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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (965 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vonda N. McIntyre Narrator: George Takei, Leonard Nimoy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Star Trek Series Release Date: March 1988 ISBN: 9780743542760
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James T. Kirk is the youngest man to be promoted to the rank of captain in Federation history. His crew consists of a first officer who finds him impetuous; a chief engineer who finds him arrogent; a chief medical officer who finds him trifling; and a helmsman who wants a transfer.

But the young crew, which would later become the legendary space explorers, quickly puts aside their differences when a monstrous starship appears on their nascent flight path. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 1/13/2014

    " What a fantastic origin story. It was a fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 12/10/2013

    " This is a fun look at the pre-Star Trek crew of the Enterprise. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 11/19/2013

    " I expected too much of this book, there's nothing in particular to pick on, but I felt like there was a predictable formula at work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 11/17/2013

    " One of the deeper and better written Trek novels. Not one of the "numbered" novels which are merely of a TV episode scope. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bain | 10/31/2013

    " this is one of the worst books by a good writer. THERE IS A FLYING HORSE ON THE ENTERPRISE. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 8/30/2012

    " Very difficult to get started with but it picks up once the ship goes out on its first mission. Still a slightly unsatisfying finale after all the character build up they did for the villain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 colleen | 12/5/2011

    " read 09.07.86 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Gawthrop | 11/25/2011

    " While I mostly read Star Trek to gather info on Spock, there was quite a bit of Yeoman Rand history I found surprising. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 10/4/2010

    " This was not the greatest stand alone book, but was enjoyable if you like the original Star Trek series, which I do. It gives a fun beginning to the original crew of the Enterprise, and sticks well to the developed personalities of the original crew. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 8/27/2010

    " As a kid, this was one of my favourite books. After re-reading it as an adult, I found it to be fairly idiotic. Weak plot, weak writing, weak connections... I still have wonderful childhood memories of it, so I would say that it is great for a younger audience and leave it at that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 5/11/2010

    " The "first" voyage of the Enterprise, before the five year mission of the series. An interesting look into the history of the Enterprise Crew. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Premeaux | 1/13/2010

    " Solid all around. And it offers a handful of options for spinoffs. McIntyre has as good a handle on the Star Trek universe as any of the writers in the phalanx. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 1/6/2010

    " I expected too much of this book, there's nothing in particular to pick on, but I felt like there was a predictable formula at work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 3/28/2009

    " The "first" voyage of the Enterprise, before the five year mission of the series. An interesting look into the history of the Enterprise Crew. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 6/11/2008

    " While I mostly read Star Trek to gather info on Spock, there was quite a bit of Yeoman Rand history I found surprising. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 1/18/2008

    " This was not the greatest stand alone book, but was enjoyable if you like the original Star Trek series, which I do. It gives a fun beginning to the original crew of the Enterprise, and sticks well to the developed personalities of the original crew. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 1/16/2008

    " This is a fun look at the pre-Star Trek crew of the Enterprise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Antonio | 7/25/2007

    " One of the deeper and better written Trek novels. Not one of the "numbered" novels which are merely of a TV episode scope. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bain | 6/24/2007

    " this is one of the worst books by a good writer. THERE IS A FLYING HORSE ON THE ENTERPRISE. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK "

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About the Author
Author Vonda N. McIntyre

Vonda N. McIntyre, American science fiction author, is one of the earliest successful graduates of the Clarion Science Fiction Writers Workshop. She gained prominence with the 1973 publication of Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand, which won a Nebula Award for Best Novelette and served as the initial section of Dreamsnake, which won both a Nebula and a Hugo award. She has been on the New York Times bestseller list five times. Ms. McIntyre lives in Seattle.

About the Narrators

George Hosato Takei is a Japanese American actor and author best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six feature films and an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. He is a proponent of gay rights and active in state and local politics while still continuing his acting career. He has won several awards and accolades for his work in human rights and Japanese–American relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum

Leonard Simon Nimoy (1931–2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, musician, and photographer. His most famous role was that of Spock in the original Star Trek series, as well as in multiple film, television, and video game sequels. He began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. He made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot, “The Cage,” in 1965 and went on to play Spock until 1969. Spock had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations. TV Guide named Spock one of the fifty greatest television characters.