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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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Brought to you by Penguin.

The New York Times best seller.

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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Two thumbs towards the stars!

Great listen👍👍
Doesn't get better than Timothy Zahn brought to vivid life by Marc Thompson. Awesome performance as usual, and especially enjoyed the Sean Connery accent on Admiral Saveet😊

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How the mighty have fallen!<br />

If i scored this out of a hundred, then 61 is about right. Marc Thompson as usual, gives a very good performance but saddly the story is a weak tepid mush.

Just read the first book of Thrawn. That book is epic.
The second book is rubbish, padmá and anikan.


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Great story

The book itself was great. but the intensely American reader was immersion breaking, and he had questionable pronunciation at times. A particular example was minutiae pronounced 'minoosha'.

He also seems to have no idea what sarcasm is, as he regularly bulldozed through any sort of sarcastic joke by reading it far too literally.

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A Solid Trilogy end. Shame about the sound design.

Once again Timothy Zahn and Marc Thompson knock it out of the park.
My only complaint is regarding the choices for background sounds.
Frequently, to illustrate certain background elements (holo-communicators, computer monitors, machinery etc....) they've chosen to use very high pitched, warbling or shrill sounds. As I normally use audiobooks to fall asleep this is quite annoying since these sounds tens to be quite annoying and persistent ( lasting over 20 minutes in some cases). It doesnt seem to be that necessary either as they could have pitched these down or fades them into the background better so as not to cause such discomfort.

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Riveting and enjoyable

Utterly riveting and very enjoyable. Addaded a lot to the cannon. Can't wait for part 4.

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Brilliant end to the trilogy.

Excellent performance and gripping story. It ends the trilogy, but leaves you wanting to know more of the characters and wider universe.

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still love this trilogy

even after multiple listens of this trilogy, I still love as much as the first time. moreso than the legends thrawn books. I just want to know what happens next after the events of rebels. I hope we find out.

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Thrawn da boss

Amazing book and insight into Thrawn again. Although I wanted to see something happen with vanto and the navigator. Maybe in the next book. Can’t wait !!

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  • Dodes
  • 03-07-20

Infallible Thrawn in well performed Fun Adventure

I've loved Thrawn since Zahn's officially trilogy - the most interesting character in the Star Wars universe in my opinion. I'm really happy to see him back in this trilogy which I admit has been fun to read and listen to (even if it included prequel trilogy sillyness in book 2 albeit well done, getting the characters bang on).

I admit I have no interest in the tv series and while I acknowledge that watching them is useful to the background and some characters, I got through this book and the others purely out of interest for Thrawn. I'm very much looking forward to Ascendancy...

My only real criticism is the way that:
1. Thrawn is infallible - he never seems to make mistakes (other than political which doesn't seem to matter)

2. Most other characters, particularly bad guys are hopelessly one dimensional. Ronan in this book is as stereotype as it gets.

That said, I love the story and where it leads, I like the nods to Zahn's original trilogy like Pellaeon, and how Zahn always seems to pull some sort of twist. He is definitely an entertaining writer who usually officers you what you want.

Thompson performs well as he always does and the production values are generally high with effective sound effects and music (though it can sound corny)

Get this for Thrawn and fun - not for deep and meaningful characters.

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  • Miclou
  • 22-10-19

Excellent

Best of the three Thrawn books imo. Couldn't put it down. Narrator was excellent also.

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  • Branimir
  • 07-09-19

Another entertaining book about Thrawn

The story is very good on its own but just as Alliances, it is not up to the stratospheric standards reached by the first Thrawn book. I hope very much that Timothy Zahn will reintroduce Thrawn's Journal in the next book. A new opponent, at the level of Night Swan, would be far preferable than the barely visible Grisks. The narrator has been outstanding in all three books but it is inexplicable how so high level production with so many female characters cannot secure at least one female narrator to partner Marc Thompson.