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Captain Kathryn Janeway, commander of the Starship Voyager, is fighting a desperate battle on two fronts: while she duels the Kazon warship in the gaseous mists of a murky nebula, an Away Team led by Lt. Tuvok is trapped on the surface of a wilderness planet. Forced to choose between the lives of the Away Team and the safety of her ship, Captain Janeway reviews the most important moments of her life, and the pivotal choices that made her the woman she is today. From her childhood to Starfleet Academy, from her first love to her first command, she must once again face the challenges and conflicts that have brought her to the point where she must now risk everything to put one more piece in the mossaic that is Kathryn Janeway.
© & (P) 1996 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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Relaxing and enjoyable

I love that Kate Mulgrew narrated this book. It adds so much depth to the reading. The story was enjoyable and I always wanted to hear more.

I have to admit that Voyager wasn't my favorite Star Trek and Janeway wasn't even my favorite Captain. But maybe I've made a mistake.
I found this story engaging and engrossing. I cared about all the characters and I dearly wish that it had been longer.

I have no doubt I will re-listen to this book and I will buy more books narrated by Kate. She has a natural style that was very appealing. It's also obvious that she cares about the material in the loving way she gives passion to her reading.

Bravo Kate, and thank you.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Queen Creek, AZ, USA
  • 10-21-05

Best Star Trek book I've heard yet!

Only Kate Mulgrew could have done this book justice. She IS Captain Janeway, as surely as William Shatner IS Captain Kirk... Everything about her narration of this story was delightful: pacing, inflections, and emotion were all spot on.

The story itself has three main threads running through it: milestones and character shaping events in Janeway's life, Tuvok and an away team stranded on a planet, and Voyager battling with the Kazon over said planet.

I most enjoyed the bits about Janeway's life. Kate Mulgrew really brings the young Katherine to life - you feel like you are there with her in her early life. The threads involving Tuvok, Kes, Harry, etc seemed to suffer somewhat from abridgement. Overall I wasn't terrifically interested in the these two other threads. There is one point where some Kazon meet a very gruesome end that I thought was unnecessarily grotesque and overdone. Fortunately this portion is brief. Overall, a most excellent and enjoyable listen. I really felt that the Janeway portions added a great deal of dimension to the character.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Stephen
  • Northlake, TX, United States
  • 04-02-10

Good story but...

I gave this only three stars not because of the story but because of the abridgment. Story is great and you learn much about Janeway. I just really dislike abridgments, I wish all the Star Trek book were not like this.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Tim
  • parma hts, OH, USA
  • 02-01-08

Shockingly Exceptional

To say that this Star Trek story was merely good would be an understatement. It is one of the best stories to be written by Jeri Taylor. This Novel provides a look into the soul of Captain Janeway. I for one found this book engaging and poignant. A good audio book if I ever heard one.

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Loved it

Loved this book! The fact that it was performed by Kate Mulgrew gave it that much more impact as the story delves into Captain Janeway's back story. I've always been a fan of Kate Mulgrew even outside of the Trek universe though.

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Love Star Trek Voyager

Awesome As Usual, can't get enough of Star Trek Voyager stories. Thank You so much.

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Great book read by the best captain

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

This is a great book for any trekkie/trekker or anyone who appreciates seeing the complexities of a women in charge.

What did you like best about this story?

Janeway's strength

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

Yes and she is always great.

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

It's Janeway's turn

Any additional comments?

I'd recommend this book

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  • 10-31-16

Kate Mulgrew did a great job narrating bad writing

The author clearly has a very... tenuous understanding of the characters in Voyager. They did not act or speak in a manner similar to themselves, and it was hard to imaging any of them as they were written.

While Kate Mulgrew's narration is really well done, it could not save the poor writing. The author's attitude towards women also seems backwards, and acts as though Janeway is captain in name only, with Chakotay taking the main role as leader, from rescuing the captain in the first act (disobeying a direct order without reprimand in the process), To ordering the captain to rest, humorlessly without any of the charm their on-screen relationship has.

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Easily 5 stars Excellent Story and Audio

Who better than Capt Janeway to act out her own back story! Truly a pleasure! Having read and listened to around 40 Star Trek books, this easily made its way into my top 10 if not top 5! My only complaint is I wish that audible carried more Trek titles and I wish this story didn't gave to end. You cannot go wrong with this audio!

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Star Trek Voyager Mosaic

Great story ,especially hearing it in the voice of Kate Mulgrew made it even more special.

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  • David R
  • 09-27-17

slightly confusing story

Whilst Kate Mulgrew gives a very good performance of the characters. The actual story let it down for me, the plot line seemed to jump from one theme to another.

One minute Janeway is the captain we all know and admire, the next she is a child laid in a field in the rain crying. then she is an adult again, then she is back on the bridge of Voyager, then she is a child again etc etc.

Very annoying to be honest. I found myself glad when the story was finished.

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  • L.M Juniper
  • 09-07-17

Great story and performance

Fans of Voyager will love this.
Fans of Janeway will ADORE it.
Stellar performance by Kate Mulgrew, however the sound effects are sometimes distracting and too loud. Nevertheless, the story is intriguing and well written.