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Star Trek: The Return (Adapted) Audiobook

Star Trek: The Return (Adapted)

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Veridian lll: A world has been saved, the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D lies in ruins, and one of the galaxy's greatest heroes rest beneath a simple cairn of rocks on a lonely hillside. But as a legendary Vulcan ambassador comes at last to the grave of his best and dearest friend, the adventure is only beginning. For the Borg and renegades from the Romulan Empire have joined forces in an unholy alliance against the United Federation of Planets, and their ultimate weapon is none other than James T. Kirk, resurrected by mysterious alien science to destroy the Borg's most formidable enemy: Jean-Luc Picard. From Deep Space Nine to the Borg Homeworld itself, the battle is joined in the ultimate confrontation between the old generation and the new. Old friends are reunited and ancient secrets revealed, as Riker, Spock, Data, and all of the Federation's best and brightest find themselves enmeshed in a cosmic saga that will test their strengths and loyalties to the very limit.

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    scorpio4230 06-16-15
    scorpio4230 06-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A great listen and continuation of the Star Trek universe!"

    William Shatner not only does an outstanding job as author but as narrator. He captures the essence of Star Trek and its diverse characters, storyline and pace. Captain Kirk/William Shatner dose it again by taking us on a journey we'll want to relive over and over again, just as he/they've done since Star Trek aired in the 1960s. The story is clearly connected and even for those coming late to the Star Trek universe it's been made easy to fall into it by Kirk's/Shatner's talented writing and narration.

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    Invisible noise 06-03-15 Member Since 2012

    I am a RN and I worked for the military during the second Iraq war. I believe soldiers are special people. I love old war movies.

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    "the experience"

    Listening to Shatner read was kind of cool. The story was confusing and kind of simple.

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    DeVon 03-03-15
    DeVon 03-03-15 Member Since 2014

    And so my Watch begins...

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    "Good story, nice reading, wish it was longer."

    I know they can't do an unabridged version when they dramatize it, but I do wish it was a longer read. I'm sure the book had more detail and information that seemed glossed over. But I do enjoy the added music and sound effects. I enjoyed the story and definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to read the Shatnerverse of Star Trek.

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    William King 07-31-13 Member Since 2010

    Southern IT guy that is a christian and loves scifi. I hated all the reading in school, found out later in life that I love being read to.

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    "It was alright"

    I got this book because a friend told me is was great. It thought it was ok, but not great. I think the problem this audiobook has is that is not unabridged.

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    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 11-22-11
    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2016

    Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.

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    "I'm a Star Trek fan, but..........."

    We, in our family, are Star Trek fans. However, this story just did not hold my interest.

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    Donald Hampton, VA, United States 10-15-11
    Donald Hampton, VA, United States 10-15-11 Member Since 2015

    Instructional Designer is the area of Workforce Development.

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    "Well Done!"

    Story and plot was well written and closely matches Star Trek storyline. A must for any Star Trek fan. Shatner is awesome!

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    Movie Nerd LINDENHURST, NY, United States 09-26-11
    Movie Nerd LINDENHURST, NY, United States 09-26-11

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    "James T. Kirk Resurrected"
    If you could sum up Star Trek in three words, what would they be?

    Smart, Engaging, Great


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that James T. Kirk was brought back to life by William Shatner himself after the weak death scene in Star Trek: Generations.


    What does William Shatner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Kirk voiced by William Shatner, everyone else voiced by him doesn't work entirely though.


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

    Kirk Returns!


    Any additional comments?

    If you're a Star Trek fan who's dieing for more of Shatner as Kirk, then this is for you!

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    Pete Independence, MO, USA 01-28-09
    Pete Independence, MO, USA 01-28-09
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    "Shatner's Best By Far"

    I really didn't care for the movie "Star Trek-Generations". I'll go as far as saying that I like Star Trek 5 even better than "Generations"
    I didn't like the way they killed off Kirk. If Spock, Scotty and Bones can still be alive in the future during STNG, why not Kirk? This book should have been the next movie in the Star Trek franchise after Generations. It picks up right after the events of that movie and it's no cheesy resurrection story, it was well thought out and executed. This is one of the top two best Star Trek audio books of all time by any author.(Go ahead and look it up)
    The sound effects and music really add to the experience and Shatner does a good job with the different voice characterizations. A must listen for any Star trek fan.

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    Anthony Fort Loenard wood, MO, United States 12-23-08
    Anthony Fort Loenard wood, MO, United States 12-23-08
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    "Good Book"

    This is a good book for Star Trek fans, but what do you expect when you bring three Star Trek Captains together for one great edventure. It has a outstanding suprise dealing with Spock and the Borg. This is a must read.

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    John Martinsburg, WV, USA 01-06-08
    John Martinsburg, WV, USA 01-06-08
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    "PJ Bama"

    I have the pleasure of knowing Bill personally and have spent time with both he and his wife on horseback and on set while they were shooting a film along the border in AZ. What people don't know is that Bill is just as adventureous in real life (or more so) than any of the characters he plays on stage, screen, or can ever can be captured in a written work of fiction. This novel is in my opinion his best work (paired with his co-authors). It's a shame the big movie studios never optioned this one for the screen.

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