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Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1 Audiobook

Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1

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Audible Editor Reviews

"Longtime fans should get considerable pleasure from this addition to the saga." (Publishers Weekly)

Publisher's Summary

Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn makes his triumphant return to the Star Wars(r) universe in this first of an epic new two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet--a dead Imperial warlord.

The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. Facing incredible odds, Han and Leia begin a desperate race against time to prevent the New Republic from unraveling in the face of two inexplicable threats--one from within and one from without. Meanwhile, Luke teams up with Mara Jade, using the Force to track down a mysterious pirate ship with a crew of clones. Yet, perhaps most dangerous of all, are those who lurk in the shadows, orchestrating a dark plan that will turn the New Republic and the Empire into their playthings.

©2011 Timothy Zahn (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Zahn turns in his usual high-caliber performance." (Library Journal)

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    "Good, but not great"

    So, I am the biggest advocate for the original thrawn trilogy of books. I love those. this book was good, and established a lot for what I hope the next book delivers, but there were a lot of boring "talking" chapters where I wasn't as interested. overall though, I am not sorry I listened to it, and as always, Marc Thompson is my favorite reader of star wars books. He does an amazing job and brings so much life to these books.

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    the punk rock ballerina Texas 03-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Thrawn!!!"

    excellent! a good continuation of the originally heir the empire trilogy. wish disney would have made these books into a movie or atleast a series.

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    bob 02-10-17
    bob 02-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great!"

    Who let's anyone other than Marc Thompson narrate Star Wars books?! He brings them to life. every character sounds different. It sounds like a full cast. The story is strong. I highly recommend it to Star Wars fans.

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    Joshua 02-07-17
    Joshua 02-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another Great One"

    Great book and wonderful performance. Marc always does a nice job. Don't hesitate, listen to it.

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    PlushLover 01-27-17
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    "Not my favorite."

    A story that kind of leads to nowhere. When the performance was OK, it becomes irritating at times.

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    Eleanor North Carolina 01-19-17
    Eleanor North Carolina 01-19-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Mark Thompson is THE most talented voice actor!"

    great story, amazing performance, love these star wars extended universe tales- worth it and very entertaining.

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    Westty 01-10-17
    Westty 01-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story"

    I really enjoyed the story and I like I always enjoy Marc Thompson's performance as narrator, however, occasionally when he does a voice for an alien character the voice is a little too, alien and can be difficult to understand. That shouldn't discourage someone from listening though, still a very good performance.

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    dalauder 01-07-17
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    "Best Narrator I've Heard"

    Marc Thompson gives depth and personality to every character he voices. Aside from his more narrow skill with female voices, he's better than I could hope a narrator to be. This book continues with the same feeling as the original Thrawn Trilogy, the only shortcoming is the somewhat forced involvement of all the classic characters.

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    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 12-01-16
    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 12-01-16 Member Since 2017

    If you can't find the time to do it right, how will you find time to do it over

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    "The hand of Thrawn"

    One crisis after another, is Admiral Thrawn back!!
    Stay tuned for the next book in the series !!!

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    J L SMith 12-01-16
    J L SMith 12-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Sequel"

    The perfect way to follow up the Thrawn trilogy. Great for all who love the tactics of space and Star Wars warfare. As always a freat performance too.

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