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Here is a special edition 20th anniversary release of the number-one New York Times best-selling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon - unabridged for the first time. The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

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. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create.

The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale - in short, a story worthy of the name Star Wars.

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©1991 Timothy Zahn (P)2011 Random House Audio

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Spannende Geschichte - nervige Hintergrudgeräusche

Was genau hätte man an Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 noch verbessern können?

Wie kann man nur so absolut entnervende Hintergundgeräusche einspielen? Mal übertönt das Lasergezucke den Sprecher. Mal soll ein kontinuierlicher Pfeifton 10 Minuten lang den Jetantrieb in der unendlichen Weite des Weltraums hinterlegen. Weniger wäre hier deutlich mehr gewesen. Wäre die spannende Geschichte nicht gewesen, hätte ich nicht wieder eingeschaltet und weiter gehört.

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  • awiencek
  • Dortmund, Deutschland
  • 22.09.2011

Das perfekte Hörbuch! Nein, wirklich.

20 Jahre ist es nun her, seit ich die Erstausgabe von "Erben des Imperiums" in einer Zeit las, als Star Wars quasi am Tropf hing.
Nachdem man nach acht Jahren die Hoffnung auf eine offizielle Fortsetzung aufgegeben hatte, kam Timothy Zahn und spann um unsere liebsten Charactere eine faszinierende und spannende neue Trilogie.
Man male sich aus, wie die Prequels.... Nein, ich bin gar nicht bitter! Die Originalversionen auf Blu Ray... Ach nee, auch nicht. Aber ich schweife ab.

Die Story ist selbstverständlich über alle Zweifel erhaben. Was hier jedoch an Produktionsdesign eingeflossen ist, erhebt dieses Werk schon fast in den Status eines One-Man Hörspiels.
Marc Thomson ist überidisch in seiner stimmlichen Bandbreite. Han, Luke und auch Exoten wie Ackbar werden täuschend echt gesprochen. Die Frauenstimmen sind zwar nicht perfekt aber differenziert.
Thrawn, Pellaeon und Joruus C'baoth (endlich weiß ich wie man den ausspricht!) besitzen alle klar unterscheidbare Stimmen.
Chewbacca und die Droiden werden vom Sounddesigner perfekt eingewoben.
Und überhaupt ist das gesamte Hörbuch mit Soundeffekten und Musik untertermalt.
Dies geschieht jedoch jederzeit passend, nie aufdringlich und lassen beim Hörer ein Hörerlebnis aufkommen, das Seinesgleichen sucht.
Für Star Wars Fans und leicht Interessierte, die der englischen Sprache mächtig sind, ist dies ein Pflichtkauf.

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  • Me
  • 19.12.2012

very satisfying Edition!

I think I don't need to write about the book. I always liked the Thrawn-Trilogy a lot, so I was a bit doubtful if an audiobook might spoil the stories for me.
But, what I hadn't really imagined from the short audio sample I listened to before buying " Heir to the Empire": Marc Thompson is a genius! He got every single person right, I think, and he is even able to read a Wookie (namely Ralrra).
I'm very happy with these 3 audiobooks!

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Is doesn't get better than this.

If you buy an audiobook you expect someone to read out loud a story someone else wrote, so you have expectations regarding the writer and the reader. Never before did I encounter an audiobook which I would describe as "the best way possible", or "it doesn't get better than this".

At first, I'd like to talk about the performance and production value of this audiobook.
Marc Thomson delivers a voice acting performance I've never before witnessed while listening to an audio book. He brings the characters to live with different voices and a contrasting way of speaking that is incredible. Not even on previous Star Wars audiobooks did he such a great job and I already praised him for his performance in for example "Darth Bane". In this one, he does it even better.
Also, the production value is gigantic. Not only is there original Star Wars music added to many parts of the performance, it also fits all the time and never feels unnecessary or distracting.The same is true for the many different sound effects like R2D2's beeps or Chewi's growls. It is simply incredible.

Now to Zahn's Story. Obviously it is split over three books so you will not get the entire Thrawn storyline in this audiobook alone, but this one - the first of the three - will introduce you to a lot of new and exciting characters while also doing to familiar ones like Luke, Han and Leia justice, by once again throwing them into the fray to save the New Republic.
With Thrawn, Zahn created one of the, if not the most interesting character in all of Star Wars. This time, the villain isn't a dark evil person with mystical powers that likes to torture enemies and their own alike, no. This time, the villain is a tactical genious, who respects his own people and scares his enemies, not with a dark cloak, but with an incredible omniscience and understanding of what they would do in certain situations. This one is never dull, never repetitive and always very inventive and interesting. Probably one of the best Star Wars book series to date.

I absolutely recommend this audiobook to everybody that loves Star Wars and Science Fiction in general. I'd be pleased to know what you thought about a certain Grand Admiral.

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Terrible for non-Trekkies

Ok so I loved the Bane series, and a few other SW-Books.

This however was terrible. Luke acts like a little bitch the entire audiobook long, and the over the top acting of Han Solo (trying to match his voice), makes me want to jump off a building, crawl back to the top, and throw myself off again.

Also whoever plays Leia (same person just with a dialed back voice) needs to be shot.

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Gutes Buch

Muss für Star Wars Fans. Spannend, gut gelesen. Hintergrundoundeffekte könnten einen Tick weniger sei für ei Hörbuch aber ist schon OK.

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Good plot

The plot is good and I like it as intro to the alternative universe. However I don't like the audio effects to this particular version. It is an audiobook after all, so I don't want some random sound effects from the movies ...

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Episches Buch. Exzellent umgesetzt.

Ich kann mich den anderen positiven Bewertungen nur anschließen. Wir haben es in wenigen Tagen durchgehört und sind total begeistert. Die anderen Teile sind schon geordert.

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brilliant story and excellent audiobook

Brilliant and enthralling story following the movies, capturing the spirit of the characters and expaning the star wars universe! Marc Thompson did a fantastic job reading this book.

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The overture to a great tale

An amazing story, crafted with a lot of attention to detail and character motivations. Thrawn is probably my favourite Star Wars villain! And this book is only the start of a much bigger narrative arc...
At first I was a little hesitant regarding Marc Thompson's performance, not because it's bad but simply because I'm used to a less energetic narration style. After a few chapters, my worries were blown to dust as I got swept away by the story. Looking forward to the next installment!