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Vision of the Future: Star Wars (The Hand of Thrawn) Audiobook

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Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn brings his epic two-volume series The Hand of Thrawn to an explosive conclusion with a discovery that rocks the New Republic to its foundations - and threatens to resurrect the Empire.

The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumor that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. They must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander, and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an act of unthinkable genocide. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn. In his hands - alive or dead - rests the fate of the New Republic.

©1998 Lucasfilm Ltd. (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Koa B. Beam Johnstown, PA USA 01-01-16
    Koa B. Beam Johnstown, PA USA 01-01-16 Member Since 2015

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    "A great little end to the Zahn Thrawn stories"

    I have to admit it wasn't my favorite of the Time Zahn Star Wars books but it was a sweet end to the always awesome Thrawn series. As for what isn't so great about it is how it a little to fractured for my total liking and the end seemed rushed. I do think this could possibly have been split up a bit more to a third book if you are going to have some many moving parts to it. All I'm all though I'm happy. It's too bad this stories isn't canon anymore but I can see how bit a pieces can be mined for later main Saga movies. Oh and always the voice talent for this series is top notch. May the force be with you.

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    Amazon Customer 01-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love The Unabridged Marc Thompson Narrations"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Please keep the unabridged versions coming! I recommend this to all who enjoy a great story.

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    Desmond Grand Prairie, Texas, United States 06-21-14
    Desmond Grand Prairie, Texas, United States 06-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "An excellent conclusion"

    As I said on the first book, "Wow", what s great story. Another example of why anything with Star wars and Marc Thompson is worth having. Get both books and listen back to back for the maximum benefit/enjoyment.

    This is definitely worth the point. Get it.

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    Shane 06-01-16
    Shane 06-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story, Outstanding Narration"

    Another great story from Timothy Zahn, with outstanding narration. Ending felt a little rushed but worth the time for the unabridged version.

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    cliff schenck 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "so long"

    took me close to a month to finish was pretty good though even though I had to keep rewinding to figure out what I had missed

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    Josh 03-13-16
    Josh 03-13-16
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    "good stuff"

    Everything finally comes together here, it is definitely worth your time if you've liked the series so far, bring some closure to your life and get this book!

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    jonathan 08-15-16
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    "This was great"

    loved it permanent fan of Zahn and Thompson, I wish it was longer even though it was the longest of all the books, also the hacker gent ended up not having a purpose at the end I wonder if there was more.

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    "Amazing story and production!"

    Great book. I have read many star wars books. This is the best so far!

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    Spencer 06-24-16
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    "Awesome conclusion"

    loved it! a a fantastic conclusion to an awesome series. it almost makes me sad that thrawn will not be returning.

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    Petter 06-24-16
    Petter 06-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Marc Thompson"

    Pretty good story, not as good as the thrawn trilogy, but having Marc Thompson reading it makes it all that much better

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    Really good, except for the annoying bird people, they wouldn't shut up. Good book though.

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    "A Brilliant conclusion to the Duology!"
    Where does Vision of the Future: Star Wars (The Hand of Thrawn) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Random House's Star Wars productions are always top notch and this delivers on all cylinders!
    This is by far the longest Star Wars novel i've read and the 3 part download emphasised this when i was revisiting the story in audio form.


    What other book might you compare Vision of the Future: Star Wars (The Hand of Thrawn) to, and why?

    The production level on these books is top notch, not only is the narration cleaned and crisp with very little sibilance.
    Utilising the Lucasfilm library of John Williams Star Wars soundtracks as well as the in galaxy sound effects really helps to immerse the listener in the galaxy.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Marc Thompsons' portrayal of Han Solo is very accurate and also kinda comical due to his grumpiness (Han's not Marcs!). Very apt


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