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  • Star Wars: Dark Force Rising: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,590

The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UNABRIDGED!!

  • By Ron on 07-10-12

Great Overall Read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-19

When I started this series I was not getting into Thrawn as much as I did when I read "Thrawn" then I realized this series was written first 20 years ago so Timothy Zahn has had time to round out the character a bit more. The newer version of Thrawn is a bit more interesting and has a bit more depth but again that is easy to do 20 years later. This series on its own merit is excellent and while Thrawn is colder his character is still the essence of Thrawn from the newer works...actually, that is likely the other way around considering the timeline of the books. Regardless this series is well worth the read and very enjoyable.

  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,692
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,573

Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last!

  • By Jt on 10-25-11

Not Alliances... but still very good.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-18

Thrawn is different here but it was written along time ago. still an excellent book.

  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,213

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice To Have Thrawn Back, But...

  • By Michael Hicks on 09-06-17

Excellent Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Thrawn is now my favourite Star Wars character. This book was very well done an I thoroughly enjoyed it :)

  • The Greatest Trade Ever

  • The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History
  • By: Gregory Zuckerman
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

In 2006, hedge fund manager John Paulson realized something few others suspected--that the housing market and the value of subprime mortgages were grossly inflated and headed for a major fall. Paulson's background was in mergers and acquisitions, however, and he knew little about real estate or how to wager against housing. He had spent a career as an also-ran on Wall Street. But Paulson was convinced this was his chance to make his mark. He just wasn't sure how to do it....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better Books Now Available

  • By David on 05-02-11

Informative Read<br />

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Great read very informative and has great insight into all the players. worth a follow up now lol.

  • The New Tycoons

  • Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything
  • By: Jason Kelly
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 466

What do Dunkin' Donuts, J. Crew, Toys "R" Us, and Burger King have in common? They are all currently or just recently were owned, operated, and controlled by private equity firms. The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything takes the listener behind the scenes of these firms: their famous billionaire founders, the overlapping stories of their creation and evolution, and the outsized ambitions that led a group of clever bankers from small shops into powerhouse titans of capital.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Modern day Wizards of Oz"

  • By liza on 11-13-13

Good read...or listen lol.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

fairly insightful look into the players of this world. nice first hand experiences from the writers point of view.

  • Other People's Money

  • Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made
  • By: Charles V. Bagli
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

In just over three years, real estate giant Tishman Speyer and its partner, BlackRock, lost billions of investors' dollars on a single deal. In Other People's Money, Charles V. Bagli, the New York Times reporter who first broke the story of the sale of Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village takes listeners inside the most spectacular failure in real estate history, using this single deal as a lens to see how and why the real estate crisis happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New York City renting at its best.

  • By Jack on 03-28-18

I liked it! <br />

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Not bad actually. interesting story but the narration I found needed a little work. Still it is an interesting story.