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Thrawn (Star Wars) Audiobook

Thrawn (Star Wars)

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Publisher's Summary

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

©2017 Timothy Zahn (P)2017 Random House Audio

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    Jeremy schulz 04-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Un-Surprisingly, Beautiful"

    Zahn and Thompson come together once more to weave an exceptional story! Zahn has woven another patch into the quilt that is Star Wars. His writing is superb, and thankfully we have someone just as brilliant to narrate! I can not applaud this enough! I also plan on purchasing the physical copy, because apparently there is a pull out poster featuring the Grand Admiral himself! But do yourself a favor and jump into this audiobook!


    A few notable aspects that I can remember (re listening after this!) NO SPOILERS!

    The story of Thrawn's ascendancy to Grand Admiral.

    The unique Chiss twist of the importance in utilizing and preserving resources, which bordered on compassion for others.

    The tie in to Star Wars Rebels! Providing a really rich background into why certain events occurred in the show.

    A beautiful balance of political intrigue (which I ABSOLUTELY love in the Star Wars universe!), and intense action scenes!

    One detail I really appreciated was the depiction and hesitance of Coruscant's underbelly. We typically see this through the eyes of force wielders or soldiers, neither of which really experience the emotions that an everyday person would when confronted with the slums.

    41 of 45 people found this review helpful
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    Not a Bot, seriously lets talk about our human emotions 04-25-17
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    "Miss the old voice"

    Love it. But I miss the old voice for Thrawn. The new one lines up with Rebels, but is less powerful.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Okielady 07-25-17
    Okielady 07-25-17
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    "sound effects"

    overall...excellent...as usual. Some sound effects are tpo loud. For example, the blaster fire drowns out the narrator sometimes. sound of the alien voices can be obnoxious af

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Glenn Duncan 04-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Somewhat disappointing"

    While not bad, per se, unfortunately this fell far short of my expectations. The Thrawn character here doesn't compare to his excellent arc in the 'Heir to the Empire' trilogy.

    15 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    justin 04-11-17
    justin 04-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Thrawn has survived the purge of the cannon"

    5 hours in and Thrawn seems to have survived the cannon purge wonderfully he is still Thrawn and this story reinstates alot of thrawns back story that had evolved other the course of Zahns other novels

    35 of 47 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 05-03-17
    Peter 05-03-17
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    "Just not living p to the standard"

    Zahn's original trilogy was simply amazing, but this tale seems to be nothing but background context, which, while useful, isn't very entertaining.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    BeantownDutch 04-12-17
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    "A Zahn Book - Expertly voiced"

    This is what I was looking for in a Timothy Zahn Book. I've missed his thrawn. I also want to be first to say the voice actor is perfect, even if Eli is clearly George W. Bush.

    18 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 06-20-17
    06-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "awesome"

    Marc Thompson's narration was incredible! A must listen!! Timothy Zahn's writing remains the best! Thrawn

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie 04-23-17
    Carrie 04-23-17
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    "Sherlock?"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes and no. On the one hand, reading any book is time well spent; on the other, this book wasn't as good as it could have been.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm not sure, I was thinking about reading the earlier Thrawn books again.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Marc Thompson?

    Oh yes. He is an amazing narrator who really brought life to every character in the story.


    Did Thrawn (Star Wars) inspire you to do anything?

    Read the other Thrawn books again, and find more books narrated by Marc Thompson.


    Any additional comments?

    If I had wanted to read a Sherlock novel I would have. I felt that the use of the Eli as Watson to Thrawn's Holmes was poorly done and really detracted from the story itself. I didn't need Eli to explain things to me, and quite frankly I hate method of plotting a book...its a cheap way to attempt to get inside a main character's head. For a character as nuanced and mysterious as Thrawn it was unnecessary. I had very high hopes for this book, the first few chapters were really good...before Eli became the slow witted sidekick.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron United States 07-01-17
    Aaron United States 07-01-17 Listener Since 2010
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    "Didn't feel like Star Wars"
    What would have made Thrawn (Star Wars) better?

    This book picked up at the end, but for 3/4 it was just boring, I'm sad to say. The characters and the setting were Star Wars, but the story itself just didn't seem to have too much connection the universe. Unless you watch the Rebels animated series, you would miss several tie-ins that make it interesting. The author pointing out for the entire book Thrawn's assessments of his interactions was tedious. Just a disappointing outing from usually reliable Tim Zahn.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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