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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (795 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Ecklar Narrator: James Doohan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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The Kobayashi Maru is the test given to cadets at the Starfleet Academy - a simulated no-win situation in space. For James Kirk it was a challenge that defined him as a leader. For Chekov it meant a struggle against his own personality. For Sulu and Scotty it was a matter of the spirit and a second chance....Now, the Starfleet officers look back on those youthful days. Their shuttlecraft is drifting helplessly in space. Sharing with each other the painful, often fierce lessons of their Kobayashi Maru, each man struggles to tap his inner strength and to overcome the most desperate situation of their careers!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Huston | 1/10/2014

    " I'm not a huge fan of Star Trek fiction, but I did enjoy this one. Should be subtitled, how Kirk cheated... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shabihi Goldsby | 1/9/2014

    " Great look into the minds of young command cadets Sulu, Scott, Chekov & Kirk. Great showcase of their individual talents and mental makeup. The Kobayashi Maru may present an non-winnable scenario but life is not about non-winnable scenarios but the choices we make in facing them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/21/2013

    " Most of the Star Trek books I've read were pretty lame, but this one had some good humor and action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikael Kuoppala | 11/11/2013

    " A very nice collection of interesting character background written well and with keen insight of the characters' inner lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deodand | 8/26/2013

    " I have a copy of this signed by George Takei at a Star Trek convention and I'm not afraid to admit it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clay Davis | 7/21/2013

    " A great story with each of the bridge crew telling their own stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 5/30/2013

    " Rather interesting look at the 'in'famous Kobayashi Maru scenario. And how each of them would react, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 3/8/2013

    " Yeah, okay... I'm a nerd. But this is a great story and I'm stickin' to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julian | 12/19/2012

    " Really enjoyable and quick read. Well recommended especially since the kobyashi maru test at starfleet is mentioned sporadically through most startrek series. Fun to hear how he got through the test. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Otte | 12/12/2012

    " It's been a while since I've read this one, but it was fun to read it again. Seeing how Kirk, Chekov, Sulu, and Scotty did while taking their Kobayashi Maru tests is a lot of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kiraniumbra | 10/24/2012

    " I've read this before. It's good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Lewter | 5/29/2012

    " Pleasure reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gerard Milewski | 5/21/2012

    " An easy read, but an enjoyable one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 4/19/2012

    " Kobiashi Maru is one of those rare Star Trek novels that is actually worth reading. Its portrayal of the well-known characters is spot on and the recollections each has of his time at Starfleet Academy are enjoyable to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darrell | 10/13/2011

    " Several stories in one appear as members of the Enterprise crew recollect how they face no-win situations. Not exactly dull; it does entertain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peregrine 12 | 7/24/2011

    " I wasn't much of a Star Trek fan growing up, but I did enjoy this book. It was fun to read about the Star Trek characters and how they passed an impossible test in Star Fleet Academy. Of course, Kirk's approach was the best, but the book was exciting all around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Ware | 7/17/2011

    " The Kobayashi Maru is a virtual training experience that starfleet cadets all go through. This is Kirk, Chekov, Scotty, and Sulu's experience. Kirk's experience is a big event in his life. My favorite was Scotty...hands down not even close! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ron newman | 6/5/2011

    " The author fails to capture the nuances of the characters and the pathos that the actors brought to this American classic tv series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liam | 4/11/2011

    " I've read this before. It's good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peregrine 12 | 12/13/2010

    " I wasn't much of a Star Trek fan growing up, but I did enjoy this book. It was fun to read about the Star Trek characters and how they passed an impossible test in Star Fleet Academy. Of course, Kirk's approach was the best, but the book was exciting all around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/3/2010

    " I'm not a huge fan of Star Trek fiction, but I did enjoy this one. Should be subtitled, how Kirk cheated... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ron | 7/29/2010

    " The author fails to capture the nuances of the characters and the pathos that the actors brought to this American classic tv series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/21/2009

    " The Kobayashi Maru is a virtual training experience that starfleet cadets all go through. This is Kirk, Chekov, Scotty, and Sulu's experience. Kirk's experience is a big event in his life. My favorite was Scotty...hands down not even close! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 3/31/2009

    " Kobiashi Maru is one of those rare Star Trek novels that is actually worth reading. Its portrayal of the well-known characters is spot on and the recollections each has of his time at Starfleet Academy are enjoyable to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deodand | 2/16/2009

    " I have a copy of this signed by George Takei at a Star Trek convention and I'm not afraid to admit it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/22/2008

    " Most of the Star Trek books I've read were pretty lame, but this one had some good humor and action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 2/18/2008

    " Yeah, okay... I'm a nerd. But this is a great story and I'm stickin' to it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wetdryvac | 11/8/2007

    " An odd book, with an overtone of, "Really knows the characters well, but doesn't have a clue about writing in the ST:TOS universe other than tropes." "

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About the Author

Julie Ecklar is a science fiction author who often writes under the name L. A. Graf. She is best known for her Star Trek novels.