Available Light

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The past comes back to haunt Captain Jean-Luc Picard in this brand-new thriller set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Section 31, the covert organization that has operated without accountability in the shadows for more than two centuries, has been exposed. Throughout the Federation, the rogue group’s agents and leaders are being taken into custody as the sheer scope of its misdeeds comes to light. Now, Starfleet Command must decide the consequences for numerous officers caught up in the scandal - including Admirals William Ross, Edward Jellico, Alynna Nechayev, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who, along with many others, are implicated in the forced removal of a Federation president.

Meanwhile, deep in the distant, unexplored region of space known as the Odyssean Pass, Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise must put aside personal feelings and political concerns as they investigate a massive, mysterious spacecraft. Adrift for centuries in the void, the ship is vital to the survival of an endangered civilization that has spent generations searching for a world to sustain what remains of its people. 

Complicating matters is a band of marauders who have their own designs on the ancient ship, with only the Enterprise standing in their way....

©2019 Dayton Ward (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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for fellow Trekkies or Trekkers

Worf hates politics eva suits and Anti gravity. This book he gets all 3 and makes new friends..

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Wonderful story!

I thought this was a great novel. I loved seeing some familiar faces brought to the light and the aliens were very interesting.
A great story but I know the Section 31 story is far from over and look forward to reading what next!

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Loving every word of it.

These stories have me hanging on to every word. I'll admit that I am a little sad when I finish one because they're just that good that I dont want it to end.

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Terrible story line, disconnected subplots that go nowhere, sorry I wasted my time on it

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an interesting yet refreshing story.

I appreciate the first contact scenario especially the way it was portrayed. It certainly kept a story interesting. But I did not like the politics that played all through the story. So sick of politics being added to everything now. it's almost like childish unimaginative writing. I had hoped for so much more from it.

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Nechayev

She doesn't speak with a Russian accent. She was the blonde Admiral in TNG. Narrator got that one wrong.

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The only thing I didn't like was the cliffhanger

The fact that it ends so abruptly really gets me. I didn't even notice I was nearing the end of the book. The Section 31 plot really got me intrigued and I wished there was a more comprehensive dig into that story line, but I guess that's for the next book.

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Th Best

I love anything Star Trek!! Done in good fashion ! Ready for more. Well done.

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I just don't buy the premise!

I rewatched Insurrection. That JLP would never have done anything like this. He didn't violate the UFP's laws and regulations when ordered to do so by SFC, and it is inconceivable he would have done so "in secret." The lawyer character and the admiral character were two dimensional, flat.

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Simply Amazing.

I loved this over all the Star Trek books I have. if you love Star Trek get this book.

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  • 01-11-20

Overall good

Though it seems to be a gap filler leading up to collateral damage, it was entertaining enough to make you want to keep listening.

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  • 08-05-19

A must read for all tng fans.

Really enjoyed this book, felt like I was back in the 90s watching the show.

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  • N. J. Hale
  • 07-16-19

great

Another great book by Dayton Ward. Robert Petkoff's narration is as ever, flawless. He brings the book to life

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  • Kieran Horgan
  • 06-14-19

A very good book,very well read

I enjoyed this book, with it two story line.the main story line with the seemingly derelict massive ship and the aggressive salvagers, and the twist which come to light were very enjoyable with great characters and story line. The second story line with section 31 and the legal ramifications were intriguing but not so well investigated as I would have liked. I know this was the B story but a more in-depth investigation of section 31 would have been great. Having said all that it is a very good book which I recommend to any Star Trek fans

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  • Neil Dutton
  • 04-26-19

A new tale told in classic Trek fashion

A great split narrative, with the Federation reeling from a political scandal at its very core and the crew of the Enterprise continuing to boldly go where no one has gone before, encountering new friends and...allies?

Seriously, if a Star Trek audiobook is being read by Robert Petkoff, I’ll listen to it.