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I love that Kate Mulgrew narrated this book. It adds so much depth to the reading. The story was enjoyable and I always wanted to hear more.
I have to admit that Voyager wasn't my favorite Star Trek and Janeway wasn't even my favorite Captain. But maybe I've made a mistake.
I found this story engaging and engrossing. I cared about all the characters and I dearly wish that it had been longer.
I have no doubt I will re-listen to this book and I will buy more books narrated by Kate. She has a natural style that was very appealing. It's also obvious that she cares about the material in the loving way she gives passion to her reading.
Bravo Kate, and thank you.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
Only Kate Mulgrew could have done this book justice. She IS Captain Janeway, as surely as William Shatner IS Captain Kirk... Everything about her narration of this story was delightful: pacing, inflections, and emotion were all spot on.
The story itself has three main threads running through it: milestones and character shaping events in Janeway's life, Tuvok and an away team stranded on a planet, and Voyager battling with the Kazon over said planet.
I most enjoyed the bits about Janeway's life. Kate Mulgrew really brings the young Katherine to life - you feel like you are there with her in her early life. The threads involving Tuvok, Kes, Harry, etc seemed to suffer somewhat from abridgement. Overall I wasn't terrifically interested in the these two other threads. There is one point where some Kazon meet a very gruesome end that I thought was unnecessarily grotesque and overdone. Fortunately this portion is brief. Overall, a most excellent and enjoyable listen. I really felt that the Janeway portions added a great deal of dimension to the character.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Whilst Kate Mulgrew gives a very good performance of the characters. The actual story let it down for me, the plot line seemed to jump from one theme to another.
One minute Janeway is the captain we all know and admire, the next she is a child laid in a field in the rain crying. then she is an adult again, then she is back on the bridge of Voyager, then she is a child again etc etc.
Very annoying to be honest. I found myself glad when the story was finished.
Fans of Voyager will love this.
Fans of Janeway will ADORE it.
Stellar performance by Kate Mulgrew, however the sound effects are sometimes distracting and too loud. Nevertheless, the story is intriguing and well written.