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
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.
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!
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.
This was my first Star Wars book listen, but not the last!!!
Any scene between Han and Leia.
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.
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.
Loved it a great way to expand the storyline, the begining of a new empire
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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