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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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    F. Delaney 08-13-15
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    "Not for the casual Star Wars fan"

    The characters voiced just like the movie but the plot was convoluted to me and I lost interest after the first couple of days.

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    Get Painted SD San Diego 08-13-15
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    "I finally had the chance."

    I have known about this series for a while but never had the chance to read or hear them. However before the book was done I picked up the rest of the trilogy.

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    Joseph 08-10-15
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    "One of the best stories in the Star Wars universe."

    Loved it a great way to expand the storyline, the begining of a new empire

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    Michael 08-08-15
    Michael 08-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Spectacular!"

    Delicious! This book will make you scream! So grandiose and magnantuously tasteful. You'll love it.

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    "Great, nerdy fun"

    Very well acted and full of satisfying Star Wars-isms. Sound effects were surprising, but didn't take away from the storytelling.

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    "Great book"

    really good story I like the continuation of the original trilogy and thrawn is a military genius.

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    david stinger MERIDIAN, ID, US 07-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderfully done."

    I read the book series when it first came out. Couldn't put it down then... could not stop listening to it, once I started.

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    J. A. Clewley Jr. Clifton, NJ 07-28-15
    J. A. Clewley Jr. Clifton, NJ 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    Great performance and engaging story. Too bad the expanded universe is no more. Looking forward to the next in the series!

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    "Unbelievable how good this book is!!"
    Would you listen to Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 again? Why?

    Loved the continued story and voices. The sound effects too! Voices sounded just like the characters! No other audio books I've found can do that!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them.


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

    Nope first one.


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

    The light saber fights with all the sound effects.


    Any additional comments?

    On to the next book!

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    Lindsey B. 07-15-15
    Lindsey B. 07-15-15 Member Since 2015

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    "BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE"

    Absolutely enthralling. Don't pass this up! Thrawn is as terrifying if nor more so than Vader and you're missing out on an AMAZING slice of the universe if you pass this up.

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