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Star Trek: Avenger (Adapted) | [William Shatner]

Star Trek: Avenger (Adapted)

When the entire Federation is threatened with starvation and dissolution, James T. Kirk - long believed dead - reunites with Spock to save a new generation from an awesome menace unleashed by a ruthless interplanetary conspiracy. Author William Shatner reads this riveting sequel to the New York Times best seller The Return!
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Publisher's Summary

A lethal virogen, inimical to all conventional forms of plant life, threatens the entire Federation with starvation and dissolution. In this moment of Starfleet's greatest need, Captain James T. Kirk, long believed dead, embarks on a desperate quest to find the true source of the mysterious virogen. Elsewhere in the galaxy, Ambassador Spock, his diplomatic efforts stalled by the spread of famine and chaos, returns to his native world of Vulcan to confront a mystery of a deeply personal nature - an investigation that soon leads him to a reunion with a long-lost friend he never expected to see again. Kirk and Spock, together again, must join forces to save a new generation from an awesome menace unleashed by a ruthless interplanetary conspiracy.

The riveting sequel to the New York Times best seller The Return!

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© and (P)1997 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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    Qbook Betterton, MD, USA 08-26-03
    Qbook Betterton, MD, USA 08-26-03 Member Since 2011
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    "More of the Same: Everything Saved by the Narrator"

    This book continues the same problems in The Return. Huge issues are brought up and solved with a single sentence. How Kirk got from the Borg Home World to here, now, is all explained away with I think three sentences. The whole Federation is "dying" because of a single virus, but the problems of the Federation that make is so fragile are never examined. It is just stated "dying."
    Painting the ST universe with such wide brush strokes is hard to take in after getting such great detail and character development over the years from writers like Diane Duane.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher 04-06-04
    Christopher 04-06-04
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    "Entertaining"

    When I first read The Return, I thought it was cute that Shatner brought his character back to life and allowed Kirk to interact with ST's current stars. Sure, it's campy as all get out, but it's fun.

    One criticism is that I think Shatner tries to hard to drop the name of every major ST character there is. One would think that Starfleet only had 10 officers capable of working together and sends them everywhere.

    Fun to listen to at work though. It makes pouring over spreadsheets less painful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DeVon 03-08-15
    DeVon 03-08-15 Member Since 2014

    And so my Watch begins...

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    "Good reading by Shatner. Story decent."

    It was nice seeing Kirk back to himself after previous book, but felt a bit rushed to me. Unabridged would have been nice, but I liked the added sound effects and music. Overall if you like Shatner and Kirk, you'll enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jerry Naples, FL, USA 03-12-04
    Jerry Naples, FL, USA 03-12-04
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    "Star Trek: Avenger"

    Very good book and fine listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory Virginia Beach, VA, USA 09-02-03
    Gregory Virginia Beach, VA, USA 09-02-03 Member Since 2009
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    "Superb dramatization"

    The story was well written and fast paced. William Shatner provides a superb dramatic reading. I am now hooked on these books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Larry 01-31-15
    Larry 01-31-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Too much Shatner"

    It did not feel like any of the characters were genuine to the characters of the show. Shatner's version of Kirk is horrid. His interpretation of what Jean Luc Picard is like is insane

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miller0822 01-08-15
    Miller0822 01-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great one"

    I throughly enjoy the continuing missions of Capt. James T Kirk. Already down loading Spector. Only other suggestions would be to get other original cast members to narrate with Shatner.

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    Matthew Jacksonville, FL, USA 05-13-10
    Matthew Jacksonville, FL, USA 05-13-10
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    "What the heck?"

    Ok I have a few beefs.

    1. Who the heck is "Rolk" and why does he sound like Worf?
    2. What's with Dr. McDonald why is she called McDonald here, and McCoy in the next one. In print this was not the case...She is a descendant of Dr. McCoy that's why she is called "Bones".
    3. It's not pronounced Peecard...

    he should have known better. Other than that I like this book, but normally would not have bought it because it is abridged.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Reginald pelle
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    8/7/15
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    "Ok!"

    Thrilling and filled with anticipation. Kirk at his best! Worth listening to, many times over!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pauline Tipping
    Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom
    7/23/15
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    "WOW"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Trek: Avenger (Adapted) the most enjoyable?

    William Shatners narration


    What other book might you compare Star Trek: Avenger (Adapted) to, and why?

    The other books by William Shatner and Garfield/Judith Reeves-Stevens

    Its a pity that Star Trek:Captain's Blood isn't on audible.co.uk to complete the 9 part series.
    1. Ashes of Eden, The Return, Avenger
    2. Spectre, Dark Victory, Preserver
    3. Captain's Peril, Captain's Blood, Captain's Glory


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The part were Spock and Kirk are unknowingly fighting each other and their reaction when they find out...


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    He's back...and better than ever...


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my favourites.
    Pity he doesn't do more. His last one was in 2006. Maybe he'll bring back another for 2016. Fifty years after he started in the Star Trek series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    MARYPORT, United Kingdom
    11/11/13
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    "Star Trek "Avenger" william shatner."
    What did you like most about Star Trek: Avenger (Adapted)?

    This is the third novel by William Shatner relating the further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk, following on from "Ashes of Eden", and "The Return". It is probably the best of the trillogy and Shatner, as author, knows how to read the stories. It brings back Spock and the crew of the Next Generation (Picard et all) in a story about eco-terrorism and an attempt to destroy the Federation. Shatner is obviously a much better author than he is a director (Star Trek V : The Final Frontier --- A Very Forgettable movie). He went on to write another trillogy about Kirk after this one, which I believe focusses on the alternate universe theory and Kirk's double from that universe. Although i give this recording five stars, listeners should be aware that this is an abridgement of the novel only. I'm sure the actual novel is a better read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Commander Christine McDonald. A feisty young science vessel commander in the mould of Katherine Janeway of "Voyager" fame.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The reunion meeting between Kirk and Spock on Vulcan.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Kirk saves the Federation ----- again.


    Any additional comments?

    Simon and Schuster produce excellent quality recordings in audio books. I'd say they were one of the best in the business.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aaron
    Cratloe, Ireland
    5/9/09
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    "Beyond good"

    Star Trek as always something close to my heart as a kid and into my adult life. the William shatner storys are beyond good. The storys are what star trek is meant to be. If only they have made movie versions of the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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