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The Kobayashi Maru is the test given to cadets at the Starfleet Academy - a simulated no-win situation in space. For James Kirk it was a challenge that defined him as a leader. For Chekov it meant a struggle against his own personality. For Sulu and Scotty it was a matter of the spirit and a second chance...Now, the Starfleet officers look back on those youthful days. Their shuttlecraft is drifting helplessly in space. Sharing with each other the painful, often fierce lessons of their Kobayashi Maru, each man struggles to tap his inner strength and to overcome the most desperate situation of their careers!

©2013 Julia Ecklar (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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not entirely unabridged

I have always enjoyed this book whenever I read it. I purchase unabridged versions of books when I get them in audio format whenever possible. I definitely enjoyed the presentation, but was a bit disappointed to find that quite a bit had been left out. I realize the portions that were left out weren't really essential to the performance or story, especially if the listener hadn't read it before, but to someone who has probably read it a few dozen times at least, it left the over all story feeling a bit disjointed and more like a collection of related short stories. over all, still an enjoyable listen.

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if you only try one of these, this is it

If you could sum up Star Trek: The Kobayashi Maru (Adapted) in three words, what would they be?

After Leonard Nemoy died recently, I wanted to look back to a favorite character from childhood. These dramatizations seem to be a format for 90-minute cassettes, hince 2 45-minute chapters. Knowing they are vintage, the sound affects and voice characterizations are actually fun. The story of this one is a quilt of several stories. Each of the characters describes his experience taking the Kobayashi Maru test. I liked Leonard's autobiography, too. He is missed and remembered.

What did you like best about this story?

The stories inside the story format. The different approaches to the test each of the characters took, defining their style.

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

He is surprisingly one of the best of the original cast doing these voice characterizations.

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

Ask JJ Abrahms :)

Any additional comments?

These Star Trek shorts are overpriced and should be more affordable and popular. Maybe bind 5 of them for one credit, similar to the History Channel sets.

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I LOVE JAMES DOOHAN

JAMES DOOHAN IS THE BEST GOD DAMN PERSON I LOVE HIM SO DAMN MUCH AAAAA

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great story, teaches much!

Gteat story, giving a huge insight into the comand crew of the USS ENTERPRISE (NCC1701). From checkov, sulu, captian James T. Lirk, anx even The cheif engineer Mr. Montgomery Scott! Great book.

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It's great stiry

It's a great story and James Doohan brings it to life just a shame he is gone but not or ever will be forgotten

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  • William
  • OLYMPIA, WA, United States
  • 02-09-11

This is a must if your a treky

Even the new movie doesn't really make sense without this. Explains more why Kirk is Kirk!

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  • dot_stockport
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like a great night down the pub with tos crew

i loved this! i grinned from ear to ear. basically, some of the tos senior staff recount their experience of the kobiashi maru will drifting in a shuttle. wish uhura had been on board - guess theres scope for another rale. someone?