• Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

  • By: Steve Perry
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-09-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (375 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He is Xizor, Underlord of a galaxy-wide criminal organization, and he seeks to displace Darth Vader as the Emperor's right hand. To do so, he will hatch a brilliantly evil plan to discredit Vader in the Emperor's eyes. In the meantime, he will join the Dark Lord in an unholy alliance whose common target is Luke Skywalker. Though he is cold and reptilian, Xizor has a certain predatory charisma that not even Leia can completely resist. Against the judgment of Chewbacca, who has promised the frozen Han to keep her from harm, Leia walks willingly into Xizor's lair in a dangerous play of passion and willpower to get the information she needs to defeat him.
And as the struggle between Xizor and Vader intensifies, Luke finds himself the potential prize of two of the most evil entities in the galaxy: one who wants him alive, and one who wants him dead.
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Critic Reviews

"Anthony Heald is a superb performer for the various Star Wars audiobooks. He slides in and out of distinctive Star Wars characters with such smoothness that the characters are instantly recognizable, as if the original actors were working in ensemble." (AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kallie on 11-10-12

Would have been better Unabridge

Any additional comments?

Great Star Wars book! Would of been better if this audiobook was unabridged full uncut instead of abridged. Oh well! Some of the best parts should of made it in full (not cut or shortened) like princess Leia's seduction. Still not a bad listen, good story line & performance. Always one of my Star Wars favorites.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By McSwonder on 10-09-15

Good but abridged

This is one of the best titles in the now legends series. I really liked this book. I just wish they made an abridged version.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Chris B. on 10-29-17

needs full version

needs full unabridged version as several parts were missing including important character development, action and important plot points but still enjoyable just too short

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3 out of 5 stars
By dave on 03-18-17

please stop talking

read this years ago, thought I'd revisit it, story still holds up.
couldn't finish it, the narrator has quite possibly got the most annoying voice in the known universe, he sounds like mini-me.
his phrasing and timing were ok but the character voices were more annoying than his own (if possible)
I'll be avoiding any titles with his name on it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stefan on 10-20-16

A great story which will be made in future

Loved the game and this story, there are a few differences between them but that should not change any opinions

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