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
"Zahn turns in his usual high-caliber performance." (Library Journal)
Great Story and great telling of the story. Keep it up!!!! Star Wars fans must read
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!
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
simplemente deslumbrante el voice acting fue increíble y el modo de narración con los efectos de sonido increíble
Marc Thompson always makes listening enjoyable. The sound engineering adds to it as well.
Any of the Thrawn trilogy, as this continues the story 10 years down the road. Albeit, this duology is not as good (story-wise) as the trilogy that spawned it.
Everything. I happened across him on my very first audio book, and have sought him out ever since.
Nothing extreme. But Zahn always does a good job of intertwining and setting up large stories.
Even if it's not canon. This whole saga is great. A must for fans and if you are not a cooling appliance it's good too.
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