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Hearts and Minds Audiobook

Hearts and Minds: Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Publisher's Summary

An electrifying thriller from the New York Times best-selling author in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe.

It's 2031. US Air Force fighter jets shoot down an unidentified spacecraft and take its crew into custody. Soon it's learned that the ship is one of several dispatched across space by an alien species, the Eizand, to search for a new home before their own world becomes uninhabitable. Fearing extraterrestrial invasion, government and military agencies that for more than 80 years have operated in secret swing into action, charged with protecting humanity no matter the cost....

It's 2386. Continuing their exploration of the Odyssean Pass, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the starship Enterprise discover what they at first believe is a previously uncharted world, with a civilization still recovering from the effects of global nuclear war. An astonishing priority message from Starfleet Command warns that there's more to this planet than meets the eye, and Picard soon realizes that the mysteries of this world may well weave through centuries of undisclosed human history....

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    KiraNyres woodinville, wa 05-31-17
    KiraNyres woodinville, wa 05-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Great Trek Story "

    Dayton Ward has managed another inventive Trek story & Robert Petkoff's narration knocks it out of the park. Was thrilled to see another new Star Trek book on audible, pre ordered this with the kindle book for amazon immersive reading which enhances the experience, allowing me to read or listen even both give it a try if you haven't yet. This book I couldn't put down, switches between 2 time periods, one being current day TNG continuing the Odyssean Pass exploration and an earth period in our near future, the plot revolving around the intersection of these two periods. Dayton Ward has an excellent grasp on the characters & their nuances, his writing has that comfortable familiarity with all the enjoyable idiosyncrasies of our favorite crew members and the dynamics between them. I recommend reading/listening to the new 2017 Trek in order but it's not necessary, you may just get a spoiler or two but will be no means ruin any of them if you do them out of order and this is enjoyable as a stand alone book. Section 31 Control, John Jackson Miller's Prey Series, Dayton Ward's Headlong Flight these are the earlier releases this year that include the Odyssean Pass. I will continue to pre-order any & all Star Trek unabridged offerings on audible to encourage the production of more and will continue pre-ordering all Dayton Ward Trek on Kindle as he never dissapoints!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Austin Texas, United States 06-12-17
    Jeffrey Austin Texas, United States 06-12-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Faltered At The End"

    Like other who have reviewed this piece, I found the ending confusing and confounding, not having at all to do with the prior many chapters, which otherwise were a great Star Trekian read. The narration was top notch. I especially liked Picard's narration. Felt like I was watching the original series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Princeton, NJ, United States 08-17-17
    Leslie Princeton, NJ, United States 08-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Star Trek book."

    I enjoyed the Star Trek book very much, it is the first full audiobook that I have read. Audible should do full versions of other Star Trek books. Robert pet cough is the man, his narration is spot on as far as accents voices and genders. There was not a lot of action in this book but I've enjoyed the story very much, if you are a Star Trek fan you will really enjoy this book.

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    Douglas Mayo Greenfild, MA United States 08-04-17
    Douglas Mayo Greenfild, MA United States 08-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "yet another spectacular TNG book by Dayton Ward"

    as always I enjoy the authors superb characterization of TNG's beloved characters moving at warp speed into their next adventure

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    John E Farmer 07-31-17
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    "Overly complicated"

    Considered stopping many times but held on that the book might get better. Never did ...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mother of 7 07-28-17
    Mother of 7 07-28-17
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    "Agony"

    I have read or listened to at least 6 of his star trek books and have not enjoyed any of them (nor has my family) I am a huge star trek fan and own over300 star trek books and this writer is an embarrassment to those who preceded him. I thought he would improve, unfortunately he
    has not. I won't be wasting my money or time further!
    The dialog is stilted, character development is disappointing. When the author describes technology it reads like a textbook-rather than a novel. His spattering of profanity from our trusted established characters is out of form. When I read or listen to his books it is excruciatingly painful! Does the publisher sleep with him? I can't think of any reason he should be published, let alone published by the star trek franchise.




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    Robert Meyer 07-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Hearts and minds"

    Good story but at times the narrator got dull and boring. overall a decent listen.

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    Rob1470 07-07-17
    Rob1470 07-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Unfortunately two books in one"

    I bought this book thinking it was a next generation book but only have of it was next gen and the other half was set century's before and had minimal to do with the main story. Just when the main story was hitting its stride it stops and the secondary story starts and goes on and on making it hard to keep a interest in the main story

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    Geek Mom 07-02-17
    Geek Mom 07-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Dayton does it again!"

    Another great TNG installment. It touched on generations of Trek lore yet still seemed fresh. Dayton never disappoints. And once again Petcoff's narration brings to life all that we love about Star Trek. Whether he likes it or nit, he's the new voice of the Star Trek literary world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Morris 06-28-17
    Morris 06-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story and interesting contribution to Star Trek lore"

    Really loved the story , great characters and found myself just as interested in the dual storyline. That can be hard to do but it's done well. I also loved the voices of the. Narrator. Almost forgot it wasn't pat speaking

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  • alex sykes
    7/5/17
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    "good storyline"

    good story but I think they interlinked with just one to many TV story lines, it was almost as if they were tick boxing as much as possible. read well, although the enterprise feels lacking with riker, trouble and no data

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darren
    6/21/17
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    "Even better than Headlong Flight!"

    A bit more of a juicy story than Headlong Flight , well written and narrated

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  • Amazon Customer
    6/16/17
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    "great story BUT"

    .. as much as im enjoying this resurgance of simon and shuster audio books after all this this time i really would like to see a release of the borg encounter all the recently released books reference. Petkov does an excelent take on the cast and reminds me of Gary Tiptans portrayl from year ago. a credit in itself on that. That said id like more continuity order releases rather than popularity releases. All said and done though this is a very good story leaving you wanting more. :)

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  • P aul Eaton
    6/9/17
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    "Hearts and mind"

    This book started very well. Loved the premise. But I found at the end of the main story it was a little rushed. But I still enjoyed it. Well worth a listen

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