A lethal virogen, inimical to all conventional forms of plant life, threatens the entire Federation with starvation and dissolution...
The time: six months prior to the launch of the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-B and the tragic loss of Captain James T. Kirk in deep space...
Retired and in a happy relationship, Kirk believes his adventuring days are over. But as he returns to Earth for the first time since his apparent "death" upon the U.S.S. Enterprise...
The Mirror Universe is a dark and twisted reflection of our own, where humans and Vulcans live as slaves to a brutal alliance of Klingons and Cardassians...
After the end of the Enterprise™'s five-year mission, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. McCoy struggle to establish new lives apart from one another and the starship....
The deadly and tyrannical Emperor Tiberius, former captain of the I.S.S. Enterprise, has always been rankled by his failure to seize the tantalizing advances of the First Generation...
One hundred years ago, 4 crewmembers of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ crossed the dimensional barrier and found a mirror image of their own universe....
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....
The Dominion War is over. The Federation is at peace...
As the end of the twentieth century nears, an asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. When it hits, the impact will result in the end of all life on the planet.
An exhilarating thriller from best-selling author Dayton Ward set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation....
During James T. Kirk's heroic five year mission as captain of the Starship Enterprise, a mysterious alien threat called "The Totality" commenced its stealthy invasion....
Once a violent, primitive race, Vulcans renounced their warlike nature for logic. But a small faction established the Romulan Empire, where the old Vulcan way flourished...
The spectacular conclusion to the thrilling double-sized adventure! Like an unstoppable cosmic storm, the dreaded Genesis Wave continues...
Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job....
Investigating a series of violent raids by a mysterious predatory species, Captain James T. Kirk discovers that these events share a startling connection with the First Federation....
When Klingon commander Kruge died in combat against James T. Kirk on the Genesis planet back in 2285, he left behind a powerful house in disarray - and a series of ticking time bombs....
Intended to create life from nothingness, the Genesis Wave had the potential to become a weapon of awe-inspiring destructiveness, capable of rearranging matter...
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This book kept me interested into the very end. I am not a person who picks apart a book on its technical details but by the pure enjoyment of the read. I am sure there are parts which are not up to the other Star Trek writes, but I still enjoyed it considerably. Having it narrated by William Shatner was a bonus and added to the books quality. I will be listening too all the books in this series.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
and it is wince-inducing. This is a sub-par Star Trek novel. In fact it sounds like a slightly longer version of fanfic that you can find online. The plot is thin and there is zero character development.
It gets two stars because it's amusing to here Shatner give voice to Data.
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
If your not a Trekkie? Your going to get lost in s hurry here. A lot of Trek babble that you might not know . But uf you are a Trekkie? You will gine this a good entertaining read.
I do hope they make a movie based on this storyline! As for the audio - great job on voice and sound!
Great naration...sound effects and story.... kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time
What disappointed you about Star Trek: The Return (Adapted)?
Across most of the Star Trek books, they stay pretty true to character. The personalities are believable because they are consistent and true to who they are... until William Shatner completely ruins everything.
What was most disappointing about William Shatner’s story?
Shatner's writing creates fundamental character changes/flaws in tried and true characters, mostly to put Kirk in the spotlight, even when some scenarios seem unlikely. I love Star Trek, I've been a huge fan for decades, but this book I tell you...
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
It's Shatner, his narration pacing is probably one of the most unique in the industry, and no, it did not match the pace of the story. Ol' Shatner got a little to whisper heavy on this book.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
The book sparked frustration, and ultimately betrayal, specifically Shatner's inability to keep the characters consistent and true to their personalities.
Any additional comments?
Garak / Quark, 2020!
It was very well done. I enjoyed the plot and story. Good weaving of Captain Picard and Captain Kirk and Borg.
Shatner has exceeded all my expectations and achieved my impossible desire for Pjcard and Kirk to collaborate again. I know the remaining stories wil not fail.
good . veger and ships borg secrecy and legends of generations of old and new
The book is good; however, Mr. Shatner's pacing of the book is hurried to me. In an attempted to be suspenseful, he rushes much of the detail. Special effects are used to change his voice some in the book for secondary characters, but it can be difficult to tell a difference between main characters. Overall, I've always enjoyed this book, but it might have been better in audio if read by someone with better vocal skills and pacing.
In many ways I get the feeling that Shatner wrote this book because he couldn't cope with the idea of a star trek universe without Kirk. Kirk is the out and out hero in this book and while most of our other favourite characters appear, this is a kirk story.
The book shares Shatner's bombastic sensibility and addresses many of the failings of the 'generations' film. The book is a no holes barred adventure and is has a unique charm. If you enjoy Shatner's sense of humour and grandiosity you will like this.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Where does Star Trek: The Return (Adapted) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is one of the better Star Trek audio books out there - but I just wish this was the full, unabridged, version...! It's an old recording now (roughly 10 years old - coming out not long after the Star Trek: Generations film, and the Ashes Of Eden book preceding it) - but it stands up well!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Spock - because his character's backstory managed to put a completely unexpected perspective on the closing parts of the story!
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The scene where Kirk and Picard meet again!
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made me smile as I listened - reminding me of the golden days of Star Trek!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The story follows on well from the Star Trek Generations movie. Whilst some elements of the plot are a bit far fetched it's a great listen and has all the classic Star Trek moments. Kirk and Picard in another battle to the end. Enjoyed it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I've read this book atleast twice, but this audio book has removed some of the nuance. you get the gist of the story but I don't feel it tells the full story.
very engaging and well told.
Shatner is AWESOME AS EVER
great use of Characters and fits nicely in the timeline
It was great to hear a new sorry about some much loved characters. The story itself was pretty good. I think fans of the show will like the book. I really liked how it used extra characters in little cameo roles.
Kirk returns back, but in a strange and mysterious way; only to risk his life again.
the story is amazing. the narrative is well thought out and the sound effects help make the story more real. I would recommend this book to everyone who is a star trek fan.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. It's great to see William Shatner's contribution to the Star Trek mythos.It's a great 3hr <br/>story featuring Kirk, Picard and Spock. it's thrilling to listen to and follow.
What other book might you compare Star Trek: The Return (Adapted) to, and why?
Ashes of Eden although I haven't listened to it at time of writing this review.
What does William Shatner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The characters come to life and Shatner brings enthusiasm to the story associated with him playing the part of James T Kirk. The whole story is covered with his passion and dedication to the genre.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes unfortunately I had to listen in two parts as there wasn't time.
Any additional comments?
A great story and well worth the price paid.