The dying Empire’s most cunning and ruthless warlord, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic’s destruction. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republic Council—only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies.
Yet most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness, and scheming to corrupt Luke Skywalker to the dark side.
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Another must have for SW fans
This audiobook is amazing, and Marc Thompson, the narrator, is the best by far. I wont be purchasing any Star Wars audiobooks without his name attached to it.
It is known...
These 3 novels (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command) are known as the Thrawn Trilogy. They are generally considered the absolute best of any of the Star Wars novels. They are written with the movies in mind, and so they present all of the elements that made the movies so iconic. Lightness, humor, drama, excitement, so on. These books are known to be great within the Star Wars fan base. The narrator is also known to be the generally preferred voice for the audiobooks. Others do well, but Marc Thompson seems to encapulate those Star Wars elements using his brilliant cadance. (you know, his voice gets a little higher, and he reads a little faster at the surprises and action scenes: that sort of thing) And I'm sure it helps that he can pretty much nail the more famous voices: Luke, Han ...even Lando. So as a Star Wars fan, I can recommend this book to any Star Wars fan. But I can also recommend this to any scifi fan as well.
This man can tell a story.