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
the story line, the performance, & the effects are great. I'd love to see them made into a movie trilogy.
Zahn's work is amazing as usual. Marc Thompson does a great job narrating the story and performing all of the character voices, as usual. I knocked off a star because his performance seems a little less... lively for this book. I wonder if he experienced some negative life events around the time this was recorded which affected his enthusiasm. Regardless, Thompson's work is excellent - 4 stars for him is worth 8 from anyone else. Highly recommended
If you are reading this book you have already bought into the story. That being said it is a fitting and eventful end to the series. As a women I was unimpressed with the range of emotions in the female characters who always sounded weak or mad. Otherwise the performance is spectacular.
Comic Book Fan
I totally recommend this book if you love the Star Wars universes. The narrator did an amazing job of all the voices. His Han is awesome and his Admiral Ackbar reminded me I'd Christopher Loyd from Taxi at times. I listed to all three books and this was after seeing The Force Awakens three times.
I read the Thrawn Trilogy when it was first released and loved it. Just finished the excellent audio adaptation. It is still the best of the Star Wars EU books.
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