Q-Squared Audiobook

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by J.Ashmore, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. J.Ashmore

    J.Ashmore Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Is it worth buying the audiobook? I really want to buy this book, but the barnes&noble nearby doesn't stock it and I don't want to wait for a week for the book to be mailed. Even if I buy the audiobook, I'll buy the book just because, but is it worth buything the audiobook as well? Does anyone know if they cut stuff out of the audio for time reasons?

    Any recommendations would be very welcome. :)
     
  2. label

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    http://www.amazon.com/Q-Squared-Sta...=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1293482229&sr=1-1

    According to that link, the audio book is abridged so it looks like they did cut some stuff from the audio book. It's on the kindle so if you have one of those or a nook or some other electronic reader you can buy it from Amazon and convert to open source ePub if you don't have a kindle.

    For that matter, you can install "Kindle" software on a PC, Droid or Ipod/Ipad and read it that way as well without even buying a Kindle.

    Great book, by the way.
     
  3. Therin of Andor

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    It's only 180 mins, so yes, a lot has been cut.

    The full list of audios is here:
    http://therinofandor.blogspot.com.au/2007/05/i-hear-star-trek.html

    There is only one Simon & Schuster Audioworks novel adaptation that is unabridged: the recent Alan Dean Foster novelization of JJ Abrams' movie. It runs 480 mins., so use that time length as a guide to finding unabridged audios.

    If you seek unabridged there are also some (by comparison, very expensive) titles, but not from Simon & Schuster Audioworks:

    "Star Trek Nemesis" by J.M. Dillard, read by Grover Gardner, Sound Library/BBC Audiobooks America, 2002, 347 min. (Pocket did its own 180 min. abridged version, read by Boyd Gaines - who once had sex with Valeris in the movie, "Porky's", hehehehe.)

    "Vulcan's Soul, Book 1: Exodus" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, read by Richard Poe, Recorded Books, 2004, 510 min.

    "Vulcan's Soul, Book 2: Exiles" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, read by Richard Poe, Recorded Books, 2006, 630 min.

    "Vulcan's Soul, Book 3: Epiphany" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, read by Richard Poe, Recorded Books, 2007, 694 min.
     
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  4. Defcon

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    I guess this will only be of interest for a minority here, but there are also unabridged audios of the first four Titan books and the first two Vanguard books (two more are announced at the moment) in German, published as mp3s exclusively for audible.de.
     
  5. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Added the link as a comment to my old blog entry. Thanks!
     
  6. Turtletrekker

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    The Q-Squared audio is great, but the Q-in-Law audio is classic.