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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
Written by: 
Timothy Zahn
Narrated by: 
Marc Thompson
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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    Having never read this before it was good getting a story set after Return of the Jedi. Thrawne is interesting so far. The political situation I'm so so on but will see how it plays out. TFA has peaked my interest in going back to stuff I never read and this being the first book is a nice start.

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    Excellent story with a bunch of awesome new characters; will be listening to the other two books in the trilogy asap!

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    Timothy 12-30-15
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    "Awesome, imaginative expansion of a beloved saga!"

    Terrific book! Progression was almost a seemless tie-in to the original saga. A must for true fans! Looking forward to book 2 and 3!

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1?

    Revelations of new Jedi


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    The whole book


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the plot was amazing


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    i would suggest this book to any star wars fan

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    this was an amazing performance of a very good book. we loved the added sound effects and music, it really brought the story to life.

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    This was my first Star Wars book and it was amazing! I've never listened to such a perfectly done audio book.

    I need to do some research and find out what books to read after this trilogy.

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    "The last of a great tradition"

    This book is a great representation of the old Star Wars universe before Disney came in and turned it into non-canon material.

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    This is a very good book and I highly recommend it. The story is exciting and I'm ready to listen to the next book.

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    The only thing I disliked is that Disney dropped the story. It is still the best SW novel out there.

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    I chose to listen to this book as a way to get ready and excited for the new movie coming out. I enjoyed listening to this story. The narration and sound effects were great.

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