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Thrawn: Treason

Star Wars
Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Series: Star Wars: Thrawn, Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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Penguin presents the audio edition of Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn.

Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from best-selling author Timothy Zahn. 

'If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.'

Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive. 

Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted in favour of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realises that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets. 

As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protégé Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn’s homeworld. Thrawn’s mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.

©2019 Timothy Zahn (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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An excellent addition to the Thrawn backstory

I loved the exploration of the chiss as a people and their interactions with the empire. A step up from the middle of the trilogy, alliances. On par with the first in the series, I highly recommend if you enjoyed it.

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follows the pace of the 1st book

i wasnt a fan of the 2nd book in this series, this one has the same tone as the 1st book. loved it

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crear has Marc thompson acts

a great acting, a great producción, an awesome history.

please listen to it. I hope there is more.

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Amazing voice performance

Amazing voice performance especially with so many main characters, lived the voices used for Thrawn. Great story.

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Thrawn continues to outplan everything

The book covers some interesting territory around the death stars creation and some new threats to the empire. Thrawn continues to outplan everyone, what a guy. easy to listen to and follow.

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fantastic

I loved listening to this audio book. When they go as far as to add surrounding sounds and effects, it just creates a more perfect vision of what's happening in my head.

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Awesome Thrawn-y goodness

I love all of the Thrawn books, he is up there with Darth Vader as one of my favourite Star Wars characters.
This entry is the best of the latest trilogy.

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more thrawn!

loved it! consistently great! I love this series I really hope there is more coming.

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Highly rated

Was a fair follow up from previous novels. Seems to drag at the start making it a novel you have to want to finish

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Epic!

Another great book! Let me intrigued from start to finish and definitely left me wanting more. Character development and story was superb, I can’t wait for more!

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  • Miclou
  • 22-10-2019

Excellent

Best of the three Thrawn books imo. Couldn't put it down. Narrator was excellent also.

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  • Branimir
  • 07-09-2019

Another entertaining book about Thrawn

The story is very good on its own but just as Alliances, it is not up to the stratospheric standards reached by the first Thrawn book. I hope very much that Timothy Zahn will reintroduce Thrawn's Journal in the next book. A new opponent, at the level of Night Swan, would be far preferable than the barely visible Grisks. The narrator has been outstanding in all three books but it is inexplicable how so high level production with so many female characters cannot secure at least one female narrator to partner Marc Thompson.

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  • Sean Kerin
  • 01-08-2019

Good, not great like previous 2.

Weakest of the new trilogy but should lead to more books on Thrawn. Greatest star wars character ever.

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  • tiffer
  • 01-08-2019

Would love to see film versions of Thrawn...

I think these would make good films, maybe the a forthcoming channel may pick them up...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-05-2020

Thrawn da boss

Amazing book and insight into Thrawn again. Although I wanted to see something happen with vanto and the navigator. Maybe in the next book. Can’t wait !!

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  • C. Hayward
  • 12-05-2020

Superb story. Thrawn and Zahn at their best

Marc Thompson and Timothy Zahn combine once again to produce the best Thrawn story in Canon and continue with entertaining deductions and a great cast of supporting characters. Highly recommended.

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  • leigh
  • 24-04-2020

great story

great story and the music help sell the power of the book to anyone that like star wars you will love this series

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  • Jason J Barker
  • 22-04-2020

fantastic!!!

i have to say i loved it and its a brilliant way of making the rebels series make sense

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  • JohnW
  • 12-04-2020

Sherlock Holmes in Space

Sherlock Holmes meets Star Wars in the guise of the Alien Thrawn. If Arthur Conan Doyle was asked to write a series for Star Wars, it wouldn't fall far of Zahn's Thrawn. A great story that keeps spiraling down deeper into mystery.

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  • nughman n.
  • 18-02-2020

Loved it....

Good ending to the trilogy. A step up from Book 2. Marc Thompson is a brilliant narrator.....

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  • Beniamin
  • 15-02-2020

Best Star Wars trilogy!

Very well written, Thrawn is an amazing character. It’s good mix between political intrigue and space battles.

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  • Besh
  • 18-01-2020

A must read for SW fans and Rebels fans!

This Thrawn trilogy ends up fitting perfectly with what is happening in the Rebels animated series and gives a great insight into who Thrawn is.