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Today’s Audiobook Review: Star Trek: Discovery: The Enterprise War
“Anson Mount’s portrayal of Captain Pike suddenly made me yearn for a Pike-centric Star Trek series. And although CBS may not be planning a spin-off, Star Trek Discovery: The Enterprise War is good enough of a read to satisfy that yearning … for now. “Kwapi Vengesayi
Admittedly, I wasn’t too familiar with the author John Jackson Miller, but his resume is quite impressive having done movie tie-in novels for other franchises including Star Wars with one of his most well-received books being Kenobi: Star Wars Legends.
With that said, he did a decent job with this one. I’ve read every Discovery tie-in book released and I really enjoyed this title, partly due to the fact that I’ve been hoping for a Pike spin-off (Update: spin-off series on the way).It was a good story, not great, but definitely good and in the vein of traditional Star Trek for those who feel Discovery is too dark (I’m not one of those people).
To really enjoy it, it really helps if you watched the Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 finale, and even more helpful if you’ve watched all of Season 2 because this book is pretty much its prequel. I say this because this book does answer one of the questions many fans had relating to the Season 1 finale cliffhanger: where was the Enterprise? And why was it so damaged considering it had missed the whole Federation-Klingon War?
If you love Pike, Spock and the Enterprise, you might love Star Trek Discovery: The Enterprise War.
The Narrator’s Performance
With audiobooks, the narrator’s performance can make or break a title and listener’s experience. Luckily, Robert Petkoff’s narration is phenomenal and helps elevate the story Star Trek Discovery: The Enterprise War is telling.
A shattered ship, a divided crew – trapped in the infernal nightmare of conflict!
Hearing of the outbreak of hostilities between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, Captain Christopher Pike attempts to bring the U.S.S. Enterprise home to join in the fight. But in the hellish nebula known as the Pergamum, the stalwart commander instead finds an epic battle of his own, pitting ancient enemies against one another – with not just the Enterprise, but her crew as the spoils of war.
Lost and out of contact with Earth for an entire year, Pike and his trusted first officer, Number One, struggle to find and reunite the ship’s crew – all while Science Officer Spock confronts a mystery that puts even his exceptional skills to the test…with more than their own survival possibly riding on the outcome.
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