Star Trek: Lost Frontier

Written by:
Eric Busby
Narrated by:
Various Readers

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
906
Narrator
277
Release Date
January 2011
Duration
7 hours 16 minutes
Summary
It's the dawn of the 25th century ...
and everything has changed.

Star Trek: Lost Frontier is a look at a dark time in the future of Star Trek. It is the dawn of the 25th century and the galaxy is coming-out of a period of great war. The story of Lost Frontier focuses on the crew of the new Enterprise F as they go forth to unite the lost worlds of the Federation.
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john c

So story very good love the star trek anything however the source of narration was extremely redundant on a 1 min long intro every chapter and then there were commercials for doctor who throws in there some where

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Yolanda Hassing

Totally awesome story and well made audio. I highly recommend it!

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Dale H.

This my first Star Trek audio book, and I really enjoyed the story. The narrators were easy to listen to. I’d recommend this book to others

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Ken b

Love the narrativing. It brought the book to life.

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simon r

Wicked audio book that has left me wanting more of the guys and gals at darker projects, they are truly gifted with the sound effects you really feel like you watching an episode on tv.

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Susie Fisher

I enjoyed this new story with references to loved and familiar characters. The sound effects grew on me and I highly recommend this listen, Live long and prosper.

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Robert R.

Liked the story, entertaining and engaging, stop the introduction at the end of every chapter, breaks the flow and is annoying

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Anonymous

With a premise I thought sounded interesting I was looking forward to this one but awful is an understatement. First, it’s clear no one involved in this knows spit about Star Trek or even basic science. For example when setting a course there are two numbers, ie 151 mark 330. The first is the degrees in a horizontal circle the latter a vertical circle so between the two you set a course at any point in a sphere. That means since there are only 360 degrees in a circle each number must be between 0 and 359 so why are they setting courses like”745 mark 442”? Dumb. Then there’s the outright plagiarism. I can’t believe Paramount isn’t suing these folks. In one scene they flee a borg ship and do the same hiding in a nebula thing from STTNG including the exact verbatim dialogue and even course headings. I laughed out loud at the sheer preposterousness of it. Then there’s the millions of mispronunciations, my favorite bring that the Jem Hadar are addicted to “carousel white” not Ketrucel White. But most of all this could have been better written in every way by me when I was in 5th grade; not just the grammar and dialogue but the ridiculous gratuitous nonsense of the “story”. All it is is some stupid vehicle to go on a nostalgia tour of Star Trek. I mean come on, the chapters have been fighting Borg, a billion references to Janeway, Picard and Riker, a chapter where the first officer is busted by a Q that she’s married to (and this serves no story purpose at all. But then there is no story. Then we go to DS9 where no two people say Bajor the same way, we bring back Siskin though not sounding anything like Sisko, oh yeah I forgot the meetup with the gay sounding Klingons, or the helmsman who is a descendant of Kirk even though Kirk has no descendants since his only son was killed, then we go through the wormhole and pick up Odo and deal with those ‘Carousel White” addicted Jem Hadar...blah blah blah. Did anyone write one original thing? This is nothing but a touching retrospective of old Trek. Seriously it’s bloody awful. I really thought this premise had a lot of potential but now I just want to shoot museum out the nearest airlock. I’d rather be assimilated. Oh wait, they did create a Betazed Assasins Guild. Sigh.

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Greg E.

Jr. High School level writing. Juvenile dialogue and not much imagination involved. The voice actors were for the most part very good

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Walter F

Loved that the narration was acted out with sound effects instead of just reading! At chapters end though, it repeated the intro everytime like an episode of Star Trek. “Space the finale frontier… blah blah blah.” This wears on you, but if you can deal with it the story is great!

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david k

The cast of characters made this an outstanding listen.

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Benjamin C

Tthe voice acting is pretty hammy with few stand out exceptions. Can recommend only if you want to laugh at it.

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Moiz P

Was very good, thanks! Quite an interesting listen. Keep it up.

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Ewan M.

Great, really enjoyed it.

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Quiana J.

Very well told

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Anonymous

I thoroughly enjoyed this dramatic reading. Multiple stores put together into a 7 hour series. It took me a little to get used to the actors and sound effects. Some effects are odd but most are on point. By the end I was pretty sorry it was over. I would love to hear another 12 hours of this production. They follow a lot of trite trek angles but are more enjoyable than predictable. Great job guys. I loved these stories. The actor portrayals were good, bad, laughable but always riveting. I can’t than you enough for your interpretation of this book.

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Leeland S.

I thoroughly enjoyed it

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Jason Melling

Epic space drama... 10/10

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Anonymous

I grew up watching all the star trek movies and I loved every one of them, I'm sure I'm going to love this audio book, at least I think it's audio book!

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Steven R.

Good story line, well narrated

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James S.

Good story line, can be part of the Star Trek universe, but headed in a different direction. This was more of an old radio show rather than a reading, which was a nice change of pace.

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John A

fantastic story , enjoyed it immensely.

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Anonymous

Great concept and story. I didn't like the narrator's.

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Mark P

This is a good book with a good storylines. The links back to past Star Trek storylines is good and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the story. However I thought the acting was a little strained and forced. some of the accents did not seem to match the character and it felt all in all that people were trying to hard to "make an Impression" it all seemed a little strained to me and this did detract from the overall feel of the story.

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Martin B

An interesting take on conventional Star Trek audiobooks that has been compiled from a number of US radio plays. The numerous sound effects used in the episodes appear to have been resurrected from the original Star Trek series which is a nice touch. I’m not so convinced by the British players in the stories, despite being a Brit myself I found the voices a bit distracting.

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Benito C

wonderful casting and voice work. will be looking forward to more.

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juan S

it's a fascinating story tying in with episodes from the first Star Trek series to all the Star Trek series from then until this story starts

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Greg B

Fabulous 54 a commercial every 5 minutes

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Michael Dearborn

THIS IS NOT A BOOK! It is an audio production, a.k.a. audio theater. I must admit that I'm a HUGE Star Trek geek and love virtually everything that the franchise has produced. The concept, both of audio theater and the 25th century plot, was really interesting, so I gave it a try. But it is absolutely awful! The "chapters" are actually like episodes, and are wildly incoherent. Cliffhangers at the end of episodes are never addressed in subsequent episodes. The dialogue must have been written by a third grader. The voice acting for most characters is marginal at best. Since there is no visual and no narrator (only dialogue between characters), you have no way of knowing anything about what's going on except through the conversation. It is confusing, plot lines are cheesy, and generally has no redeeming value. It may be free, but spend your time on something else.

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Brian H.

The actual production was not awful and it was free. the script was cringeworthy and derivative if not cliche and just poorly written, but again it was free

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James W.

It kept me hooked I loved how it brought a lot of different star trek series together.

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Anonymous

Good, I'll be looking for more

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Anonymous

Credits at the end of every chapter/episode is tiresome.

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Iztok K.

its a realy good beta content of star trek.

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Anonymous

It’s like listening to a movie. Love that they have different people for different characters!!

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Coffe R.

Good book man

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YanielDoung

It was a pretty good book, great narration

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Anonymous

great reading

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Ya

As a avid follower most Star Trek stories I will say this one opens a grand new future of adventures and stories. Well written we’ll narrated

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Anonymous

Very good. I loved star trek and this was a great add on

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Syeven C.

like a movie being read aloud amazing and while I usually listen to audiobooks to help me sleep this one kept me awake

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Anonymous

really enjoyed this

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Anonymous

Story is good but quality of the audio is not good

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Anonymous

AMAZING!!!! Great story, characters, sound quality and cast! highly recommended.

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Anonymous

Good light entertainment

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Anonymous

it's a good narrating of the book enjoyed it real a lot just wish I could hear the rest of it

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Joy S.

These episodes have only one problem - too much wasted time was spent on repeating the same information and commercials about other shows. Since this was offered as a single unit, all that extra information should have been edited. Basically enjoyable.

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Anonymous

I absolutely loved how the narrator read the book. I wish I could search for books based on his name

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Ian B.

The story was good, in keeping with other Star Trek themes but the over the top dialogue between chapters spoils it.

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Anonymous

Good effort, but the story line was predictable and the narrators were less than convincing. This was set up more like a radio program. There were multiple readers. Each person played a different part.The readers were flat in their performances. I thought they did a really nice job with the sound effects though.

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Anonymous

Nice background effects

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Anonymous

I thoroughly enjoyed this, I wasn’t sure what I was in for, but very happy to have!

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Anonymous

love it! great listen!

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Stephen I.

first star trek audio book I listen to it when I'm out on my walks. thoroughly enjoyed it

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Anonymous

Brilliant take on star trek

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Anonymous

Left me wanting more

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Anonymous

a little dry at times

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Anonymous

Loved it! Very riveting! Way better than listening to one person reading the story!

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Anonymous

It’s good I want a part two to the series

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Daniel Y.

Not really worth the time.

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Julian M.

Well rounded and great title. Awesome, book.

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Anonymous

Fabulous Adventure! Reminds me of the good old clean days of classic story telling through radio

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Anonymous

Outstanding book that all Trekkies will enjoy

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Darren S.

they need to make this into a tv series

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Anonymous

Huge Star Trek fan liked the story and the use of retro characters to make it consistent.

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Raye-Raye

This was awesome!

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Daz

Good listen good for chilling out

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Anonymous

It was a pretty good story

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Julie G.

Not the best one

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Anonymous

I liked it

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Irvin L.

Excellent. Thank you!

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Anonymous

Excellent

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Rick W.

Not bad, I enjoyed the old style radio show. I did however find the character Kirk used the word "guv" too much when addressing the captain. Please produce more of these and charge me so I dont have to keep skipping all the comercials and intros.

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Anonymous

I’m a big fan of author Dave Galanter, and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to catch up to his most recent Star Trek novel, Crisis of Consciousness, which was published in 2015.  Mr. Galanter has written a number of great Trek books, including Troublesome Minds, which is one of my favorite stand-alone Original Series novels of the past several years.  He was also involved, for a while, with the Star Trek fan-film project Star Trek: Phase II (also known as Star Trek: New Voyages).  Mr. Galanter wrote the script for the excellent Phase II episode “Enemy: Starfleet!”  (He was also involved in other Phase II projects that sadly never saw the light of day, as the project has dissolved in the aftermath of CBS/Paramount’s draconian “fan film guidelines.”  I’d been particularly excited to see a Phase II adaptation of Troublesome Minds, which was rumored for a while.  Oh well!) As Crisis of Consciousness begins, Captain Kirk and the Enterpise crew have just overseen the induction of a new species, the Maabas, into the Federation.  This formerly xenophobic culture has begun to embrace the wider universe around them.  But just as the Enterprise is about to deliver Ambassador Pippenge and his team back to their planet, they encounter another species, the Kenisians, who angrily declare that the Maabas’ world used to be their own, and they demand it back.  The Kenisians are Vulcanoids, sprung off from main Vulcan society uncounted millennia ago, who have now evolved into “multividuals.”  When one of their kind passes away, their katra is absorbed into a new host mind.  Zhatan, the Kenisian commander, contains hundreds of her ancestors within herself.  How can long-ago grievances ever be forgotten when one’s long-dead ancestors are not dead at all, but alive within you? Mr. Galanter has crafted a wonderful story that feels new and original, and yet perfectly of a piece with classic Star Trek.  Crisis of Consciousness presents a number of new sci-fi situations and moral dilemmas for Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise to wrestle with. I loved the concept of the “multividuals.”  It reminded me, intriguingly, of Dune, and the way certain characters such as Aliya and the Bene Gesserit contained the consciousnesses of their ancestors within them.  In this novel, Mr. Galanter expands upon that idea in a number of fascinating way, as we see both the positive aspects of this unique mental situation, and the way the Kenisians have constructed their society upon this methodology, and also the challenges of trying to exist as an individual person with hundreds of other personalities roiling within you.  I particularly enjoyed the novel’s depictions of Spock’s interactions with Zhatan and the …6A while back there was a lengthy interruption in the publication of new Star Trek novels from Pocket Books, a situation only recently resolved.  During the break, I went back to catch up on a stack of Trek books that’d been published over the past five or so years that I’d never gotten around to reading.  Mostly these were stand-alone Original Series books, because I’d tended to prioritize reading the new Trek novels that were connected to the expanding continuity of 24th century-set novels, taking the characters of Next Gen, DS9, and Voyager beyond the last-seen events of the on-screen shows and movies.  After reading a whole swath of Original Series novels by the great Greg Cox, I moved on to several other books by a variety of other authors. First up was The Shocks of Adversity, by William Leisner.  While investigating a planet surrounded by a dense field of crystyalline asteroids that are nearly-invisible to sensors, the Enterprise is attacked and seriously damaged by a group of aliens using those asteroids as brute-force weapons against the ship.  With their warp drive crippled, the Enterprise is rescued by representatives from the Goeg Domain, who offer to bind their ship to the Enterprise and escort her to one of their facilities for repair.  During this ten-day journey, the Enterprise and Domain crews work together and get to know one another.  Captain Kirk, in particular, begins to form a strong connection to the Domain ship’s captain, Laspas.  Kirk is delighted to discover that the Domain is an alliance of worlds just as the United Federation of Planets is, and he enjoys the company of a fellow officer who understands the unique pressures and loneliness of command of a starship.  But what had seemed to be a new friendship turns sour when Kirk and the Enterprise discover that the Goeg are embroiled in conflict with a group of rebels from within the Domain, and that the Domain might not be as similar to the Federation as they’d thought. The Shocks of Adversity is a crackerjack novel, wonderfully written, exciting and engaging.  Mr. Leisner has devised a terrific story.  There have been so many Star Trek stories over the years — hundreds of hours of TV shows and movies, not to mention countless books, comic books, and more.  It’s hard to tell an original Trek story that doesn’t feel like a retread, but I was pleased at how fresh Mr. Leisner’s story felt, and how he avoided predictability as the tale unfolded. I was especially pleased at how well Mr. Leisner was able to use the entire Original Series crew.  Original Series episodes tended to focus on the triumverate of Kirk Spock

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Jeffrey H.

great story... great narrative...

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Adam W.

great book

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Anonymous

I enjoyed this a lot.

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Alan V.

I liked how this was more like listening to a tv show

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Shawn M.

As a Star Trek fan, I was disappointed in the storyline as well as the narration. In an effort to relate the stories, there was an over-use of saying from the other Star Trek series. It helped to make the stories predictable. Several of the narrators tried too hard to sound like some of the known characters.

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Venus D.

needs more back story.

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Anonymous

Love Star Trek. Hate the short chapter endings.

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Anonymous

Very poor boring story. Don’t recommend. Sent me to sleep.

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Rosemary C.

Enjoyed very much. Narrators very good. Wish more books from darker projects.

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Anonymous

It’s quite a long story line of about seven hours but picking it up and putting it down it’s quite easy to get a grip of where you was on the story. I don’t usually listen to audiobooks but I found this quite enjoyable. Mind you I do and like a good sci-fi story. Probably some of the best audios I have heard is the hound of the Baskervilles and we all knowBut this was well worth a listen Ian Robinson

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Melanie K.

So fun! I wish there was more of these audio theater type books!

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Roberta M.

Not likely it’s not interesting at all

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Sacha Shackleton

It was an interesting spin on Star Trek in the future after Picard with the federation in turmoil. I certainly found I couldn't stop listening to find out how it was going to go. I did enjoy it and recommend giving it a try.

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Zaheer K.

Good and relaxed listening .....

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Patricia D.

Good book. annoying that between chapters it breaks to review. leaves you handing almost like it's unfinished

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Anonymous

Really enjoyable

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Naomi H.

This book was fantastic, I wish it kept going. Great narration by multiple people and sound effects! Well written and delightful. I highly recommend especially since it is free.

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Anonymous

The narration was decent for most voices, and there was good action. The writing is also decent but not great. Most importantly- I did enjoy listening.

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Kori B.

I liked the book. I liked the voices of the narrators however at times you could hardly hear the conversation. Therefore volume had to be turned way up and then it was way too loud for the other voices. This was very frustrating.

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Anonymous

Full Cast books are my favorite. The story well is not sure what it about, because it feels like this is book 2 instead of book 1. However, entertaining and character are good.

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Anonymous

Simply awesome this book really was brought to life!! Great job!!

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WR K.

AWESOME star date voyage!

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Rod M

It's like listening to a radio teleplay in the 40s and 50s. I also really enjoyed the story!

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Thomas Peria

Neat book. Got better towards the end. Thank you

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Marcel Dufresne

I am a Star Trek fan and as such I enjoyed the premise of the audiobook. There were lots of references to previous characters. I found the audiobook slow in places. The extra sound effects often produced gaps in the story when unnecessary effects were added in. Less would have been better.

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Emily Livingstone

Story started out great. Then the story line stated to jump around. By the end busby just sounded like he was reading in front of his school mates. Lost it by the end but stated out good.

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Katheryn Huggins

Great story & told with passion. Included so much geekiness I had to smile & made me go & have a look at the darker projects web page for more information. Keep up the good work guys

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Edgardo Ramos

I listened for about 30 minutes before it started to skip and jump. Was really excited about the story but unfortunately it won't play properly.

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Todd Simon

good concept, wasn't overly impressed by how it was put together and read though

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Steve Jackson

Good series. Plays well with conventional Star Trek Canon.

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Danielle Pellicci

For a free book I felt it was pretty entertaining. The episodes read like a pod cast series with a new different story each episode. The actors were good, not great but good. I may have been disappointed had I paid for it. But if you need to kill some time and hear an entertaining background story (especially if you are a "real" Star Trek fan) I would recommend this book.

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Tara Boone

A bit exaggerated but an interesting way to pass the time, especially when travelling

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Shannon Saffel

I enjoyed the book. The acting was very stiff though, could have been a lot better.

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Roy Pound

Horrible... Stiff "acting" and predictable stories. I was interested in this book as an alternate Star Trek time line but this wasn't a book at all. Terrible even by fan fiction standards. A truly cringe-worthy experience.

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Armen Kurdian

I think this book might have been fanfiction. I agree with the previous poster, the plots were very simplistic. It was not a single story but in fact multiple episodes almost as if it were a TV show on the radio. Plus this might be a minor point to some but I think it completely flies in the face of the chronology established in the book universe. Regardless of the fact if it's a free book I think you're wasting your time listening to this and instead just buy something that's much better written. The actors who read the script didn't even do a very good job, let alone the quality of the story.

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Jayson Akers

I enjoyed the story and much of the voice acting. There were a few stiff scenes and several times the references were counter-immersive but on the whole I really enjoyed the time. I found myself wanting to continue on with the story after the end.

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Michael Steele

This script seemed to be written by a teenager. There were too many references to 1980's/1990's culture such as Home Depot, The Pet Shop Boys and Dr. Who. Plot solutions were too convenient. Overall you get what you pay for. This was a free novel.

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