Heir to the Empire

Heir to the Empire

The 20th Anniversary Edition

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Here is a special 20th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon--featuring an Introduction and annotations from award-winning author Timothy Zahn, exclusive commentary from Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books, and a brand-new novella starring the ever-popular Grand Admiral Thrawn. 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 .

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape, 2011.
ISBN: 9780307933584
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIO
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Nov 28, 2017

These audiobook narrations are very enjoyable. Marc Thompson always does a great job with with putting in lots of expression and including a wide range of different voices for all the characters. His Thrawn voice is wonderful!! His imitation of Harrison Ford and Admiral Ackbar are also pretty good. I think the music and sound effects add life to the different scenes, and this is the closet I get to imagining what a movie of this book would be like.
I'd recommend fans of the Thrawn Trilogy listen to this because it's just fun to sit back and listen to. My only complaint is that Marc Thompson should have had a girl help him with the female voices. He tires, but well, since he's not a girl, some of the female voices just don't work.

Jun 19, 2017

I was very impressed with the narration, Marc does a great job at replicating the voices of key characters, I would definitely recommend a listen! Grand Admiral Thrawn is an excellent villain, and I was left wishing that there were audiobooks of the two books following, as the story had me hooked.

Jun 05, 2016

Bearing in mind, it is written for the YA crowd, I guess it was OK. This story made me curious about characters that haven't made it into the movies (yet?), but do give potential background for The Force Awakens. Didn't like the additional abilities given to Wookies and one in particular; this angle seemed silly and would have been apparent before now, I'd think. A Legends story, so I just rolled with it.

Dec 27, 2011

This book/recording was way better than I expected it to be.


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Nov 28, 2017

Marc Thompson reads the unabridged special edition 20th anniversary release of the number-one New York Times best-selling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon. 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.


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Dec 27, 2011

"Understand a race's art and you understand the race," Grand Admiral Thrawn.

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