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Publisher Description

Here is a special edition 20th anniversary release of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon—unabridged for the first time. 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.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Marc Thompson
hr min
September 6
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

Geof7609 ,

Thank the maker!!!

It's FAR past time the full, unabridged version of this audiobook was made available in a modern format. Prior to this release, the only way you could listen to the ENTIRE story was from a series of old cassette tapes, narrated by someone who sounded more like he belonged in a newscast from the 1960s (though I did like his Thrawn voice.) With Marc Thompson now reading, it's just icing on the cake for what's arguably one of THE greatest Star Wars stories ever, finally given the audio treatment it always deserved. Do not pass this up!

rich06 ,

This is the way Star Wars should be told!

Tim Zahn takes the beloved characters of Luke, Han and Leia to a level George Lucas could never touch. Also, he introduces us to the new and interesting characters, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Talon Karrde and Mara Jade. When reading this book you get the sense that the story of Star Wars has grown and matured. This book and the two to follow are a must have for any fan who has felt betrayed by the prequels.

Jeff with a G ,


I hope everyone is doing their part to ensure book 2&3 get made! This was to good to just have the first one and leave us hanging.

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