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'm not prone to hyperbole. I thought the story was just that good. Btw, most of the book is slow moving. A good set up for subsequent novels.
If you can't find the time to do it right, how will you find time to do it over
To be continued indeed, this looking to be great series.
All Star wars fans should read and listen 👂.
This was such an amazing story and production that I blazed through it at hyper speed! I will most definitely be listening to it again and again!
There isn't anyone as cool as Lando...or as brash as Han...or as calm as Luke... or as diplomatic as Leia! Who could pick a favorite from that amazing bunch, they compliment one another so well?
This was my first Marc Thompson performance to hear, and it won't be my last! There aren't enough superlatives to describe how amazing he is. An absolutely impeccable rendition or Han, Lando, and Luke...not to mention a fine job as Leia. What a broad range of very distinct and unique voices for each character. Such an incredibly talented performer.
Early on in chapter two when old Obi-won Kenobi spoke to Luke and brought some sad news...it was very emotional and moving. Another impeccable rendition by Marc Thompson as Obi-won! I'm still blown away by his talent!
This was a wonderful story by Timothy Zahn, very well written, engaging and broad in characters and situations. This truly had the sweetness and purity and the feel of a Star Wars story. I've waited so long for this!!
Listening on the go!
Marc Thompson is amazing. He has the voices and sounds down to a science. I thought Han was actually speaking. Loved the book.
This book is excellent. 5 stars for sure. These read just like the movies and pick up right after return of the Jedi. Listened to heir to the empire in one day of continuous listening.
I was surprised to hear sound effects when I first started this book. I was skeptical, but very happy with how they were used. They really give a whole new feel to the way audiobooks work. It really feels like you're a part of what's going on, from wookie howls to the sounds of traffic. And the story is great, it ties in perfectly with the movies (well, before Force Awakens came out that is). Disney really shouldn't have gotten rid of all the canon. A perfect sequel in my opinion. Amazing book overall, most certainly would recommend.
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