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
We finally get to hear the entirety of The Thrawn Trilogy. This book was well produced, Marc Thompson did a great job as normal. If you've made it this far in the Trilogy you won't be disappointed.
The narrator--wow, was there really only one!--made each voice so distinctive, expressive, and believable, even for someone like me who has watched the original movies so many times. I tried reading the trilogy because my daughter loved it so, but I kept bogging down and only got about half through this book. When all three came out in unabridged form I got them. What seemed a little hokey and very hard to follow in print came alive in these audiobooks. The story really was great. It was like having those other three installments to the 9-movie series once talked about. It really was as good as a movie. Truly five stars in every way--the story, the narration, and the production quality.
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All three books are a GREAT LISTEN!!
All the character's had great character developement.....
Thrawn.......his voice is exactly what I expected The Grand Admiral's to sound like.....
I loved this Trilogy! (I refer not only to this book, but to the entire Thrawn Trilogy because in my opinion it cannot be judged except as a whole)
It continued the Star Wars experience for me and kept me hooked form beginning to end.
Marc Thompson has a real way with the voices of each character, very convincing!
I think it is a great "first place" to begin after you have watched episodes 1-6. You do not have to have read any of those books to enjoy these.
After listening to the first 2 books in this series I couldn't wait to hear the third. It does not disappoint in bringing the entire story to a conclusion
I will not say what was the most memorable moment as I do not want to spoil it for anyone.
It is amazing how many voices this guy can come up with, in particular he does a very good Han Solo and Lando
Yes I wish I could have listened to it in one sitting, but its way to long too.
Loved the entire Trilogy
One of the best
It compares to return of the jedi, it has all the classic starwars feel and excited without being ruined by the horrible new prequels
No but I couldn't stop listening
I am now addicted to all the star wars novels
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.
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