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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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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!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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.

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  • Jeffrey
  • Austin Texas, United States
  • 06-12-17

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.

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Masterful writing!

Great story, great narration, and wonderful production on everyone's part. I can't wait to learn more about the Aegis organization and its help in developing Earth on its road ahead.

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Typical Trek novel - average

Having read almost every Trek novel written I felt this was mostly an average listen. The dual plot lines of post-Gary 7 Aegis team on Earth and Picard's troubles in the 24th century as a result of those earlier secret activities was a great premise. The execution of this idea was however lacking, the author should have split this into two books and fleshed out more the pre-Eugenics war Earth dynamic vs. the almost irrelevant tie-in with Picard. Moreover, the historical period seems out of place given what we know of Earth WW3 period in the Star Trek Canon. The events in this book seem to ignore the obvious contemporary actions of Khan and nowhere is he mentioned although it seems impossible that his group would not be involved in the goings-on of this period of history.
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Star trek

It could have been better . Slow story . The people didn't seem to be interesting . Not enough action . To much jumping around and not making sense . I gave it 4 stars because I love star trek .

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  • Leslie
  • Princeton, NJ, United States
  • 08-17-17

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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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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Overly complicated

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

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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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  • alex sykes
  • 07-05-17

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

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  • trinbin
  • 01-09-18

stsr fluff

Nice little book, though the inclusion of Gary Seven would have good- always one of the better incidental TOS characters. The story was intriguing but probably a bit too drawn out. Well read and well voiced.

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  • Darren Tyrell-Knights
  • 01-03-18

excellent voice work, exciting story

Petkoff does an excellent Picard, is uncanny really. Sometimes I forget it's not actually Patrick Stewart.

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  • 1eddiemetal
  • 12-20-17

Not much TNG in this TNG story

This was quite an odd TNG novel, as it spends about 75% of the time in the 21st century to provide the back story, and then Picard and Worf are pretty much the only TNG characters to feature in the few fleeting moments it does return to Star Trek time. Ok Sci Fi story but it should either have provided snippets of the back story to focus on the characters we love, or been a generic sci fi novel without Star Trek characters.

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  • John Mcnamara
  • 12-10-17

epic

great work. good tie to section 31. wonderfully wove past near future and 24th century

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  • 10-14-17

A good time

I prefer lengthy audio books. So, was glad to find one 11 hours plus. The story is good and the narrator makes a decent attempt at doing the imitations of the main characters we know from the show. I did find it initially distracting that the story flits between the past and present so regularly. Wish we could have learnt more about the Aegis too.

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  • Kieran Horgan
  • 10-10-17

Full length story twice as long CD's

I enjoyed this story, lots of intrigue and many different timelines with interesting characters from many different civilisations and organisations

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  • Darren
  • 06-21-17

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
  • 06-16-17

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-09-17

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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  • Ros H.
  • 11-29-17

Narrator ruined it for me

I don’t know what I was expecting. But I just couldn’t get past the narrator.
I am returning it.
I thought he ruined the voices for Captain Picard and Worf.
Didn’t even get past chapter one 😟