throughout the book.

    There was suspense aplenty which makes me want the second book in this trilogy.

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    Kristen L. Bates Centennial, Colorado United States 04-10-16
    Kristen L. Bates Centennial, Colorado United States 04-10-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Best Expanded Universe Story"

    I loved it when it first came out and still do. Great performance by Marc Thompson.

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    Alexander B. Trader 04-07-16
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    "One character's voice irks, but a decent story."

    Rawrs voice irks, but a decent story. Author does a good job imitating Han, Chewie and Skywalkers. Thrawn does sound pretty menacing. My 2 issues are the sound Rawr makes, it's too grating on the nerves; and some of the background becomes to loud.
    Overall a decent story. I'm interested to see where it leads. And that's what counts.
    Thanks!

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    Elisabeth 04-03-16
    Elisabeth 04-03-16 Member Since 2012
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    "highly entertaining!"

    loved all the sound effects and different voices used by the narrator marc williams. would listen to him anytime

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    Bill mclean 03-31-16
    Bill mclean 03-31-16 Member Since 2011
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    "great listen"

    great story and the narrator does great impressions of the actors who played the characters in the movies felt like I was listening to a one of the movies.

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    Christopher Gutierrez 03-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "no more wookie voice!"

    book and speaking skills were amazing. the only part that really stung the ears was when he tried so hard to speak like the wookie.

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    James B. 03-24-16
    James B. 03-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great writing, great voices"

    As per usual, the production value was great, and the story let me wanting more.

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    Pete Ortiz NYC 03-22-16
    Pete Ortiz NYC 03-22-16

    I enjoy Sci-Fi, Mysteries and Spy novels. I also enjoy biographies and sports. Love going to the movies and I also enjoy the theater.

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    "A long time..."

    What fun listen this was. Truly enjoyed it. I read this book 20 yrs ago and it still holds its own.

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    Mark O'Malley 03-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"

    Just got the next two. I would highly recommend this book. The reader is very talented.

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    elijah ohlwine 03-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "incredible story a must read for any star wars fan"

    this book was great. it had a great narrator, beautiful music and thrilling sound effects. the story flowed, was fast paced, yet very detailed. The main vilain was a brilliant genius that all villains should aspire to be. this is a must read for any star wars fan be he/she a hardcore fan or a simple fan who likes the movies.

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