It’s five years after the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and drove the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights.
But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords, 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 build.
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Glad they released these.
Just really wished they released the unabridged versions.
I have gotten 2 versions of this. This is read by the actor that played C3-PO, Anthony Daniels. This is just like the audio tape that first came out with some ommisions. Reguardless of that, it is great. This version is more lively than the redone version recently released with a different reader. If you cannot get the tape version, than this is the next best audio.
A Must Read - not a must listen
There are a host of authors who have added to the Star Wars storyline. Timothy Zahn, and this series specifically, surpasses them all. I have read the three books in this trilogy a dozen times. Even though he relies on some of the catch phrases from the movies a little too heavily at times for my taste, Timothy Zahn successfully manages to take these iconic characters, protect all of their lovable quirks and create something fresh using a storyline that is every bit as compelling as Episodes 4-6. Buy the books. Read the books.
That said, the audiobooks are an entirely different matter. In a word: Pass. First, they're abridged. If the books had been written the way that this audiotape series flows, I doubt I would have bothered reading the second book in the series. Second, I found the audio performance lifeless.