The embattled Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has marshaled the remnants of the Imperial forces and driven the Rebels back with an abominable technology recovered from the Emperor's secret fortress: clone soldiers. As Thrawn mounts his final siege, Han and Chewbacca struggle to form a coalition of smugglers for a last-ditch attack against the empire, while Leia holds the Alliance together and prepares for the birth of her Jedi twins.
Overwhelmed by the ships and clones at Thrawn's command, the Republic has one last hope: sending a small force, led by Luke Skywalker, into the very stronghold that houses Thrawn's terrible cloning machines. There a final danger awaits, as the Dark Jedi C'baoth directs the battle against the Rebels and builds his strength to finish what he had already started: the destruction of Luke Skywalker.
©2011 Timothy Zahn (P)2012 Random House
I had never heard or read this part of Star Wars. Thrawn was a master but too power hungry and too sure of himself.
Thrawn, very good but too sure of himself
He did a great job and you forgot who you were listening to which is a sign of a good narrator.
Yes and know. It was easy to get back into and is great to listen to over again.
It's worth your time.
I love the performance and the book is engaging. If you are a star wars fan you will love it and if you just like an engaging story with a great character driven plot you will love this book.
I'm usually not impressed with "theatrical" narrations but this was wonderful - just the right amount of special effects to complement the story without adding confusion or feeling contrived. Marc Thompson's voices for all the various characters were spot on.
I loved the print version when it was first released, but Marc Thompson has a way of making the characters come alive. I have forgotten what Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher actually sound like. Marc's voices for Han, Luke and Leia are 'real' for me now.
The end of the book was sort of rushed. They could have taken more time with the last events. Otherwise, the book makes me want to find more Star Wars books.
This is classic Star Wars. If you miss the universe from before Lucas ruined things with the prequels, this is what you're looking for. I wish this series had been made into episodes VII, VIII, and IX as long as Lucas had kept his hands off it.
Listened to the whole trilogy. Great performance in all three. I wish he was doing every star wars story.
Wish all Star Wars books were unabridged and performed by Marc Thompson.
Wish there was a longer epilogue because I wanted to know what happened to more of the characters besides Luke
I read the trilogy almost a decade ago, but this audiobook really brought it to life. An epic conclusion to the series that made me wish all Star Wars books were this good.
I had a big, nerdy grin on my face throughout listening to this audio book. Despite a few minor holes in the writing (I'm talking minor, here), The Last Command was a ton of fun and a very satisfying conclusion to the Thrawn trilogy.
Marc Thompson's performance and the production qualities of the audio were absolutely brilliant. I cannot imagine that a physical reading of this book would be nearly as enjoyable as listening to it. Thompson's impersonation of the Star Wars characters was uncanny, and even had me laughing (Lando Calrissian – oh my gosh!).
Too bad Lucas won't make another trilogy. I would have paid gladly to see the Thrawn Trilogy turned into an Episode 7, 8 and 9. Nicely done, Timothy Zahn!
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