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Author: Timothy Zahn Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Hand of Thrawn Trilogy Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9780553753387
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Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn makes his triumphant return to the Star Wars(r) universe in this first of an epic new two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet--a dead Imperial warlord.

The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. Facing incredible odds, Han and Leia begin a desperate race against time to prevent the New Republic from unraveling in the face of two inexplicable threats--one from within and one from without. Meanwhile, Luke teams up with Mara Jade, using the Force to track down a mysterious pirate ship with a crew of clones. Yet, perhaps most dangerous of all, are those who lurk in the shadows, orchestrating a dark plan that will turn the New Republic and the Empire into their playthings. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Zahn turns in his usual high-caliber performance. Library Journal
  • Longtime fans should get considerable pleasure from this addition to the saga. Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Timothy Zahn, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novella, is the author of more than a dozen original science fiction novels. He is best known for his bestselling Star Wars novels, with more than four million copies of his books in print. Other books include the Cobra series, the Quadrail series, and the young adult Dragonback series. He earned a BS degree in physics from Michigan State University and an MS from the University of Illinois.

About the Narrator

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. Heald has also won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.