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Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)

Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (153 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire in this thrilling novel from best-selling author Timothy Zahn.

'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. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favour, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs - including the Death Star project - the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it’s not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there’s more behind his royal command than either man suspects.

In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic and Commander Mitth’raw’nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown...and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance - neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store.

Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged - by a test of their allegiance to the Empire...and an enemy that threatens even their combined might.

©2018 Timothy Zahn (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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fun while it lasted

was it impossible too hire a woman too do the women's voices, padme parts whereastruggle

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Timothy Zahn delivers again

Really good pace throughout the story and links to the previous interactions between Thrawn and Anakin Skywalker.

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Awesome

This story was pretty good Thrawn is a true masterpiece I do believe and he doesn’t miss a thing

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Really enjoyed this book.

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.

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disappointing follow up

This book was hard to finish. No where near as good as the first Thrawn

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loved it, does the thrawn books justice

i am alot more into the stories of the old republic, but this was great i enjoy thrawn and vader stories this was also great

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need female voice actor!

story was great, performance was good for the most part, but they really should have used a female voice actor for the female roles.

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Loved all of it

Loved the book and the narrator does an excellent job. Couldn't wish for a better narrator to tell this excellent story

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A struggle to finish

I really enjoyed the first book in the series, sadly I struggled to finish this one, great narration as usual by Marc Thompson. I think the story just jumped around between past and present too often.

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great

I loved the performance and the overall story that Timothy has added to the lore of Thrawn

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  • M. Elbæk
  • 21-12-2018

A bit too much all over the place but good enough

A bit too much all over the place but good enough quality just wish it would be a bit more cohesive.

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  • Lisana C L Rodrigues
  • 03-09-2018

a new Vader!

A Darth Vader as you can't imagine. and Thrawn being Thrawn. let's hope they take some of this store to make a new cartoon between Grand admiral Thrawn and Ezra in Unknown region of the galaxy far far way.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-2019

Needed two seperate books

I feel that the focus on two different timelines was a bit too complicated to follow for a casual listener, I barely remember the important parts of the book as I found myself tuning oyt so often from parts that just felt completely irrelevant to the story.

Maybe if it were split into two different books then yes, but otherwise it was a bit of a disapointment compared to the first of the Thrawn series. The first was brilliant, I really enjoyed it, but this, a little bit of a let down.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-12-2018

Not as good as the first

I felt like more could have been done with the combination of Thrawn and Vader in terms of plot. Good performance and score.

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  • S. Buchan
  • 06-12-2018

A great follow up to Thrawn.

Really enjoyed the second book of this trilogy. A lot shorter than Thrawn but no less enjoyable. Timothy and Marc really capture Vader's menace, coldness and ruthlessness. Only one complaint from me, why cant we have a female to play the female roles. Marc does a great Thrawn, Vader, Alien, stormtrooper etc but I cringe at his female voices.

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  • DAN
  • 12-11-2018

Good performance but slow and slightly dull

A fairy good tale but not Timothy Zain’s finest work. Personally I found it annoying jumping between the two stories of Thrawn and Vader and Thrawn and Anakin. The pace was a little slow. As usual Marc Thompson delivered a good performance although not convinced his use of the Irish accent really suited the miner characters. Overall it’s Okay but not excellent.

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  • James Bennett
  • 25-10-2018

Fantastic listen

I listen to audiobooks while walking. This made me take longer routes home/ to work.

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  • Andy
  • 09-10-2018

Sadly not as good as it's predecessor

I love the Star Wars audiobook series as read by Marc Thompson. I think he gets the characters spot on and brings a lot of life to each book.

The story however was nowhere near as good as "Thrawn" which I found very hard to stop listening to. This story, split accross two time periods, was not nearly as gripping and I found the clone wars era story oddly annoying, always wanting to get back to the Empire era. Anakin reminded me of the whiney "Episode II" version of the character rather than the much more rounded and improved "Clone Wars" series character, which was a bit of a let down.

Overall I think the performance was superb as always but the story was very middle of the pack, still worth a listen for die hard Star Wars fans though.

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  • Marek
  • 25-09-2018

another fantastic audiobook

great plot with mysteries slowly reviled. great dialogue and description of background. pleasure to listen

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  • Alex C.
  • 15-09-2018

Great book

The story was fantastic, really enjoyed it.
The performance was good but was nothing special.

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  • G P Von Dinther
  • 13-09-2018

An Amazing Story

Absolutely loved it. Great sequel. Excellent narration. For all those that read 'Thrawn' you will not be disappointed.

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  • sampson
  • 11-09-2018

fantastic

book is amazing. You don't need to be a star wars fan to enjoy. have fun