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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Movie Not Needed.
I can't pick one character. I love ALL the original crew members in their youth. As a huge Star Trek fan how can I not?
The book is way better than the movie. I love it & didn't want to stop listening to it. If you are a Star Trek fan you must not pass this up! I am hoping for more Star Trek books of this quality!
One of the top 3 in my opinion. I am now listening to the Left Behind. Richard Ferrone is also a powerful narrator of character voice overs.
The added length of each storyline as it unfolded the drama. I really enjoyed the way the author/narrator drew this out to make scenes very memorable.
Spocks voice was to a
No. I wanted to savor it for as long as my patience would allow me.
Keep the wonderful audiobooks coming. I'll keep gobbling them up.
It WAS the movie. I am a Star Trek fan and enjoyed the movie. Th audio novel was not more or less then screen event. I just wish I had not wasted a credit on this rendition. I could have just watched or listened to the movie again. Also, would have only had to hear Spock when HE was talking.
Zachary Quinto the actor that plays Spock in the movie does a fantastic job narrating. the story plays true to the movie but extends the story very well.
I listen while driving. When I review, I'm much more apt to discuss the performance than the content. Sometimes, a bit of both.
Nothing jumps off the page to me but the reading was extremely well done by Zachary Quinto (who plays Mr. Spock in the film). His timing and voicing made an otherwise "typical" movie tie-in book a very enjoyable experience.
Well, thanks to this book I now comprehend the finer details of the movie! And, I found the book a well developed, good Star Trek "read", as well it should be coming from Mr. Foster. This movie and book, despite the different destinies, still reflect "my" Star Trek. Zachary Quinto's narration is incredible--he is dead on for all the characters. If, heaven forbid, he ever gives up acting, he could have a fantastic career in narration. Couldn't believe it was not Karl Urban doing McCoy, Quinto was so perfect. The only character not quite perfect, though still very good was--surprisingly--Spock Prime! But then, if he is to grow up to be SP, his voice must be right!
this was a great book. I loved how it filled in a lot of back story that they were not able to have in the movie. I've listened to it several times and look forward to listening to it again. I never tire of it.
Zachary Quinto was an excellent choice as the narrator of this book. His voice is clear, easy and enjoyable to listen to. The author has written in a way that you truly visualize what is being said - nodding, laughing, chuckling and understanding youth, either by personal experience or vicariously through the young up coming crew of a starship.
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The story I liked. What I did not like was that the recording had some bad spots, gaps where it was obvious that there were missing or slurred words. I have experienced this before with product from here, I wish they had better QA of their transfers.
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