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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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    steve morales 09-21-15
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    I love these things! Great performance and production. Can't wait for the next one. The Force is real.

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    Osmar Patricio de Almeida 09-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Keeps you waiting for next page"

    If you are Star Wars fan, that's a audiobook to hear. Post episode 6 story that brings the new Republic challenges and prepares the way for the Jedi's future.

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    Tracy Everett, WA, United States 09-14-15
    Tracy Everett, WA, United States 09-14-15 Member Since 2003

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    "Excellent production"

    Music, sound effects, voices we recognize! All great things and a great story line too.

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    James W Clapp 09-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing listen"

    Marc Thompson is an amazing performer. It made the book so compelling that I fought for time to listen to it!!!

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    Laura Sharp 09-05-15
    Laura Sharp 09-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love it"

    Great story and love the different voices for the different characters, especially Han, Lando, and Luke.

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    Gabriel 08-22-15
    Gabriel 08-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Easily the best audiobook I've ever heard."
    What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Marc Thompson's voice work is absolutely stunning. He gets so close to the original actors that it sucks you right into the story and makes you forget it's just one guy doing all of this. Amazing!


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    Overall, the audio quality is first rate, filled with original Star Wars music, sound FX and unparalleled attention to detail that you just don't find in other audiobooks. I really can't say enough about this product. So glad I purchased it. A classic Star Wars EU story presented in the best possible way.

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    juho kojima 08-20-15
    juho kojima 08-20-15
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    "Really emotional experience"
    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?

    Yes!!!!


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

    This was my first Star Wars book listen, but not the last!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene between Han and Leia.


    Any additional comments?

    This listen was great! As a Star Wars fan, I was not expecting the kind of strong emotional reaction to the book, that I had. When the book begun I thought, okay this is just some book titled Star wars, but as it went on I found myself clearing tears from my eyes, because it just felt so right. This book is a must read for any Star Wars fan. The guy reading the book is superb. I sat through the book allmost at one go.

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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
    Get Painted SD San Diego 08-13-15 Member Since 2016
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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
    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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    "Amazing"

    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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