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Publisher's Summary

The official movie tie-in novelization of the highly anticipated sequel to 2009's blockbuster feature film Star Trek!

Pioneering director J. J. Abrams has delivered an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek into darkness.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller, and arrives on May 17, 2013.

©2013 CBS Studios, Inc.; Paramount Pictures Corporation. STAR TREK and all related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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  • G.Monie
  • Bethpage, NY, United States
  • 07-02-13

Great Book, Poor Narration, but worth it

I know I'm repeating everyone in bashing the narrator but it was worth listening to, could they get someone better, absolutely... but the story is worth just about any narrator

I'm not a huge star trek fan but I did like any of the ones that involved one particular character... granted I'm confused about a few things because I know its a prequel & Spock can talk with Spock but what about everyone else? I know someone whose familiar with Trek knows how to explain all this but that was the only part that had me scratching my head?! Anyone has a suggestion send me an message of a book I can read or something data920@yahoo.com

The book is well worth the poor narration, & its only poor because the main characters involved are all men & she does an ok version of 1 or 2 maybe but with that many male characters, why not get a male to read it? The book makes me want to read more about the villian involved & the back & forth between Spock & Kirk was not as entertaining as the 1st book/movie prequel... I always enjoy an authors idea of how alien races deal with humans & how they're personalities clash, this was only present in a small amount because the whole book pretty much is all action from beginning to end.

HIghly recommend the book regardless of narrator, the actual book would be better probably

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I enjoyed but

Followed the movie very well and I must say I enjoyed both. My only wondering is why they had a female narrator? She wasn't bad but there are more male characters in the book should've got a male to read this one.

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Who picked this narrator for this story?

Would you consider the audio edition of Star Trek: Into Darkness to be better than the print version?

Story was great, but hard to listen to because of the narrator. Its possible she would be effective with different material, but she made this book almost impossible to listen to. I wish I had read it instead of listened to it.

What other book might you compare Star Trek: Into Darkness to and why?

The first one was read by another narrator, and I remember really liking it, so I purchased this right away.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

almost whispering at the wrong times, making Kirk sound like a bored drunk person, and overall not putting emphisis in the correct areas.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I could barely listen to it due to the narrator, and the story was really good, I liked catching references to the other series and movies, so I laughed and enjoyed the story and wanted to cry at the narration.

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poorest choice of narrator EVER!

What did you like best about Star Trek: Into Darkness? What did you like least?

I only got through about 30% of the book because Alice Eve was a horrible, horrible narrator. Forget the fact that she has a strong British accent - all of her characters sound the same!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Coulnd't get there ...

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I couldn't picture the characters because of Alice Eve's amateurish and horrible narration.

Do you think Star Trek: Into Darkness needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Actually, this book needs to be redone with a new narrator - why not Zachary Quinto from the first book?

Any additional comments?

I want my credit back!!

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