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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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    Matt 11-16-16
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    "love the sounds!"

    Hans voice sounds like puddy...but it's all good. I loved the sounds in the background

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    chad 11-14-16
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    "The ambience noise is terrible"

    The story is great and the sound effects are cool, but the drone of ambience noise hour after hour is so bad. Almost made me give up on novel. Hoping the next book doesn't have it or I'm going to read it in print.

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    Mr Rathgar, Ireland 11-07-16
    Mr Rathgar, Ireland 11-07-16 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Star Wars at its best!"

    An excellent beginning to the expanded Star Wars universe by Timothy Zain and now unabridged!

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    Bhc 11-06-16
    Bhc 11-06-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm in my mid 60s and Love Audible, I'm trying many different types/styles of Audio books, I'm Dyslexic so Audible is wonderful,Love Audible

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    really Good story line, Narration Ehixcellent
    much better than others , we'll written, good turns and twists looking forward to part 2....

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    Connor 11-05-16
    Connor 11-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    it was like having an entire movie in my head I definitely recommend it especially when you're sitting in traffic for long periods of time

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    Keith M Thomas 11-03-16
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    "the story yet good, is missing depth/excitement."

    The writing of this saga seems to be missing that old star wars feel. George Lucas was and will always be the original writer that puts the story first. this chapter of the series seems to me to be thrown together as an attempt to continue the story line that quickly fails from the beginning. it just seems to me that the old characters don't have the same demeanor. they have been changed by the author and doesn't feel the same at all.

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    is cool game 11-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Makes you feel like you're watching a movie!"
    Where does Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audiobooks so far, it had great effects and the voice work was excellent. I honestly compare most narration to Jim Dale since he was the first one I ever listened to but this was excellent and never got old. Easy to understand who is talking to who and the addition of background noises (blaster fire, wookies talking, etc...) was excellent!


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

    Absolutely!


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    ephymeris Colorado 10-31-16
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    "great effects. "

    I loved all the sound effects and different voices! story was good wish it was still cannon.

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    TAYLOR 10-25-16
    TAYLOR 10-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!"

    A fantastic and engaging audio book. I could not put it down for very long.

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    odedo1 10-23-16
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    "Excellent performance!!!"

    This book is mandatory for Star Wars fans!
    And for the person that complained about the background sounds, he must be new to audio books, this is one of the best part and it take a whole production team to create, it opens the imagination in your mind almost like watching a movie, I wish all audio books would put so much hard work into them.
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    The performance is great!
    The story is even better, one of the best!

    Can't wait to listen to number 2 and 3 of this trilogy!

    Only two problems:
    Hard to stop listening and go to sleep.
    And there is always an End to the story!

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    "great read! cant wait for the next one"

    was enjoyable and interesting! definitely a great fit into canon. next one please... a long time ago....

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  • Lars Eirik Holte
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    "Amazing"

    Everything you would want from an addition to the Star Wars universe. Great story, good written dialogue, all coming together with a great performance!

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