Star Trek: The Entropy Effect (Adapted)

Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, George Takei
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (137 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A restless, passionate Enterprise crew is called to Aleph Prime, where a demented physicist and murderer, Georges Mordreaux, must be transported to Rehabilitation Colony Seven. Incredibly, despite heavy security, Mordreaux breaks loose on board - and fatally guns down Captain Kirk! Suddenly the Enterprise is fighting for its life, while Spock realizes that Mordreaux is only part of a far more dangerous phenomenon. Mordreaux's past experiments have created alternate realities in the present, and known existence is beginning to unravel. Now Spock must count on Mordreaux himself to help undo what has already been done - and to bring Kirk back from the dead.

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Fun! Wish it were unabridged

Be warned, this is an adaptation/abridgment of McIntyre's now classic Trek novel. The fun here is in listening to George Takei and Leonard Nimoy do the performance. This is an especially poignant listening experience now that Nimoy has died. Time travel, loyalty, and the bonds of friendship are all on display here in this very quick, but fun listen. I just wish they had recorded an unabridged version. Oh well...

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A Quick Fix For Any Star Trek Fan!

The Entropy Effect was an enjoyable enough listen for what it was worth. Leonard Nimoy and George Takei, along with the familiar sounds of the enterprise and the original music made to accompany the narration, made this abridged audio book very entertaining. Just in case the guys and gals from Audible read these reviews, I would enjoy listening to a full unabridged Star Trek Novel though.

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Not worth the time to listen

I was extremely disapointed that the whole story was not read. I wanted to hear the story line with Mr.Sulu and Miranda Flyn. They were not even mentioned. I want the whole story not just the Kirk, Spock and McCoy story line.

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No Kirk… Time travel… George is hard to listen to

The entropy affect was a decent story, but I had a few small complaints. This book was recommended highly to me from several Star Trek websites. No none of them gave the fact that one of our favorite characters, Captain James Kirk, was barely seen in this story. As with any story dealing with time travel there are several gaping plot holes. Finally George tries to make voices for some of the new characters, and often is hard to understand. I'm not crazy about books with sound effects and music, both of which this book contained, but neither was that bad in this title.

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Good story horrible listen

I'd originally read this story 30 years ago in paperback. I was looking forward to enjoying that story again however the engineering / balance of sound effects and music versus voice makes doing so almost impossible. The voices were overpowered especially when George Takei dropped into his lower register where he can hardly be heard. Granted I was listening to this on a road trip but I should've been able to do that.

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The accents need to go

This is an enjoyable, if odd, time travel tale that holds up pretty well. The characters are rendered in a fashion consistent with TOS. The problem was the accents of the characters; they were annoying and sometimes distracting. Otherwise, it's an enjoyable Star Trek yarn.

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Does not work. Worst experience I've had with a program.

Has Star Trek: The Entropy Effect (Adapted) turned you off from other books in this genre?

Do not know as I cannot listen to it.

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Am going to get my money back.

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A good story spoiled by the patchy narration

I love Star Trek:TOS and I've read some of Vonda McIntyre's books before but this was my first ST audiobook. George Takei narrates the bulk of the story and Leonard Nimoy narrates brief log entries.
Let me say first that I admire George Takei enormously as a human being, and I'd certainly listen to him read, say, an autobiography, but he cannot do a Scottish accent to save his life. So (as a Scot) I cringed whenever he narrated Scotty's dialogue. Another character, Ian Brathwaite, well, I'm not sure what accent he was supposed to have as it veered between Scottish, French and - perhaps - German.
It's such a shame because George Takei, reading as himself, has a lovely and pleasant to listen to voice, and in fact is at his best when voicing Dr McCoy's dialogue. The story for me was lost sadly under the cringe factor of the patchy narration and I had to persevere to the end rather than enjoy the listening experience.