Tuesday, June 11, 2013

[Audio Review] - Star Trek Into Darkness by Alan Dean Foster

Title: Star Trek Into the Darkness
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Narrator: Alice Eve
Series: Star Trek Movie Novelizations #2
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: May 21, 2013

I received this book from Simon & Schuster Audio, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  Months after the dramatic events seen in the 2009 blockbuster film Star Trek, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise—including Captain James T. Kirk, First Officer Spock, Doctor Leonard McCoy, Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, and Ensign Pavel Chekov—is called back home.

But an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has declared all-out war on Starfleet and everything it stands for, leaving Earth in a state of crisis. Now with a personal score to settle as a result, Kirk must lead a covert manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As these valiant heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Captain Kirk has left: his crew.

Thoughts: I actually saw the movie on opening day so I was familiar with the story.  Being a novelization it was almost a word for word to what happens in the movie.  But I enjoyed it all the same. Star Trek Into Darkness is on the edge of your seat action. An exciting story.  I absolutely loved the villain Jonathan Harris. Author, Alan Dean Foster does an excellent job bring it from the screen to the page.  I wouldn't call myself a Trekkie, but I'm a lover of the Star Trek movies and can't wait for more stories. This book will be loved by both Trekkies and newbies.

Narrated by actress Alice Eve, she plays Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek Into the Darkness.  Ms. Eve isn't my favorite narrator. Some of the characters she brought life great and some not so much. 

Score: 4 Stars

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