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Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1 | [Timothy Zahn]

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

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.
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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

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

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    "Zahn does it again."
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

    The narration and voices.


    What other book might you compare Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1 to and why?

    It's just as good as Zhan's other Star wars books.


    What three words best describe Marc Thompson’s performance?

    Awesome voice acting.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    War's End.


    Any additional comments?

    AnyStar Wars fan should check this out. Marc Thompson should narrate more SW books.

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    Jen 06-02-14
    Jen 06-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    The book was an ok read if you don't over think the physics in space battles. But the noises the reader uses to emphasize the spacecraft have a high pitched whine that makes my skin crawl and made the book unlistenable.


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