• Star Trek, The Next Generation: Gulliver's Fugitives (Adapted)

  • By: Keith Sharee
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Frakes
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)
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While searching for the U.S.S. Huxley, a starship missing for over 10 years, the Enterprise stumbles over a forgotten colony of humans on a planet called Rampart - a world where fiction, speculation, and works of the imagination are considered the ultimate crime. A survey team from the planet beams on board the Enterprise to search for "contraband" materials - and suddenly the crew find themselves plunged into the middle of a murderous civil war between a determined band of rebels and the planet's ruthless mind police. A civil war whose outcome will determine not only the future of the planet, but the life of Captain Jean-Luc Picard as well.  

©1990 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved (P)1990 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved

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Really captures Next Generation Season 1

This was not a bad story really. It captures the feeling of an early episode of Star Trek the Next Generation (TNG). Some people really like the stories of that era. I don't personally so I didnt love this book but I wont call it bad as it clearly is trying to capture the feel of early TNG. It is entertaining enough and I suspect there are people who would love this.

I think the voice acting is reasonably good with some good voice work for different characters. Jonathan Frakes is doing a good job. However, the audio quality isn't great. There is a background static that can be distracting and some sound effects that are obnoxiously loud drowning out some dialog. That is a real shame for the story and listeners.

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a guaranteed good listen

Always enjoy the Star Trek novels. I like how Frakes can voice all the characters without overdoing, for example example, Captain Picard's British accent, but we sense the same authority and elegance from the actor we know.

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Just not really very good

Jonathan Frakes is not a voice actor, and his voice is too distinctive and distracting when he is (poorly) imitating voices that are so well-known. It's a nice voice, just not one that works in this situation in my opinion.

And this is one of the lesser attempts at STNG fiction. Surprisingly, Tim Russ is a good narrator who subtly imitates the characters' voices. I'm listening to Genesis Wave and although it's not great literature it is enjoyable.

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  • Stephen L.
  • 05-05-21

Not really that exciting more interesting.

Jonathan Frakes does a good job of narating this complex story.
I had to listen twice to really get the gist of the thing.
Not really my cup of tea.