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Publisher's Summary

Are you willing to settle for an ordinary life? Or do you think you were meant for something better? Something special?"

One grew up in the cornfields of Iowa, fighting for his independence, for a way out of a life that promised only indifference, aimlessness and obscurity. "You will forever be a child of two worlds, capable of choosing your own destiny. The only question you face is, which path will you chose?"

The other grew up on the jagged cliffs of the harsh Vulcan desert, fighting for acceptance, for a way to reconcile the logic he was taught with the emotions he felt.

In the far reaches of the galaxy, a machine of war bursts into existence in a place and time it was never meant to be. On a mission of retribution for the destruction of his planet, its half-mad captain seeks the death of every intelligent being, and the annihilation of every civilized world.

Kirk and Spock, two completely different and unyielding personalities, must find a way to lead the only crew, aboard the only ship, that can stop him.

"The wait is over."

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  • Chris
  • United States
  • 03-18-13

Got To Love Star Trek

This is the best it's modern it's fresh and Zachary does a fantastic job with the narration. If your a Star Trek fan this is a must have, enjoy

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A great novelization of a great movie!

I truly enjoyed this book...almost as much as the movie. I recommend this to any fan who wants to get a little Trek during thier drive!

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  • Brandon
  • Salt Lake City, UT, United States
  • 05-24-12

Best Star Trek yet!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! This is one of my favorite books ever. I love the idea of looking at Star Trek from the beginning, when the Enterprise crew could have first met. Quinto's narration is exciting and emotional, two things that are not always present in Star Trek of the past.

Which scene was your favorite?

The part of this book that stands out the most to me involves Spock and his relationship with his mother and the emotion that Quinto gives to the scene when Spock's mother dies.

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

I laughed over and over with things Kirk, in his cocky attitude, says to others, from the bar to the academy, and also with the way Bones responds to others. Best Star Trek yet.

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I HAD to review this!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! If you enjoyed the movie than your pleasure will be doubled by this novelization! Plus, Quinto reading? I'd listen to this guy read the phone book! His voice is amazing as Spock and I was impressed with the range of inflections/voices with other characters

What did you like best about this story?

Additional information and dialogue and scenes the movie did not provide

Have you listened to any of Zachary Quinto’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is his first right? If there are more I certainly want them. I hope Audible reads these reviews because when they do a reboot 2 book or make novels out of some of the reboot graphic novels, I hope they will ask him to be the narrator again.

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

Lol...Star Trek...

Any additional comments?

Buy this! Listen! And then Listen Again!<br/>Live Long and Prosper my fellow Trekkies!

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  • Paul
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 05-08-12

I should have just watched the movie

I am a huge Trekkie. I loved the shows, loved most of the movies, and have read and loved quite a few of the books. The movie this book was based on is excellent, in my opinion, and as the author had a chance to actually SEE the movie before he wrote the novelization, I expected a better book than this. It's not that it's a bad book, it's that I expected...more from it. For all intents and purposes, it's the movie in book form. There are a few differences here and there, and some contradictions and repetitions in the text itself, but there is no deeper delving. We learn nothing of Nero's 25-year imprisonment on the Klingon prison planet; we learn nothing of the Romulans other than what is shown in the movie; we basically learn nothing we didn't already know by watching the movie. On the other hand, Zachary Quinto's narration is quite good and the production itself is also quite good. I just wish the book offered more.

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Just as good as the movie!

What made the experience of listening to Star Trek Movie Tie-In the most enjoyable?

seeing the words play out on the movie screen in my mind

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Trek Movie Tie-In?

each moment as it went along. each scene compiled on the last.<br/>the scene where Spock turned the little ship around & made a death-run for the monstrous Romulin ship.

Which character – as performed by Zachary Quinto – was your favorite?

his rendition of Scotty was superb. he did all the characters very well.

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

Alternate Universe

Any additional comments?

really enjoyed the book. will probably listen to it again & again!

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Love Love Love This Book!

If you could sum up Star Trek Movie Tie-In in three words, what would they be?

Movie Not Needed.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I can't pick one character. I love ALL the original crew members in their youth. As a huge Star Trek fan how can I not?

Any additional comments?

The book is way better than the movie. I love it & didn't want to stop listening to it. If you are a Star Trek fan you must not pass this up! I am hoping for more Star Trek books of this quality!

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  • Mark
  • FOREST LAKE, MN, United States
  • 01-15-12

Quinto does a terrific voice over job

Where does Star Trek Movie Tie-In rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the top 3 in my opinion. I am now listening to the Left Behind. Richard Ferrone is also a powerful narrator of character voice overs.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Trek Movie Tie-In?

The added length of each storyline as it unfolded the drama. I really enjoyed the way the author/narrator drew this out to make scenes very memorable.

What about Zachary Quinto’s performance did you like?

Spocks voice was to a

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

No. I wanted to savor it for as long as my patience would allow me.

Any additional comments?

Keep the wonderful audiobooks coming. I'll keep gobbling them up.

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It WAS the movie. I am a Star Trek fan and enjoyed the movie. Th audio novel was not more or less then screen event. I just wish I had not wasted a credit on this rendition. I could have just watched or listened to the movie again. Also, would have only had to hear Spock when HE was talking.

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  • Luis
  • Miami, Fl, United States
  • 03-02-11

Good listen

The book filled in alot of background that you may have missed in the movie. The narations was also good.