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Purgatory's Key Audiobook

Purgatory's Key: Star Trek: Legacies, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Eighteen years ago the Starship Enterprise thwarted an alien invasion from another universe, and Captain Robert April took possession of the interdimensional transfer device that made it possible. Since then each captain of the Enterprise, from Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk, has guarded this secret with his life.

Now Romulan agents have succeeded in stealing the device and are using it to banish Ambassador Sarek and Councillor Gorkon to an unknown realm in the midst of their groundbreaking Federation-Klingon peace negotiations. With time running out as interstellar war looms in one universe - and alien forces marshal in another - will Captain Kirk and his crew preserve the tenuous peace and reclaim the key between the dimensions?

©2016 Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Stov 05/11/2016
    Stov 05/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Weakest of the trilogy, still good"

    A bit slower than the previous books, still good, but a bit slower paced that the previous two

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    P aul Eaton 06/09/2016
    P aul Eaton 06/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A wild ride"

    This the third and final book was just as good. And I still could not see how this would end.
    Think I listen to it again 9/10

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  • David R.
    United States
    08/11/16
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    "easy way out (pun intended)"
    Any additional comments?

    In this last book of the trilogy, the authors resorted to some techniques to solve plot complications and free our protagonists. But the chosen techniques were in my humble opinion disappointing. Why? With a bit of plot spoiling, if I might quote a ride from Epcot Center at Walt Disney World, "If you can dream it you can do it!"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    22/09/16
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    "Weak"

    Good narrator, interesting story, terrible dialogue. I heard they wrote these books on a very tight deadline. It shows.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    05/09/16
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    "Struggled to Finish"

    As a fan of the original Star Trek TV series it was just okay overall and I struggled to listen to it all the way through. (The first book in the series was really good, the second is the same as the third.) The story is okay, but you have to be fan to really like it. Robert Petkoff's performance is the best part. He has each Star Trek character down and is near spot-on with the accents. I would only recommend this book to Star Trek fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Connie
    United States
    29/11/16
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    "Just like the first book we've gone astray"
    What did you like best about Purgatory's Key? What did you like least?

    The best was the little bit of time spent with the original series crew. The least was all the time spent away from the crew.


    Would you recommend Purgatory's Key to your friends? Why or why not?

    no, I don't think so


    What three words best describe Robert Petkoff’s performance?

    women's voices wrong


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    There is no way this is ever going to be made into a movie so, no.


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointing part 2 of a 3 part series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justin Powell
    Denver
    23/11/16
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    "excellent star trek story"

    an excellent story taking place in the star trek universe, with the original shows crew and many others. highly recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nana
    Penn Valley, CA
    02/11/16
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    "Way above expectations"

    The narrator was awesome. He managed the voice to sound like the original Enterprise crew. He captured the cadence and accents the best I've ever heard. There was actually no need to state who was speaking. You knew. My Coy was the only one that sound like the new crew from the movies.
    When the narration part would say "and Kirk said with a slight smile" you could hear the smile as the words Kirk was to say were said. The performance was better than first rate. I shared audio clips with fellow Fans and they were just as impressed as I was.
    The 3 book storyline sucked me in completely. The TV hasn't been on for days while I listened instead. I usually save audio books for commute time but I just couldn't stop there.
    This is one that I could visualize so completely I felt I was right there with them.
    I even had to tell a co-worker over the weekend that I'm just done for the day with work problems and I have to get back to the Klingon and Enterprise battle. Everyone else can just wait!
    I can't say enough about it.
    This is actually the first time I've even bothered to write comments about an audiobook and I've listened to many of them.
    I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don
    Orlando, FL, USA
    17/10/16
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    "pronounce sareks name correctly"

    this guy needs to learn how to pronounce sareks name. story was fun and though not exactly canon it was somewhat accurate to the original tos universe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris T
    16/10/16
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    "A great conclusion to a 50 yr anniversary trilogy."

    If you love Star Trek the original series you will feel like you are watching a long lost episode when you listen to this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike K.
    SF
    06/10/16
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    "Good not great"
    Where does Purgatory's Key rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'll compare to book 1 and 2 of this series: book 3 is easily the weakest of the 3. It's mildly entertaining, but felt like a regurgitation of the first two books. Some good action here and there, decent interactions among the characters, but overall the book only served to conclude the overall story arc. With some editing, books 2 and 3 could easily have been combined.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first by the authors.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

    In book 3, I enjoyed his Checkov performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It started off strong, but it felt like work about a quarter into the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Regulus7
    05/10/16
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    "Last book - had to get it... barely worth it..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you read the first two, you sort of have to read the third. As a lifelong Trekkie I can deal with some disappointment. Overall, the end story-line was entirely predictable and boring. The character interactions are the the only highlight. I suppose if you have come this far with book 2 then completing the series is not a total waste of money, after all its still Star Trek!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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