“Star Trek” audiobook

t4_imageToday, Simon & Schuster releases the Zachary Quinto audiobook of the “STAR TREK” movie novel adaptation written by Alan Dean Foster, based on Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman’s screenplay. Zachary narrates the entire 8.5 hour book and voices all of the characters, which includes parts of the story that are not in the movie.

Go here to hear a little preview. Or click here to order ir.

John Tenuto reviewed Zachary’s narration on trekmovie.com – here is an excerpt of that REVIEW:
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The Narration by Zachary Quinto

I cannot offer enough accolades to Zachary Quinto’s narration. He is simply the best audio book narrator in the history of Star Trek, and that is saying quite a great deal considering the formidable and venerable talents of George Takei and James Doohan. Yet, Quinto shows all his acting abilities in the audio adaptation and he has a thoughtful style as narrator. He performs Scotty and Chekov flawlessly (watch out Anton Yelchin!). He also has a subtly in his voice while performing Kirk that is very good and displays the assuredness of the character without being a parody. One of the fun things about listening to audio books is to hear how various narrators act out characters of the opposite sex (think William Shatner in “Turnabout Intruder”). Quinto does very good at hinting at the femininity of characters without lisping to exaggerations or stereotypical imitations. In the film, Eric Bana uses several voices as he performs Nero (compare his voices when welcoming back Spock with talking to Pike). Quinto does a very good job of staying consistent and sounding like Bana. Quinto is a true master of various accents.

As the generic narrator, Quinto also displays excellent qualities. His tonation and energy help maintain interest during the 8.5 hours of the audio book. His abilities as narrator and character actor are especially seen in the scenes on the USS Kelvin. With only his voice (no sound effects or music accompany his reading of the text), Quinto is able to convey all the sadness and tragedy of those moments. In fact, he is so good that as a father and fan, I am not embarrassed to say there were tears in my eyes while listening to Quinto’s heartbreaking reading of the scenes between Winona and George Kirk. That he is able to engender this kind of emotion in an audio book speaks volumes about Quinto’s talent.”

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Thanks Before The Door for the heads up.

  • Kat

    Wow, I love his voice!!! So clear and smooth. I LOVE HIM!!

  • JadedFlower

    :hearts: Im totally buying that!

  • Got it through iTunes and I am almost through. I was never much into audiobooks, but this one I picked up because I like Zach Quinto’s voice. And I am not disappointed. He really creates all these characters through his voice, it’s amazing to listen to it.

  • Sids

    Hey guys, there’s an extended excerpt of it on youtube!:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmDIdd0dPg