Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1 : Star Wars: Legends

  • by Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by Marc Thompson
  • Series: Star Wars: Legends
  • 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn makes his triumphant return to the Star Wars(r) universe in this first of an epic new two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet--a dead Imperial warlord.
The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. Facing incredible odds, Han and Leia begin a desperate race against time to prevent the New Republic from unraveling in the face of two inexplicable threats--one from within and one from without. Meanwhile, Luke teams up with Mara Jade, using the Force to track down a mysterious pirate ship with a crew of clones. Yet, perhaps most dangerous of all, are those who lurk in the shadows, orchestrating a dark plan that will turn the New Republic and the Empire into their playthings.

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Audible Editor Reviews

"Longtime fans should get considerable pleasure from this addition to the saga." (Publishers Weekly)

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What the Critics Say

"Zahn turns in his usual high-caliber performance." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Great production, good story

I always really like Timothy zahn's work, and here is really good too. Not quite as epic as the original (post rotj) trilogy, but good. As an audio book it works brilliantly too thanks to great reading and very strong production. Recommended.
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- C. Smith

Excellent adaptation

This is more than just a standard book reading. The actor enhances the performance with good impressions and the sound effects and music give this book one of the best star wars feels. If only the original thrown trilogy could be adapted this well.
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- C. H. Ford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-09-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio