Star Trek the Next Generation: Gulliver's Fugitives

by Keith Sharee | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 0671723197 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingLittleWhiteBirdwing of Pasadena, California USA on 1/26/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingLittleWhiteBirdwing from Pasadena, California USA on Tuesday, January 26, 2010
A summary from the cover:
"While searching for the U.S.S. Huxley, a starship missing for over ten years, the Enterprise stumbles across 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 (called the dissenters) and the planet's ruthless mind police."

Running time is 90 minutes. One audio cassette.
Featuring a dramatic reading by Jonathan Frakes (He's the one who plays Riker in the TV series.)

At times, the premise of this book reminded me of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (a book that I'd also recommend), but in other ways it's very different. If you like the Star Trek The Next Generation series, it's fun to encounter familiar characters, but it is definitely not necessary to recognize them in order to enjoy and understand the story.

The next paragraph may contain spoilers:
At one point, it is mentioned that the people of Rampart have made their own revised version of the Bible that only contains facts. It is set against the other books with myths and fiction, including the Bible in its usual form. I was surprised that the author seems to set up a false dichotomy here, since the Bible is more like a mix of history and myth to bring across its message. And of course even fictional books often are based on historical events, true stories, etc. I guess this would make a good discussion point, but doesn't take away from the overall interest of the story.


Journal Entry 2 by wingLittleWhiteBirdwing at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, February 13, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (2/15/2010 UTC) at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Congratulations to winning the International AUDIOBOOK Sweepstakes RABCK Jan/Feb 2010!

Since you read some sci-fi, I hope, you'll enjoy this one.

Journal Entry 3 by christina82 from Stege, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Monday, February 22, 2010
This arrived today in the mail. And you're right I'm reading Sci-Fi at the moment - at this will very nicely into that. Thank you, LittleWhiteBird.

Journal Entry 4 by christina82 at Stege, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Saturday, June 05, 2010
This reminded me of the Science Fiction audio books I used to listen to on my walkman when I was about 10 or so... (Wonder where they are now?...)

Well, I'm not really a Star Trek fan, but I had lots of fun listening to this on my way to work last week...

Journal Entry 5 by christina82 at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, June 05, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (6/5/2010 UTC) at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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For DitteL - Very excited to see, what you say about this...

Journal Entry 6 by DitteL at Vordingborg, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Monday, June 07, 2010
Received this from christina82 a couple of days ago. Thanks!

Journal Entry 7 by DitteL at Vordingborg, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Monday, June 14, 2010
This is almost embarrising to admit but I really liked this book. I've never watched Star Trek and I only have a vague idea who the characters are, but I do love a good science fiction book and this one had all the right elements to keep me entertained for the 90 minutes it lasted.

The background noise was a bit irritating at times but at other times it help set the mood of the scene.

Journal Entry 8 by christina82 at Stege, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Wednesday, December 08, 2010
This audiobook is back with me - I plan on sending it to the November audio sweepstake decoy (As I know I was the lucky winner this time).

Journal Entry 9 by christina82 at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (12/8/2010 UTC) at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Will be in the mail to the decoy of the November Audiobook Sweepstake tomorrow

Journal Entry 10 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I received this today. Thank you so much for the book. Not a Star Trek fan. Not sure what I'll do with the book. You are so sweet to send it to me along with all the goodies.

Released 10 yrs ago (2/3/2011 UTC) at ——- wild released somewhere in Cape Coral ——- in Cape Coral, Florida USA

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