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Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1 Audiobook

Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1

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Audible Editor Reviews

"Longtime fans should get considerable pleasure from this addition to the saga." (Publishers Weekly)

Publisher's Summary

Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn makes his triumphant return to the Star Wars(r) universe in this first of an epic new two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet--a dead Imperial warlord.

The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. Facing incredible odds, Han and Leia begin a desperate race against time to prevent the New Republic from unraveling in the face of two inexplicable threats--one from within and one from without. Meanwhile, Luke teams up with Mara Jade, using the Force to track down a mysterious pirate ship with a crew of clones. Yet, perhaps most dangerous of all, are those who lurk in the shadows, orchestrating a dark plan that will turn the New Republic and the Empire into their playthings.

©2011 Timothy Zahn (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Zahn turns in his usual high-caliber performance." (Library Journal)

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    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 12-01-16
    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 12-01-16 Member Since 2016

    If you can't find the time to do it right, how will you find time to do it over

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    "The hand of Thrawn"

    One crisis after another, is Admiral Thrawn back!!
    Stay tuned for the next book in the series !!!

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    J L SMith 12-01-16
    J L SMith 12-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Sequel"

    The perfect way to follow up the Thrawn trilogy. Great for all who love the tactics of space and Star Wars warfare. As always a freat performance too.

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    Michael 11-17-16
    Michael 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, but no heir to empire"

    To put it simply, it lacks the artfullness of the original thrawn trilogy. still good.

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    Kevin Layton 11-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A good start"

    Liked it, but for me, it was slow until the end. Marc Thompson was amazing as always!

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    Morton T Saunders JR Copley, Ohio United States 09-18-16
    Morton T Saunders JR Copley, Ohio United States 09-18-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Love my Star Wars"

    Great Story and great telling of the story. Keep it up!!!! Star Wars fans must read

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    Dani Auld 08-29-16
    Dani Auld 08-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So amazing!!"

    I forgot how much listening to a Star Wars book feels like your in the middle of the story! I love all the voices the narrator can do plus all the sound effects really make me feel like I'm right there!

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    Susan 08-26-16
    Susan 08-26-16
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    "nonstop entertainment"

    The Star Wars series written by Timothy Zahn is very satisfying. I recommend you listen to them all, starting with the Thrawn trilogy (5 years after the original series ended), then the Hand of Thrawn Book I and II (10 years after the trilogy). The narrator, Marc Thompson did a superb job of creating distinct voices for each of the major characters and maintaining continuity through all 5 books. I could easily tell one character from the other immediately. The sound affects added to the story without distracting or overpowering. The new characters were imaginative creatures and the battles were cunningly written. Very enjoyable listening to all these books! SusyQ

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    Michael 08-22-16
    Michael 08-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "not as good as the others"

    slow story, lots of drama, minimal action, to be continued sucks, hate buying another book to get ending

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    Christian 08-13-16
    Christian 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    Fucking Amazing!! Great story, amazing characters and deep emotions. I love Timothy's contribution to the star wars universe!

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    Gavin M Brown 08-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story."

    Easy to follow and very immersive. I would recommend it to any Star Wars fan!

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