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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (141 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Jan Friedman Narrator: Anthony Stewart Head, Anthony Head Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Star Trek: The Next Generation Series Release Date: April 2000 ISBN: 9780743519595
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Three hundred years ago, the SS Valiant was destroyed during an ill-fated attempted to cross the legendary Galactic Barrier. Starfleet had always assumed that the Valiant had perished with all hands aboard, until a pair of unusual humanoids arrive at Starbase 209, claiming to be the descendants of a handful of Valiant survivors who found refuge on an M-Class planet beyond the Barrier.

Even more shocking, the visitors warn that a hostile alien species, the Nuyyad, are preparing to invade our galaxy. Starfleet orders the USS Stargazer to investigate at once.

Lieutenant Commander Jean-Luc Picard is second office on the Stargazer and yet to command a vessel of his own. He soon develops a special bond with one of the visitors, a strikingly beautiful woman who has inherited mysterious psychic abilities from her alleged Starfleet ancestors. But can Picard truly trust her?

His doubts deepen when the Stargazer is ambushed by Nuyyad warships. Picard finds himself in command—trapped on the wrong side of the Barrier, cut off from Starfleet. Not only the Stargazer, but perhaps the entire Federation, may depend on the decisions he must make.

The Valiant is a gripping saga that explores an untold chapter in the life of Jean-Luc Picard—and reveals the making of a captain!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean | 10/18/2013

    " Not overly impressed. Just looking for something to indulge my need for something science fiction related. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy | 3/16/2012

    " Fantastic tale of how picard becomes the youngest capt. in history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JParsons1974 Parsons | 5/21/2011

    " Story of Captain Picard 1st command. Often alluded to in the series but never fully fleshed out. This was a good read. "

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

    " A pretty decent read; one of the better Star Trek novels I've read. The cover proves conclusively, that at one time, Picard did actually have hair. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 rivka | 2/18/2011

    " An entertaining look at a young Jean-Luc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MVV | 12/7/2010

    " Abridged Audio Book version. Its much better on TV. reading Star Trek is not as good as watching it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 9/25/2010

    " Read the Stargazer series, so I felt as though I had to go back and read this one as well. Not bad, but a little boring since the story was already rehashed ad nauseum in the other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean | 5/9/2010

    " Not overly impressed. Just looking for something to indulge my need for something science fiction related. "

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About the Author
Michael Jan Friedman is the author of nearly sixty books of fiction and nonfiction, more than half of which bear the name Star Trek or some variation thereof. Ten of his titles have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. He has also written for network and cable television, radio, and comic books, the Star Trek: Voyager® episode “Resistance” prominent among his credits. On those rare occasions when he visits the real world, Friedman lives on Long Island with his wife and two sons.
About the Narrator

Anthony Stewart Head, usually credited as Anthony Head, is an English actor and musician. He rose to fame in the United Kingdom following his role in television commercials for Nescafé Gold Blend, and he is known for his roles as Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and as Uther Pendragon in Merlin.