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Thrawn (Star Wars)

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Marc Thompson

16 Hours 56 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

April 2017

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.

Praise for Thrawn

“The origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains . . . a book that fans have wanted for decades.”—The Verge

“A satisfying tale of political intrigue . . . Thrawn’s observations and tactical thinking are utterly captivating.”—New York Daily News

“Quite the page-turner.”—Flickering Myth

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  • Anonymous

    Absolutely a great story, giving you more insight to the star wars universe leading up to the creation of the Death Star!!!

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  • Cameron F

    The Farseer trilogy is a masterpiece. I think it had a worthy ending. I do suggest that you don't expect Fitz to be a hero in the traditional way.

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  • Jonathan c

    Great book highly recommend

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  • Denardo C

    Need more Thrawn, you got to love the way he read and manipulate everyone and get it right every time the best strategist I\'ve ever seen or better yet heard haha!

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  • Chris F

    Thrawn! A brilliant and inspired character. Timothy Zahn clearly tapped into the mojo, allowing the muse to move his fingers as he typed. When I was first introduced to him in Heir to the Empire in 1991 I was blown away. Marc Thompson is an amazing perforner! He could make the tax code interesting. I kept forgetting there was not a cast performing...just one talented man! If you haven’t already, get the first 3 books. The books that set cannon.

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  • Michael R.

    Such an awesome story! I already loved Thrawn from the novels from the 90’s, and Zahn stayed very true to his character whilst immersing him into the past canonical timeline. There’s a character or so from the Rebels series that it was awesome to learn about their beginnings and insights as well, which in my opinion, was a sub-plot that added a lot to the story, and the way the different arcs would come together, divide, and then return, revealed the character’s individual evolutions through the mechanism of seeing how their relationships changed over time. I love Star Wars because of The Force, Jedi, Sith, and conflict. I want to see feats of Force magic, lightsaber battles, and crazy space battles. That being said, it is very difficult for me to maintain my interest in stories that don’t have Jedi, Sith, and/or Force users. Thrawn is such an other-worldly tactician, that he is a VERY rare exception for me in this regard. Amazing read, amazing narration, recommended to all SW fans.

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  • Hanna A.

    Timothy Zahn is genius, Thrawn is great and the new Thrawn: Alliances is even better. I also like Marc Thompson's voice and reading style. Absolutely enjoyable!

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  • Shawn C.

    Well written with a fresh new perspective of what was going was fun to come back to a classic in a new way.

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  • Anonymous

    Good book, loved seeing thrawn again

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  • Alex G.

    Timothy Zahn does it again! Cannot wait for the next Thrawn novel. I have been a fan of Zahn since I read “Choices of One”, before the de-canonization of the Expanded Universe.

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