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The first book in a new trilogy set before Thrawn traveled to the Empire and became a grand admiral. Journey to the Unknown Regions and learn more about Thrawn’s origins and his home: the Chiss Ascendency.

©2020 Timothy Zahn (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Excellent

As always, an excellent book from Marc Thompson. I anxiously await the next book. The story being read by Timothy Zahn always provides a believable Thrawn voice as well as many other characters along the way.

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Thrawns back

Thrawns back and kicking aliens butt and taking names!
You always know when a Thrawn book comes out its GOLD!

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Brilliant

Zahn and Thompson did an amazing job. The story was great and Marc Thompson’s narration brilliant as always.

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Brilliant as expected

If you like the other Thrawn novels this will be no exception. Great narration, brining this world to life.

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Zahn Strikes Again

I honestly can't praise Timothy Zahn enough for the world he has created within the Star Wars universe.

This book went into far more detail about Chiss politics than I ever thought I'd need to know and yet it was fascinating the whole way through.

And let's not forget Marc Thompson's performance... unparalleled. With such detailed voice acting you become so invested in every characters path, even the minor characters. His performance lends a richness to the story and a real depth to the stakes that you can really hear in each characters voice.

Bravo. I really hope we get to see a movie or TV series adaptation of these books in future. Truely awesome.

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Goosebumps

Thrawns story is an amazing tale that has everything.
As always Marc is a perfect choice of narrator.

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not trump

it's not a trump impersonation as every one states. it' sound more like pox from destroy all humans haha I loved it

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great

wholesome, great writing and a wonderful story. Timothy Zahn always write trawn books so well

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Solid addition to the Thrawn story

Great book overall, little bit slower than others that have come before but it’s a great read and you can’t go wrong here. Marc Thompson is great as always. 5 stars but excited to see what happens next in this story.

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Phenomenal

I’d recommend this book to anyone who loves Star Wars. It’s a interesting dive in to the background of Thrawn and the Chiss. It really is beyond a galaxy’s far, far away.

Narration on point and beautiful production.

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  • Angel W
  • 07-12-2020

About the only good thing in Star Wars now

Fantastic book, Timothy Zahn is the only onr holding my interest in Star Wars now (haven't watched the Mandalorian yet)

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  • Cala Zhan
  • 02-09-2020

Living among Chaos

An amazing story, but not an easy one perhaps.

We are finally introduced to de closed culture of the Chiss and they many intricate characteristics.
we also see a new side of Thrawn and Ar'alani, giving more depth to the old characters while introducing new ones that open paths and insights to the story.

Although the story can be understood with no prior knowledge if you have been reading the previous novels of Thrawn, either form the new trilogy or Heir to empire you'll obtain an incredible amount of information about the always mysterious side of the star wars galaxy, and it's dynamics.

You can truly feel the Chaos that surrounds the characters either because of their location and what it entails to live in that area of space, and even the patterns in actions move in this nature, creating the scenes of an intricate story and civilization.

It also accomplished perfectly in giving life to that part of Star Wars Galaxy, ever present never seen like this before.


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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-11-2020

A masterpiece

As expected from Timothy Zahn another masterpiece. The way he develops characters and plotlines is simply amazing. If you have read the rest of Thrawn books this one really helps to fill in the blanks

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  • I M Thompson
  • 08-12-2020

Awesome

A brilliant addition to the thrawn Dynasty, cannot wait for the next part. Awesome listen if you like anything to do with Thrawn.

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  • Michelle Gregory
  • 24-11-2020

Great story!

Always love a good Thrawn story and this left me wanting the next one out now.

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  • Helvornak
  • 16-12-2020

Different narrator please

Great story but the narration became annoying. Every sentence read with the inflection of surprise even when there was none

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  • Brian
  • 25-10-2020

Good book

Great to see a younger Thrawn. Loved the tie in with alliances. Would recommend for SW fans

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  • Joseph C.
  • 16-10-2020

A must read for Thrawn Fans

have to say what an amazing book that leaves you wanting more

After the first trilogy of Thrawn this is an amazing backstory of one of the smartest Star Wars characters

Read the first 3 books before this one it will make it so much more enjoyable in my opinion

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  • Matthew Howarth
  • 26-04-2021

New world - pretty good

I reckon this line of books will get better and better. Super interesting but it slightly lost me at times (probably how I was listening to it) but I would give it another go. Really good all round and proper in-depth background to Thrawn. I really look forward to the next one.

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  • Matthew
  • 24-04-2021

Brilliant

A really good story love thrawns origin story 10 out of 10 can't wait for the second one already pre ordered

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-04-2021

Loving Thrawn more and more!

Thrawn is a military tactical genius who lacks political insight.

Naturally, this causes some problems for him and his comrades, but despite his methods not being understood, he gets the results needed!

A great part of the Thrawn works!!

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  • C. K.
  • 17-04-2021

A good book, good performances, but...

I really like Timothy Zahn’s star wars books since heir to the empire, so this one is also a good one. The performances are also good in general, similar to other star wars audio books.

One thing I really dislike is some of the sound affects. They can be quite distracting, and sometimes I can’t even hear what is being said (especially when the characters were speaking through masks in this book, I couldn’t understand what they were saying).

So please don’t put too much sound affects into these audiobooks. I’m even okay with no sound affects at all, what I primarly want is to hear the words clearly.

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  • Jack L.
  • 19-03-2021

The girls crying

Great book but please someone stop this guy overacting upset children its so hard to listen when the girls crying and not in a good way. I remember the same problem with Krenics lacky in the previous book it just goes way over the top like hes spitting everything he says

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