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Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

An original novel based on the explosive new TV series Star Trek: Discovery!

Despite being an inexperienced Starfleet cadet, Sylvia Tilly became essential to the USS Discovery finding its way back home from the Mirror Universe. But how did she find that courage? From where did she get that steel? Who nurtured that spark of brilliance? The Way to the Stars recounts for fans everywhere the untold story of Tilly’s past.

It’s not easy being 16, especially when everyone expects great things from Tilly. It’s even harder when her mother and father are Federation luminaries, not to mention pressing her to attend one of the best schools the Federation has to offer. Tilly wants to achieve great things - even though she hasn’t quite worked out how to do that or what it is she wants to do. But this year, everything will change for Tilly, as she is about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime - an adventure that will take her ever closer to the stars....

©2019 Una McCormack (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Great character development for Silvia Tilly

Very Interesting book about Tilly's childhood, with great voices for the many characters acted by the narrator.

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Well preformed!!! Great back story on Tilley.

You get some insight into why Silvia Tilley is who she is.
I think the book was written for and might be helpful to teenagers. This is both a compliment and criticism. I enjoyed it but expected something different, something more mature and adventurous. But I highly recommend this book to someone who wants to introduce a teen to the Star Trek World.

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Love me some Tilly

I wanted to know why she was the way she is and the book did it.

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More Tilly!

I really wasn't excited for a book just about Tilly... but wow! It was great and I definitely want too know more. It was a great blend of personal interest and action.

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stupendous. one of the very best

great story and performance. hit me right in the feels. hope to see more like this. definitely best of the discovery series

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LOVE IT

Tilly was already one of my favorites, this book strengthened that enjoyment of her character.

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Excellent Performance

The story is good and captures a younger version of a character we see on screen well. I can see how that young girl became the young woman in the show. But the stand out for me was the performance of January LaVoy. I could randomly access the story and would be able to tell which character she was reading. This can’t be understated as something that adds such value to an audiobook as we can’t skip back to remind ourselves who is talking if we get distracted for a moment. She captures many different types of characters with different actions and energy levels. Her “Tilly” is perfection.

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such a great story of a strong woman

just a great story of a strong woman and two parents just trying to get by this is an everyday story steeped in the tradition of Star trek perfectly done

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All about Tilly

Great voice acting, lovely coming of age story if you want to know how Sylvia Tilly got to Starfleet. It's fun to hear what life is like growing up how she did.

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A teenager run away story

A good background story to explain why Tilly became Tilly in Star Trek Discovery. I gave the story 3 stars because it is not really a Star Trek story but rather a teenager-find-herself story. I skipped several chapters that had nothing to do with the stars. Other parts were still fun to listen.

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Best Discovery Book Yet

This book was great. The Una's writing is wonderful and gripping. A wonderful and heart warming coming of age story in the Star Trek universe. January LaVoy's vocal performance is pretty good, but her Australian accent is not quite perfect. Still better than most Americans who try it though. The best character is probably Captain Yindi Holden. Having an Indigenous Australian captain was a wonderful detail for this book, especially having her researching other cultures' oral traditions.