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
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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!
Movie Not Needed.
I can't pick one character. I love ALL the original crew members in their youth. As a huge Star Trek fan how can I not?
The book is way better than the movie. I love it & didn't want to stop listening to it. If you are a Star Trek fan you must not pass this up! I am hoping for more Star Trek books of this quality!
One of the top 3 in my opinion. I am now listening to the Left Behind. Richard Ferrone is also a powerful narrator of character voice overs.
The added length of each storyline as it unfolded the drama. I really enjoyed the way the author/narrator drew this out to make scenes very memorable.
Spocks voice was to a
No. I wanted to savor it for as long as my patience would allow me.
Keep the wonderful audiobooks coming. I'll keep gobbling them up.
It WAS the movie. I am a Star Trek fan and enjoyed the movie. Th audio novel was not more or less then screen event. I just wish I had not wasted a credit on this rendition. I could have just watched or listened to the movie again. Also, would have only had to hear Spock when HE was talking.