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Star Trek: The Return (Adapted) Audiobook

Star Trek: The Return (Adapted)

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Veridian lll: A world has been saved, the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D lies in ruins, and one of the galaxy's greatest heroes rest beneath a simple cairn of rocks on a lonely hillside. But as a legendary Vulcan ambassador comes at last to the grave of his best and dearest friend, the adventure is only beginning. For the Borg and renegades from the Romulan Empire have joined forces in an unholy alliance against the United Federation of Planets, and their ultimate weapon is none other than James T. Kirk, resurrected by mysterious alien science to destroy the Borg's most formidable enemy: Jean-Luc Picard. From Deep Space Nine to the Borg Homeworld itself, the battle is joined in the ultimate confrontation between the old generation and the new. Old friends are reunited and ancient secrets revealed, as Riker, Spock, Data, and all of the Federation's best and brightest find themselves enmeshed in a cosmic saga that will test their strengths and loyalties to the very limit.

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    John Hammond, ON, Canada 04-21-04
    John Hammond, ON, Canada 04-21-04 Member Since 2015
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    "A fantastic listen"

    This book kept me interested into the very end. I am not a person who picks apart a book on its technical details but by the pure enjoyment of the read. I am sure there are parts which are not up to the other Star Trek writes, but I still enjoyed it considerably. Having it narrated by William Shatner was a bonus and added to the books quality. I will be listening too all the books in this series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Katerina Hamden, CT, USA 10-24-04
    Katerina Hamden, CT, USA 10-24-04 Member Since 2013
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    "Kirk through Shatner's Eyes"

    and it is wince-inducing. This is a sub-par Star Trek novel. In fact it sounds like a slightly longer version of fanfic that you can find online. The plot is thin and there is zero character development.
    It gets two stars because it's amusing to here Shatner give voice to Data.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer GRANTS PASS, OR, United States 09-29-16
    Amazon Customer GRANTS PASS, OR, United States 09-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "cool borg ships and riker and data and laforge"

    good . veger and ships borg secrecy and legends of generations of old and new

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    A. Hartwig 07-31-16
    A. Hartwig 07-31-16 Member Since 2014

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    "It's Shatner"

    The book is good; however, Mr. Shatner's pacing of the book is hurried to me. In an attempted to be suspenseful, he rushes much of the detail. Special effects are used to change his voice some in the book for secondary characters, but it can be difficult to tell a difference between main characters. Overall, I've always enjoyed this book, but it might have been better in audio if read by someone with better vocal skills and pacing.

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    Randy 04-04-16
    Randy 04-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I truly loved it!
    The tie to V-ger was genius."

    It brought together the old and new masterfully...and solve the question of the Borg origin. Well done!

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    Amazon Customer 03-27-16 Member Since 2001
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    "great story!"

    Shatner does a great job... but he should try to change his voice up just a bit more for the different voices .... really have to pay attention when everything sounds like it was said by Kirk! lol.

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    EtH 12-02-15
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    "Interesting story, good performance"
    What did you love best about Star Trek: The Return (Adapted)?

    The storyline has a few holes, but overall- a good story that I wish they made into a movie when it was still possible (actors' ages, missing the late L. Nimoy).


    What about William Shatner’s performance did you like?

    Shatner is a great and passionate performer, although all characters sounded much like Kirk, unavoidably.


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    CyberNight Staten Island, NY 10-30-15
    CyberNight Staten Island, NY 10-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wish it had ALL the original actors."

    As much as I enjoy hearing a Star Trek book read by William Shatner, I find that it can make it hard to follow the story. Especially while listening to it in the car. If you lose focus for a couple of seconds it can make it difficult to ascertain which character is speaking since they ALL sound like Kirk. Overall I enjoyed the story and regret that it will never see an on screen adaptation.

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    scorpio4230 06-16-15
    scorpio4230 06-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A great listen and continuation of the Star Trek universe!"

    William Shatner not only does an outstanding job as author but as narrator. He captures the essence of Star Trek and its diverse characters, storyline and pace. Captain Kirk/William Shatner dose it again by taking us on a journey we'll want to relive over and over again, just as he/they've done since Star Trek aired in the 1960s. The story is clearly connected and even for those coming late to the Star Trek universe it's been made easy to fall into it by Kirk's/Shatner's talented writing and narration.

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    Invisible noise 06-03-15 Member Since 2012

    I am a RN and I worked for the military during the second Iraq war. I believe soldiers are special people. I love old war movies.

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    "the experience"

    Listening to Shatner read was kind of cool. The story was confusing and kind of simple.

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