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this would have been more enjoyable but the recording sounds like it's been recorded with a toaster. add to this the echo and sound effects is was almost unlistenable. Jonathan frakes is enjoyable but his masculine voice did not fit with the female characters. I found myself being confused as to who was speaking.
This has been my favourite Star Trek TNG book since I was 11 years old and discovered I loved Star Trek. Peter David is one of my favourite Star Trek authors, and the way he intertwines Troi and Riker's relationship with alternate realities is pure skill. The pace of the writing never falters, even in this abridged version of the book. Shame it wasn't longer. The sound affects really add atmosphere to an already great narration.
This story was the abridged version of the novel. The sound effects and dramatic reading proved to be quite entertaining and was well recevied.
It was okay. I know that the story has been rated high for years by fans but it just did not do too much for me. Maybe it was the whole love story thing?
THE BEST WAY TO DISCOURAGE YOU IS TO ENCOURAGE YOU?
The story relies heavily on the shock value of a civilization that prefers nakedness. Not sure if it is the writing or Frakes stilted narration, that makes this sound like it is a noir style story. It was not a bad book and even I can last three hours, but it is pretty costly for three hours of only so-so story. If you want to know the background on how Number One and Counselor Troi meet, than it is a must.
I loved Star Trek the Next Generation, but will hve to admit that Frakes character was my least favorite. His narration is very much like the way he played the character on the show. Each sentence is a statement and there is no flow from one sentence to another. If you loved is character for other than his looks, (which you can't see on audio), then you will love his narration.
I would of prefered to listen to an unabriged verson of the book but it was good for an abriged verson. It would of been better if each audio chapter told what the chapter was while listing since the written book has Epilogue and middle and prolouge all over the place
"Cut way down, but still pretty good"
Not to bad, I guess I was very disappointed to find that this version was very cut down from the novel version, but overall still a good listen. Audio quality could have been better.
"Horrible recording quality"
The sound quality of this recording is horrible. Its all mid-range with no lows or highs. I had to turn the treble way up and the bass down to be able to make out the words without straining. You'd think they would put more time into this. Sorry Peter.
This audiobook was well read, but at times the sound effects track was more of a distraction than an accompaniment.
"Actually... not bad!"
Despite the few continuity errors with the show(since this book was originally released when season 5 of TNG was being made), Imzadi was actually pretty decent both as a novel and as a Star Trek novel. I've read some bad Star Wars novels so, as I am more of a Star Trek fan, I was expecting something along those lines. Still, I remembered seeing this book and wanted to check out the audio version. I was pleasantly surprised.
It's not great, but it's pretty good. Frakes narrates excellently, and his few impressions of Jean-Luc Picard are funny.
This novel may not be for you if you are disinterested in romance. However, this may be a good romance novel for male Trek fans as this novel centers around Riker; I don't know of any other romance novels that come from a male perspective. I'm sure there are some but I've never heard of them. Overall, I could relate to Riker.
It's short and sweet, and I liked it.
The only bad part is the audio quality. Clearly, they got this off of some cassette tapes. It's still perfectly listenable, though, and the actual audiobook sounds slightly better than the sample(which sounds like it was recorded with a bar of soap). If you're not an audiophile then you'll have no problem.
I don't want to give too much away or give any specifics. Riker's interactions with the Betazoids and his developing relationship with Troi were the most memorable moments.
What's there not to like about the actor voicing the character that he plays on TV? This is so much more fun than just reading the book with some imaginary third-person voice.
I laughed. I didn't cry. Some might cry but I'm not that type.
"The backstory we needed for Riker and Troi!"
Yes, because I love the franchise and any chance to further the journey, I'm there.
Jonathan Frakes did a great job narrating the story based on his character, Will Riker.
You get to hear the actual voice of Riker and that really enhances the enjoyment of this audiobook.
While I wasn't quite moved to tears, I was quite moved at the conclusion of the book. I did however, laugh several times.
If you ever wanted to know the backstory of how Riker and Troi got together and explain that odd sexual tension they had on the show and but were never really told why, "Imzadi" finally answers that and other questions. Some great cameos include Deanna's mother, Lwaxana, and a nice appearance by an older Wesley Crusher that will make you cheer. I won't spoil the surprise, but let's just say, when he was introduced, I was like, "Yea, that's cool. Good for Wes!" Wonderfully read by Jonathan Frakes, this is a true treat for all Star Trek the Next Generation fans.
I love Star Trek - but this is far from the classic imaginative and adventurous stories I like -
If I knew it was a super cheesy romance I would not have bought it.
"....young lovers in the jungle...." !!! lol
.... the sound quality is disappointing as well.
"Boring beyond anything"
I was being kind when I gave this two stars. I love Star Trek, really like Jonathan Frakes as an actor, and am a fan of the whole romance between the characters of Will and Deanna. I don't usually care for Star Trek novels, but since I knew this particular title had a bit of a reputation as a fan favourite, I thought I would give it a go. Sorry. It is a silly, turgid story, the cuts don't help, and Mr Frakes doesn't do a great job of the reading. I tried to like it, but I couldn't get more than half way through before I gave up. Personally I would only recommend you buy it if you are a Star Trek completist, or you know you like the book.
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