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Brought to you by Penguin.

The first book in a new trilogy set before Thrawn traveled to the Empire and became a grand admiral. Journey to the Unknown Regions and learn more about Thrawn’s origins and his home: the Chiss Ascendency.

©2020 Timothy Zahn (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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A good book, good performances, but...

I really like Timothy Zahn’s star wars books since heir to the empire, so this one is also a good one. The performances are also good in general, similar to other star wars audio books.

One thing I really dislike is some of the sound affects. They can be quite distracting, and sometimes I can’t even hear what is being said (especially when the characters were speaking through masks in this book, I couldn’t understand what they were saying).

So please don’t put too much sound affects into these audiobooks. I’m even okay with no sound affects at all, what I primarly want is to hear the words clearly.

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Awesome

A brilliant addition to the thrawn Dynasty, cannot wait for the next part. Awesome listen if you like anything to do with Thrawn.

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Great story!

Always love a good Thrawn story and this left me wanting the next one out now.

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The girls crying

Great book but please someone stop this guy overacting upset children its so hard to listen when the girls crying and not in a good way. I remember the same problem with Krenics lacky in the previous book it just goes way over the top like hes spitting everything he says

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Different narrator please

Great story but the narration became annoying. Every sentence read with the inflection of surprise even when there was none

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Good book

Great to see a younger Thrawn. Loved the tie in with alliances. Would recommend for SW fans

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A must read for Thrawn Fans

have to say what an amazing book that leaves you wanting more

After the first trilogy of Thrawn this is an amazing backstory of one of the smartest Star Wars characters

Read the first 3 books before this one it will make it so much more enjoyable in my opinion

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New world - pretty good

I reckon this line of books will get better and better. Super interesting but it slightly lost me at times (probably how I was listening to it) but I would give it another go. Really good all round and proper in-depth background to Thrawn. I really look forward to the next one.

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Brilliant

A really good story love thrawns origin story 10 out of 10 can't wait for the second one already pre ordered

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Loving Thrawn more and more!

Thrawn is a military tactical genius who lacks political insight.

Naturally, this causes some problems for him and his comrades, but despite his methods not being understood, he gets the results needed!

A great part of the Thrawn works!!

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  • Angel W
  • 07-12-20

About the only good thing in Star Wars now

Fantastic book, Timothy Zahn is the only onr holding my interest in Star Wars now (haven't watched the Mandalorian yet)

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  • 02-09-20

Living among Chaos

An amazing story, but not an easy one perhaps.

We are finally introduced to de closed culture of the Chiss and they many intricate characteristics.
we also see a new side of Thrawn and Ar'alani, giving more depth to the old characters while introducing new ones that open paths and insights to the story.

Although the story can be understood with no prior knowledge if you have been reading the previous novels of Thrawn, either form the new trilogy or Heir to empire you'll obtain an incredible amount of information about the always mysterious side of the star wars galaxy, and it's dynamics.

You can truly feel the Chaos that surrounds the characters either because of their location and what it entails to live in that area of space, and even the patterns in actions move in this nature, creating the scenes of an intricate story and civilization.

It also accomplished perfectly in giving life to that part of Star Wars Galaxy, ever present never seen like this before.


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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-11-20

A masterpiece

As expected from Timothy Zahn another masterpiece. The way he develops characters and plotlines is simply amazing. If you have read the rest of Thrawn books this one really helps to fill in the blanks