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Best Defense Audiobook

Best Defense: Star Trek: Legacies, Book 2

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A debt of honor: One brave woman ventures alone into a parallel universe to save her old shipmates exiled there decades earlier by a mysterious device called the Transfer Key. She soon learns the alternate universe harbors not just an alien invasion force but a secret that underpins its very existence.

A mission of peace: A long-awaited Klingon-Federation peace conference convenes, led by Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and Councillor Gorkon of Qo'noS. But both sides have enemies who would prefer the two great powers remain at war - and who will do anything to make certain hate wins the day.

An errand of justice: Captain Kirk and his crew seek the stolen Transfer Key that opens a door between universes, but their hunt is cut short by Ambassador Sarek's plea for help. The Enterprise crew soon become targets in a deadly crossfire - one whose outcome will decide the fate of two universes.

©2016 David Mack (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Mike New York, NY 08-07-16
    Mike New York, NY 08-07-16 Member Since 2013

    I'm a huge fan of audio - books, podcasts, dramas. I like that I can listen to a book wherever I am, especially walking around NYC.

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    "Great continuation of this Star Trek 50th Anniversary Trilogy"

    David Mack does an excellent job of continuing this story of intrigue, loyalty, and deception. His characterizations are both accurate and yet startling as the conflicts continue to rise and raise in tempo and intensity (specifically the Kirk/Sarek and McCoy/daughter relationships). I'm amazed how two different writers (first Cox and now Mack) seamlessly construct a story that unites a theme and an overall vision for the trilogy. I highly anticipate reading the next one and enjoying the conclusion to this fantastic Star Trek trilogy.

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    Anthony L. Washington 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great sequel"

    Definitely an edge of your seat action packed adventure. Not as many plot twist as the last book but definitely more action and still felt true to the characters.

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    Scott Loeffler OK 09-27-16
    Scott Loeffler OK 09-27-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Large drop off from 1st book in the series"
    What could David Mack have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Write an engaging story vs just move along a plot line. It truly seemed like he was trying to get from point A to point B in this book and that's what he did . It was journey without any great moments along the way.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

    Dr McCoy was perfect, his narration is all that saved this one for me


    Do you think Best Defense needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Great question. When I started this book I had every intention of getting the third to finish the series. By then end of this book I was done and had no interest in wasting a credit to get the third book. I debated the purchase then told myself that I really did not care what happened as I had to work too hard to get to the end of this one. Too bad as I am a big Star Trek fan.


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    Regulus7 09-19-16
    Regulus7 09-19-16
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    "Second book has its moments"

    I have downloaded the third book which probably suggests the series is worth finishing. The second book had a good mix of political intrigue and space battle scenes and I felt the narrative in the alternate universe was the weakest element. Overall it would have been better to keep the storyline focused on just one or two main theaters of action and the three subplots where a bit tiresome

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    Amazon Customer 09-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great. I love hearing about Pike's número one'"

    I love hearing about Pike's Number One and her adventure and journey on another world as well as Captain Kirk, Spock, Joann McCoy and her father fighting the enemies.

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    cbspock Holbrook, NY United States 08-05-16
    cbspock Holbrook, NY United States 08-05-16 Member Since 2007
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    "A more interesting part 2"

    Part 2 of the trilogy, sets up the conflict between the Klingons and federation forces mentioned in part 1. The story is fast paced and I can't wait to listen to the conclusion

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    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 09-13-16
    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 09-13-16 Member Since 2011

    Love Audible!! Hope you all do too!

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    "Star Trek Lives!!"

    Entire trilogy is awesome! Gene would truly be proud.......thank you for writing it.....
    Star Trek Lives on

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    Robert C. Chambers Charleston, SC 09-07-16
    Robert C. Chambers Charleston, SC 09-07-16 Member Since 2012

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    "will not download"
    What would have made Best Defense better?

    it played until chapter 29 with 65:33 left in book and now says it can not be downloaded.


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    9/25/16
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    "its ok"

    not as attention keeping as the first episode. mr. petkoff is a talented voice artist and so he gets full marks

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  • Mr. J. Proctor
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    "A story worthy of Trek"

    Two books in and this story is worthy of Gene Rodenberry's title. I'd say it could make a film Trilogy of a story. Action, politics and exploration abound. Cannot wait until the conclusion in book 3 next week.

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  • P aul Eaton
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    "What a ride!!!"

    I thought Captain to captain was good. This surpasses it with warp speed nice slow build up and BANG!!!
    Enjoy the ride.

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