Hearts and Minds

  • by Dayton Ward
  • Narrated by Robert Petkoff
  • 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An electrifying thriller from the New York Times best-selling author in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe.
It's 2031. US Air Force fighter jets shoot down an unidentified spacecraft and take its crew into custody. Soon it's learned that the ship is one of several dispatched across space by an alien species, the Eizand, to search for a new home before their own world becomes uninhabitable. Fearing extraterrestrial invasion, government and military agencies that for more than 80 years have operated in secret swing into action, charged with protecting humanity no matter the cost....
It's 2386. Continuing their exploration of the Odyssean Pass, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the starship Enterprise discover what they at first believe is a previously uncharted world, with a civilization still recovering from the effects of global nuclear war. An astonishing priority message from Starfleet Command warns that there's more to this planet than meets the eye, and Picard soon realizes that the mysteries of this world may well weave through centuries of undisclosed human history....
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Another Great Trek Story

Dayton Ward has managed another inventive Trek story & Robert Petkoff's narration knocks it out of the park. Was thrilled to see another new Star Trek book on audible, pre ordered this with the kindle book for amazon immersive reading which enhances the experience, allowing me to read or listen even both give it a try if you haven't yet. This book I couldn't put down, switches between 2 time periods, one being current day TNG continuing the Odyssean Pass exploration and an earth period in our near future, the plot revolving around the intersection of these two periods. Dayton Ward has an excellent grasp on the characters & their nuances, his writing has that comfortable familiarity with all the enjoyable idiosyncrasies of our favorite crew members and the dynamics between them. I recommend reading/listening to the new 2017 Trek in order but it's not necessary, you may just get a spoiler or two but will be no means ruin any of them if you do them out of order and this is enjoyable as a stand alone book. Section 31 Control, John Jackson Miller's Prey Series, Dayton Ward's Headlong Flight these are the earlier releases this year that include the Odyssean Pass. I will continue to pre-order any & all Star Trek unabridged offerings on audible to encourage the production of more and will continue pre-ordering all Dayton Ward Trek on Kindle as he never dissapoints!
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- AngBadWolf

Should have stuck to a single timeline

What disappointed you about Hearts and Minds?

I found the back and forth time line to be very disctracting especially since the characters in the earlier timeline never really developed properly. One could have omitted all of it and the remaining story would not be changed by it.


What three words best describe Robert Petkoff’s voice?

Character voices good


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- Jim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-30-2017
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio