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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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    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.
    In short:
    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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    Matthew 10-21-16
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    "Mispronounced names"

    The story is great, but Marc Thompson does a terrible job miss pronouncing characters' named are incredibly frustrating.

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    Swifts 10-19-16
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    "Exceptionally done!"

    It was very well narrated. I finished it in three days. the story was very well done in terms of the star wars story line

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    1010 10-19-16
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    One of my favorite books, best presentation I have heard. Extremely engaging and fun to listen to.

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    "Great first book for a trilogy"

    First off, the narration and sound effects are superb. I have started to look for certain narrators in particular for Star Wars books and this one proved my point. I was unsure how I would feel about a Star Wars book without a Sith Lord in it, but I was not let down. The new villain is intriguing and I cannot wait to finish this trilogy.

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    "Great series!"

    The narrator did a really good job but all of the extra sound effects were distracting.

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    Amazon Customer Wyoming United States 10-15-16
    Amazon Customer Wyoming United States 10-15-16 Member Since 2012
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    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 loved the story and the voices used to tell the story.


    What other book might you compare Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 to and why?

    I cannot compare this book to others but Marc Thompson does a great job.


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

    I am becoming a fan of Marc Thompson and have listened to several books he has narrated. Each one is engaging and a joy to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I like the books character development. Grand Admiral Thrawn for example came a live in the book. He had a unique personality and the story gave him depth. In this series you wanted to root for him even though he was for the Empire.


    Any additional comments?

    Timothy Zahn wrote a great tale and Marc Thompson did a wonder job telling it. I recommend this book to all Star Wars fans.

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    Stephen M. Contakes 10-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Everything in this book is amazing and the story is great. I loved it so much

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    Mr. London, United Kingdom 10-11-16
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    "absolutely loved it"

    A great story well told. The voice acting is superb. The main Characters sound like themselves. If you like star wars, you'll love this.

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