Heir to the Empire

Heir to the Empire

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Set five years after Return of the Jedi, this first installment in a trilogy depicts an attack on the Republic and an attempted kidnapping of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia at the hands of Grand Admiral Thrawn, ex-warlord of the empire, and his rogue Jedi knight.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2011
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9780307933560
0307933563
9780307933584
030793358X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 9 min., 44 sec.))
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Marc

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Chinderixx
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.

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littlesusiemac
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.

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bprochaska
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.

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Purple_Beast_2
Dec 27, 2011

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

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Chinderixx
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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Purple_Beast_2
Dec 27, 2011

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

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