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Thrawn: Treason

Star Wars
Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Series: Star Wars: Thrawn, Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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Summary

Penguin presents the audio edition of Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn.

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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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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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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unimportant but still soild

a soild book that when compared to the previous two comes up very short.

pros:
great writing and characters
amazing performance by Mark Thompson
another insight into the lives of the empire
more information on the new alien enemies

cons
the story dosnt talk about post rebels thrawn or what happened to him which is fine but not even a small mention in the epilogue

Nothing in this book really impacts thrawn the same way as the previous only that his loyalty in is in question

grisk still leave alot to be desired as a main thoes

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Loved it, hope there's a sequel

Fantastic story by Timothy Zahn and epic narration by Marc Thompson (@captainehud). we'll recommended and I hope there are more Thrawn in future

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brilliant

Thrawn is a great character and the suppotting cast is good to. really hope for more stories on thrawn and the other characters from these novels

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Good story, Lots of action

Really good book with good story and easy to follow

It had a lot of good actions moments that kept you wanting to keep going in the book to find out what was going to happen next, and a very interesting and easy to follow story.

I found it very interesting and managed to get through it quickly because i'd always go back wanting to know what happend next.

The one thing that i felt the story was lacking was thrawns mental analysis wasn't as interesting, shocking and as awe inspiring as the previous books but still pretty good non the less.

Good ending, also the description doesn't well match what actually happens in the book.

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amazing

loved it more insight into thrawn hope more books are coming timothy zahn awesome novelist

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Great storyline and action!

Zahn is somehow managing to keep his greatest character creation alive in the jumbled mess of Disney's incarnation of the franchise! Great for all those who love the classic Thrawn novels and for the fans of Rogue One too! Only thing that annoyed me was the unbelievably confrontational character of Ronan; it was just annoying - and the panto dame voice acting for him didn't help! Still, one small thing to improve. Looking forward to the next development in the story of the Grisks!

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Moan moan moan moan

Had to stop because of constant irrational aggressive monologuing from the assistant director character. So boring and exhausting to listen to constant illogical moaning, with every word spoken by this character spoken through gritted teeth. Tedious lazy writing, and poor over the top narration

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Sucked

The 1st one was great 2 and 3 suck
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