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  • The Last Best Hope

  • Star Trek: Picard
  • By: Una McCormack
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (593 ratings)

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The Last Best Hope

By: Una McCormack
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
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Summary

An original novel based on the new Star Trek TV series!

A thrilling novel leading into the new CBS series, Una McCormack’s The Last Best Hope introduces you to brand-new characters featured in the life of beloved Star Trek captain Jean-Luc Picard—widely considered to be one of the most popular and recognizable characters in all of science fiction.

©2020 Una McCormack (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Great accompaniment to the new show

The story before Star Trek : Picard, this book fills in the gaps regarding the Romulan relief mission, who Raffie and Elnor are and how they came into Picard’s life and more. As always, Robert Petkoff’s performance is first rate.

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Space Filler

Fills in a whole load of blank spaces that happens before Star Trek Picard, so it becomes a lot more understandable about why Picard has left Star Fleet

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Great Star Trek knowledge

Great story, the author clearly knows their Star Trek subject matter. Thoroughly enjoyed the performance, Looking forward to the next book.

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Epic tragedy of high ideals undermined by banality

Very well told story, very well narrated and an all too believable lapse of the high standards of a civilization by everyday compromises and perhaps something more sinister.

Most of the character voices were convincing, but I think the narrator needs to research the pronunciation of Hagia Sophia.

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Picard's best adventure yet!!

For all treky fans! ... beautifully narrated too.!

for those that think it's about the the show... think again!! it goes a lot more deeper!

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Picard fully 'Fleshed' Out

This is the best back story to the Picard Series.Very well written and the reader does an AMAZING job of mimicking Patrick Stewart..very well done.

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Picard - - - The Missing Storyline

An excellent book that fills in a lot of the blanks between Star Trek -The Next Generation and Star Trek - Picard
Only criticism is the voice acting.. Whilst most excellent doing Picard, the other characters were hard to decipher between genders and characters.

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excellent

a great prequel to Picard, fills in a lot of blanks from the series.wouldhave made an excellent season of Picard in it's own right.

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Not Quite Amazing

I loved that this filled in blanks and acted as a prequel between TNG and PIC. It remained true to the PIC canon, and the voice acting really captured the different personalities. Fantastic voice acting.

The story itself I found a little shallow and dare I say boring. I’m more into mystery and technology. I suppose acting as a prequel it didn’t have much room to grow.

Glad I listened to it though.

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Good beginning and middle

After the incident the book then started to jump forward years without explanation of what had happened. It almost felt the author got bored or needed to rush it.

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