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Timothy Lehmann

Australia
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  • Vision of the Future: Star Wars (The Hand of Thrawn)

  • Book II
  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 26 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
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    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumor that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. They must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander, and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an act of unthinkable genocide. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story, expertly told.

  • By Timothy Lehmann on 22-02-2019

Superb story, expertly told.

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Reviewed: 22-02-2019

Another well produced and well voiced yarn. Now we just need the movie versions... ;-)

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

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good continuation of the Thrawn story.

  • By Thomas on 05-12-2015

A good start to another great yarn.

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Reviewed: 11-02-2019

A good setup for another great chapter in the greatest "should have been" story ever.

  • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3: The Last Command

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Overwhelmed by the ships and clones at Thrawn's command, the Republic has one last hope: sending a small force, led by Luke Skywalker, into the very stronghold that houses Thrawn's terrible cloning machines. There a final danger awaits, as the Dark Jedi C'baoth directs the battle against the Rebels and builds his strength to finish what he had already started: the destruction of Luke Skywalker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent ending to the Thrawn trilogy

  • By Anonymous User on 30-10-2018

A fitting end to a great yarn.

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Reviewed: 07-02-2019

As with the others in this series, very well performed, slickly produced and entertaining storytelling.

  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire

  • (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

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....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Production

  • By Paul on 04-07-2014

A great yarn, expertly performed.<br />

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Reviewed: 04-12-2018

Loved the story and production overall. This is how Star Wars should have continued :-(

  • Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

'I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.' Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root - its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun while it lasted

  • By Anonymous User on 15-09-2018

Really enjoyed this book.

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Reviewed: 29-11-2018

Becoming a bit of a fan of this writer and VA. Also the production, with the perfectly done effects and of course music, is very slick. Top notch work all round.

  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fantastic

  • By Michael Scorgie on 24-07-2018

A great yarn, well read and slickly produced.

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Reviewed: 19-11-2018

I liked the Holmes/Watson relationship and well placed OT callouts. Great voice-work too, although some British accented words were amusingly mispronounced. A minor nit-pick though. The sound effects were a good touch as well and didn't intrude at all for me.

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's done it again

  • By Anonymous User on 06-09-2018

Great book, although repeating here and there.

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Reviewed: 07-09-2018

I loved Harare's previous books and looked forward to this one and wasn't disappointed. There are a few passages lifted from the other two, which he may have added a "as I've said in Sapiens" or something, but this is not picking. A highly recommended book, excellently read.

  • Life 3.0

  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Penguin Audio presents Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark, read by Rob Shapiro. We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society - and even our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionise our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and cofounder of the Future of Life Institute, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful

  • By Anonymous User on 08-02-2019

A great discussion on a major topic.

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Reviewed: 21-06-2018

I found this book fascinating and accessible. It did justice to this enormously important subject.

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  • The Third Reich at War

  • By: Richard J. Evans
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 35 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Evans interweaves a broad narrative of the war’s progress with viscerally affecting personal testimony from a wide range of people - from generals to front-line soldiers, from Hitler Youth activists to middle-class housewives. The Third Reich at War lays bare the dynamics of a nation more deeply immersed in war than any society before or since. Fresh insights into the conflict’s great events are here, from the invasion of Poland to the Battle of Stalingrad to Hitler’s suicide in the bunker.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive and fascinating

  • By Timothy Lehmann on 02-05-2018

Comprehensive and fascinating

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Reviewed: 02-05-2018

Well written, concise and researched, with good narration (a few mistakes that should've been edited out, but otherwise very easy to listen to). Recommended

  • SPQR

  • A History of Ancient Rome
  • By: Mary Beard
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This excellent history of Ancient Rome

  • By David on 07-12-2015

Very interesting and accessible

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Reviewed: 23-04-2018

Well written, flawlessly performed and as thorough as it could be at dealing with a thousand years of an empire's history. Made me rethink certain "facts" I'd taken as true, such as whether the emperor known as Caligula was really a psychotic monster or simply the victim of effective PR. Recommended.