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

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

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Publisher's Summary

Here is a special edition 20th anniversary release of the number-one New York Times best-selling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon - unabridged for the first time. The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

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. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create.

The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale - in short, a story worthy of the name Star Wars.

More in the Thrawn Trilogy we have. And listen to all of our Star Wars titles you can!

©1991 Timothy Zahn (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    ULY GUITAR 02-27-17
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    I really like it I would recommend to anybody who loved stars Wars and my friend too

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    Jeremy 02-25-17
    Jeremy 02-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    Weird voices and sound effects made for a strange listening experience. Might try other books in the series though for comparison.

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    Mario Lacerda Tampa, Florida USA 02-15-17
    Mario Lacerda Tampa, Florida USA 02-15-17 Member Since 2014

    Hi there!

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    "Great read! Love Thrawn!"

    Great story, awesome new characters! Complex, interesting, and deep, everyone has their own motivations and flaws. Mara Jade, Talon Card, Thrawn and the rest of the cast make this a story worth telling!

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    Nichelle Veatch 02-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great read"

    was great read. to bad not canon. held my interest all the way through thankfully.

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    Mark Foster 02-10-17
    Mark Foster 02-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "it's theatrical"

    I'm not big on theatrical audio books but this wasn't too distracting from the story.

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    Tristan Davolt 02-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful Star Wars Experience"

    I loved this! It was a wonderful listen with great voice acting and effects. It was very much like an actual Star Wars movie, and it makes me excited to learn more about these characters!

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    will pierce 02-09-17
    will pierce 02-09-17
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    "Worth every minute"

    This is an amazing audiobook. Next best thing to a new Star Wars movie. Can't wait to start the next one.

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    DTNYY 02-03-17
    DTNYY 02-03-17
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    "Too bad this is not considered Star Wars canon"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

    I had read this many years ago, but it was great to hear it with a dramatic flair. That gave the book more excitement in my opinion.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    While I will always be fond of the Jedi, I was more intrigued by Grand Admiral Thrawn and his impressive intelligence.


    Have you listened to any of Marc Thompson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, and I prefer this one to the other one I have heard (Star Wars Aftermath).


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is an excellent book and part of an excellent series that is hard to stop.

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    Amazon Customer Arlington, VA 02-02-17
    Amazon Customer Arlington, VA 02-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Sounds effects were a poor choice."

    The story is interesting and fun. The sound effects broke my concentration and took away from the story.

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    Sarch 01-28-17
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    What a great audiobook! up to this point I have not been a big fan of audio books with sound effects. This audiobooks sound effects were absolutely excellent. I highly recommend this one.

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