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Collateral Damage

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours comes an original, thrilling novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation!

The past returns to haunt Captain Jean-Luc Picard - a crime he thought long-buried has been exposed, and he must return to Earth to answer for his role in a conspiracy that some call treason. Meanwhile, the USS Enterprise is sent to apprehend pirates who have stolen vital technology from a fragile Federation colony. But acting captain Commander Worf discovers that the pirates’ motives are not what they seem and that sometimes, standing for justice means defying the law....

©2019 David Mack (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
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Good tale

(Spoilers!) I enjoyed this story but I have two issues. The prosecutor was clearly overly emotionally involved and should have been recused. Also, Worf made a blunder that should have gotten him court martialed. If someone steals a mega weapon ASSUME THEY WILL USE IT! Duh!
Asside from that, it was a satisfying conclusion to Picard's Section 31 tale.
Kudos to the reader. Good job.

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  • Mike
  • 15-10-2019

A Great Book to jump back into Star Trek

David Mack is one of the best writers for Star Trek books and this is no different.

I'll admit to being a little skeptical of jumping into an audiobook this far along in the timeline of Star Trek. I was worried that I couldn't understand what was going on and who the main players were now. BUT I was wrong. I did pick up this one because it was Captain Picard centric and I'm looking forward to the new series coming out in January 2020.

A lot of the characters are new but I felt like I got to know them right away. And a quite a few were ones that we had previously seen on The Next Generation (and Voyager). The plot was dependent on earlier books with a focus on Tezwa and the then Federation President but the author gives you enough information to understand the events that are happening and you can then focus on the present moment and what IS actually going on.

The narrator is also excellent - having done quite a few Star Trek books prior - so that made listening comfortable and interesting as he did plenty of modulation with his voice to distinguish between characters.

All in all this was an excellent adventure and I know feel like I can jump back into the Next Generation timeline and enjoy more books in this range as long as Simon & Shuster and Audible continue to offer them!

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  • Michel A. Hodge
  • 29-10-2019

David Mack & Robert Petkoff are great!

I have always enjoyed when Petkoff reads a MackStar Trek book! They did not disappoint in this book. Great way to know more about Picard and his crew.

Very enjoyable story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-2019

My Favorite Star Trek book yet

this is a perfect st book. a great mix of everything that makes star trek great.

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  • Greg Reese
  • 04-12-2019

David Mack, always good

This was written by David Mack, in my humble opinion, the best Trek writer alive. It was beautifully read by Robert Petkoff. If you like Picard or TNG, you'll enjoy this book.

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  • andrew
  • 11-11-2019

loved it!<br />

this was a great book, best of this series so far! I really liked the ending too. It was well in line of federation standards that seems lost as of late.
more like this please!!(:

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  • Anthony J. Hunter
  • 01-07-2020

OMG! Awesome!

My complete range of emotions have been activated by this series but more specifically this book! Enough said. Bravo!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-06-2020

Another Great Book!!

Another great Book by David Mack and loved the narrator . Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Jose
  • 12-06-2020

不錯

liked: Good plot and an unexpected but satisfying conclusion.

didn't like: apparently in the future morality is replaced by ambiguity. these....humaaans.

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  • Donnie Sowell
  • 04-06-2020

Good Listen

I like this story. I was a little taken aback on the new relationship and family that was created but I could see it happening.

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  • Todd Henrigillis
  • 13-05-2020

Ok but not Great

The book was a good listen unfortunately I read it after I saw the Picard TV series so I know it's content is not cannon. I didn't like the over dramatic Nausicaan's blaming the Federation for the Borg invasion the whole logic makes no sense because Q introduced the Federation to the Borg but ultimately if he hadn't done that the Borg would have eventually come anyways. Blaming the Federation for the Borg invasion, give me a break they should be thanking the Federation for at least warning them about the threat instead of being caught completely off guard.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-12-2019

Wow!! Best ST audio-book I've ever listened to!

This really is a cut above most Star Trek novels. The story is utterly compelling, with amazingly well-drawn and fadcinating characters. You know the author must be something special if they can make Nausicaans seem sympathetic, and world-build them a believable and fascinating culture and back-story. I'm going to go back and find other David Mack ST novels because he's clearly an exceptionally talented author. I'm thinking back to the Garak novel, a Stitch in Time, for the last time I found one so compelling. Narration was excellent, as is always the case with Petkoff.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-11-2019

collateral Damage

Best book I've read listed to in years 10/10 This is a must read or listen stunning

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  • Rifley
  • 05-01-2020

Good story

Great narration, good story line, quite gripping. if you have read previous books I would definitely recommend this one.

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  • Jason Garrett
  • 01-11-2019

This book is Trektastic

My first Trek book in a while and loved it. The characters were well presented.

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  • Simon bushby
  • 12-10-2019

GREAT book

loved it great finish to the whole section 32 nonsense which picard got caught up in. and a good story as a whole cant wait for the next book