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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Fall: The Crimson Shadow comes a compelling and suspenseful tale of politics and power set in the universe of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Elim Garak has ascended to Castellan of the Cardassian Union...but despite his soaring popularity, the imminent publication of a report exposing his peoples' war crimes during the occupation on Bajor looks likely to set the military against him. Into this tense situation come Dr. Katherine Pulaski - visiting Cardassia Prime to accept an award on behalf of the team that solved the Andorian genetic crisis - and Dr. Peter Alden, formerly of Starfleet Intelligence. The two soon find themselves at odds with Garak and embroiled in the politics of the prestigious University of the Union, where a new head is about to be appointed. Among the front-runners is one of Cardassia's most respected public figures: Professor Natima Lang. But the discovery of a hidden archive from the last years before the Dominion War could destroy Lang's reputation.

As Pulaski and Alden become drawn into a deadly game to exonerate Lang, their confrontation escalates with Castellan Garak - a conflicted leader treading a fine line between the bright hopes for Cardassia's future and the dark secrets still buried in its past.

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More DS9 please!

Robert Petkoff can do no wrong when it comes to Star Trek audiobooks and makes it worth every penny, even when the source material is average. That being said, I beg-- BEG-- S&S audio to please make more full length Star Trek audiobooks with this genius of a narrator.

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ok

Well read as always. like the setting but is a tad boring in spots as the writer goes on forever on nothing. still enjoyed it as I love the characters

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Hmm boring book.

Obviously the writer has the technical ability, but the story is very, very, very boring! I'm a big Star Trek reader this has the potential to be a great book but it turned into a really boring story.

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Excellent writing and narration

I was very impressed by this author. She had excellent character development, as well as being true to the Star Trek canon. I look forward to other books by this author. The narration was excellently done. He is a very skilled oral interpreter of literature. Kudos!


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Absolutely a must for Garak fans.

Una does an excellent job of writing for Garak and Robert Perkoff voices him to the letter!

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incredible story

I have listened to the last 4 Star Trek released on audible and this story is the best by far.
I think it's helpful to be a fan of the franchise and watched the series, but nonetheless, I think the narrative is excellent and engrossing.
I hope a new Star Trek book is coming in the near future from this author.
Also, as a fan of Star Trek, I would hope Simon and Schuster might release other audiobooks from past books, such as the Section 31 series.

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Not Bad, But Not Good Either

Would you try another book from Una McCormack and/or Robert Petkoff?

Petkoff yes, McCormak, no

What could Una McCormack have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Add suspense, speed up the pacing, give the readers a chance to solve the mystery

Which scene was your favorite?

The descriptions of Prime

Do you think Enigma Tales needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, it left no cliffhangers

Any additional comments?

This book was too slow. It was supposed to be a mystery, but it never built any suspense. Additionally, I dislike when the mystery isn't solvable with the material given. This was a character sketch of Dr. Pulaski and Garrik, not a novel

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Another peek inside the mind of the simple tailor.

Would you listen to Enigma Tales again? Why?

Yes! I've already listened to it twice. Plot twists as expected of Cardassians and Humans.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Enigma Tales?

The final scene with Bashir.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too hard to choose just one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to Una's next book and seeing if Quark does visit Cardassia and rekindle a relationship with Natima .

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Right in the feels

The perfect reflection of S31 Control. Almost a balm, if not for the emotional weight of Bashir's condition, to the tragedy of Mack's most recent work.
Really couldn't have wanted more from Enigma Tales. Pushing once more into brave new territory and giving real consequence to our beloved characters and their futures.

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Democracy comes to Cardassia and it makes for an outstanding story!

Una McCormack always knocks her Trek tales out of the park they're reliably wonderful and this is no exception! If you've not read her DS9 story, The Never Ending Sacrifice, you're really missing out. Now this story, Anyone who watched DS9 will enjoy this book but as is the case particularly with the DS9 Trek literature it's a progressive timeline after the end of the dominion war so if you've read up on this series you'll fit right in if not the book will catch you up pretty quickly but I do recommend being familiar with section 31 as this tale opens at the close of that most recent book, Control. As is the case with the ds9 literature these aren't the typical next generation episode format where you find a new race or anomoly and solve it at the last minute, DS9 goes deeper into the characters and themes in a progressive timeline, this one is focused on the reconstruction of post war Cardassia. Robert Petkoff did an outstanding job as Garak, bringing in all his inflections and idiosyncrasies as well as his Katherine Pulaski, this truly is a must read must listen, definitely my favorite Trek release this year!

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  • Darren
  • 08-01-17

Political thriller Trek

Is ok, though I'm more of an action trek fan.. .
Well written and good character development.
Is particularly interesting to see a version of what happens to Cardassia and Garak.

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  • David Gould
  • 07-21-17

I really enjoyed this book

This was a great book. it's been very well read. Garak has grown a lot as a character and his relationship with Bashir has been explored nicely contrasted against the events of his life now

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  • P aul Eaton
  • 07-04-17

Enigma Tales

The story was not the best but Peter
Petkoff brings all the characters alive. I just love Garrick

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