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The Return (Star Trek) Hardcover – 1 Apr 1996

4.6 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; First Edition edition (1 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671526103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671526108
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

William Shatner is known to millions as the actor who played Captain James T. Kirk throughout the original Star Trek television series and several movies. He is now a bestselling science fiction author. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The Star Trek Generations movie ended, Kirk was dead (again), but if you ever wondered what happened after the Enterprise D crashed and they all went home for a few pints of synthehol, read this book. I starts during the Star Fleet clean up operation of Veridian 3, afterall you can imaging the mess crashing a Galaxy class starship would make!

Without giving it all away, the story moves quickly an tracks the mistery of why Kirks body is stollen and taken off world by unknown attackers and how this one act threatens the very existance of the Federation.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you have even a remote interest is Star Trek you will love this. I bought not realising it was part of a trilogy of books and to be honest it is better than the the other two. The plot keeps you entrigued and when you feel that you are getting tierd of it a new twist is introduced. The most intrieging aspect is the Borg/Romulan allience which must be read to be believed. The part Spock plays in book is excellent especially the part about the Borg. If you want to read Avenger you must read this to understand the plot.
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Format: Audio Cassette
Having read and enjoyed the novel I thought I would check out this tape version (my car still has a cassette player!). It basically follows the novel with a few cuts (For example losing Bones-shames as he's my favourite character) and runs about 3 hrs or so.
Shatner reads it himself. As you might expect, its entertaining in his usual style, but his impressions of the other characters are bad (Picard) or none-existent (Riker). However, you can usually get past this as the post production/sound is very good.Real effort has been made hear. Music plays in the background and sound effects (e.g. bleming up) increased the entertainment factor, allowing for repeated listening. I may be wrong but it doesn't seem to be available on CD despite the reading being broken up in chapters ala a cd. Defiantly check it out if you can.
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By A Customer on 1 Jun. 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This has to be one of the best star trek novels ever written, although I prefer novel by Asimov, Banks etc I found this to be refreshing and well written novel. William Shatner has outdone himself
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Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Wasn't sure if I'd like the story, it was recommend by a friend, so glad I listend.
Book received in condition it was advertised which I was very pleased with and the speed of the delivery as well. Would buy from this seller again.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a MUST READ!
The plotline is superbly paced, although many of the references to The Original Series (TOS) may be lost on some. Lots of story threads are neatly interwoven to produce a logical, (sorry Spock) and clever tapistry. The pages turn rapidly on, setting Kirk in an almost Arthurian role, with Spock as Sir Lancelot, faithful beyond the apparent death of his friend. Yes, the initial plot is a little contrived to get Kirk back, but this is science fiction and you don't get fast gung ho action from the Next Generation or the other spin offs. This book would need a series to do it justice if it were to be put on the screen. This one goes on my favourites shelf!
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By A Customer on 21 Mar. 2006
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I love this book. It is so fantastic. Time just flew by when I read this book. It traveled quite far with me to on a few very long flights and coach journeys. I must admit, as a man of science, I was surprised with some of the stuff Mr. Shatner was coming up with, it just made it all the better. Moreover, you do not need much imagination for this book, Mr. Shatner does it for you with his exceptional discriptions.
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By A Customer on 12 Jun. 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Very good, but I don't see why Kirk should be resurrected so many times as if he's invincible. First by the nexus, then by the borg in this book, and then again in Avenger. But it was still a very good book, William Shatner is a very talented writer, and I loved the end at the Borg homeworld. I would love to read some DS9 or Voyager books from him.
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