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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 2003
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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 St. Louis, MO, USA 04-06-04
    Christopher St. Louis, MO, USA 04-06-04 Member Since 2004
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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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    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 2002
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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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    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 1 people found this review helpful
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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
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    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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