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.
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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.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Please keep the unabridged versions coming! I recommend this to all who enjoy a great story.
The story stays interesting as it bounces from one character to the other maybe its because everybody's mission is critical to saving the new republic. Surprisingly Talon Karrde may not make it out of this story he meets his match for sure.
I loved the story. Maybe not every minute of it, but I really, truly enjoyed it. Thompson's narration is masterful as always. Zahn's story, though on the long side, was gripping throughout. However, I must say that it felt a bit unresolved. He opens up so many new ideas and areas and people, but barely touched them. New species are discussed fleetingly, new planets are rarely, if ever, to be seen again. It almost felt like there should be third book coming back to all these new things. But with the being said, I would highly recommend this book.
The pair of books kept me engaged as much as the first three. Zahn hit it dead on and, as always, Thompson's narrating takes you back to a galaxy a long time ago and far, far away.
Marc Thompson is a master reader! He brings Zahn's intricate plots and fascinating characters vividly yo life, with the help of John Williams's original scores and fun sound effects from the films!
Definitely a good story. Absolutely worth your time.
The narrator had a good way of telling the story, he really made it sound like he was there feeling their pain, joy, excitement etc.
The story had a lot of key points and for the lack of a better word Frustrating points.
You really wished to continue until you knew what happened.
A good listening for all star wars fans though you should listen to the first book
Really good, except for the annoying bird people, they wouldn't shut up. Good book though.
"A Brilliant conclusion to the Duology!"
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.
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.
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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