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The abridgment of the book made this far too short and did the book a disservice. Having John de Lancie and Majel Barrett read the roles of all characters, as well as provide narration, was distracting. The music (intended, I assume, as dramatization of the story) was likewise distracting.
The abridgment of the book resulted in the ending being far too sudden. I have read the book, and felt the audiobook's abrupt ending made the story seem juvenile in its presentation. I felt bad for author Peter David.
I would be willing to try another of Majel Barrett and John de Lancie's "performances" only because the number of audiobook versions of Star Trek books are surprisingly few, given the large quantity of books written for the different incarnations of Star Trek.
The characters in the audiobook were not a problem for me.
I purchased this abridged audiobook because there are, sadly, too few audiobook versions of Star Trek books. I much prefer unabridged audiobooks, and was very disappointed with the dramatization of this particular book. I would rather have unabridged Star Trek audiobooks made available and narrated without the distracting music and dramatization of the story.
Always enjoyed the tape version until my tape died. Glad I found the Audible version for my library.
Laxwana Troi of course when she was ready to take the chain saw to Q!
The premise of this story is amusing, entertaining and will capture the imagination from start to finish. In this story, Q tangles with the formidible Mrs Troi and the trials and tribulations kept me laughing through the whole of the recording.
Mr DeLancy, having played Q in the series, does a fantastic job with all the sarcasm and wit the character deserves and Madjel is nothing short of wonderful!
I love Peter David... This book has a great sense of humor and excellent story plot. I highly recommend this book to all star trek fans that love Q and Luxanna troy.
Almost 15 years ago I was obsessed with TNG and was browsing the novels and came across a book on tape called Q-in-Law the first thing that caught my eye was the cover there was Q and one Lwaxanna Troi and I thought, "now this ought to be GOOD!" I picked it up and never put it down!
When I saw the thing was narrated by John DaLance and Majel Barrett-Rodenbery (I don't think I spelled that right...) the actors that played Q and Lwaxanna Troi respecticvly. For fans of TNG you can't go wrong when 2 power house characters go head to head over subjects like love and the meaning of life....
Tempers flare and lovers are spurned!! Don't miss two of TNGs most popular reoccuring characters battle it out head to head... can you guess who comes out on top???
Absolutely loved this story. Mrs. Troy and Q have remarkable chemistry. Both with unquestionable power making them behave like spoiled children and getting their just deserts. (didn't want to spoil it).
I would prefer the printed version of this book rather than the abridged audiobook.
I really enjoyed this audio book! It was a very whimsical and enjoyable read! It was short and sweet and left me wanting to physically read the book!
I've never listened to any other recordings by these performers.
Love, Appreciate Life, Create wonderful food!
I loved the show and the actors who portrayed the wonderful characters of Next Gen.
In this story, written by Peter David, I laughed and enjoyed the book the first time I 'READ" the story. Then I heard it was made into an audio with Majel Barrett and John de Lancie reading. I had to get it. And the story rocked... but
What can I say, I loved them on the show and as readers they brought the fun and authenticity to the story. I felt like I could close my eyes and see the story unfold as if it was actually on the screen and not just an audio book.
Actually that is just what I did. I listen to audios while I work. Scanning files is pretty much boring. So this keeps me going. The better the audio book, the more I get done. With this book I sat and listened and worked the full length and was surprised it was over so soon.
Why oh why did they have to Abridge this book? It's not that long a story to start with. Someone get the story put out in a full version. Please???
I have a very battered paperback copy of this but I liked it so much I also decided to buy the audiobook. Good if a little simple plot bought to life realistically as an audiobook. Highly recommended if you're a TNG fan. Funny in some places. Lighthearted compared to other Star Trek The Next Generation books. A quick enjoyable listen.
"Q vs Mrs Troi"
It was interesting to hear all the characters voiced by two mainly know for a character each. As soon as Laxwan and Q turn up for the same wedding you know sparks will fly, and someone will be learning a lesson they might not want or expect. Very chucklable in places.
"Let down by length"
The book is a light hearted romp through the 'Star Trek, The Next Generation' genre. Nothing remarkable, but if you like the characters included in the book, then you should enjoy this reading.
What lets it down is the length. It could easily do with being an unabridged version. For that reason alone I have rated it lower overall.
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