Hell's Heart

Prey, Book 1
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Series: Star Trek: Prey, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
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Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek - an epic new trilogy that stretches from the events of the Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!

When Klingon commander Kruge died in combat against James T. Kirk on the Genesis planet back in 2285, he left behind a powerful house in disarray - and a series of ticking time bombs: the Phantom Wing, a secret squadron of advanced Birds-of-Prey; a cabal of loyal officers intent on securing his heritage; and young Korgh, his thwarted would-be heir, willing to wait a Klingon lifetime to enact his vengeance.

Now, 100 years later, while on a diplomatic mission for the United Federation of Planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise are snared in the aged Korgh's trap - and thrust directly in the middle of an ancient conflict. But as Commander Worf soon learns, Korgh may be after far bigger game than anyone imagines, confronting the Federation-Klingon alliance with a crisis unlike any it has ever seen!

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Fabulous Unabridged Trek!

John Jackson Miller hits the ball out of the park with this new series! Robert Petkoff's narration is a treat! This story picks up in the continued post television run of all trek series that the creative authors of the Trek universe have added to. This 3 part series deserves that length, the character depth the battle scenes the background it's all wonderful!!! Hopefully audible & simon and Schuster see the incredible popularity of unabridged Star Trek and bring more treasures like this to the material continuum for purchase!

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Great start to a series.

I've listened to countless Star Wars and Star Trek books. The former more than the latter due to their prevalence. This book has all the trappings of good sci fi. It's development of characters was a bit slow, but the pacing of the plot worked well. Worth a monthly credit any day.

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Why wasn't this a Movie?

It has been awhile since I have read anything Trek related and. ow I'm hooked...again. This is a very fast paced book, many twists and turns that extends across two separate time periods. Its refreshing to see Riker as a admiral on the bridge of the TITAN and Picard with Worf as his XO back on the bridge of the ENTERPRISE E.
if the other two books in this series are as good as this one was then you can't miss picking them up.
Qa'plaq!!!

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No SFX or Music?!

So far so good story wise, but where is the production value? The narrator needs a tad bit of work but some of his voices are ok, he doesn't seem to capture the feel of the Klingons. Also can we get any kind of sfx or music at all, it would help immerse and invest us readers into the stories like they do in the Star Wars audiobooks or many other audiobooks, its just so quiet with only his voice.

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One of the better Trek books out there

Great story. Intricate and detailed. Crosses between TOS and Next Gen nicely. Well narrated and a good long story!

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Great production, really enjoyed

Must be a lot of work to "act" & produce such a complex story. Fot any fan, it's a great listen. Thank you. All the intertwined back stories & timelines are set just well enough to keep the imagination of the movies & t.v. series in mind, along with great representation of the character voices. Using this for a great listen, while I work. Wish there could be hundreds of hours more just like it; but would settle for just another trilogy. On to Book 2!!!

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Finally - a great story arc in the making

I listen to audio books as much as I can. I had stepped away from the series for awhile as I wasn’t very pleased with character development and story lines. This series, however, has got me hooked. Each chapter builds on the other and expertly weaves a wonderful storyline while maintaining a great balance of pace. I really liked these audio book chapters and how they are assembled in 10-15 minute blocks that i can pause at the completion of a scene and pick up again later.

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fantastic Trek tale

Trek fan since 1968 I've read many Trek books, this one was one of the best.

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A good read

Enjoyed this first part of the prey trilogy. Love the new audiobooks. This story crosses between TOS and TNG

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it was a decent star trek story.

the narrator did a good job with the story. the story was ok for what it was.

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  • Kieran Horgan
  • 10-28-17

Great story spread over 100 years of Star Trek

Great story with great characters spread over 100 years and two Star Trek series, with many twists and lots of intrigue

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  • Catriona O'Sullivan
  • 10-04-17

Great book

Really really really. Enjoy this book from start to finish. Great listen. Narrator is excellent. What more do you want in a book great story great listening keep to their from the end. When finished this book went out and bought second book. I’m now halfway through that book and I’m looking forward to getting the third book from my holidays. Great listen

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  • Simon bushby
  • 08-22-19

really good great for story and A really interesti

loved it great book great great great a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a plus bookk

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  • N. Shearer
  • 06-23-17

A good start

a good TNG/TOS book and with a few twists. looking forward to listening to book 2

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  • Adam Smith
  • 04-21-17

A Goodread

A good listen and enjoyed it would download the saga to hear the full storyline

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  • Yusuf
  • 04-15-17

Absolutely brilliant!

This Star Trek novelisation contains the lot: Klingons, the next generation crew, and the original crew. Both political intrigue and action make this novel difficult to put down! The narrator should be credited for his excellent Klingon and good English accent for Picard.

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  • mkd
  • 03-30-17

captured by verbals.

loved it so much I just didn't want it to finish. looking forward to the next book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-23-17

Hell's Heart

Well not to sure what to make of this story. First I thought great and then OMG Really. Then okay. So we will listen to the second book

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  • CJSILV
  • 06-01-17

great book

good if you like startrek books you should have a listen five star book 😃

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  • 04-15-20

Perfect story for any Stat Trek fan.

10/10 Perfect story for any fan of star trek great characters old and new and a plot for the ages prey is my favorite star trek novel series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-28-19

First Star Trek novel

This was my first Star Trek novel I have tried to listen to/read. And what a place to start! I have a half hour car ride to and from work and I was always looking forward to that trio just to see how the story played out. Robert Petkoff puts in a brilliant performance, especially as Word. I recommend this book highly.