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Headlong Flight Audiobook

Headlong Flight: Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Publisher's Summary

An exhilarating thriller from best-selling author Dayton Ward set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation, following Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew as they explore the previously uncharted and dangerous Odyssean Pass.

Surveying a nebula as part of their continuing exploration of the previously uncharted Odyssean Pass, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the starship Enterprise encounter a rogue planet. Life signs are detected on the barren world's surface, and then a garbled message is received: a partial warning to stay away at all costs. Determined to render assistance, Picard dispatches Commander Worf and an away team to investigate, but their shuttlecraft is forced to make an emergency landing on the surface - moments before all contact is lost and the planet completely disappears.

Worf and his team learn that this mysterious world is locked into an unending succession of random jumps between dimensions, the result of an ambitious experiment gone awry. The Enterprise crew members and the alien scientists who created the technology behind this astonishing feat find themselves trapped, powerless to break the cycle. Meanwhile, as the planet continues to fade in and out of various planes of existence, other parties have taken notice....

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    Eli Corte 02-10-17
    Eli Corte 02-10-17
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    "More Unabridged Star Trek TNG!"

    Good Story but honestly, I would buy a Star Trek TNG book even if it was unanimously panned by critics. (Please Audible, bring more UNABRIDGED Star Trek books. I'm listening to Hell's Heart now and I don't see any other unabridged TNG books to listen to after I'm done.) Anyways, the story itself is interesting if not particularly exciting. still, it's great beaming back into the prime universe during the Star Trek TNG era.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Emily 02-04-17
    Emily 02-04-17
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    "Quintessential TNG"

    This book isn't flashy or dramatic but it is a really enjoyable listen for a TNG fan. We've got the scanning of phase variances and reconfiguring of photon torpedoes and re routing of power from the rear deflectors - a typical Star Trek story, with all my favorite characters behaving just as one would expect. It was like curling up in front of a fire on a cold night. With hot chocolate. And the narrator was spot on, I could always tell who was speaking, and he got the cadences and accents down very well.

    It does bear mentioning that you should pay attention to the chapter headings - I sometimes let those flow over me, but I realized they were key to knowing where/when you are in the dimensional shift.

    All around enjoyable, solid 4 star listen. I recommend to other fans!

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    jsimmons 02-17-17
    jsimmons 02-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Just like a mediocre episode"

    I have read over 100 Star trek books this is one is ranked somewhere in the bottom 5.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Geek Mom 04-18-17
    Geek Mom 04-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "as usual Dayton and Robert delivered"

    would've loved to have seen this adapted for the small screen. great storytelling as always.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    alex 03-08-17
    alex 03-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It's a good Segway to a sequel"

    Really slow and uneventful, more about characters talking to each other abt how they feel abt the action than the action itself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    john c haanraadts 2 02-24-17
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    "๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป"

    I really enjoyed this story. It's great to have new Star Trek audio books. The narrator did a great job. I recommend this to sci fi fans. Hi John and Sarah.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eric MB, Canada 11-06-17
    Eric MB, Canada 11-06-17 Listener Since 2010
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    "Interesting pieces that never come together"

    Headlong flight is a capable Star Trek book, with some interesting pieces, that never quite come together.

    Years have passed since Captain Picard faced down a clone of himself and lost his friend Data (Star Trek: Nemesis). Now, while exploring the Odyssean Pass, the crew of the USS Enterprise E have stumbled upon a planet thrust from a parallel dimension. People there are trapped by the effect, and working to save them, an entire away team and the planet vanish.

    Mr Ward brings the current standard of Star Trek novel to the table. The characters are presented in character, and the new book-only characters are able to continue growing. Exploring the "what could have been" is left as a feeling and isn't really explored.

    The pieces of the story are good, but never are brought together. For a Star Trek fan, there were no surprises. The characters from the other dimensions behave just as we'd expect, the story is very linear, and the action as expected. One thread is dangled at the end, but being in another dimension it's unlikely we'll ever see it paid off.

    While not a bad book, it just does not rise very high. It feels like a filler TV episode while we wait for the next big move in the Star Trek Universe.

    ***Audio***
    Mr Petkoff did wonderfully with the text, voices and energy of the book. He continues to impress me in the Star Trek Universe after I'd first heard him on the Richard Castle novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mason 10-09-17
    Mason 10-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Narrator is amazing"

    This story is classic Next Gen material. Very faithful to Star Trekโ€™s original universe. But the big factor here is the readerโ€™s ability to sound like Picard, Riker, Data, LaForge and such. Not only โ€œsoundโ€ like them, but he imitates their speech pattern and emphasis. This made me picture the cast and the ship clearly in my mind. Wonderful experience.

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    Elena Albuquerque, NM 07-28-17
    Elena Albuquerque, NM 07-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Reader"
    If you could sum up Headlong Flight in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting convoluted story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reader was so great with creating and sounding like the characters. It made the whole experience even more enjoyable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Two captains, one ship


    Any additional comments?

    I always enjoy the Star Trek TNG stories and this one was no exception. Very enjoyable performance by the reader.

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    Hans 06-19-17
    Hans 06-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narrator, meh story"

    Robert Petkoff does a great job reading this book. His characters are on point.
    Unfortunatly I found the story a bit boring, and had trouble paying attention.
    Still worth listening to.

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  • Mr G
    2/23/17
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    "The next generation at its best."

    If you miss TNG then look no further. All your favourite characters captured perfectly and a few new ones

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • P aul Eaton
    2/16/17
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    "Headlong Flight"

    Wow wow and wow really enjoyed this. Great story well read by Peter.
    This has opened up another arc if they wish to follow it 10/10. A good listen or read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mkd
    6/29/17
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    "Headlong flight."

    another excellent adventure, loved it. I will certainly recommend this to my star trek loving family

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  • Darren
    6/9/17
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    "Good star trek!"

    Very good start trek story, nice amount of science /tech, dimension jumping, and a little conflict..
    Well performed too - good approximation of the voices!

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