Are you willing to settle for an ordinary life? Or do you think you were meant for something better? Something special?"
One grew up in the cornfields of Iowa, fighting for his independence, for a way out of a life that promised only indifference, aimlessness and obscurity. "You will forever be a child of two worlds, capable of choosing your own destiny. The only question you face is, which path will you chose?"
The other grew up on the jagged cliffs of the harsh Vulcan desert, fighting for acceptance, for a way to reconcile the logic he was taught with the emotions he felt.
In the far reaches of the galaxy, a machine of war bursts into existence in a place and time it was never meant to be. On a mission of retribution for the destruction of his planet, its half-mad captain seeks the death of every intelligent being, and the annihilation of every civilized world.
Kirk and Spock, two completely different and unyielding personalities, must find a way to lead the only crew, aboard the only ship, that can stop him.
"The wait is over."
Engage! Listen to more of our Star Trek titles.
©2009 Paramount Pictures Corporation; (P)2009 Simon and Schuster
Drive for work and listen all day long. Audible is a God send as it lifts me from traffic and off to an adventure!!
You get a little more from this. If your a person who knows trek and the name of the first captain of the Enterprise (April)you enjoy this!
This is ALMOST a verbatim transcript of the movie with little additional material. What is added is almost painful to listen too. Example: When Kirk is being chased by the creature prior to finding Nimoy's Spock, he thinks about what the creature is and what it is called then wonders to himself how it is that he knows that information.
Say something about yourself!
For ultimate Trekkers this film is probably the best ever, but there are a few holes that should have been plugged... scientifically so to speak.
Someone like Orson Scott Card could have delved into the rich background of Vulcan and Romulan psychology, and the turmoil tearing at Spock's emotions as he struggled through childhood and into adulthood.
A more in-depth book could have explored the Romulan Captain; the passion behind his unquenchable rage, WHY Romulus was destroyed, the events that lead up to the failure of saving his planet.
A book could have explored the background into the childhood, of Kirk. His struggle with rage, self-confidence, self-doubt; how friends influenced and molded the man he became.
Rather, we only have a superficial scratching of the surface. A movie can only go so far, but a book offers so much more. With a little research, time and creativity, this story could have given us comprehensive look into the motion picture.
To elaborate, I reference the film by James Cameron; "The Abyss." The screenplay was written by James Cameron; the book by Orson Scott Card. The book was actually written while the movie was being filmed; a backward approach, so-to-speak. The book explores so much more and is one of the best in my collection.
Don't get me wrong; This was a GREAT MOVIE; a great story, a great cast and fantastic special effects. But so much more could have been done here with a book to really explain what the film could not.
Avatar by The Domestic Goddess at allavatars
the screenplay was one of test in the star trk franchise. Alan dean foster does it justice.
The story is very well written. Quinto has a great voice, but his performance is not without its flaws. Fortunately most of them, like Chekov's accent, are pretty adorable.
I absolutely lived the 2009 reboot if the Star Trek franchise. With the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy, I wanted to experience some old and new adventures. Having seen this movie numerous times, I opted for Alan Dean Foster's novelization and Mr. Quinto's narration. Both were superb. The little nuances offered by book help flesh out action scenes that flashed on the silver screen, including the true ending of a particular beagle. Definitely recommended.
No but did enjoy it once
Tie in how Captain Pike became injured and the loyalty toward him. Can be enjoyed without knowing original Star Trek series.
So So as accent for Scottie got in the way a little.
No but I do not ever sit and read or listen to a book for much more than an hour.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.