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Summary

Years before they became crewmates on the U.S.S. Enterprise, Commander William Riker and ship's counsellor Deanna Troi had a tempestuous love affair on her home planet of Betazed. Now, as their passions have cooled, the two serve together as close friends. Yet the memories of what passed between them linger and Riker and Troi remain Imzadi, a powerful Betazoid term that describes the enduring bond they still share. On a delicate mission involving negotiations with an aggresive race called the Sindareen, Deanna mysteriously falls ill...and dies. But her death marks the start of an incredible adventure for Riker - an adventure that takes him across time, pits him against one of his closest friends, and forces him to choose between Starfleet's strictest rule and the one he calls Imzadi.

©1992 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved (P)1992 AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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amazing listen.

packed full of action, relationship and one hell of a narrator. fully recommended. would listen to it again

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Poor recording quality

No problem with the performance or story - though an unabridged version would have been more enlightening.

The quality however is lacking, often echoes can be heard and loud hisses. I have this on Cassette which has better quality - still conveniently this version is on my phone 😄

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Really great book if you like star trek.

I loved this book. The sound recording is a bit fuzzy and it's obviously an old book but if you like the Deanna and Riker story in the TV series you'll love this. It fills in lots of the gaps. There is a big sci fi element to the book but it is fundamentally a love story so some people might not like it for that. Personally I thought it was brilliant and listened to it pretty much in one go.

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Still have this on cassette tape...

... and still brings a tear to my eye. Always loved the relationship between these two and the fact there was so much depth there which was hinted at on screen. I love a happy ending and always imagined theirs!

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sound quality terrible

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.

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Wonderful Audio Version of my Favourite TNG Book

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.

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Imzadi review

This story was the abridged version of the novel. The sound effects and dramatic reading proved to be quite entertaining and was well recevied.

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  • Lamont
  • 04-05-14

Too Short

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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

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 06-08-16

Nior/Romance/Naked

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.

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  • Kevin
  • 01-03-14

Cut way down, but still pretty good

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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.

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  • Joshua Guttman
  • 04-09-07

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-08

Twas OK

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?

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  • Marc Bedard
  • 21-05-18

sound

sound was very low. please up the volume to better hear the story better. thanks

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  • Dave DuBose
  • 22-02-18

Imzadi is what we needed !

This story is incredible. The history of Riker and Troi is one for the ages and the meaning of Imzadi will make your heart pound!

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  • Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman
  • 23-06-17

an enjoyable audio book for Star Trek TNG fans

The Riker/Troi relationship in the series and the subsequent films of the Star Trek TNG crew has been a fascinating one, and I usually don't like stories of a romantic nature. This book, and its accompanying audiobook, has been a personal favorite of mine. It has everything you could want in a novel. Action, adventure, love and romance, time travel, and twists and turns at every stage. It should have been considered a plot for a Trek movie, but alas I am pleased with having the book itself, and this audible audiobook recording. If you're a true Star Trek TNG fan, and have followed the Riker/Troi relationship as nearly all fans did, this will be a wonderful exploration of that relationship. Enjoy the rich tale that started before the series itself was aired.

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  • Kimbo
  • 30-04-17

Wish they would've done the whole book

This is a good story. I read the actual book, and it would've been great to hear the whole thing. I wish they would not abridge the Star Trek novels on Audible. Jonathan Frakes does a great job of reading it!

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  • Allen W. Mcdonnell
  • 07-07-15

Well narrated

This audiobook was well read, but at times the sound effects track was more of a distraction than an accompaniment.