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Star Trek: Into Darkness: Star Trek Movie Novelizations, Book 2 | [Alan Dean Foster]

Star Trek: Into Darkness: Star Trek Movie Novelizations, Book 2

Pioneering director J. J. Abrams has delivered an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek into darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
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Publisher's Summary

The official movie tie-in novelization of the highly anticipated sequel to 2009's blockbuster feature film Star Trek!

Pioneering director J. J. Abrams has delivered an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek into darkness.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller, and arrives on May 17, 2013.

©2013 CBS Studios, Inc.; Paramount Pictures Corporation. STAR TREK and all related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    Cassidy REDLANDS, CA, United States 07-13-13
    Cassidy REDLANDS, CA, United States 07-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Horrid narration by a good actress"
    Would you try another book from Alan Dean Foster and/or Alice Eve?

    From Alan Foster yes, from Alice Eve no


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Narration ruined the book for me. Alice just can not pull of a good mix of white American men.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alice Eve?

    Zachary Quinto


    Any additional comments?

    Why they cast a British women to read a book with mostly male charectors with non-English accents I have no idea.

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    ShowerHead Tallahassee, FL, United States 07-10-13
    ShowerHead Tallahassee, FL, United States 07-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Alice Eve is Outstanding!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended the book. Alice Eve's ability to easily manage numerous accents displays talent and versatility.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Trek: Into Darkness?

    I don't want to spoil it for any listener who might not have seen the movie, but the exchange between Kirk and Spock at the Warp Core.


    What about Alice Eve’s performance did you like?

    Please refer to earlier comment.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Come on, the Movie has already been made.


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    D. Richey 07-06-13
    D. Richey 07-06-13
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    "A Fun Story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Each section had a defined purpose. I like the way the author draws the scene enough to carry a mental picture while I'm listening without delving into excruciating detail for its own sake.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Didn't laugh or cry, but there were sections I enjoyed enough to listen to again when the story finished.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going against the prevailing opinion. I enjoyed Alice Eve's performance more in the audio book than the movie. She did a fun accent for 'Scotty' and varied her cadence to define the rest of the characters. I never felt that she was doing 'funny voices.'
    My only criticism (spoiler) she didn't do that awesome scream that she did in the movie.

    BTW, Eve did a better job portraying male characters in this story than most male voice actors do portraying female characters. I’m looking at you Michael York in Brave New World!

    I am clearly in the minority. If in doubt, I think the sample provided is a good representative for the rest of the story.

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    Mildred 07-03-13
    Mildred 07-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "love the story,I hated the voice narrating,"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes the NARRATOR


    What did you like best about this story?

    the team consept of the crew


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It Should have been a man,she sounded like she was a fitfth grade reader.


    Was Star Trek: Into Darkness worth the listening time?

    the story was great. I loved the story,but it was hard to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    never let her narrate another star trek book. Bad Bad

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    G.Monie Queens, NY, United States 07-02-13
    G.Monie Queens, NY, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2015

    " I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.

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    "Great Book, Poor Narration, but worth it"

    I know I'm repeating everyone in bashing the narrator but it was worth listening to, could they get someone better, absolutely... but the story is worth just about any narrator

    I'm not a huge star trek fan but I did like any of the ones that involved one particular character... granted I'm confused about a few things because I know its a prequel & Spock can talk with Spock but what about everyone else? I know someone whose familiar with Trek knows how to explain all this but that was the only part that had me scratching my head?! Anyone has a suggestion send me an message of a book I can read or something data920@yahoo.com

    The book is well worth the poor narration, & its only poor because the main characters involved are all men & she does an ok version of 1 or 2 maybe but with that many male characters, why not get a male to read it? The book makes me want to read more about the villian involved & the back & forth between Spock & Kirk was not as entertaining as the 1st book/movie prequel... I always enjoy an authors idea of how alien races deal with humans & how they're personalities clash, this was only present in a small amount because the whole book pretty much is all action from beginning to end.

    HIghly recommend the book regardless of narrator, the actual book would be better probably

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    James 07-02-13
    James 07-02-13 Member Since 2006
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    "I enjoyed but"

    Followed the movie very well and I must say I enjoyed both. My only wondering is why they had a female narrator? She wasn't bad but there are more male characters in the book should've got a male to read this one.

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    Diane Dallas, TX, United States 06-20-13
    Diane Dallas, TX, United States 06-20-13
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    "Who picked this narrator for this story?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Trek: Into Darkness to be better than the print version?

    Story was great, but hard to listen to because of the narrator. Its possible she would be effective with different material, but she made this book almost impossible to listen to. I wish I had read it instead of listened to it.


    What other book might you compare Star Trek: Into Darkness to and why?

    The first one was read by another narrator, and I remember really liking it, so I purchased this right away.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    almost whispering at the wrong times, making Kirk sound like a bored drunk person, and overall not putting emphisis in the correct areas.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I could barely listen to it due to the narrator, and the story was really good, I liked catching references to the other series and movies, so I laughed and enjoyed the story and wanted to cry at the narration.


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    Oli 10-09-13
    Oli 10-09-13 Member Since 2015

    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

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    "Change the narrator"

    I loved the first book and the narrator, and I was looking forward to this one. However, the narrator completely ruined the book. She may not be a bad reader but she was absolutely wrong for this novel. I gave up after two chapters. If you didn't read the first book, you might enjoy this one.
    Sigh. Mega disappointment.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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