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Star Trek, The Next Generation Audiobook
Star Trek, The Next Generation
Written by: 
John de Lancie, Peter David
Narrated by: 
John de Lancie
Star Trek, The Next Generation Audiobook

Star Trek, The Next Generation: I, Q

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The Maelstrom, a metaphysical whirlpool of apocalyptic proportions, is pulling all of reality into its maw, devouring the totality of time and space while bringing together people and places from throughout the universe. The Q Continuum pronounces that the end of everything has come, but Q refuses to meekly accept the complete termination of all he has known. Defying the judgment of the Continuum, he sets out to derail doomsday at whatever the cost. Q is joined in his quest by his young son, little q, as well as by two displaced Starfleet officers. Snatched from the U.S.S. Enterprise by the inexorable pull of the Maelstrom, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Lieutenant Commander Data have no choice but to accompany Q on a hazardous journey into the very heart of the vortex, where they will encounter wonders and dangers enough to render Q himself speechless. Almost.

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    Ben 08-08-04
    Ben 08-08-04
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    "Fun and laughs"

    What can be said about John DeLancie? He is fantastic. He brings all of his charisma and charm to this book that he did to his role on TNG. I don't think any former cast member could do a better job than John. I actually laughed out loud last night while walking my dog. People must have thought I was wierd.
    I only wish the story could have been longer, or at least unabridged. Every part of a book is important, not just the action parts. Thank you John DeLancie for writing this book and thank you for narrating it!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Linda B Northeast USA 04-12-09
    Linda B Northeast USA 04-12-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Hurray for Q!"

    I really apprecaite the Star Trek stories featuring Q, even more so in the novels than in the television program. They seem to focus on a kind of science fiction I like - philosophical, questioning reality and the nature of existence. Also, the Q character has really developed from a mischievous enigma, to a full and multi-dimensional character. This is a really well done story, with great narration. Highly recommended.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carl Pitman, NJ, USA 02-05-05
    Carl Pitman, NJ, USA 02-05-05
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    "Great Q Title, Excellent Work"

    I found this title somewhat more enjoyable than the other available titles featuring the character Q. John is not only a great actor, but a great voice actor as well. The story is quite enjoyable. Q manages to go off on his many tangents throughout the story, moving from thought to thought, much like his character did in the TNG series. The story is full of important social commentary, which I found very appropriate for this day and age. It isn't amazing, and the pivotal points and climax are not extraordinary, but at the end it left me saying "Hmmmm...". An enjoyable story, and well worth the 3 hour investment.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Helmars Orient, NY, USA 04-04-03
    Helmars Orient, NY, USA 04-04-03 Member Since 2012
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    "A fun book!"

    John DeLancie is a wonderful reader. I enjoyed this book very much.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Diana 04-19-04
    Diana 04-19-04 Member Since 2001
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    "Any story with Q in it is bound to be good"

    John de Lance is a wonderful reader, especially for a story involving Q.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 06-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it!"

    Listening to this while painting my living room, made the day go faster. I have others and can't wait to listen to them. Thanks.

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    Stephen 05-14-16
    Stephen 05-14-16
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    "A fun book!"
    Have you listened to any of John de Lancie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to John de Lancie and Leonard Nimoy in both the Spock vs Q and now Lancie in this and really enjoyed his performance playing Q in all of them.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a harp piece playing in the background while Q does a monologue about 25 minutes from the end of the book - I would be most appreciative if anyone recognizes it and can tell me the name of the piece. I am learning harp and I really like the song. Thank you.

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    Kim 05-09-16
    Kim 05-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Deceptively captivating"

    Omnipotent Being Q played by John De Lancie.
    His voice and tone as good as you would expect.
    The story is good but not great. Very good quality but a bit odd in places over all a good listen. If you have a few hours to spare I will recommend this . But you should not go out of your way to hear it ... Unless you at a de Lancie fan :)

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    Jesse 03-09-16
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    "Gotta love that John de Lancie"

    A short but fantastic story performed by Q himself. The story takes you on a exhilarating and at times hilarious journey with Q, Picard, and Data through time and space as Q tries to find his wife The Lady Q and his son Little Q. You get to experience a side of Q that shows a deeper and date I say human quality about him in his role as a husband and a father. Wonderfully written and expertly performed as only John de Lancie can. Highly recommended to any ST:TNG fan even though I do wish it had been longer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe 03-07-16
    Joe 03-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A bit too abridged"

    I read the book and thought it was a fun read with a lot of callbacks to the Spock vs Q stand-up bit. However, this cuts out quite a bit from the book, including some of the more entertaining lines and scenes. Still worth the listen if you've got an extra credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    6/18/06
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    "Star Trek, The Next Generation: I, Q"

    John de Lancie is excellent at 'Q' the story is very amusing throughout, he keeps the tempo just about right, the imagination works overtime from beginning to end. If you like ?Q? then this is the one for you.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Whitestar
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    "First ever audio book - very disappointing"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sadly this was a very disappointing first experience with audio books. Though John De Lancie made a superb attempt to engage the listener, it just wasn't enough to make up for the weak and often vague storyline. Rather than a well-thought out plotline, it felt very much like an unending, disjointed ramble punctuated with occasional plot points, weak attempts at humour, and constant (overly long) mini-stories that seemed to add very little to the overall tale. On more than one occasion I found myself wondering what on Earth the current dialogue had to do with the story, only to find it summed up in a single statement that would have more than sufficed in the first place. At other times it felt like the author was trying to vent their own personal grievances (nearly 5 minutes spent criticising religion for no apparent purpose other than to justify that Q didn't believe in a superior being, which had already been highlighted earlier in the story?). Sadly this experience has put me off audiobooks for the time being.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judith
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    12/8/11
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    "star trek tng iq"

    I did not like the character q, but after listening to this I understand him better. And I see why so many people like this character.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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