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Star Trek: Into Darkness Audiobook

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

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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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    Meanae 11-23-14
    Meanae 11-23-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Story, Bad Narration"
    What did you like best about Star Trek: Into Darkness? What did you like least?

    This was the worst narration I've heard so far. She was dispassionate during exciting or emotional scenes, her voices for most of everyone sound really different from their character. It was like she had never seen or heard anything of Star Trek and just read this out loud on her first reading of this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Once I was able to get past the narration, I really liked how it linked the twelve and second Star Trek movies really well.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I nearly quit listening to this book multiple times due to how terrible I found her to be. So the narrator detracted heavily from my enjoyment of it.


    Do you think Star Trek: Into Darkness needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I think that it needs to be done again with a better narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have a hard time separating voice from what you are listening to, don't buy this!
    I will never get another book with this narrator.

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    Rich Medford, OR, United States 09-05-14
    Rich Medford, OR, United States 09-05-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Reviews were right re narrator..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I'm pretty easy going regarding narrators. I've listened to many books that received poor narrator reviews and thought they were fine once I got use to their style. This book was different. Alice Eve was so bad, it detracted from the story the entire book. Why they selected a female narrator for almost entire male character cast, I have no clue. Beyond that, her accent got in the way; transitions were mostly non-existent; and accents were inconsistent, and often spilled into the next character speaking. I almost returned the book, but being a die-hard Trekkie I stuck it out.


    Any additional comments?

    The book follows the movie almost exactly. It's been my experience that often a novelization will add depth, information and/or scenes not in the movie. This was not the case. I felt like I was just listening to the script being read. I enjoyed the movie, but the book, not so much.

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    domenica macedon, ny, United States 10-10-13
    domenica macedon, ny, United States 10-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Story Horrible Performance"
    What did you like best about Star Trek: Into Darkness? What did you like least?

    I thought the story was great, no surprise since I loved the movies. I hated the performance though. The narrator sounded like she was doing an over the top Betty Davis impersonation with both Marcus and Kahn. Also she over acted so much of it that it was very hard to listen to. I would recommend reading the book but with this performance wouldn't recommend listening.


    Do you think Star Trek: Into Darkness needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes but I hope that they will use the narrator from the first Star Trek 2009 adaptation.


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    Oli 10-09-13
    Oli 10-09-13 Member Since 2016

    “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.

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    Parvez Hazelwood, Missouri, United States 09-06-13
    Parvez Hazelwood, Missouri, United States 09-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The book is good despite the narration"
    What did you love best about Star Trek: Into Darkness?

    This is a great reboot of the Khan storyline in the new universe. Very much enjoyed the plot and motivations of the characters.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator is atrocious. Perhaps one of the worst I have heard. She is slightly (and I mean slightly) more bearable at 1.5x speed. Horrible accents. Horrible pacing. Horrible pauses. Just plain... horrible.


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    J.A. Salt Lake City, UT, United States 08-27-13
    J.A. Salt Lake City, UT, United States 08-27-13
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    "Great Book, Wrong Narrator."

    First let me say that I have nothing against Ms. Eve. She is obviously a talented actress and is a good narrator, but just not for this book. I will admit that I really enjoyed Mr Quinto's reading of the previous Star Trek book , so perhaps I am a bit biased. The story is action packed, and unfortunately her version, her way of reading was distracting.

    Having said that, let me say this, the story is good. I enjoyed the way the writer was able to fill in the holes in the movie, explaining or better phrased, fleshing out scenes that seemed to be missing something on screen. The descriptions were concise and vivid and I enjoyed listening to it very much. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

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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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    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 2 people found this review helpful
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    G.Monie Bethpage, NY, United States 07-02-13
    G.Monie Bethpage, NY, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2016

    " 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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