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Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)

Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Series: Star Wars, Book 13, Star Wars: Thrawn, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
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Summary

Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire in this thrilling novel from best-selling author Timothy Zahn.

'I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.' 

Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root - its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favour, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs - including the Death Star project - the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it’s not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there’s more behind his royal command than either man suspects.

In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic and Commander Mitth’raw’nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown...and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance - neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store.

Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged - by a test of their allegiance to the Empire...and an enemy that threatens even their combined might.

©2018 Timothy Zahn (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Fantastic.

Another TZ masterpiece. The best Star Wars writer out there. Would highly recommend. Top marks.

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not as good as Thrawn

Another good Star Wars story.

I enjoyed Thrawn more and missed the characters from that book at went missing.

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enjoyed it, but not as good as the first

I did enjoy this book, but it wasn't as good as the first. I missed Eli vanto in this,but I assume he will appear in the third book. I wish there was more Vader and thrawn and less of Skywalker and thrawn, but other people may like that more. overall a good book and we'll read by Marc Thompson.

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Thrawn vol 2

Not quite as good as the first book. The split narrative jumping between the past and present made it feel a little less focused than the first.

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Meh disappointing.

Loved the first one. and I usually love Anakin/ Vader stories but for some reason I just couldn't gel with this one. Thrawn is such a good character and if it wasn't for him then this would of been a dire book. narration was superb as ever though

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Great story

Great story and with the flashbacks to thrawn and anakin was great can't wait for the next installment in the saga

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Thrawn is Sun Szu on steroids

not as good as the first Thrawn book but still a great book and most enjoyable.

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Great adventure

Being a lover of both Thrawn and The Clone Wars, I loved this exciting and compelling adventure. The production was great and I was captivated by the book

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Simply awesome.

What a story, I can't wait until July for the 3rd installment of the Thrawn trilogy.

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Story was ok, but the performance was intrusive

Not going to delve too much into the story but I was very disappointed. 2 great characters and the story was just so very forgettable. The narrator is very talented and Thrawn and darth vaders voices were spot on., but as in the previous book the choice in voices for the other characters was really poor. Padme came across as weak and feeble, Anakin as an imbecile, and all the side characters had comical voices. The narration itself was also like reading a bedtime story to a 7 year old with an overly exaggerated tone. Finally the background music was extremely intrusive and most of the time unnecessary. I found it very irritating to listen to.

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  • Patrick clemmensen
  • 14-09-19

love it

it's different from book 1 but I absolutely love it.

looking forward to the next one

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  • Branimir
  • 05-08-19

A very good audiobook!

Not quite as good as the previous book about Thrawn but still a lot to be learned and quite entertaining too. I hope the Thrawn Journal will reappear in the future books.

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  • M. Elbæk
  • 21-12-18

A bit too much all over the place but good enough

A bit too much all over the place but good enough quality just wish it would be a bit more cohesive.

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  • Lisana C L Rodrigues
  • 03-09-18

a new Vader!

A Darth Vader as you can't imagine. and Thrawn being Thrawn. let's hope they take some of this store to make a new cartoon between Grand admiral Thrawn and Ezra in Unknown region of the galaxy far far way.

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