The Antares Maelstrom

Star Trek: The Original Series
By: Greg Cox
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (205 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An epic new Star Trek saga by New York Times best-selling author Greg Cox set during the original Five-Year Mission!

The final frontier erupts into chaos as vast quantities of a rare energy source are discovered beneath the surface of Baldur-3, a remote planet beyond the outer fringes of Federation space. Now, an old-fashioned “gold rush” is underway as a flood of would-be prospectors, from countless worlds and species, races toward the planet to stake their claim. 

The galactic stampede threatens the stability of neighboring planets and space stations, as widespread strife and sabotage and all-around pandemonium result in a desperate need for Starfleet assistance. Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are dispatched to deal with the escalating crisis...which lies on the other side of a famously perilous region of space known as the Antares Maelstrom.

©2019 Greg Cox (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Like the good old days!

This is the most entertaining Star Trek novel I have read since the late 1970s or early 1980s! I hope that he writes more STOS novels. I would definitely try any that he wrote. I am so pleased! :)

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zzzzzzzzz

Waited a for this to come out.
Story jumps around which was not bad but overall
not a good space adventure. No bone spock interaction Kirk doesn't do much either

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Just what I look for in classic Star Trek

Great story, loved the gold rush analogy. The adventures on the uncontacted planet were well handled, and who doesn’t love a maelstrom? Appreciate the positive outlook of the original series. Excellent narrator as well.

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Many plots

Nice story with a few plots developing in parallel involving basically every crew member. Excellent performance by the narrator.

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It was ok.

This was not my favorite Star Trek story. I get that it was trying to be "a mission" and not necessarily a Kahn or George and Gracey level installment. I just didn't grab me the way many other Trek novels have. Robert Petkoff was outstanding as always.

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Enterprise crew act as FEMA, Police, and, Firemen.

I liked this book because it shows both the good and the bad sides of humanoid behavior. Also, the book manages to include and even emphasize the everyday problems of the Federation.

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The Story keeps your attention, and Robert Petkoff

Good story and plot, Robert PetKoff has excellent narration and can nail the characters accurately!

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It was awesome!

The writing captures the flavor of both Starfleet and the Federation that I had grown to love when I first fell for it. Hopeful, yet room to grow, not perfect, but not bleak like the modern interpretations of Trek. It was also one of the most positive examples of the Prime Directive that I have seen in years. Normally, the Directive is presented as a straightjacket at best, too extreme dogma to be obeyed at worst. This captures its intended purpose and that made sense. Mr.. Cox did an outstanding job with the plot and the subplots, each was interesting and didn't distract from each other. Mr. Petkoff did outstanding job reading the story, with his voices, accents, inflections, even mood. I was really caught up listening to it. This is a story I will be revisiting and expect to be one of my favorites in times to come. I thank them (and the whole audio crew) for writing and making it available to enjoy.

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Good story!

The story is solid and a good set piece to read the lost years and Star Trek the motion picture. It sets up back stories to how certain characters developed to be who they became.

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A complex but great story.

I really enjoyed this Star Trek TOS adventure. A bit long and complex with action happening in multiple locations at the same time, but it all wraps up nicely for a satisfying tale.

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Another great Star Trek story

Great story with great characters and great story lines. I like that there were three story lines, that gave more time for Sulu to shine commanding his own away team on the space station. The main story was Kirk helping the gold rush planet, while Spock had the C story investigating incursions to a near by pre-warp planet. A very good book, I highly recommend

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