Star Trek, The Next Generation: Q-in-Law (Adapted)

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Publisher's Summary

The U.S.S. Enterprise is chosen as the marriage site for a wedding that will unite two powerful rival families of the spacefaring merchant race, the Tizarin. But Captain Picard's happiness is soon cut short by the arrival of the Federation delegate from Betazed: Lwaxana Troi - the mother of the ship's counsellor, Deanna Troi. Despite Lwaxana's nagging presence, the festivities proceed smoothly until the arrival of the notorious and all-powerful being, Q - who has come to examine and challenge the human concept of love. Suddenly, the celebration is in turmoil, the Tizarin families are on the brink of war, and Lwaxana is determined to teach Q a lesson in love that he will never forget.

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Abridged Audiobook a Disappointment

What would have made Star Trek, The Next Generation: Q-in-Law (Adapted) better?

The abridgment of the book made this far too short and did the book a disservice. Having John de Lancie and Majel Barrett read the roles of all characters, as well as provide narration, was distracting. The music (intended, I assume, as dramatization of the story) was likewise distracting.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The abridgment of the book resulted in the ending being far too sudden. I have read the book, and felt the audiobook's abrupt ending made the story seem juvenile in its presentation. I felt bad for author Peter David.

Would you be willing to try another one of Majel Barrett and John de Lancie ’s performances?

I would be willing to try another of Majel Barrett and John de Lancie's "performances" only because the number of audiobook versions of Star Trek books are surprisingly few, given the large quantity of books written for the different incarnations of Star Trek.

What character would you cut from Star Trek, The Next Generation: Q-in-Law (Adapted)?

The characters in the audiobook were not a problem for me.

Any additional comments?

I purchased this abridged audiobook because there are, sadly, too few audiobook versions of Star Trek books. I much prefer unabridged audiobooks, and was very disappointed with the dramatization of this particular book. I would rather have unabridged Star Trek audiobooks made available and narrated without the distracting music and dramatization of the story.

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Fun Story about Q

What made the experience of listening to Star Trek, The Next Generation the most enjoyable?

Always enjoyed the tape version until my tape died. Glad I found the Audible version for my library.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Laxwana Troi of course when she was ready to take the chain saw to Q!

Which character – as performed by Majel Barrett and John de Lancie – was your favorite?

Majel

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  • 07-16-04

A MUST LISTEN!!!

The premise of this story is amusing, entertaining and will capture the imagination from start to finish. In this story, Q tangles with the formidible Mrs Troi and the trials and tribulations kept me laughing through the whole of the recording.

Mr DeLancy, having played Q in the series, does a fantastic job with all the sarcasm and wit the character deserves and Madjel is nothing short of wonderful!

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Awesome book....

I love Peter David... This book has a great sense of humor and excellent story plot. I highly recommend this book to all star trek fans that love Q and Luxanna troy.

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One of My Faves

Almost 15 years ago I was obsessed with TNG and was browsing the novels and came across a book on tape called Q-in-Law the first thing that caught my eye was the cover there was Q and one Lwaxanna Troi and I thought, "now this ought to be GOOD!" I picked it up and never put it down!

When I saw the thing was narrated by John DaLance and Majel Barrett-Rodenbery (I don't think I spelled that right...) the actors that played Q and Lwaxanna Troi respecticvly. For fans of TNG you can't go wrong when 2 power house characters go head to head over subjects like love and the meaning of life....

Tempers flare and lovers are spurned!! Don't miss two of TNGs most popular reoccuring characters battle it out head to head... can you guess who comes out on top???

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Dope!!!!!

John and Majel made me feel like I was listening to a lost episode of Next Gen, this is a must for any treks that trek.

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another fun Star trek book by Master Peter David

I really enjoyed this book it was really fun and also you got to see two characters that you really didn't get to see together I'm in just just a really from book to read in the listen to Peter David's done it again.

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Two of my favorite characters

Majel Barrett and John de Lancie in one production? What a treat!
This isn’t a best-of-the-best plot. It’s pretty standard (but enjoyable) fare. What makes it really delightful is the narration. Both voice actors do a superb job, and the writing is really good at capturing the characters. if you want a fun story of Q being an imp and getting some of what he has coming to him, well, look no further!

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The greatest TNG episode never made

I had already read the paperback long before finding this audiobook, and I honestly like this version better. Majel Barrett's and John DeLancie's performances make it even more screamingly funny than in print.

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Short but fun

At 90 minutes the book loses a ton of story (obviously). What makes this so much fun is they got the main characters from the book/show to voice their characters. Was like listening to an unaired episode of TNG.

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  • Deborah Cannard
  • 04-07-19

Star Trek

Loved this so much. How nice to hear my favourite actors reading the story. Definitely recommend a listen

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  • Kat
  • 09-01-15

Great Book!

I have a very battered paperback copy of this but I liked it so much I also decided to buy the audiobook. Good if a little simple plot bought to life realistically as an audiobook. Highly recommended if you're a TNG fan. Funny in some places. Lighthearted compared to other Star Trek The Next Generation books. A quick enjoyable listen.

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  • Teresa Cooper
  • 02-10-15

Q vs Mrs Troi

It was interesting to hear all the characters voiced by two mainly know for a character each. As soon as Laxwan and Q turn up for the same wedding you know sparks will fly, and someone will be learning a lesson they might not want or expect. Very chucklable in places.

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  • Crackdown
  • 07-08-14

Let down by length

The book is a light hearted romp through the 'Star Trek, The Next Generation' genre. Nothing remarkable, but if you like the characters included in the book, then you should enjoy this reading.

What lets it down is the length. It could easily do with being an unabridged version. For that reason alone I have rated it lower overall.