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Publisher's Summary

Decades ago, Captain Spock had teamed up with David Rabin, the young son of a Starfleet captain, to fight an attempted coup on Vulcan that would have turned the planet's people away from the path of logic. Now a Starfleet officer, Captain David Rabin has been assigned to a harsh desert world much like Vulcan, where the Federation is determined to protect the lives of the inhabitants. But Rabin's efforts are being sabotaged and he has asked for Spock's help against the unknown forces that may well destroy the society he had come to save. While reflecting on his youthful adventure with Rabin, Spock joins him to face an enemy out of their past and confront deadly Romulan treachery. In the process Spock will decide if the path of his life now leads back toward family traditions he had sought once to escape.

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"A dramatic tale, one that answers long-standing questions about Spock's life choices. Fascinating!" (Leonard Nimoy)

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Sound effects were distracting

The book itself is very revealing into the motives behind Spock joining Star Fleet. Also, Vulcan interpersonal relationships and prejudices are explored. Hearing a book read by Leonard Nimoy himself, who could go wrong? Unfortunately there are periods of narration where there are sounds like a racketball game is going on in the background. Mr. Nimoy's voice is muffled, and I am distracted by the sound effects. I thought someone was throwing a ball against the house. If you can get passed all the distracting sound in background, then you will be satisfied.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Total Spock from the Spock perspective

Well written, gripping and engaging. When read by the late Leonard Nimoy, it almost feels like you are in a Federation dining hall hearing Spock retell the tale from memory! (He doesn't do a bad job mimicking the late DeForrest Kelley, either!)

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  • JOPPA, MD, United States
  • 01-31-12

Buy the book, skip the abridged version

Would you try another book from Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz and/or Leonard Nimoy?

Yes

Who was your favorite character and why?

Spock

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Good story, good characters, no depth

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Star Trek?

None

Any additional comments?

I was disappointed by the abridged audio and bought the hardbound book. Much fuller and richer story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fun & Engaging!

Nice and escapist. Good to hear Nimoy's voice... Read it out of sequence, but that didn't lessen my enjoyment. Enjoy!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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