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Star Trek Prometheus - Fire with Fire

Narrated by: Alec Newman
Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)
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Summary

The Federation races to discover the culprits of several terrorist attacks, sending their flagship, the USS Prometheus, to stop war breaking out in the galaxy.  

A mysterious terrorist organisation has carried out several attacks against the Federation and Klingon Empire. Tensions are running high in a region already crippled by conflict. The perpetrators are tracked to the Lembatta Cluster, a mysterious region of space whose inhabitants, the Renao, regard the Alpha Quadrant s powers as little more than conquering tyrants. The Federation are desperate to prevent more bloodshed, and have sent their most powerful warship, the USS Prometheus, into the Cluster to investigate the threat before all-consuming war breaks out.  

™ & © 2016 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

Executive Producers Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery.

©2018 Big Finish Productions (P)2018 Big Finish Productions

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good story but...

its a good story line being similar to other more recent star trek trilogys but the only problem is the narraitor (yes i have misspelt it) can not say a large number of standard trek words such as Tal Shiar or Qo'nos

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Not smart enough to be Star Trek

I found myself constantly huffing throughout this book. The federation of this era is unrecognizable to me. The federation and everyone in it seems entirely arrogant and overtly obnoxious to their allies in the Klingon empire who are reduced to the level of savages with none of the subtlety or depth that was made apparent in the TNG TV series. The federation seems to have entirely lost the art of diplomacy and is painted as a self-obsessed group of snobs.

The way the terrorists carryout their attacks is lazy and uninspired. The author has set a precedent whereby no star-base or even star-ship will ever be safe in the galaxy again against a single individual with relatively limited resources. Star-ships and star-bases and all of their defenses are now effectively useless.

Star Trek is smarter than this. This is star wars schlock (which I love but I thought I was buying Star Trek).

Not recommended to any Star Trek fan, general Sci-Fi fans with no grounding in the universe may well love it.

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Poor Narration

The narrator mispronounces almost every name, species and planet. Even the buoy was pronounced “boy”! Spoils an otherwise great story!

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  • C. A. Aranzazu
  • 22-12-18

Please pronounce things correctly

Overall I liked the story it was entertaining and it made me want to download the next book. But what was completely annoying was that the book was read a little to slow and things, places and people’s names in the Star Trek universe were pronounced wrong. It completely took me out of the story and aggravated me. With all the star trek information available there was zero reason to mispronounce anything.

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  • Dusty
  • 05-01-19

It is a good story BUT...

Story is very good. The characters are well written and they do a very good job of keeping to cannon. However there is a huge BUT. The way the reader pronounces alot of the words like Betzoid and other such words. It is obvious he has never watched Star Trek. Instead has just pronounced the words in his native dialect. It is very distracting and pulls me out of the story.

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  • Melissa D.
  • 01-01-19

Great new series

Great new series

This series is a great new adventure into the Star Trek Family. The story was very well thought out and the narration was great . It was not as good of a narration than Robert Petkoff but the narrator was skilled in distinguishing the characters. All in all it was a great listen and I will make this series part of my library.

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  • Chris
  • 14-03-19

Great story not so great narrator

The narrator had a nice voice and excellent punctuation. But it feels as though he had never seen an episode of Star Trek or done any research into the source material. In particular his use of the Klingon language I found to be almost unintelligible. Obviously this is a strange thing to find fault with but as a lifelong Star Trek fan you learn to look out for these sorts of things

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-12-18

great star trek book

fairly similar to the book series with the Klingon terrorists but with a different feel to it. good world and character building. please bring more star trek audio books out!

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  • Jason
  • 18-04-19

Narration is rushed, but good story

This is the first book in the series. The narration feels rushed and doesn’t give smooth transitions from scene to scene. You’ll find yourself wondering what’s happening a couple of times. Overall, the story is good - especially if you’re a Trekkie. I hope future books aren’t as rushed.

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  • Elocutus55
  • 05-04-19

Great story and Characters.

To the whiners out there who have complained about the narrator for this book need to stow it and realize that his accent accounts for most of this. He could have used a half hour of coaching on some terms for those of us used to North American speech. I look forward to more stories from the Prometheus.

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  • lionking04
  • 22-02-19

Terrible narration.

The story was a fine but the narration was poor. His miss pronunciation of some words got to be very annoying!

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  • Donnie Sowell
  • 02-02-19

Good book

I liked it. I wish they would have a show about Prometheus. I woul love it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-19

great book.

awesome story telling. cant wait to read the next one in the series. any trek fan will love this