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Collateral Damage

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours comes an original, thrilling novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation!

The past returns to haunt Captain Jean-Luc Picard - a crime he thought long-buried has been exposed, and he must return to Earth to answer for his role in a conspiracy that some call treason. Meanwhile, the USS Enterprise is sent to apprehend pirates who have stolen vital technology from a fragile Federation colony. But acting captain Commander Worf discovers that the pirates’ motives are not what they seem and that sometimes, standing for justice means defying the law....

©2019 David Mack (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Wow!! Best ST audio-book I've ever listened to!

This really is a cut above most Star Trek novels. The story is utterly compelling, with amazingly well-drawn and fadcinating characters. You know the author must be something special if they can make Nausicaans seem sympathetic, and world-build them a believable and fascinating culture and back-story. I'm going to go back and find other David Mack ST novels because he's clearly an exceptionally talented author. I'm thinking back to the Garak novel, a Stitch in Time, for the last time I found one so compelling. Narration was excellent, as is always the case with Petkoff.

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collateral Damage

Best book I've read listed to in years 10/10 This is a must read or listen stunning

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Good story

Great narration, good story line, quite gripping. if you have read previous books I would definitely recommend this one.

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This book is Trektastic

My first Trek book in a while and loved it. The characters were well presented.

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GREAT book

loved it great finish to the whole section 32 nonsense which picard got caught up in. and a good story as a whole cant wait for the next book

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  • Mike
  • 15-10-19

A Great Book to jump back into Star Trek

David Mack is one of the best writers for Star Trek books and this is no different.

I'll admit to being a little skeptical of jumping into an audiobook this far along in the timeline of Star Trek. I was worried that I couldn't understand what was going on and who the main players were now. BUT I was wrong. I did pick up this one because it was Captain Picard centric and I'm looking forward to the new series coming out in January 2020.

A lot of the characters are new but I felt like I got to know them right away. And a quite a few were ones that we had previously seen on The Next Generation (and Voyager). The plot was dependent on earlier books with a focus on Tezwa and the then Federation President but the author gives you enough information to understand the events that are happening and you can then focus on the present moment and what IS actually going on.

The narrator is also excellent - having done quite a few Star Trek books prior - so that made listening comfortable and interesting as he did plenty of modulation with his voice to distinguish between characters.

All in all this was an excellent adventure and I know feel like I can jump back into the Next Generation timeline and enjoy more books in this range as long as Simon & Shuster and Audible continue to offer them!

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  • Michel A. Hodge
  • 29-10-19

David Mack & Robert Petkoff are great!

I have always enjoyed when Petkoff reads a MackStar Trek book! They did not disappoint in this book. Great way to know more about Picard and his crew.

Very enjoyable story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-19

My Favorite Star Trek book yet

this is a perfect st book. a great mix of everything that makes star trek great.

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  • Greg Reese
  • 04-12-19

David Mack, always good

This was written by David Mack, in my humble opinion, the best Trek writer alive. It was beautifully read by Robert Petkoff. If you like Picard or TNG, you'll enjoy this book.

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  • andrew
  • 11-11-19

loved it!<br />

this was a great book, best of this series so far! I really liked the ending too. It was well in line of federation standards that seems lost as of late.
more like this please!!(:

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  • Rachel A. Majka
  • 16-02-20

Old Home Week

This was a very enjoyable book for any true Trekker. They managed to bring back multiple characters with the time difference from past Star Trek Series, not just from the Next Generation. Listening to this book was like a reunion of old friends and a chance to catch up on their life. All in all a great time worth listening to

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  • Valkyrie
  • 11-02-20

Glad I gave it a chance

Always enjoyed the Next Generation television show and movies but never read any of the books. Was a little hesitant to start with the last book released. There is a lot of backstory you miss by starting at this point but you quickly catch up with what happened before. There is also a wiki online to remind you about characters you may no longer be familiar with.
I really enjoyed the story. Felt like listening to one of the movies. This book has inspired me to go back and start reading the series starting from where the books relaunch.

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  • Jennifer Baratta
  • 07-02-20

Star Trek Next Generation fans Star Trek Picard

Robert Petkoff was an Outstanding narrator who brought to life Picard Gerodi Worf and the rest.

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  • Douglas Mayo
  • 05-12-19

Star Trek continuity continues brilliantly

i would wholeheartedly recommend to every TNG fan this fine audio. the author as always captured the characters essense, and the story was read carrying that to a wonderful Star Trek: TNG story!

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  • knope
  • 18-11-19

It's good, really good.

TNG antics, excellent imagery, well placed in cannon, and read with excellent attention to situations and personalities. I only wish it was longer.