Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself

Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Series: Star Trek: Discovery, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (230 ratings)

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An original novel based upon the explosive new Star Trek TV series on CBS All Access.

Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators...and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and the conflicting agendas of two antagonistic alien races. To survive, he will need to seek a path of peace against all odds, and risk compromising the very ideals he has sworn to uphold....

©2018 James Swallow (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Great New Addition

Fear Itself is a great new addition to the Star Trek: Discovery book series. I enjoyed learning more about Saru and his background. It was also good to see our friends from the Shenzhou again. I also have to say that I'm really enjoying all of the new unabridged Star Trek books from all of the series that have come out recently. Please keep it up!

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Great!

Third book is the best in this series yet! I'm looking forward to hopefully more books set around the crew of the Discovery.

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Love the book!

Love the theme of facing the fear and overcome it! Suru is the main character not Philippa or Michael which made me a little skeptical before I started listening. But once I started, I couldn’t put it down. Love the book which is much better than drastic measures! Robert is the best narrator, ever!

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It turned my 14 year old on to Star Trek

It was a little slow at first, but with the introduction of species I don't recall before, it was necessary. But, as my son said, "it REALLY picked up at the end."

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Good, but nothing special

Although I liked this book, it feel it's pretty standard Trek stuff, with few new reveals about DCS or Saru and few insights overall. Still a good book which I enjoyed. 4/5

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one of the best star trek books I have read

I really loved this book. read like an episode or multi episode arch. gave a lot of in sight to saru and really enjoyed it. I hope it us canon to the show.

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A compelling story

This is a listen that you just can’t stop. It keeps you glued to it to find out what happens next. As usual, Petkoff does an amazing job on the narration.

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Best character gives us the best book

Like with the previous books, I felt like there was another story I would rather read about. I want to read about the Kelpien home world more. We did get a good bit about information about Saru's life previous to Starfleet, which was more satisfying than the previous books.

This was the best of the books I've read in the Discovery line. If you like the show, then grab this book.

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WOW!

An epic adventure! would love to see it on the big screen. Reminded me of the political conflict of our nation at the moment.

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Petcoff saves this story

kinda sorta struggled with this one. petcoff's narration is so good that I was able to somewhat get past the less than stellar story.