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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.
"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.
"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.
"Poor! Poor! Poor!"
Does not work. Worst experience I've had with a program.
Do not know as I cannot listen to it.
Am going to get my money back.
"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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