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!
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.
Say something about yourself!
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.
No but did enjoy it once
Tie in how Captain Pike became injured and the loyalty toward him. Can be enjoyed without knowing original Star Trek series.
So So as accent for Scottie got in the way a little.
No but I do not ever sit and read or listen to a book for much more than an hour.
An avid bookworm who loves everything from memoirs to massive epics.
Zachary Quinto does a marvelous job capturing the voices of all the different characters in the story. I was completely drawn in. This is definitely a book I will listen to again.
I absolutely loved his performance, especially his pacing and impersonations.
I am a huge Star Trek fan, so the story was an automatic 5 stars for me. But Zachary Quinto's outstanding narration made this audiobook a whole new experience for this long-time fan. He has a wonderful voice, but his ability to distinguish characters and convey their emotional conflicts is better than most of the books to which I listen. Even his female voices are believable, without the screechiness that comes from some male narrators. I knew I would love the story when I purchased it, but the audio experience from Zachary gave me a new appreciation for the characters I love. THANKS, Zachary!!! (and I hope you will do more audiobook narrations in the future!)
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
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.