Drive for work and listen all day long. Audible is a God send as it lifts me from traffic and off to an adventure!!
You get a little more from this. If your a person who knows trek and the name of the first captain of the Enterprise (April)you enjoy this!
For ultimate Trekkers this film is probably the best ever, but there are a few holes that should have been plugged... scientifically so to speak.
Someone like Orson Scott Card could have delved into the rich background of Vulcan and Romulan psychology, and the turmoil tearing at Spock's emotions as he struggled through childhood and into adulthood.
A more in-depth book could have explored the Romulan Captain; the passion behind his unquenchable rage, WHY Romulus was destroyed, the events that lead up to the failure of saving his planet.
A book could have explored the background into the childhood, of Kirk. His struggle with rage, self-confidence, self-doubt; how friends influenced and molded the man he became.
Rather, we only have a superficial scratching of the surface. A movie can only go so far, but a book offers so much more. With a little research, time and creativity, this story could have given us comprehensive look into the motion picture.
To elaborate, I reference the film by James Cameron; "The Abyss." The screenplay was written by James Cameron; the book by Orson Scott Card. The book was actually written while the movie was being filmed; a backward approach, so-to-speak. The book explores so much more and is one of the best in my collection.
Don't get me wrong; This was a GREAT MOVIE; a great story, a great cast and fantastic special effects. But so much more could have been done here with a book to really explain what the film could not.
Serving God For His Glory!
The added detail to the story that the movie left out. It fills in some gaps and helps you to better understand the movie.
James T. Kirk, he is a man of action.
Not good to imitate a female (Sorry, 6 words)
Star Trek on steroids.
Zachary Quinto does a good job with male characters, but not with female characters.
This is the best it's modern it's fresh and Zachary does a fantastic job with the narration. If your a Star Trek fan this is a must have, enjoy
This is ALMOST a verbatim transcript of the movie with little additional material. What is added is almost painful to listen too. Example: When Kirk is being chased by the creature prior to finding Nimoy's Spock, he thinks about what the creature is and what it is called then wonders to himself how it is that he knows that information.
Men's Minister - Hardcore Christian Men
I truly enjoyed this book...almost as much as the movie. I recommend this to any fan who wants to get a little Trek during thier drive!
Absolutely! This is one of my favorite books ever. I love the idea of looking at Star Trek from the beginning, when the Enterprise crew could have first met. Quinto's narration is exciting and emotional, two things that are not always present in Star Trek of the past.
The part of this book that stands out the most to me involves Spock and his relationship with his mother and the emotion that Quinto gives to the scene when Spock's mother dies.
I laughed over and over with things Kirk, in his cocky attitude, says to others, from the bar to the academy, and also with the way Bones responds to others. Best Star Trek yet.
Absolutely! If you enjoyed the movie than your pleasure will be doubled by this novelization! Plus, Quinto reading? I'd listen to this guy read the phone book! His voice is amazing as Spock and I was impressed with the range of inflections/voices with other characters
Additional information and dialogue and scenes the movie did not provide
This is his first right? If there are more I certainly want them. I hope Audible reads these reviews because when they do a reboot 2 book or make novels out of some of the reboot graphic novels, I hope they will ask him to be the narrator again.
Buy this! Listen! And then Listen Again!
Live Long and Prosper my fellow Trekkies!
I am constantly on the road and a voracious reader, so audiobooks are a must!
I am a huge Trekkie. I loved the shows, loved most of the movies, and have read and loved quite a few of the books. The movie this book was based on is excellent, in my opinion, and as the author had a chance to actually SEE the movie before he wrote the novelization, I expected a better book than this. It's not that it's a bad book, it's that I expected...more from it. For all intents and purposes, it's the movie in book form. There are a few differences here and there, and some contradictions and repetitions in the text itself, but there is no deeper delving. We learn nothing of Nero's 25-year imprisonment on the Klingon prison planet; we learn nothing of the Romulans other than what is shown in the movie; we basically learn nothing we didn't already know by watching the movie. On the other hand, Zachary Quinto's narration is quite good and the production itself is also quite good. I just wish the book offered more.
seeing the words play out on the movie screen in my mind
each moment as it went along. each scene compiled on the last.
the scene where Spock turned the little ship around & made a death-run for the monstrous Romulin ship.
his rendition of Scotty was superb. he did all the characters very well.
really enjoyed the book. will probably listen to it again & again!