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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Armin Shimerman, David R. George III Narrator: Armin Shimerman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Series Release Date: February 1999 ISBN: 9780743546249
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Quark's biggest deal -- by the actor who brings him to life!

For once, business is going well for Quark, not that anyone on Deep Space Nine™ truly appreciates his genius for finding profit in the most unlikely of circumstances. Quark is even looking forward to making the deal of a lifetime -- when he suddenly finds himself stuck right in the middle of a major dispute between Bajor and the Ferengi Alliance. It seems that the Grand Nagus is refusing to sell one of the lost Orbs of the Prophets to the Bajoran government, which has responded by banning all Ferengi activity in Bajoran space.

With diplomatic relations between the two cultures rapidly breaking down, Quark loses first his bar, then his freedom. But even penniless, he still has his cunning and his lobes, and those alone may be all he needs to come out on top -- and prevent an interstellar war! Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Coauthor Shimerman plays Quark on the television series, and it’s obvious he’s enjoying himself in his performance here. His portrayal of both Quark and his brother are heartfelt and gratifying…explorations of race hatred and individual dignity make this title a good choice for SF collections.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Shimerman skillfully mimics every character from the Deep Space Nine series…the story is well conceived and everything else about the presentation is satisfying.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikael Kuoppala | 7/5/2013

    " An ironic and smart novel with a pretty good story structure and a very colorful approach to character writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 rivka | 2/11/2011

    " Amusing, although the details of the climax were confusing (and I think may have been contradictory). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 9/5/2007

    " Listened to this as an audio book narrated by Armin Shimerman. This was one of the first audio books that I've ever listened to, and I found it quite enjoyable. If you like the Ferengi, this is a fun book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin | 8/25/2002

    " It's been a while since I've read this, but I remember enjoying it quite a bit. I loved the way that Armin Shimerman is able to take his experiences playing the character and really give the reader a feel for how Quark operates. "

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About the Author

Science fiction fans are familiar with Armin Shimerman for his portrayal of Quark on Star Trek: DS-9 and Principal Snyder on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His versatility as an actor has allowed him to appear in over sixty different roles in a variety of television programs.

In addition, he cowrote four sci-fi novels; The 34th Rule, The Merchant Prince, Outrageous Fortune, and A Capital Offense and is currently penning a Tudor mystery, The Toad-eater. Armin is a founding member of Alien Voices, a sci-fi audio theatre group with John DeLancie and Leonard Nimoy, which records classic sci-fi stories.

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English, Armin apprenticed at the prestigious San Diego Old Globe Shakespeare Theater. Eventually he moved to New York, where he performed in several highly acclaimed productions, including Three Penny Opera, St. Joan, Broadway, and I Remember Mama.  In addition, his performances in regional theaters such as the Connecticut Shakespeare Theater and the Tyrone Guthrie Theater won critical praise, and he was nominated for best lead perfomance by the Los Angeles Critics Circle for his role in Pinter’s The Birthday Party.