Posted by Chris on May 3, 2013 at 10:49 AM CST
Timothy Zahn, considered to be one of the most popular and ground-breaking Star Wars authors in the history of the franchise, will have three of his previously released hardcover books available in unabridged audio book format.

From Random House:


(May 3, 2013) NEW YORK – Presented with the opportunity to choose which previously unrecorded Star Wars® title they would like to hear as an audiobook, fans at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida overwhelmingly voted for Allegiance by New York Times bestselling author, Timothy Zahn. Originally published as a hardcover in December 2007 by LucasBooks, Random House Audio will be releasing Allegiance on June 11th as the result of this fan vote. This will be the first time Allegiance will be in published in audio format, and it will be available as a digital download narrated by fan-favorite narrator Marc Thompson.

Set between A New Hope, and The Empire Strikes Back, Allegiance features the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion: fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge. The three must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged.

Additionally, Random House Audio is re-releasing two other titles authored by Timothy Zahn from the Hand of Thrawn series, Specter of the Past and Vision of the Future as unabridged audio downloads in September and October of 2013. Specter of the Past and Vision of the Future were published as hardcovers in the late nineties by Spectra, a division of Random House, Inc, and released as abridged downloads in 2007. Now available unabridged for the first time, fans will get to hear these titles in their entirety narrated by Marc Thompson.

Timothy Zahn is one of science fiction's most popular voices, known for pitting realistic human characters against a well-researched background of future science and technology. He won the Hugo Award for his novella Cascade Point and is the author of eighteen science fiction novels, including two Star Wars® series: the bestselling trilogy Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command and the Hand of Thrawn series. He is also the author of the novels Conquerors’ Pride, Conquerors’ Heritage and Conquerors’ Legacy, and three collections of short fiction. He lives in Oregon.

Star Wars: Allegiance
By Timothy Zahn, narrated by Marc Thompson
Random House Audio
DN ISBN: 9780804148191 / On Sale: June 11, 2013

Star Wars: Specter of the Past (Hand of Thrawn)
By Timothy Zahn, narrated by Marc Thompson
Random House Audio
DN ISBN: 9780804128483 / On Sale: September 17, 2013

Star Wars: Vision of the Future (Hand of Thrawn)
By Timothy Zahn, narrated by Marc Thompson
Random House Audio
DN ISBN: 9780804128506 / On Sale: October 8, 2013