Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1: Heir to the Empire

  • by Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by Denis Lawson
  • 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Heir to the Empire begins five years after Return of the Jedi. The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet back into a quarter of the territory it once controlled. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and have shouldered heavy burdens in the government of the new Republic, and Luke Skywalker is the first in a hoped-for new line of Jedi Knights.
But thousands of light-years away, where a few skirmishes are still taking place, the last of the Emperor's warlords have taken command of the remains of the Imperial fleet - and have made two vital discoveries that could destroy the fragile new Republic. The tale that emerges is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale: in short, a story that is worthy of the name Star Wars.


What the Critics Say

"Well written." ( School Library Journal)


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I read the original paperback many years ago. This abridgement has torn the book to shreds. Not worth the credit. Would advice everyone to avoid.
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- D. M. Gannon

By "Abridged" they mean "Cut to the bone".

What disappointed you about Star Wars?

It was a great story, but they've left only the bare structure of it - the details that gave it life are gone. Such a let down.

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- A. R. Cousins

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio