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The thrilling adventure based on the acclaimed Star Trek: Picard TV series!

Starfleet was everything for Cristóbal Rios…until one horrible, inexplicable day when it all went wrong. Aimless and adrift, he grasps at a chance for a future as an independent freighter captain in an area betrayed by the Federation, the border region with the former Romulan Empire. His greatest desire: to be left alone.

But solitude isn’t in the cards for the captain of La Sirena, who falls into debt to a roving gang of hoodlums from a planet whose society is based on Prohibition-era Earth. Teamed against his will with Ledger, his conniving overseer, Rios begins an odyssey that brings him into conflict with outlaws and fortune seekers, with power brokers and relic hunters across the stars.

Exotic loves and locales await—as well as dangers galore—and Rios learns the hard way that good crewmembers are hard to find, even when you can create your own. And while his meeting with Jean-Luc Picard is years away, Rios finds himself drawing on the Starfleet legend’s experiences when he discovers a mystery that began on one of the galaxy’s most important days....

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Best in the Picard series so far!

I am an avid reader and listener of Star Trek books and audiobooks from across all the series and movies. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The performance of Robert Petkoff is fantastic and engaging like usual and John Jackson Miller asserts once again that he is one of the best Star Trek novel writers there is. It would be great for Ledger to show up in the live action Picard series! She has a personality that makes you appreciate her character and I laughed audibly several times at her quips. I would recommend this book to any Star Trek fan. It’s a solid 12+ hours of enjoyment and worth every penny!

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Excellent Novel

I thoroughly enjoyed how Rios adventure was intertwined with elements from Star Trek history in such a way as to add to the adventure without taking away from the existing characters.

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Disappointment

I was waiting for this book for a while.
I like the first Picard book but this book dragged on and on. The story was weak. The Iocean connection was barely tolerable. I will not be swindled into purchasing another one star trek book.

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not the best

good but the author intertwines the story intrigually with the fajo collector and vash story lines from tng and does not indicate that in the story until after leaving the listener confused until you figure it out. could have done more with the chacters too...

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Adds really good lore to the show.

I liked the fact that it was about Rios. Who was so mysterious in the show. It’s also adds to Raffy and the ship “La Sirena”. It’s also adds a lot more about old TNG villains and Rios’s crew. A wonderful book to listen too.

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Trek Noir

...I did not know I needed this subgenre until I listened to this novel. There's a lot here, for fans of New Trek and Old. A brilliant story with colorful characters given voice by the incomparable Robert Petkoff. I really hope we see more of the characters and new plots introduced in this book.

I'd say more specifics but you don't want me spoiling anything from this experience.

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Best read yet!!!

If you are a star trek fan and enjoy the new Picard this one is for you. fantastic narration and excellent storyline. I want more!!!

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Mobsters Meet Don Quixote

Brings together elements of classic Trek with heists, schemes, lovable antiheroes, and an overall good time, with some discussion of Philosophy along the way.

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Twists and turns

The delightful origins of La Sirena and her first captains. Before Seven and Juradi there was Ferengon and Rios wit space mobsters, art collectors, migrant terraforming fleets, lost artists and a romping detective story

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Interesting story and direction Star Trek is going

The story is great.

Idea: Adding sound effects to thesr audiobooks would be nice a nice touch.

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  • 06-10-22

Star Trek: Picard: Rougue Elements Review

Great story & re-use of related Star Trek cast in the pre-Picard era. really good links to TNG characters & stories.

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  • 06-04-22

Boldly narrated like no one before

this audiobook is easily my favourite of the series as the narrator brings to life old characters and new with accurate accents and mannerisms of the characters he portrays

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  • 03-12-22

Best audio book for a while

Can highly recommend this audio book.
The narration is top notch as well as it being a great story.
Thoughtful, funny in parts and thrilling.
I am a fussy bugger so I will give this
11/10 marks.
Thanks for an enjoyable book.

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  • Henric
  • 11-17-21

Hilarious and frustrating tale

Captain Rios is both the most annoying and hilarious Freight Captain in the multiverse. That said, it is not all he is. Read to find out!

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  • Kieran Horgan
  • 10-31-21

Where’s Picard

Where’s Picard? Ok if the was the original or next generation or deep space nine or voyager or discovery then you can have a story where the main character isn’t the captain. This book is Picard so he should at least be the secondary character. By the end I was happy with this story but it took about 50 chapters. In the beginning I thought the story was boring and compared to all the other Star Trek story it was a bit pointless. No strange new words, no new life and new civilisations. As always Robert Petkoff’s performance was very good and very entertaining

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  • 09-24-21

Fun character study touching many corners of trek.

I had mixed feelings about STP, but I absolutely loved this book. It does a great job at making new trek and older trek feel more like one big history. I loved all the characters and hope they appear or at least get referenced in the STP series. Rios could easily carry a series of his own. I hope there's another Rios centric book coming!

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  • Rebecca Mills
  • 09-20-21

Bravo 👏

Robert has obviously done his research for the voices and has given a wonderful narration of a thrilling story.

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  • Steve
  • 09-15-21

A great Star Trek

Excellent story and characters from John Jackson Miller brought superbly to life by Robert Petkoff who has excelled with his portrayal of each. For me an almost Agatha Christie feeling here.
Thoroughly enjoyed this hard to put down episode and would love to see some of the “elements” brought on to screen.
Well worth listening or reading.

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  • OldMiley
  • 09-11-21

Very Slow Burn

It took 50 chapters for it to really get going and by the time it did I was ready for it to end.

The story wasn't awful but it was meandering. Too many characters, too many again that serve little to no purpose. There were some good characters though.

Rios, who is one of the more interesting characters from the TV show is fleshed out a bit here, which I am pleased about, and Ledger, while irritating at first really grew on me. I think she was the best character in the book, and I would love for her to show up on the series.

The performance by Robert Petkoff was againnsolid but again also, I can't help but think most of his women sound the same. A minor complaint though.

Final thought? Definitely one for the completionists.

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  • Yibrán Arumir
  • 09-04-21

The best of the Star Trek Picard books!

A great, funny ,and entertaining read. The book draws references to every live action Star Trek shows, some simple reference and "cameos" others like Next Generation, the Original Series and, of course Picard, more profoundly. Also a great performance by the narrator who makes a great work with the different accents, especially the 1920's jargon used in the book.

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  • 11-24-21

Can't wait for next book

Probably would have been easier to follow in paperback, but as the story evolved I enjoyed it more and more. Hope there is more to come.

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  • Jcb
  • 09-18-21

Fun read

Was great to get a background into Rios. This was a fun and action packed story, at times a little too much action that became unbelievable. But overall good.

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  • 09-06-21

Disappointed with St Picard? listen to this.

I had high hopes for the Picard tv series only to feel it lacked something. This book and the others in the Picard novels really help to flesh out a time period that is new to the listener. these are what we're missing from that series and I would have been happy for it to be less fast paced to explore these stories on the screen. however I have very much enjoyed listening to this story and find myself hungry for more. I do hope there will be more Picard era novels of the goings on of people not just on board Federation star fleet ships. it is what makes the star wars universe special, and what makes this story special as well. there are certainly some Han solo vibes to this story.