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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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    Amazon Customer 10-18-16
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    "Great series!"

    The narrator did a really good job but all of the extra sound effects were distracting.

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    Amazon Customer Wyoming United States 10-15-16
    Amazon Customer Wyoming United States 10-15-16 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

    I loved the story and the voices used to tell the story.


    What other book might you compare Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 to and why?

    I cannot compare this book to others but Marc Thompson does a great job.


    Have you listened to any of Marc Thompson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am becoming a fan of Marc Thompson and have listened to several books he has narrated. Each one is engaging and a joy to listen to.


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

    I like the books character development. Grand Admiral Thrawn for example came a live in the book. He had a unique personality and the story gave him depth. In this series you wanted to root for him even though he was for the Empire.


    Any additional comments?

    Timothy Zahn wrote a great tale and Marc Thompson did a wonder job telling it. I recommend this book to all Star Wars fans.

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    Stephen M. Contakes 10-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Everything in this book is amazing and the story is great. I loved it so much

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    Mr. London, United Kingdom 10-11-16
    Mr. London, United Kingdom 10-11-16
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    "absolutely loved it"

    A great story well told. The voice acting is superb. The main Characters sound like themselves. If you like star wars, you'll love this.

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    Amazon Customer 10-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "truly enjoyable!"

    wish it was longer! but it is since I get two more in the series! always enjoy star wars stories, this is just another great Legend!

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    Ian 10-09-16
    Ian 10-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "3rd time listening to this book"

    loved it, 3rd time listening to this book and i still enjoy it as much as the first time

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    Boyd Tschaggeny 10-03-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm an electrical engineer who looks like Conan and has a flair for business. I'm nostagic for FF7 and Pokemon... and Salsa Verde Doritos.

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    "An excellent Star Wars adventure."
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

    The characterization of Thrawn and the narrator made this a very enjoyable listen. Thrawn is a believable and interesting antagonist that fits well into the Star Wars universe. The narrator does an excellent job building and conveying the novels' moods.


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

    A memorable moment in this novel revolves around the antagonist, Thrawn. Thrawn goes toe-to-toe with a dark jedi without fear. Thrawn does not feel his enemy because he understands and has already countered his enemies ability to attack. It made for a very enjoyable listen.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Thompson is fantastic with voices and conveying the mood of the scene. Each voice fit the character and was memorable. The mood of the scene helped the situation unfold organically.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    From the fringes of the galaxy comes the greatest tactical mind of the day.


    Any additional comments?

    It's easy to get lost in this novel with the great narration. Be careful starting this book because you'll definitely want to listen to the two subsequent novels afterwards.

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    Mario 10-02-16
    Mario 10-02-16
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    "Great story"

    legendary story to the the star wars saga loved every bit . You guys will enjoy it at well if you are a star wars fan

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    Ryan 10-01-16
    Ryan 10-01-16
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    "Great reading of a classic book."

    Favorite star wars novels and Marc Thompson is great as always. Unabridged is the best way to experience the book.

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    Jason Broersma B.C. Utah 09-30-16
    Jason Broersma B.C. Utah 09-30-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Star wars classic"

    Another great one from Timothy zahn. He never disappoints. Also Marcs voices are superb.

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