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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (927 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shatner Narrator: William Shatner Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Odyssey Trilogy Release Date: April 1996 ISBN: 9780743519533
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Just after the events of Star Trek Generations, on the planet Veridian III, ambassador Spock comes to the humble cairn, or stones, that marks the grave of James Kirk. But he is not granted time to ponder the passing of his best friend. The Borg and the Romulan Empire have a use for Kirk, and with some mysterious alien science they resurrect the fallen captain, who they hope will give them the edge they need to destroy their greatest enemy, Jean-Luc Picard. It will take the combined powers of both generations, from Spock and McCoy to Data and Riker, to meet this almost unthinkable new threat. Download and start listening now!

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chase Clark | 1/16/2014

    " Shatner's ego at it most inflated. He brings Kirk back to life and has him defeat the enemies of The Next Generation. Only the first of many books where Kirk is the savior of the future generation. A good read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 1/14/2014

    " Wm. S' keeps Star Trek alive for all us Trekkies! Keep to re-read... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Monroe | 1/14/2014

    " Self indulgent Mary Sue or Gary Stu Trek. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 1/1/2014

    " This book is o.k. The storytelling takeaway here is you should never bring back a beloved character who was killed in a previous story. I can't think of a single time that has gone well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Tuter | 12/28/2013

    " I couldn't put it down. I love TOS & TNG crossovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/24/2013

    " Good story. Spock's a pimp. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 11/21/2013

    " not bad...if a person just wants to read in the star trek universe...I thought it was kind of funny that it seemed he couldn't let Kirk die. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/2/2013

    " fun little romp! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg of A2 | 9/19/2013

    " Shatner brings himself back. Only Shatner can resurrect himself! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 9/5/2013

    " This one was good. Really good. So good, I can't tell you just how good it actually was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Farris | 8/15/2013

    " I'm a Star Trek/Star Wars nerd, I admit it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad Agotnes | 8/3/2013

    " A great story of Kirk's resurrection. It was nice how Shatner includes a lot of Star Trek characters in a great story. This story isn't perfect, but good for any fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darrell | 11/10/2012

    " Thought the Shatnerverse was a fun place to read but definietly not a place for true blue trek fans. But if you love Kirk then check the whole series out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill1971 | 7/19/2012

    " Nice to see the different characters all together but Kirk is too good for it to be fun in a realistic way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrishipp | 7/18/2012

    " Great Star Trek Novel, wish they would have made this into a movie instead of Generations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian Hurst | 6/24/2012

    " very good resurrection story for captain kirk. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spencer Baum | 10/11/2011

    " A fun little book worth buying used if you're a fan. Shatner turns Kirk into a villain -- what a kick to read what fun the icon has with his iconic character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mainrun | 8/27/2011

    " William Shatner is one of my favorite actors. Not so good as an author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charity Bradford | 7/29/2011

    " yes..I know...but it was...great. I actually really liked the story and William Shatner can write! I never actually thought about who was writing it because the story was fast paced and intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Wilson | 7/25/2011

    " Borg. V'Ger. Ambassador Spock. Admiral McCoy. Post-Generations Enterprise crew. USS Defiant and Doctor Bashir. Kirk rising from the grave after being offed by Malcolm Macdowell. This is crazy enjoyable whackadoo fanwank "written" by Shatner and written by the Reeves-Stevens. Enjoy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 6/16/2011

    " So good. So what if this whole series flies in the face of canon? I look at these books as fictional stories that would be told about Kirk within the ST Universe. The fiction within the fiction, you see. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harold | 5/25/2011

    " I can't help but wonder ('though I've read a few of his books) if William Shatner has had help with the writing of these books ['cause they're very good! This was so very good--I could imagine it as a GREAT movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dragonbriar | 5/5/2011

    " A wonderful read. I loved the characterization of the young Spock and Kirk. Especially the background interactions between Lady Amanda and Sarek. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 5/3/2011

    " It was a fun read, but don't expect continuity here - it definitely is the author's "unique personal vision." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paxton | 11/5/2010

    " Another amazing Star Trek novel by William Shatner. This is how Shatner envisions Kirk and Spock met. It is considered outside the movie and regular Star Trek universe. Fantastic and fun book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gewbook | 9/1/2010

    " Big fun candy reading for anyone who is a Star Trek fan! Just what my brain needed right now! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Athena | 8/20/2010

    " I liked reading about young Kirk and Spock but halfway through got bored.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/22/2010

    " I really rather enjoyed this. The plot was well-developed and seemed - to a relative Star Trek novice, anyway - mostly faithful to Original Series canon. It was a quick read, but worth it if you are a fan of young Kirk or Spock. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric B. | 3/20/2010

    " In general, I enjoy Mr. Shatner's works, but this one did not live up to what I've come to expect from him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mai | 3/10/2010

    " It reads like any of the hundreds of Spock and Kirk meet as teenagers fanfiction floating around the internet complete with massive amounts of angst and unrealistic even for Star Trek feats. It's not an awful read, but it's not great either and the premise has been done much better before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 1/14/2010

    " I thought this was really good. And it has striking similarities with the new Star Trek movie, though this book came out way before the movie....hmmmm "

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About the Author
Author William Shatner

William Shatner's career as an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, recording artist, author, and horseman has spanned more than fifty years. One of pop culture's most recognizable figures, he is also a major Hollywood philanthropist. Shatner and his wife and three married children live in Los Angeles.