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Star Trek: Time for Yesterday

Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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The powerful, long-awaited sequel to Yesterday's Son. Waves of distorted time are crashing through the universe - destroying everything in their path. Federation scientists pinpoint the source: the Guardian of Forever, the portal to the past where Spock had once journeyed back to meet his son, Zar. Only Spock's son has ever made mind contact with the Guardian - and now Spock, Kirk, and McCoy are reunited on a desperate mission to take the Enterprise to Gateway. Their goal is to bring Zar out of the past to contact the Guardian of Forever and save civilization. But Zar is leading his primitive people into a calamitous war - and unless Kirk and Spock can change the course of history, Zar is doomed to die!

©1989 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc. (P)1989 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved
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Optional sequel

It wasn't strictly necessary after Tomorrow's Son. But nice to see what had happened to Zar. After listening to many regular audiobooks, I found all the sound effects a bit distracting at first. But eventually I came to like them. It's super short and more of a radio play, than a traditional audiobook. If you have that mentality going in, you should enjoy it.

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not their finest hour

considering they manage to save theentire universe this time, this is a lacklustre affair that will make little sense to anyone who has not read or heard yesterdays son.

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  • David Collins
  • 25-08-19

great story and loved it

I love it! Special with James
doohan & Leonard nimoy voices. I couldn't stop listening to it

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  • Diana M. O'Steen
  • 15-04-18

very nice abridgement, but...

This reading does bring you right into the action, expressing the emotions very well. But it's too short! I whole heartedly recommend reading the book for a more detailed and encompassing version of the story. Fans will be able to hear the voices of their favorite characters in their minds as they read. The more complete version of this story is even more satisfying than this well rendered audio version. Either way, it's easy to become emotionally involved and invested in Spock's reunion with his son. However, if you have only a limited time and need to be hands-free, this audiobook is a very good way to spend a little time in the Star Trek universe.

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  • Beverly
  • 18-04-08

Somewhat annoying

Being very familiar with this book as I have it in my paperback library I have to say that I would have enjoyed the audio version much more if the annoying sound effects in the recording were eliminated. At times they actually drown out the narration of James Doohan and Lenoard Nimoy.

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  • artur elias
  • 23-01-18

too bad it's abridged...

too bad it's abridged...
the printed book is so much richer in detail and drama

good work nevertheless

Grateful for both legends Doohan and Nimoy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-16

outstanding

What made the experience of listening to Star Trek: Time for Yesterday the most enjoyable?

very well read

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Trek: Time for Yesterday?

father and son working together

What does Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

they make the reading so vivid that you feel like you can actually see what transpires.

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

yes it was

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-16

A good book with no space battles.

I picked this book randomly because I was looking for some trek. It was not a bad book. I was just looking for a book with space battles.

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  • FloydO
  • 06-02-16

Loved it!

Spock, Kirk & McCoy travel through time to once again save the universe. This book is a great follow up to Yesterday's Son.

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  • Dwayne A.McClellan & Lydia McClellan
  • 21-10-15

All our yesterday's meets city on the edge of fore

These two companion books, give closure and answer the questions of what happened in that adventure. I recommend these two books for any star trek TOS fan.

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  • bb
  • 25-04-15

Great Sequel to Star Trek Yesterday's Son

Where does Star Trek: Time for Yesterday rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a well written book, good sound effects, good narration. Nice to hear the voices of Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan. It really added to the enjoyment of the story.

What other book might you compare Star Trek: Time for Yesterday to and why?

Star Trek: Yesterday's Son. This book is the prequel to this book. Nice to hear this book first to get some background information

Which scene was your favorite?

When Zar realized that he was in love with his lady and kissed her.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me smile at times. This book is much like other Star Trek stories. Good purchase, but I wished that the book was longer.

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  • RUTH E PARKER
  • 11-01-15

The story continues.

I love the book.
This made the story come alive.
Wonderful music and sound effects.
The book and audible go well together.