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Summary

They call it Kirk's World, a once vibrant planet reduced to a post-nuclear horrorscape because of James Kirk's failure to obey the Federation's most important law: the Prime Directive. But was Kirk really responsible for the destruction of the planet Talin, or was some other, far more sinister force at work? While a bearded, exiled Kirk struggles to regain the command of his ship, his former crew membrs are banding together to fight for their honor and their careers. The future of the Enterprise is at stake - and the truth of Talin's Armageddon is far more frightening than anyone can imagine.

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©1990 Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens (P)1990 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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a cut too far

decent story with the incomparable James Doohan but cut down too far from the original

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  • anthony mariapain
  • 18-08-17

lots of gaps

Moved to quickly and didn't develop the storyline. Had me asking for more detail and had me hanging.

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  • C. Levitan
  • 23-01-17

Big Star Trek story, not well condensed

I read this story many years ago, and liked the character development, rich story line, and intricate plot. Well, it didn't translate into a 90 min script, and just lumped together a bunch of unlikely alien features that made an unremarkable story. The narration was great, though, Scotty (Doohan?).

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  • EA1977
  • 12-11-20

Great reading , poor story editing

Read this novel several times, mr Doohan does an amazing job on the reading, but the story is missing so much that this was NOT worth the credit i spent on it . DO NOT WASTE YOUR CREDIT

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  • M. Jones
  • 20-10-20

Bad spot

Recording had a bad spot near the start of Part 4. Otherwise it was good. I always like Doohan's narrations.

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  • Winchester Kessler
  • 01-05-20

Wish it wasn't condensed.

I read this book years ago when I was first getting into Star Trek. The side plots and character development were so incredible and the story itself wove its way into my imagination. As such, when i saw it was on audible i was so excited, However now i cant bring myself to finish it. the whole story has been removed and all that is left is the bare bones plot line. In fact the book is so unrecognizable I actually had to look up to see if i was still reading the same book. Doohan did and incredible job with every voice and all the narration, but the script itself felt hollow.

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  • Jason A. Tabacheck
  • 18-04-20

Good story

it was nice to hear the crew on a new journey, this was well done.

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  • gabriel franco
  • 04-09-19

well made book

good story and interest view on star trek before the 5 year mission. like the sound effects it added to the interest of the book

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  • Jesse
  • 10-05-19

The Prime Directive.

I get these when I have a coupon or everything is on sale. That being said these stories are great. James Doohan pulls you in. It’s like listening to an older episode. I have to admit I’ve never read the unabridged. That being said, this is definitely worth the price of a movie.

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  • Jack Vickers
  • 15-08-16

A great story & performance

I loved the story. The audio story was exiting in the tradition of Star Trek.

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  • Jerry "JSFMIDIG"
  • 12-03-15

Without James Doohan this book would fail flat!

James Doohan made this great! This was my 3rd time reading it. The alien was - poor.