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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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    Anthony Sasso Kingston, NY United States 05-20-15
    Anthony Sasso Kingston, NY United States 05-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    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

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    Angel M. 05-18-15
    Angel M. 05-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent storyline and brilliantly read!"

    A most fun adventure/ thriller. Excellent storyline and brilliantly read! I am certainly looking forward to reading the next book.

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    Amazon Customer 05-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best!"

    It is hard to beat the narrator, and the story is great. I enjoyed the whole trilogy.

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    Galen 05-15-15
    Galen 05-15-15
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    "Awesome with few complaints, a must hear"

    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.

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    "Star Wars the way it was meant to be!"

    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!

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    Michael Stewart 05-11-15
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    "Definitely one of the best!"

    Great book brought to life by the voices and soundscapes- really immersive environment. You will not be disappointed. A+ audible!!

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    Fernando Reyna Jr. Urbana, IL United States 05-11-15
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    "First time listening to Star Wars:heir"

    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.

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    David 05-06-15
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    This audiobook is amazing the production and acting of all the different voices is perfect. This story expands the star wars world we love.

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    I've been hesitant to start reading EU stuff. but since the announcement of episode 7 I have been listening to everything star wars. this is a great book!

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    Outstanding performance! The narrator does a great job with the character voices. The added sound effects and use of musical score immerses you completely in the book.

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    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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