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Brought to you by Penguin.

The New York Times best seller.

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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i like star wars

This is a book. I need to read one so I read this one. Was a good decision.

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Amazing story

Adds so much context to Thrawns final moments in the empire. Justifying the ending of Star wars rebels immensely. Changing how you think of it in the process.

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amazing

loved it best one yet amazing narration and great story really filled in the gaps left by tv shows and other media

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Brilliant

Brilliantly narrated. Zahn is master storyteller. Thrawn is a genius, created by a genius. Must listen for Star Wars fans.

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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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  • M. Gruba
  • 19-01-2021

Another good performance let down by annoying side effects.

Great story. Excellently read by Marc Thompson. But the sound effects, ridiculous and distracting. If you could provide a version with just the performer, that would be five stars in all categories.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2020

Entertainment for Star Wars fans.

The story is adequate but the cover implied that the Emporer would have more of a central role than he actually has.

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  • Dodes
  • 03-07-2020

Infallible Thrawn in well performed Fun Adventure

I've loved Thrawn since Zahn's officially trilogy - the most interesting character in the Star Wars universe in my opinion. I'm really happy to see him back in this trilogy which I admit has been fun to read and listen to (even if it included prequel trilogy sillyness in book 2 albeit well done, getting the characters bang on). I admit I have no interest in the tv series and while I acknowledge that watching them is useful to the background and some characters, I got through this book and the others purely out of interest for Thrawn. I'm very much looking forward to Ascendancy... My only real criticism is the way that: 1. Thrawn is infallible - he never seems to make mistakes (other than political which doesn't seem to matter) 2. Most other characters, particularly bad guys are hopelessly one dimensional. Ronan in this book is as stereotype as it gets. That said, I love the story and where it leads, I like the nods to Zahn's original trilogy like Pellaeon, and how Zahn always seems to pull some sort of twist. He is definitely an entertaining writer who usually officers you what you want. Thompson performs well as he always does and the production values are generally high with effective sound effects and music (though it can sound corny) Get this for Thrawn and fun - not for deep and meaningful characters.

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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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  • Simon bushby
  • 05-10-2020

excellent book really great story would like to he

great book needs more of these to expand on his career and that of vantos

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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
  • 20-01-2021

A great ending to a great trilogy

This book was just as good as the first book. The story is really good and a nice change of air after the second book. The performance of Marc Thompson was good as always

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-12-2020

Such a great read

I love Thrawn he's one of my favourite characters in star wars and this was a great read what adds to his character :)

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  • Dr. Johnson
  • 24-11-2020

fantastic trilogy!

such a good series, gripping from start to finish! looking forward to more from thrawn in the future

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  • "sharky18"
  • 18-11-2020

Great audiobook! not a very good story

For a Star wars book I felt as if the story was very limited and repetitive. The constant undermining and doubt Thawn gets is very tiresom. I really feel like characters should be well aware of how the admiral operates by now. but no... Not much progression there. I really like Mark Thompson as a narrator but he does have a tendency to over act some scenes. but nothing to get hung up on. His voices for individual characters is on point, especially Thrawn. having said that I preferred this book over the previous one. I usually love Vader/Anakin stories but it just didn't work for me. But for all you star wars fans out there it's definitely worth a listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-10-2020

Return of awesome Thrawn series

After mediocre Alliances this book is well desrved return of The Grand Admiral Thrawn. It is a very, very good star wars instalment, keeping up with the first part. Highly recommanded read!

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  • Brian
  • 04-10-2020

Good end to the Thrawn trilogy

Good ending a ties in nicely into the Starwars Rebels TV show. Marc Thompson is as ever brilliant with his vocal acting skills

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  • claus007
  • 25-09-2020

Another win for Thrawn!

The ending to the trilogy has come at last. Just like the other two books in this series, it is great. The story in this book is really good. bringing in some names you really don't hear much of in the rest of the universe. I liked the different perspectives, and how you could clearly hear that Ronen had absolute loyalty to Krennic, but also that is slowly faded as the story went on. Something I miss is a resolution for Eli Vanto and Thrawn. It felt like the book glossed over the fact that Vanto never really got a chance to talk to Thrawn. And that did begin to bug me after a while. The performance was fantastic. Marc Thompson bringing exceptional skill and talent to his roles. Fantastic job by him. Overall this story was great. Amazing performance as always, and a good ending to this trilogy.

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