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Star Trek Movie Tie-In Audiobook

Star Trek Movie Tie-In

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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."

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©2009 Paramount Pictures Corporation; (P)2009 Simon and Schuster

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    William OLYMPIA, WA, United States 06-02-09
    William OLYMPIA, WA, United States 06-02-09

    Drive for work and listen all day long. Audible is a God send as it lifts me from traffic and off to an adventure!!

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    "It is the movie"

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer CLAREMORE, OK, United States 02-28-13
    Amazon Customer CLAREMORE, OK, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Watch the movie and do not waste your time on 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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey G. Draper, UT 05-19-09
    Jeffrey G. Draper, UT 05-19-09 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Book Could Have Filled Gaps"

    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.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Meg E Dobson United States 08-12-15
    Meg E Dobson United States 08-12-15 Member Since 2014

    Avatar by The Domestic Goddess at allavatars

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    "loved the movie; love the retelling."

    the screenplay was one of test in the star trk franchise. Alan dean foster does it justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Camilo 05-30-15
    Camilo 05-30-15
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    "Much much better than expected"

    We knew the storyline but the voice from Z Quinto and detailed history were surprisingly good, great book

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    C. Burke 03-14-15
    C. Burke 03-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Pretty good!"

    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.

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    Scott 03-06-15
    Scott 03-06-15 Member Since 2008
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    ""Spock" Narrates a great adventure"

    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.

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    TJL PA United States 02-27-15
    TJL PA United States 02-27-15
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    "it was okay"

    mentally comparing to the movie while listening... a little disappointed. Quinto‘s performance was enough to get me to the end.

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    Scott 02-25-15
    Scott 02-25-15
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    "Enjoyed the audio production"

    Zachary Quinto does a wonderful job narrating this book. Very nice overall. If you liked the movie, you'll like this too.

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    loren 01-23-15
    loren 01-23-15
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    "Accents got in the way a little"
    Would you listen to Star Trek Movie Tie-In again? Why?

    No but did enjoy it once


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tie in how Captain Pike became injured and the loyalty toward him. Can be enjoyed without knowing original Star Trek series.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Zachary Quinto?

    So So as accent for Scottie got in the way a little.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No but I do not ever sit and read or listen to a book for much more than an hour.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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