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Summary

An all-new Star Trek movie-era adventure featuring James T. Kirk!

Investigating the massacre of a telepathic minority, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise confront a terrifying new threat: faceless, armored hunters whose extradimensional technology makes them seemingly unstoppable. Kirk must team with the powerful telepath Miranda Jones and the enigmatic Medusans to take on these merciless killers in an epic battle that will reveal the true faces of both enemy and ally! 

©2020 Christopher L. Bennett (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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a great listen
as a trekki this book was fantastic,
the narrator got all the voices perfecto. you actually think it is the real deal he has them that good,
the story too, top quality. i knew exactly what was going on due to watching the original series and had pictures of all the characters in my mind. the characters kept referring to incidents in the tv series and this book answered an awful lot of questions too and just when you thought it was done BANG! it was like i got an extra book chipped in part 2 lol. as a trucker i listen to books for a while on long journeys. this one was on till the end more or less. i just liked it and believe it is one of the best trek books i have listened too. if your a fan of the original series like myself, GET IT! you won't be disappointed.

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A decent story from the “second five year voyage”

Great story that brings back characters and links to a number of the Original Series episodes and provides a reasonably consistent explanation for some of the experiences from those episodes.

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  • josette
  • 17-03-20

More star trek books please

I am a big fan of the star trek series and especially Christopher Bennet. My only criticism is that many of his books are only available in German. I would love to see the Titan series and Birth of the Federation series available on audible in English.

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  • Walter
  • 20-06-20

Propaganda

The story sounds like the author wanted to drive home the point about exterior forces being good or evil under the guise of racism, or xenophobia in this case. These "spirits" are inhabiting federation citizens and if they apologize for it, then its o.k. Why was it o.k. for the Aenar to consciously accept their "spirits" but not the Naj? Starfleet and the enterprise crew were the backdrop of this story that was told to us. We weren't shown. It felt like a political speech where a side is drawn and an "other" defined. If the Naj were truly as old as the story indicates then why not wait for the Federation to leave, then exact revenge? I doubt I will listen to another book from Mr. Bennett. This one is being returned.

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  • Ray Black
  • 24-03-20

Bizzare overly political nightmare.

This story is a cross between unsubtle preaching about modern ethics and a Scientology rip-off. The narrator is positively excellent though.

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  • K. R. Gentner
  • 18-07-21

Virtue signaling crap

I love Trek. This is garbage that caters to the headline-reading simpletons who believe a racist is hiding behind every blade of grass.

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  • Daniel Cascaddan
  • 04-05-21

Preachy, but Greed Okay

This thing is so stunningly socially preachy that it is a little hard to see the story through the fog of political correctness. And then there is an excuse for greed as being okay and not in any way to blame for xenophobic behavior as to completely negate the moral high ground this guy pictures himself on. In fact, without that part of things, it really isn’t even a story. There are so many who can actually write Star Trek. Why hire “journalists” to fake it? Disgusting.

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  • David
  • 06-04-21

Why won't they make a movie like this?

I started watching Star Trek the Original Series, when I was 10 years old. The thing I really enjoy about this writer is the way he brings up so many events, from the original series, and the way he describes the characters. He does such a good job, that I can actually see their expressions in my mind. I also love the way he brought in so many story threads , from the original series, and brought many of them to a conclusion. To be honest, the one thing I didn't like about the book, is that the story jumped around so much, from year to year, ship-to-ship, back and forth. it's a good format, but less of it, in this book, would have been better.

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  • T. Meu
  • 30-03-20

Slow to develop but satisfying in the end

Another strong performance by Robert Petkoff. The story develops slowly and the eventual action is interesting, if not captivating. Character development and conceptual issues dominate this narrative. I’m a Trekkie and enjoy the original characters. This was enough for me.

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  • Zanoni Daniele
  • 29-09-20

The plot unravels over many layers

This is a very interesting book connecting the present with events like Vige from movie number one and the eaner from Star Trek Enterprise. Robert Petkoff is unbelievably good at imitating the voices of the cast from the original series. I will buy more books narrated by him.

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  • Jennifer Baratta
  • 04-06-20

Outstanding performance

Robert Petkoff is an outstanding narrator. Christopher L. Bennett is an excellent author .
This book takes place between The movies Star Trek and the Warth of Khan.

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  • JR
  • 18-09-21

Great narration

Robert Petkoff’s interpretation of characters immerses you in the STO world. He faithfully impersonates all of the original STO characters.
The book piqued my interest in seeing Diana Muldaur as Miranda Jones in “Is There In Truth No Beauty” STO episode.