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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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    Boyd Tschaggeny 10-03-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm an electrical engineer who looks like Conan and has a flair for business. I'm nostagic for FF7 and Pokemon... and Salsa Verde Doritos.

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    "An excellent Star Wars adventure."
    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

    The characterization of Thrawn and the narrator made this a very enjoyable listen. Thrawn is a believable and interesting antagonist that fits well into the Star Wars universe. The narrator does an excellent job building and conveying the novels' moods.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1?

    A memorable moment in this novel revolves around the antagonist, Thrawn. Thrawn goes toe-to-toe with a dark jedi without fear. Thrawn does not feel his enemy because he understands and has already countered his enemies ability to attack. It made for a very enjoyable listen.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Thompson is fantastic with voices and conveying the mood of the scene. Each voice fit the character and was memorable. The mood of the scene helped the situation unfold organically.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    From the fringes of the galaxy comes the greatest tactical mind of the day.


    Any additional comments?

    It's easy to get lost in this novel with the great narration. Be careful starting this book because you'll definitely want to listen to the two subsequent novels afterwards.

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    Mario 10-02-16
    Mario 10-02-16
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    "Great story"

    legendary story to the the star wars saga loved every bit . You guys will enjoy it at well if you are a star wars fan

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    Ryan 10-01-16
    Ryan 10-01-16
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    "Great reading of a classic book."

    Favorite star wars novels and Marc Thompson is great as always. Unabridged is the best way to experience the book.

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    Jason Broersma B.C. Utah 09-30-16
    Jason Broersma B.C. Utah 09-30-16 Member Since 2015

    Blacksuit Spidey

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    "Star wars classic"

    Another great one from Timothy zahn. He never disappoints. Also Marcs voices are superb.

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    Gene 09-28-16
    Gene 09-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Was hesitant, and now I can't wait."

    I'm a long time Star Wars fan. When you throw an expanded universe at me I want to resist but so far I've been impressed and this first story in this series is no different. Well done and I'm impressed by the writing. It's easy to see the characters in these stories. I'll be downloading the next book immediately.

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    Christopher 09-27-16
    Christopher 09-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it"

    It was a great book. Well read and it kept you guessing as to what was going to happen next.

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    Kirkjw3 09-27-16
    Kirkjw3 09-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Better Than the Official Cannon"

    This story only lines up with the original Star Wars trilogy, being written and released before the prequels. The story and direction this story took was a better compared to the current canon. And this story fit better with the original trilogy. Even now that the cannon is getting back on it's feet after the failure and not very good stories of the prequels and the Clone Wars, with stories like the Force Awakens, Rebels, and Rogue One, these stories aren't the best. Don't get me wrong, they are awesome stories, but they seem to always have a feel of trying to redeem the prequels and the Clone Wars and trying to keep the audience guessing who is connected to whom. While this story line goes in a different direction that just feels right, has a good story, and isn't trying to have another agenda. This story also explains thing from the original trilogy that the cannon tried to explain but didn't do a go job in ways that make a lot more sense.

    The performance of this Book was fantastic! Marc Thompson, being a professional voice actor for animes and other cartoons, does very good voices for all the characters. And sound effects and music was added to make the experience that much better. I could see the story as a movie in my head thanks to good writing and performance.

    Best audible credit I ever spent!!

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    kris miller 09-26-16
    kris miller 09-26-16 Member Since 2017
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    "One major problem"

    The Wookie that speaks English was the hardest thing I've ever had to listen to. In fact I skipped ahead and was totally ok missing part of the book just to not hear it. It was horrible. How could a narrator think taking like that is ok. ? You'll see. And you won't want to hear it.

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    very engaging story with a lot of twists and turns. leaves you wanting more when it's done.

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    Kindle Customer Philadelphia, PA 09-21-16
    Kindle Customer Philadelphia, PA 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely the best audio book narration I've hear"

    Between Marc Thompson's absolutely perfect voice for all the characters in the book, and the tons of official Star Wars sound clips and musical scores that he plays throughout, this made for an experience rivaling watching the movies.

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