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Publisher's Summary

He was an Iowa farm boy and a war hero, promoted to the command of the Federation's most powerful starship. His first mission: to shuttle a troop of vaudevillians to a distant starbase. But a comedy of errors turns to deadly drama when a renegade Klingon tries to provoke a war with the Federation, and a wondrous, peaceful world is caught in between. Suddenly Captain Kirk is playing a part he never learned in school: fighting for the respect - and the survival - of his crew, on a mission that could turn out to be his last.  

©1988 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved (P)1988 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved

What listeners say about Star Trek: Enterprise, the First Adventure (Adapted)

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Decent first adventure story.

Overall not bad. Sound effects sometimes hinder Voice dialogue. But Takei and Nimoy are wonderful.

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good but wish it had not been abridged

missing Klingon perspective if audio had been unabridged better flow and motivations

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I can't get past how poor the audio mixing is. At times, it's impossible to hear the dialogue.

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Abridged :( :( :(

What would have made Star Trek better?

There should be a warning before purchasing abridged editions of books. Wish I could get my money back.

How could the performance have been better?

There should be a law against selling abridged books. Or at least a big warning that pops up before you waste your money.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None, threw it away without listening. Abridged books are a waste of money. Very disappointed that audible sells them

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I believe that the sound effects distracted from the reading. Perhaps a version without the effects.

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Too Much Noise

I had trouble hearing the story with so many sound effects. They needed to be softer.

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Sound effects are PROFOUNDLY distracting.

The story & voice performers were good, but especially for a hearing impaired individual, the sound effects were seriously disturbing, and made comprehension of the text difficult in the extreme nearly every instance that they were overlaid the text.

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Star Trek: Enterprise the great adventure

What did you love best about Star Trek?

The First interactions between Captain Kirk and the bridge crew.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Trek?

Everything without a doubt.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

They did an awesome job, I wouldn't change a thing.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It held me attention from beginning to end

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Missing key parts, from original book.

As the headline indicates the main background parts that are in the original book are missing. Not worth the price very very disappointed. Also the sound effects drown out the narrator in many instances. Do not purchase if you want the complete story, and / or sound effects that do not drown out the narrator.

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Lots of fun

I haven’t read this paperback, but I’m going to know. Also use headphones for best listening. The narration is far clearer that way. This really reminded me of an old Star Trek episode.

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  • 11-13-05

kirk!!!! start of life!!!

I'm so impressed with this recording...I'm not a trekkie???..I just love stories that stretch my imagination..there must be something out there,mustn't there??????
I have watched Star Trek since it started and I just love it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-12-21

Star trek

Good performance by the cast along with special effects.
I have not read the book so I can't comment on the abridge version V the book. But the story flowed nicely.

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  • Stephen L.
  • 04-25-21

Some what lacking

Maybe it’s lost something in the adaptation or maybe I’ve been spoiled with the Discovery series but I found this was not the Captain Kirk I remember from earlier times.

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  • James Cameron
  • 04-10-20

somewhat lacking

george Takei & Leonard Nimoy do a great job of reading but the adaptation makes this less than thrilling story feel like bad fan fiction. I read the novel years ago and wasnt mad about it then, and this heavily edited verison does it no favours.

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  • M. Beldon
  • 02-15-15

Very like the original series!

Enjoyed in a nostalgic fashion. Good narration although the story was a little weak it did have all the elements of an episode.